If you’re in an employment transitional period and experience the thrill of daytime TV, you’ll likely have noticed infomercials that prey upon the broke and uninformed with jingles that convince you to hand over your grandma’s social security checks for one lump sum of cash. If there’s one thing to learn, it’s that…
Companies go through insane lengths to give their brands the right image. Whether for a hardware store or a taco truck, there’s always a car perfect for the job. These are the ten cars that should represent your businesses.
I'll tell you when I first realized that we have a serious problem. It was just a few days ago, when I came up behind a car in traffic with one of those enormous plastic license plate frames. Printed on top was the name of the dealer – something like "ANDERSON MOTORS." And on the bottom, in the same enormous font,…
I know the 1980s were confusing, but can anybody explain why a Toyota Corolla would set loose a bunch of white mustangs?
SRT (you might remember them as part of Chrysler, but now it's sort of its own brand, even though everything except for the Viper is really just a hot version of another Dodge or Chrysler or Jeep, so just go with it) just debuted this ad campaign explaining what it really means to love the motor vehicle.
Decades before Horton heard a Who and the Grinch stole Christmas, Theodor Seuss Geisel was an ad man. Returning from an aborted post graduate stint at Oxford in 1927, he needed a way to pay the bills.
Sunday marks nine years since Volkswagen rolled out the Ultima Edicion of its famed Beetle. As of today, no car has had the impact on personal mobility that the Beetle did during its 65 years of production.
The Smart brand made news this week when they smartly outmaneuvered a blogger on Twitter when he suggested the crap of a single bird could destroy one of the cars. Not so, they said. It would take 4.5 million pigeon poops to destroy a Smart.
Jaguar hardly needs advertising to make you want one. Since switching from producing motorcycle sidecars to building sleek luxury cars in 1935, the British great has created some of the most elegant cars the world has ever seen. But the advertisements are beautiful, too. They give those of us without the means to…
Ever since Colin Chapman came up with the idea of selling a race car chassis as advertising space in 1968, race cars have looked like dense mobile billboards. When a modern F1 team cannot sell on-car sponsorship, the result is both amusing and sad.
The Canadian Subaru customer who bought a Forester wagon only to find it had been used as a dohyo for some televised sumo sexytime has been granted an all-new vehicle.
Are minivans "cool"? Well, they are vehicles for parents, and "parent" is known to be the least cool type of person on the planet, so no. Car companies have set out to change that, and we can help them.
A 1960s Volkswagen ad extolling the Beetle's easily repaired bodywork. Sexism + People's Car = Ha ha ha OW! HEY! Honey! Stop with the hitting — it was just a joke! You're a great driver! Really! [via Fox News]
Society may despise drinking and driving, but that doesn't mean that the ads attacking it have to be humorless or macabre. These 13 public service announcements get the message across better than the rest.
In what might be the greatest Finland reference since Monty Python's "Finland Song", Heikki Kovalainen has participated in a commercial for the 2010 F1 season. He runs with horses. He fishes with his hands. He is Finnish. It's awesome.
We stumbled onto this image while digging through Toyota's media archives. It's a scan of an ad for the 1970 Toyota Corona sedan. Where have all the Hot 1s gone? Loooong time passing. [Toyota Pressroom]
Cool guy, sexy woman, two ads, one theme: quit mining the past and do something original. It's about time somebody pointed this out.