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A Funny Place to Advertise Pizza

Couldn’t resist…

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Confusing on several levels…

Welcome Kelli Anderson, our newest latest on the Anti-Advertising Agency site. Kelli worked on the New York Times Special Edition designing ads for Dr. Zizmor among other things. Welcome Kelli! “For sale” realty signs are a familiar sight in post-real-estate-bubble Williamsburg. It was only a matter of time until some super clever ad exec co-opted […]

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Portland Summer Advertising Smorgasbord

This is a mixed up collection of funny advertising pictures from my 5 weeks in Portland. Some funny, some tragic, some WTR R U Serious?!! The lamppost with all the flyers for music shows says “Dont Advertise” but… do they mean, don’t advertise anything other than indy rock. Or does no one care? At first […]

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Be-twix and ad and a hard case

So the question is… is this a twix advertisement? or was it just that cool to paint a Twix logo on the back of your white portable radio in the heyday of 80’s graffiti-cool? Picture via Mariasa Olson’s flickr set IMG_FAN

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For all the graffiti haters…

Ironworkers spray paint names of young cancer patients onto the beams of the Yawkey Center going up at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  The building’s steel skeleton is now a brightly colored, seven-story monument to scores of children receiving treatment at the clinic. from Boston.com, photo by David Ryan

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Drunk Depressed Penguins

Right… so the penguins are loosing their habitat, so what is the solution? DRINK! Denial and commerce: it is the American way.

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Is the Ad Porn more Ad Creep?

The interwebs are abuzz with tittering about the video of a pretty young blond woman who sensually sexually licks nearly every phallic object in the hotel room of a chain hotel. You tube has gone so far as to put a warning that the content is “inapropriate for some users” and requires you to sign […]

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“Montauk Monster” is a “Marketing Monster?”

Loren Coleman at Cryptomundo has done something inbetween suggest and imply that the “Montauk Monster” is nothing more than a publicity stunt to sell Snapple’s “Venom” energy drink. He writes The response has been generally good-humored and filled with crypto-intrigue regarding the fact Dr. Pepper/Snapple’s Venom Energy Drink would offer a bounty for the live […]

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A Blast from the Ad Past

Funny or Die posted up some golden oldies from the thirties. These are the choicest cuts of retroactive poor taste. Taglines include “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette,” “They’re happy because they eat lard,” and my favorite, “Eat! Eat! Eat! And always stay thin” which is an ad for sanitized tape worms. Really, […]

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