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42 Examples of Bizarre Advertising

From Immersive Beer Campaigns to Disappearing Floor Stunts

— October 20, 2014 — Marketing
It is increasingly easy to find examples of weird advertising, marketing and branding campaigns out there, what with companies and ad agencies realizing that weird is good when it comes to advertising.

The more peculiar an ad or marketing campaign, the longer it is likely to linger in the memory. So if you can combine a strange approach with an inherently intelligent or compelling message, you might be on the road to creating an epic campaign.

A lot of weird advertising campaigns involve an interactive element. With experiential marketing becoming increasingly popular, companies are looking to get their customers involved in the brand experience, whether this means scaling an ice wall in a parking lot or backtracking to avoid falling through a disappearing floor at an apparel store.
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Comedic Wingman Campaigns
Comedic Wingman Campaigns
The Ultimate Wingman is Able to Relieve You from All Your Stresses
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Whimsical World Cup Ads
Whimsical World Cup Ads
This Puma World Cup Ad Shows Mario Balotelli Interviewing Himself
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Climatic Monkey Engine Ads
Climatic Monkey Engine Ads
The New Volkswagen Ad Pits Monkeys Against the New Seat Engine
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Bizarre Football Ads
Bizarre Football Ads
This NFL on Fox Ad Features TV Broadcasters Leading Alternate Lives
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Bar Story Campaigns
Bar Story Campaigns
Jack Daniels' Tales of Whiskey Celebrates Genuine American Bars
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Disturbing Faux Candy Commercials
Disturbing Faux Candy Commercials
This Unofficial Tic Tac Commercial is Outlandish
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Absurd Image Search Ads
Absurd Image Search Ads
These Getty Image Search Advertisements Whittle Down Crazy Search Terms
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Bizarre Cracker Commercials
Bizarre Cracker Commercials
Wasa's Funny Food Commercial Has an American Wowed by Swedish Health
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Ice Wall Publicity Stunts
Ice Wall Publicity Stunts
Speed Stick Gear Literally Brings Men's Hygiene to New Heights
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Cat-Operated Pizza Shops
Cat-Operated Pizza Shops
Pizza Cat is a Web Series by Pizza Hut That Replaces Employees with Cats
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Eerie Hoarding Ads
Eerie Hoarding Ads
This Foot Locker Promotion Features Disturbing Images of Hoarding
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Whimsical Whisky Branding
Whimsical Whisky Branding
The Entertainer Whisky Packaging Induces Wonder and Visual Interest
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Morphed Mouth Advertising
Morphed Mouth Advertising
The Sala de Pesquisa Campaign Emphasizes the Importance of Listening
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Awkward Breast-Resting Campaigns
Awkward Breast-Resting Campaigns
This Breast Cancer Campaign Promotes 'Mamming'
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Adventurous Beer Drinker Ads
Adventurous Beer Drinker Ads
The 2014 Bud Light Super Bowl Ad is Full of Celebs and Surprises
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Peculiar President Ads
Peculiar President Ads
This Funny Snickers Chocolate Ad Shows How Hunger Changes You
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Creepy Collector Ads
Creepy Collector Ads
The Footlocker Collectable Shoes Campaign Focuses on Strange Hobbies
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Disgusting Floor Cleaner Ads
Disgusting Floor Cleaner Ads
This Bissell Canada Ad Shows a Man Eating Off a Subway Platform Floor
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Oddball Cable Commercials
Oddball Cable Commercials
The VH1 'If You Like' Ad Invites You To Its "Wonderful World"
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Mind-Controlled Car Promos
Mind-Controlled Car Promos
The Hyundai i30 Online Hypnosis Experiment is a Head Trip
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Odd City Campaigns
Odd City Campaigns
Three American Cities Promote Their Unique Weirdness
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Sweater-Sharing Roomie Ads
Sweater-Sharing Roomie Ads
The KAYAK Roommates Campaign Gets Weirdly Intimate
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Hybrid Human Campaigns
Hybrid Human Campaigns
These Manpower Experis Ads Get You Ahead in Your Career
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Immersive Beer Campaigns
Immersive Beer Campaigns
Heineken's 'The Guest of Honor' Production is Designed to Go Viral
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Secondhairy Head Ads
Secondhairy Head Ads
This Image Hair Group Campaign Treats Crown and Chin as the Same Charge
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Campsite Publicity Stunts
Campsite Publicity Stunts
Zipcar Creates Sidewalk Couch & Camping Display
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Hidden Animal Ads
Hidden Animal Ads
The Johannesburg Zoo Campaign is Cleverly Camouflaged
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Animal Seducing Supermodels
Animal Seducing Supermodels
Unusual Flirtation Occurs in the Kate Moss for Basement Ad
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Beast-Repairing Ads
Beast-Repairing Ads
This WWF Promotion Features Animals Being Treated Like Autos
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Severed Limb Stunts
Severed Limb Stunts
A Model of a Severed Leg is the Star of This Mini Cooper Advertising Stunt
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Vaporized Vodka Ads
Vaporized Vodka Ads
The Smoke Vodka Campaign by McCann Erickson is Super Sultry
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Uncensored Animal-Infused Ads
Uncensored Animal-Infused Ads
These Peculiar Ads Reveal Animals’ Junk from a Worm’s Ey
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Backwards Body Branding
Backwards Body Branding
The Reebok EasyTone Turn Campaign Keeps Everything Aligned
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Frozen Barbecue Ads
Frozen Barbecue Ads
The R K Swamy BBDO 'Parit' Ad Plays With Your Senses
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Submarine Clothing Campaigns
Submarine Clothing Campaigns
The Monki Store is a Colorful Shopping Adventure
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Freaky Flavored Chips
Freaky Flavored Chips
Walker's ‘Cajun Squirrel' and ‘Chilli & Chocolate'
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Ambient Auto Ads
Ambient Auto Ads
Teco Cipriano Promos the MINI in Peculiar Places
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Canine Custom Campaigns
Canine Custom Campaigns
These Date-a-Dog Ads Invite Aspiring Puppy Owners to Adopt
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Animal Hybrid Ads
Animal Hybrid Ads
Smokaccino's Ads Combine Land and Sea Critters to Make Weird Animal Hybrids
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Disappearing Floor Stunts
Disappearing Floor Stunts
This 'The North Face' Stunt Gave Shoppers Quite a Scare
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Abbreviated Anatomy Advertising
Abbreviated Anatomy Advertising
Mercedes-Benz Brake Assist Plus Ads Make Feet More Effective
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Bizarre Tea Packaging
Bizarre Tea Packaging
Mnum's Little People Wear Tea Bags as Towels
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