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33+ Cool and Creative Ambient Ads

We are used to think that advertising is something that gives us some time to go to the bathroom while watching  a TV show or a movie.

But should all advertising be so?

Not at all! I bet advertising could be so cool and creative that you would better pee your pants than miss it.

For panda, the best advertising type is Ambient.


Because it is integrated into our natural surroundings, and catch our attention in places where we least expect to.

Sorry for the first one, but hey, I bet you are so bored, that only the ass toilet paper dispenser can wake you up.

Bored Panda is proud to present this wonderful list of 33 cool and creative ambient ads. Enjoy!

Tyskie – Beer Mugs Stickers

Art Director: Michał Kamiński

Police- Slower is Better

Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

Tramontina Precision Knives – Ultrathin slices

Advertising Agency: Leiaute Propaganda, Salvador, Brazil

Tibits – Very Very Fresh Vegetarian Food

Advertising Agency: Wirz/BBDO Switzerland

Unicef – Dirty Water Vending Machine

“We bottled dirty water in 8 lethal varieties, made a vending machine for it, and launched it in Manhattan for 1$. Thirsty? So are millions of people around the world with no access to clean drinking water. 4,200 children die of water-related diseases everyday. Help provide safe drinking water to developing countries. Donate today.”

Advertising Agency: Casanova Pendrill, NY, USA

Swiss Skydive – Elevator

Advertising Agency: Wirz/BBDO, Switzerland

Fisch Franke – the Living poster Filled with Water and Real Fish

Advertising Agency: Publicis, Frankfurt, Germany

Fiji Travel – Throw Away Your Clothes

Advertising Agency: TBWAOSLO, Oslo, Norway

Je*s Jeans – No Need to Bend Anymore

Advertising Agency: Bruketa@Zinic, Zagreb, Croatia

Fitness First (International chain of health clubs)

Advertising Agency: N=5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Colgate – Don’t Forget

Advertising Agency: Y&R, Bangkok,Thailand

Bergmann & Sohn Funeral services

Art Director: Hans Weisshäupl Batteries

Advertising Agency: Robson Brown Ltd.

Rimmel Quick Dry Nail Polish

Advertising Agency: JWT London

Frontline – Get Them Off Your Dog

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Jakarta, Indonesia

Milky Way: Seatbelt

Advertising Agency: BBDO New York, USA

Aseema Charitable Trust: Education for Street Children

Advertising Agency: 141 Sercon, Mumbai, India

KitKat – Bench

Advertising Agency: JWT London, UK

What Goes Around – Comes Around

Agency: Big Ant International, New York

The Economist – How Long Can You Stay On?

Advertising Agency: BBDO New York, USA

Lay’s – Our Potatoes Are Grown Closer Than You May Think

Advertising Agency: Juniper Park, Toronto, Canada

doydoy – Germany’s Biggest Kebab

Advertising Agency: SAATCHI & SAATCHI X , Frankfurt, Germany

Pepperidge Farm Soft Bread

Advertising School: Miami Ad School

Wonderbra: Boobs! I broke the glass

Advertising Agency: Publicis Frankfurt, Germany

WWF – Save Paper – Save the Planet Foosball – Stuck In The Wrong Job?

Advertising Agency: JWT, Hong Kong

Gorge Grown Farmers Market

“We lined a city block with six big carrots, then covered the town with antenna skewers for a local farmers’ market.”

Advertising Agency: Owen Jones & Partners, Portland, OR, USA

Your pin money. His life fountain!

“Your pin money. His life fountain! Please help build water tanks in dry regions of West China, to improve the living conditions there.”

Advertising Agency: Mccann HeaithCare, Shanghai, China

MTV Switch – Global Warming. What’s All The Fuss About?

“Find out for yourself”

Advertising Agency: OgilvyAction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Science World – A Beaver Can Cut Down 200 Trees a Year

Advertising Agency: Rethink, Canada

Meister Proper – Pedestrian Crossing

Agency: Grey Worldwide, Germany

BIC – Huge Razor

If you like creative advertising don’t forget to check related posts below.

Cool and Creative Ambient Ads Part II


Cool and Creative Ambient Ads Part III

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  • Kourtney

    good advertisements… I’m a design major in university and I bet all my classmates and instructors would love to see this page. It’s too bad you had to put the bum at the beginning, because now I can’t share it with anybody.

  • Bored Panda

    @Kourtney somehow I never thought this bum could be a problem, but you made a good point there. Thank you!

  • webmasterdubai

    really nice ads and creative work

  • jkc

    The eye boner is a bit much, as well as the bung hole toilet paper, however, I sure won’t forget them. Silksoft and apple orange. Whatever apple orange is….

  • LEJiA

    Good work! its very funny!

  • jay

    Are two of those fish dead at the bottom?

  • Qua

    Milky Way seatbelt is epic.

  • Pictures 4 Design

    I like all this photos

  • hotnewstrend

    COol .. thanks for share ..

  • Willie Pang

    What would be a good ambient idea to reduce binge drinking?

  • Bagra

    Absolutely hilarious some of them. Thanks for this post.

  • פיסול


  • Bored Panda

    to comment #12:

    the ads, or is it something you’re doing right now?

  • WebpageLottery

    Cool ads. I like the Frontline one. We human become the fleas. Hahaha…

  • leyana

    wonderful collection!

  • Vladimir Hristov

    Hey thank you, really appreciate the time you spent to collect them and arrange them and post them so we can enjoy those marvelous masterpieces! Thank you! Keep on doing it!

  • Design That Rocks

    GREAT compilation….most appear legit, but a couple look like photoshopped ideas! All very fun, and some great messages in there. Thanks for sharing the post.

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  • jamie

    i like the nail polish and the life fountain one(x

  • vivek vijay

    awesome … !!!

  • Alice

    Very fun and creative! I LOVED looking at the ads, but as someone said, the butt and eye boner make it so I can’t really share it with family and friends.

    Thank you!

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  • Advertising Agency Decision Communications

    Omg, insanely brilliant ambient ads!

    Lynn Ho, Graphic Designer

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  • Egyptian Web Designer

    Just one word .. “Out Standing” this is really amazing !

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  • Mathias

    thats brilliamt!

  • Bob

    I totally agree with jkc: The eye boner is a bit much, as well as the bung hole toilet paper. Bad taste is common and too often source for unfunny humour. Most of the other ideas ARE funny and brilliant.

  • stephanie

    lol rotfl laughing genius

  • Hellmut

    wow i luv. But i might have the half of those guerrilla marketing in my books haha

  • Isabella Bovero

    Hahhhhaaaa, this was awesome. xD

  • ElderMan

    Peta will not like that live fish ad…

  • Dubturbo

    I love the Kit Kat bench. If I saw that giant piece of chocolate goodness I would definitely consider taking a bite, or at least hang out for a while on it. The floating nail polish bottle is also pretty cool.

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  • Stevie Gadget

    I like this.

    Bend down to read the small print.

    “At this moment, your bum is completely exposed. If it were in a sexy pair of jeans, it would attract attention all the time”

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