Funny Ads

Oatmeal Crunch Tops Off Year of Surrealist Advertising

Jonathan Heath | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Odd and outrageous humour has been around in advertising forever but it feels like ever since Cadbury went all post-modern with their gorilla and Old Spice began their irony laden assault on the world, that the type of 'knowing', 'Internet' humour present in both these ads has been the go-to style for many brands.

JCVD - The New Face of 'Quirky' Virals

Jonathan Heath | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Ever since Old Spice and Isaiah Mustafa shattered YouTube viewing records with their initial virals, agencies and brands have been clamouring to get a handle on their own pseudo-hipster-quirky-offbeat plot for an advertising campaign.

WATCH: If Men's Shampoo Ads Were Like Women's

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Comedy

If only men's shampoo adverts were more like women's. That seems to be the premise for this Dove advert, at least. It's in Portuguese - with han...

WATCH: Is New Volkswagen Ad Funny - Or Racist?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Marketing and media commentators have called it "horrific" and "offensive" - while New York Times columnist Charles Blow says "it's like blackface wit...

Did a French Kitchen Brand Make the Ultimate Flash Viral?

Jonathan Heath | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Is there any merit to this kind of shock viral advertising? This rather disturbingly titled viral - 'ça sent le sapin' (Smells Like Pine) was removed by Cuisinella themselves who branded it as 'Sick' - not before racking up a few hundred-thousand views and gaining the attention of viral ad fans everywhere though.

WATCH: Doritos Funny Ad Competition - The Finalists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Fancy crisp-makers Doritos have just announced the five finalists in their annual ‘Crash The Super Bowl’ contest - a competition that's open to al...

WATCH: 'Baked In A Buttery Flaky Crust'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Oh dear. All the fella in this ad for US truck stop and restaurant Dysart's had to say was: "Baked in a buttery flaky crust". Shouldn't be too hard, s...

'The Truth' About Periods, Bodyform Set The Record Straight

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jeez, you can tell this lady's on her period. Fictional CEO of Bodyform, Caroline Williams, has responded to a Facebook rant, which went viral last...

WATCH: The Funniest Olympics-Related Ad Yet?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Comedy

If the Olympics has inspired you to sit on the sofa watching sport 24/7 rather than to... you know... go out there and do some exercise for yourself, ...