Weird Ad of the Month

November 22, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

You can always rely on Russian advertising to make you completely reassess your perception of the world.

This might look a bit NSFW at first, but trust us. It's safe to watch at work. You shouldn't get fired for watching it, anyway, but if you show it to anyone else we can't guarantee they will hold you in the same esteem as before. Only in Russia...

Weird Ad of the Month

October 22, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

Thinking outside the box, creatives? The guys behind this have never even seen the box.

Well, you can't accuse it of being too obvious. We hope the people behind this were high on something when they came up with it, because if they weren't, we fear for their mental wellbeing. But, hey, we get the idea. This tea makes your tummy smaller and your boobs bigger, right? Of course, we all know tea can do that.

Weird Ad of the Month

September 18, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

We're pretty sure this script wasn't driven by Nissan's market research. Brazil, we take our hats off.

This is one way to get attention. As always with this oddball ideas, it's fun to think about the meeting where the client said "Demonic ponies? That sounds fine. Yep. Completely bang on for our target market." The official, unsubtitled version has over had over 15 million views, though, so it's turned heads. Mind you, that's no good if it's for the wrong reasons.

Weird Ad of the Month

August 27, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

Oh, what it must be like to work in a Japanese ad agency.

Japan, how we love you. The people who wrote this script weren't thinking anywhere near the box, or anything cubic in shape for that matter. And it's actually quite a good idea for getting across a very simple point. Sheer joy.

Weird Ad of the Month

July 21, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

We sort of understand this idea. But it's still rather odd. Good job Ukraine.

It certainly grabs your attention, but this Ukrainian ice cream commercial is actually pretty disturbing. Make sure you're regularly eating this brand of frozen goodness so it doesn't ever have to come to this.

Weird Ad of the Month

June 27, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

What better way to sell sushi than via an overly literal piece of dance?

Yet another idea that boogles the mind when you imagine how it it ever got signed off. This time it's from Norway. It's probably something to do with those long winter nights. Watch it a few times and you'll begin to really appreciate the beauty of the dance though, especially wasabi man. He's a babe.

Weird Ad of the Month

May 20, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

Eat Like Snake.

Thank you, South Korea. The most technologically advanced nation in the world makes truly great ads. The strange thing about this one is that the idea makes perfect sense. We get what it's trying to say. We're not sure why it's so remarkable, but it might have something to do with the Marvin-Gaye-style baby-making music. Or the disengaging jaw. Or that thing he does with this tongue.

Weird Ad of the Month

April 17, 2013 / Humour

By The Beak Street Bugle

This Japanese ad is from another dimension.

Not many commercials justify hackneyed critical shorthand such as "like the Andrex puppy on acid," but it's hard to imagine how this one came into existence without the involvement of psychotropic chemicals.

It's so mind-bending it's even become an internet meme.