One of those anamorphic illusions painted on the sidewalk to promote Canada's cellphone service.
Decals looking like TVs were pasted around Mumbai trains to promote NDTV 24x7 (a channel, I guess).
-- creative criminal
Don't know if they are real, but Adpunch says these are "government sponsored guerilla advertising campaign undertaken in London to garner public support on government policies in the U.K." Would love it if they were real.
Miniature police tapes on the streets for ORKIN pest controllers.
-- creative criminal
When it rains, mascara -- but apparently not Max Factor's -- runs. Simple. Similar to the famous "Pray for Rain" billboard for Playboy.
-- core 77
An anti-speeding campaign in Denmark with topless women holding speed limit signs. Must have been inspired by this sign:
"For a annual wine trade fair in munich called "Forum Vini" Heye & Partner turned regular advertising pillars into giant corks."
-- thank you, Tim
A couple of unrelated campaigns to fight homelessness from Invisible Red. Wonder if people tune out of the ads that are too scary, and whether it's too hard to create a more positive but an equally powerful execution.
Poster for Fizz salon by Interface Communications, Chennai, India.
-- via AdPunch
Just as the titles says, this is a poster for the movie Lord of War with some convincing bullet holes. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
-- i believe in adv
Not sure how it works but it would be cool if they let everybody jump on that treadmill and pitch in a mile or two.
So simple and yet so lovely. Much more powerful than many of the stunts blogged here.
-- frederik samuel
Billboardom is back from the slumber and is proud to bring you the Ten Coolest Ad Tricks In Japanese Train Stations.
A decal (not really a billboard) of a dead woman for Canadian Red Cross at the bottom of a stairwell in a Cineplex Theatre in Toronto. Also, check out this sticker of a woman passed out in front of the toilet.
-- caffeine marketing
Hey, Bored.com's readers! If you liked the dead woman ad, see some of Billboardom's newer stuff:
- Billboard - Dude in a Vending Machine
- Billboard for MINI Xenon Headlights
- Solar-Powered Billboards
- Giant KFC Billboard on Google Earth
- Bathroom Advertising And New Game Input Devices
- Billboard Pees to Protect Environment
- Billboard for Naval Museum in Canada
- Giant Donkey Kong Billboard for Game Museum
- Live Billboard by MTV
- The World of Billboards 2.0
- The Bad Billboard Project
Just realized I haven't posted for two weeks. Here's a truck-load of spam for you all. More soon.
I bet this soap dispenser isn't anywhere in the States, but beyond that it's anyone's guess about what this is.
-- from here
The Italian Spot Anatomy finds this Russian spoof of Motorola's Moto campaign in dubbio gusto. The billboard apparently promotes tampons and says, in Russian, "MOTO CYCLES" (the pun sort of works in English, too). Don't know if it's real of 'shopped, but will put an update if I find out anything.
Speaking of dubbio gusto, they also have this billboard for Axe:
Ad Blog Arabia brings us this wonderful set of billboards for Skoda found in Prague. As they say, "The actual statue was covered from all sides by large billboards depicting.. well.. the statue, with the car added in. When you stand at certain angles the add blends in almost perfectly with the surrounding scene." The blog has many more pictures, too. We've seen billboards augmenting reality before: in this Amnesty campaign, and in Estonia, for example.
Volunteers are recruited through this very cool "one-man stretcher" campaign in Germany.
Posters in supermarkets promoting for the Che magazine in Belgium.
-- via AdRants
A poster in a soccer locker room reads: "Important! Think of your sponsor under all circumstances." Right. Always keep your eye on the goal and your mind on the paycheck. Love the attitude.
-- sloganmaker on flickr
Taking a break from billboards and sharing a few bits from my growing retro ad collection. The guy on the second one is indeed Ronald Reagan.
Kept meaning to post this for a few months now, so here. A promo for Kill Bill in Asia.
-- ads of the world
Cut-outs warning people about the dangers of walking alone in the dark in Mexico.
Adidas filled a Copenhagen fountain with blue rubber ducks to promote its new store.
-- Thomas Christensen