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50 Mixed-Media Advertisements

From Edible Billboards to Car-Driven Cartoons

— November 25, 2010 — Marketing
This selection of surprising mixed-media advertisements compiles unconventional campaigns aimed at selling a wide variety of products through the use of radically different methods. Each of these billboards, prints, commercials and publicity stunts take an atypical and often indirect approach to targeting their audience. Quite often, this has proven very effective.

Whether they include nude models showering in a city square, or Volkswagens growing grass, these mixed-media advertisements take a break from boring promotions and aim for more captivating campaigns.
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Financial Idiom Stunts
Financial Idiom Stunts
The RaboDirect 'Money Tree' Shows Cash Does Grow on Trees
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Earth-Bounding Energy Ads
Earth-Bounding Energy Ads
The Red Bull 'Off the Planet' Commercial is Out of this World
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47
Automated Ad Creations
Automated Ad Creations
One-Click Facebook Ads Make it Easier to Promote Products
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46
Subway-Crashing Cows
Subway-Crashing Cows
'Join the MOOvement' Proves that Cows are People Too
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45
Projected Couture Campaigns
Projected Couture Campaigns
A Stunning 4D Light Show for the Ralph Lauren 10th Anniversary
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44
Accommodating Alcoholic Ads
Accommodating Alcoholic Ads
The Absolut Advertisement Transit Stop Installation Keeps You Comfy
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43
Redecorating Subway Cars
Redecorating Subway Cars
Pranksters Turn Train into a Living Room
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42
Suicidal Campaigns
Suicidal Campaigns
Awesome Ad Installation for James Patterson Maximum Ride Series
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41
Auto-Powered Animations
Auto-Powered Animations
The Subaru WRX STI Turns the Fast Track into a Flip Book
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40
Lawn-Covered Cars
Lawn-Covered Cars
The TurfBeetle is a Driving Grassy Advertisement
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39
Promotional Food Fights
Promotional Food Fights
The MTV EMA 2010 Gets Down and Dirty in London, England
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38
Chaos-Inducing Publicity Stunts
Chaos-Inducing Publicity Stunts
EA Gas Giveaway for Mercenaries 2
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37
Implicit Slimming Campaigns
Implicit Slimming Campaigns
NY Health Markets Breast-Feeding for Weight Loss
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36
iPod Auto Adventures
iPod Auto Adventures
The Nissan Juke 'iPhone iAd' Takes You on a Mission for Donuts
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35
Lockers as Billboards
Lockers as Billboards
Ads Earn Minnesota Schools Money After Annual Budget Cuts
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34
Ubiquitous Auto Ads
Ubiquitous Auto Ads
Digital License Plates in California Suggested to Generate Revenue
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Recyclable Roadster Ads
Recyclable Roadster Ads
The New Volkswagen Polo is Made of 95% Reused Materials
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32
Smart Beverage Billboards
Smart Beverage Billboards
A Customized Advertisement Picks Out Drinks in Shinagawa Station
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31
Mockumentary Viral Marketing
Mockumentary Viral Marketing
The Hatfield Hot Dog Howitzer
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30
Parachuting Publicity Stunts
Parachuting Publicity Stunts
'Cow' Sends Noodles and Cash Towards the Heavens
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29
Interactive Adver-Games
Interactive Adver-Games
'Adverputt' Online Miniputt is Fun Revolutionary Advertising
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28
Bus Shelter Light Switches
Bus Shelter Light Switches
The Live Green Toronto Ad is One You Can Turn Off
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27
Environmental Public Art
Environmental Public Art
Prize-Winning 'Nuage Vert' Design Projects Green Cloud Into Helsinki Sky
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26
Furniture for Giants
Furniture for Giants
Doritos Promotes the 'King of Ads' Event With The Doritos 'Giant Living Room'
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25
Misty Advertisements
Misty Advertisements
Renata Litvinova Teams up With Zarina for a New Collection
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24
Suspended Bed Billboards
Suspended Bed Billboards
Crowne Plaza Publicity Stunt
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23
Edible Cheesy Billboards
Edible Cheesy Billboards
The Prudence Staite Virgin Mobile Campaign Uses 10 Types of Cheese
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22
UFO Crash PR Stunts (Update)
UFO Crash PR Stunts (Update)
TrendHunter.com's Cowbag Confesses to Knowing All
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21
Waiting Fashion Campaigns
Waiting Fashion Campaigns
The Fendi FW10 Advertisements Star Anja Rubik
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20
Using Pets to Sell Candy
Using Pets to Sell Candy
Dogs in a Purple Lamborghini Joyvertise Cadbury Chocolate
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19
People as Lampposts
People as Lampposts
The Wien Energy 'Reliable Energy' Campaign Gets Personal
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18
Humanized Advertisements
Humanized Advertisements
This ING Direct Ad is Lively and Interactive
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17
iPod Ad Visibile From Space
iPod Ad Visibile From Space
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16
Sneaker Burgers
Sneaker Burgers
Nike Air Max 90 interpreted by Ole Hemmendorff
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15
Projected Publicity
Projected Publicity
Sprint Firsts in Guerrilla Marketing
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14
Supersized Eva Longoria
Supersized Eva Longoria
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13
Peek-A-Boo Advertisements
Peek-A-Boo Advertisements
The Up-Skirt Ad for Norwegian Airlines is Interactively Funny
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12
Exhibitionist Publicity Stunts
Exhibitionist Publicity Stunts
The Palmolive Shower in Moscow Features Bathing Beauties
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11
Fast Food Searchlights
Fast Food Searchlights
McDonalds as the New Nocturnal Hero to the Rescue
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10
Extravagant Shoe Releases
Extravagant Shoe Releases
The Nike Mercurial Superfly II is a Style Shoe-In
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9
Sticky Advertising
Sticky Advertising
Velcro Ads Used to Promote the Coca-Cola Grip Bottle
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8
Upside-Down Advertisements
Upside-Down Advertisements
The Upside Down Gap Store in Vancouver is a Marketing Win
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7
Utility Vehicle Adverts
Utility Vehicle Adverts
This Land Rover 'Defender' Ad Highlights Your Handiest Tool
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6
Interactive Java Ads
Interactive Java Ads
The Caribou Coffee Campaign Encourages Staying Up to Enjoy Life
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5
Sophisticated Transit Stops
Sophisticated Transit Stops
These Absolut Vodka Bus Shelters Bring Luxury to Everyday Life
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4
Inflatable Logo Campaigns
Inflatable Logo Campaigns
These 'Nike Extreme Swoosh' Ads Market Magnified Experience
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3
Super-Sized Swimmers
Super-Sized Swimmers
Discovery Unveils Giant Tattooed Statues for 'London Ink'
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2
Augmented Reality Retailers
Augmented Reality Retailers
Airwalk Invisible Store can Only be Seen Through Smartphones
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Getting Fat for Publicity?
Getting Fat for Publicity?
Was The Jessica Simpson Weight Gain Scandal A PR Stunt?
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