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25 Apocalyptic Marketing Examples

From Survival Fashion Films to Zombie Chocolate Ads

— September 4, 2014 — Marketing
These apocalyptic marketing examples range from survival fashion films to undead chocolate ads that imagine a dark version of our not-so-distant future.

While advertising is often about selling a positive dream or fantasy to consumers, the opposite also works wonders when conceiving a marketing strategy.

This list of apocalyptic marketing examples relies on fantastical story lines like zombie invasions or earth-swallowing floods. Much like sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, these dystopic examples induce fear and shock viewers with their imagery.

This ability to captivate consumers through fear and emotion is often more powerful than winning them over with positive and happy messages.

A notable mention from this list is the Volkswagen GTI 'Tunnel Vision' ad. This exhilarating promo depicts a street that is destroyed by hurricane winds but keeps its vehicle product in tact throughout the storm.

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Space Horror College Ads
Space Horror College Ads
The 3D College in Denmark Entices Students with a Space Monster Video
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Apocalypse-Worthy Battery Ads
Apocalypse-Worthy Battery Ads
This DieHard Battery is Your Best Bet in Case of a Zombie Attack
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Apocalyptic Deodorant Ads
Apocalyptic Deodorant Ads
The Old Spice Campaign to Save the World Involves Dikembe Mutombo
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Zombie Chocolate Ads
Zombie Chocolate Ads
The Cadbury Screme Egg Clips are a Foodie Take on a Living Dead Film
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Apocalyptic Vacuum Commercials
Apocalyptic Vacuum Commercials
This Sehsucht Berlin Production is Gripping
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Apocalyptic Automobile Ads
Apocalyptic Automobile Ads
The Mitsubishi Lancer Campaign is Filled with Adrenaline
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Apocalyptic Phone Ads
Apocalyptic Phone Ads
The Sonim XP3400 Armor Campaign Promotes Its Impressive Impact Resistance
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Life-Saving Zombie Ads
Life-Saving Zombie Ads
Promote Heart Disease Awareness at The 'Undeading' This Halloween
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Apocalyptic Antiperspirant Ads
Apocalyptic Antiperspirant Ads
The Axe Noah's Ark Commercial is the Last Dry Place on Earth
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Disastrous Post-Apocalyptic Commercials
Disastrous Post-Apocalyptic Commercials
The Greatness Awaits Ad for PlayStation 4 is Epic
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Survival Fashion Films
Survival Fashion Films
The Reform Clothing Co. Ad Promotes Apocalyptic Apparel
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Undead Asana Ads
Undead Asana Ads
Yoga Outreach Zombies Campaign Encourages You to Rise From the Dead
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Apocalyptic Alcohol Ads
Apocalyptic Alcohol Ads
The Guinness 'Dark Life' Advertisement Brings the World Together
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Apocalyptic Fashion Ads
Apocalyptic Fashion Ads
The Marc Jacobs SS14 Campaign Stars Somber Miley Cyrus
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Children Zombie Killer Ads
Children Zombie Killer Ads
Fantastic Fest Reimagines the Zombie Genre With a Creative Commercial
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Apocalyptic Fashion Ads (UPDATE)
Apocalyptic Fashion Ads (UPDATE)
The Full Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs SS14 Ads Are Somber
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Apocalyptic Luxury Campaigns
Apocalyptic Luxury Campaigns
DRYKORN's Latest Advertorial is Lensed in an Abandoned Plane
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Undead Romance Commercials
Undead Romance Commercials
The 'Hot Girl vs. Zombie' AXE Halloween Horror Film is Outrageous
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Disguised Utilitarianism Catalogs
Disguised Utilitarianism Catalogs
The CIVILIZED Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook Evokes a Dark Theme
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Apocalyptic Couple Catalogs
Apocalyptic Couple Catalogs
The [GG$] x Sus Boy Capsule Collection is Inspired by Chaos
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Apocalyptic Auto Ads
Apocalyptic Auto Ads
The Volkswagen GTI 'Tunnel Vision' Promo is Exhilarating
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Avant-Garde Apocalyptic Lookbook
Avant-Garde Apocalyptic Lookbook
The Maximilian Messler Metropolis Catalog is Futuristic Eccentric
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Silly Zombified Advertisements
Silly Zombified Advertisements
The 2012 Honda Civic Zombie Commercial is Horrifyingly Funny
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Foggy Menswear Ads
Foggy Menswear Ads
The Emporio Armani Fall 2010 Campaign is Hazy But Handsome
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Subway Floodvertising
Subway Floodvertising
Brazilian Advertising Campaign for the Movie 2012 Fakes Subway Flood
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