Wow, this video has totally screwed up my brain

This is not an optical illusion, but it takes advantage of exactly the same principles that make optical illusions work: Our eyes and brain don't scan reality like a camera does. Instead, the brain interprets external inputs, building its own reality. No spoilers, just watch. » 3/03/15 9:51am 3/03/15 9:51am

Boring automaker hypnotizes customers to make them like their cars

Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too. » 5/29/14 8:51am 5/29/14 8:51am

This video is really going to screw up your mind

This ad by Honda uses forced perspective and anamorphic optical illusions to screw up your mind. No computer animation is involved—just clever camera work and paintings on the ground. » 10/28/13 2:11pm 10/28/13 2:11pm

Tips To Make Me Want To Respond To Your Craigslist Ad

We all have been there; browsing the classifieds on Craigslist. You see a car that sounds pretty good so you click it. And then, it all goes downhill. No pictures. A specs sheet copied and pasted from Edmunds. A one sentence blurb saying “Call so and so for a showing at 555-555-5555.” The ones that speak no english.… » 7/19/13 2:13pm 7/19/13 2:13pm

The Commies Were Serious About Selling Trabants To The West

In the summer of 2011, I was having a breakfast with my English friends at a posh restaurant on the bank of the Danube, and we started an argument about cars. That wasn't surprising, since after finishing our coffees, we were about to go on short road trip to Etyek, a wine region not far from Budapest. Two cars were… » 1/21/13 12:00pm 1/21/13 12:00pm

EXCLUSIVE: How The NFL Fumbled Chrysler's Commercial

Chrysler's Clint Eastwood ad was the most controversial commercial (for various reasons) of this year's Super Bowl. But it wasn't controversial enough that someone acting on behalf of the NFL should have had it pulled off YouTube. How and why they did it demonstrates just how easy it is for someone to falsely claim… » 2/07/12 1:30pm 2/07/12 1:30pm

Kobe Bryant's Chinese Smart Car crime-stopping adventure

L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant hasn't come close to Michael Jordan's record of corporate endorsements, but as this Chinese ad for Smart shows, he's honing the necessary skills, such as Beijing-quality stunt driving and one-handed nailing of art thieves. » 3/31/11 4:00pm 3/31/11 4:00pm

Step Into Black: The Joy Of Driving At Night

On the surface, it is negative space, an environment defined by what it lacks. We immerse ourselves in it so often that we take it for granted. It is nighttime, and it is perfect for driving. Are you still asleep? » 2/09/10 12:30pm 2/09/10 12:30pm

Anaconda Crushing Bus Says "Visit The Zoo"

Created to promote the Copenhagen Zoo, this full bus wrap instead makes us think we're gonna need a bigger bus. Still, even riding a snake-crushed bus seems to beat flying these days. [AdsOfTheWorld] » 12/29/09 9:00am 12/29/09 9:00am

Audi Forces Humans To Do Mechanical Bidding, Build Q5

Audi released this clever TV spot depicting what looks to be a human wave creating a 2009 Audi Q5 and all of its mechanical bits for its Asian premiere at the Audi Grand Motor Show. » 3/24/09 9:40am 3/24/09 9:40am

Renault Logan: Isn't It Awful When Things Get Crowded Together?

We sometimes come across a funny ad that we just don't get. We get these ads for the Renault Logan. They're crude, of questionable taste and utilize glorious word mashing URLs. » 3/06/09 5:30pm 3/06/09 5:30pm

Funny VW Ad Mixes Hyenas With Basset Hounds

This print ad was created by South African-based Ogilvy for VW to show off — actually we're honestly not sure what they're trying to show except for this unlikely duo caught in a compromising situation. » 2/12/09 3:00pm 2/12/09 3:00pm

Aston Martins Look Lame In New James Bond-Flavored Coke Zero Commercial

With everyone looking forward to the new James Bond movie, Quantum Of Solace » 9/19/08 12:20pm 9/19/08 12:20pm, there isn't a brand out there that doesn't want a slice of juicy cross-promotion. We can't imagine Bond to be the type that would prefer a sugar-free cola over a normal Coke, but that doesn't matter right now. We're just let down by how…