Most ads out there are annoying, but given the amount of professionals working in the marketing and advertising industries, they’re bound to come up with something cool and creative sooner or later. We’ve searched the web and collected some of the most creative print ads we could find.

Some of them feature clever tongue-in-cheek jokes that make us laugh, others have clever puns that make us think, and some even make us react emotionally. The Crisis Relief ads especially excel at this last point. It’s nice of these companies to respect us by appealing to our intellect or sense of humor rather than simply trying to catch our attention with a simple low-cut neckline or flashy colors. [Read more...]

Most of these ads don’t just advertise the company or cause behind them, they also make an actual point. So if you don’t understand the angle at first, give it some time and think about it.

Businesses have been trying to cram things down people’s throats for about as long as they’ve existed, but the ways in which they tried to do it weren’t always so sophisticated. Here’s a post we wrote about vintage ads that would have been either banned or denounced by the public if they were published today.

Maybe if more ads looked like this, we wouldn’t hate them so much. Take a look!

Ecovia: Stop the Violence

Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

Keloptic

Advertising Agency: Y&R Paris

Weight Watchers

Advertising Agency: DraftFCB, Germany

Chupa Chups: It’s  Sugar Free

Advertising Agency: DDB, Spain

WWF: Shark

Advertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

Orion Telescopes

Advertising School: Texas Creative, University of Texas, USA

Manix Lubricant

Advertising Agency: Bddp & Fils

Guinness: Enjoy Responsibly. Phones Down, Please

Advertising Agency: unknown

Pedigree: A Dog Makes Your Life Happier. Adopt

Advertising Agency: AlmapBBDO, São Paulo, Brazil

King Khalib Foundation: Some Things Can’t Be Covered

Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Colgate Dental Floss

Advertising Agency: Cerebro Y&R, Panama

Volkswagen: Precision Parking

Advertising Agency: DDB Tribal Berlin, Germany

Playboy Brasil: 31st Anniversary

Advertising Agency: Neogama, Brasil

MA: Discover the Full Story

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Russia, Moscow, Russia

Nivea Night

Advertising Agency: TBWA\NEBOKO, Netherlands

Moms Demand Action: One Child Is Holding Something That’s Banned in America to Protect Them

Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

Hut Weber: It’s the Hat

Advertising Agency: Serviceplan Hamburg / München, Germany

Faceabook

Advertising Agency: Brickman, Ramat Gan, Israel

Pepsi: We Wish You a Scary Halloween!

Advertising Agency: Buzz in a Box, Brussels, Belgium

Oogmerk: Get the Respect You Deserve

Advertising Agency: LG&F, Brussels, Belgium

Nivea Men: Because Life Makes Wrinkles

Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt/Alster, Hamburg, Germany

Durex: Extra Large

Advertising Agency: The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa

StrongerMarriage.org: WE

Advertising Agency: Richter7, Salt Lake City, USA

McDonald’s: Free Wi-Fi

Advertising Agency: DDB, Sydney, Australia

Liking Isn’t Helping: Be a volunteer

Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

Lego: Imagine

Advertising agency: Jung von Matt, Hamburg, Germany

Kielo Travel: Dreaming of a Holiday?

Advertising Agency: New Moment New Ideas Company Y&R, Belgrade, Serbia

Omax: Wide Angle Lenses

Advertising Agency: Publicis India

Veet: No Hair is Better

Advertising Agency: EURO RSCG, Spain

Durex: Cheaper

Advertising Agency: Espiral DP, Guayaquil, Ecuador

askCleo.com: I can help

Advertising Agency: unknown

Fedex: China-Australia

Advertising Agency: DDB Brazil

Every leaf traps CO2 – Plant for the planet

Advertising Agency: Leagas Delaney

Mastercard: 12th Annual Women’s Golf Classic

Advertising Agency: MacLaren McCann, Canada