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Germany World Cup win causes recall of gambling ad: bet you didn't see that coming

Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling predicted the outcome of the world cup with the above ad.


Coors Light Canada causes commotion with "search and rescue" boxes

Have we not learned yet that dropping random boxes or cryptic neon signs around a city is not a great idea for a teaser campaign, but is a great way to get the attention of the polic


American Apparel apologizes for posting image of Challenger explosion

I predict "The image was re-blogged in error" is the new "the intern did it". American Apparel has apologized after posting a photo of the space shuttle Challenger exploding on its Tumblr account.


Ashley Madison uses Hilary Clinton for their "discreet dating" billboard

Ashley Madison is a dating service, aiming to "spice up" peoples married life with discreet affairs. Using Hillary Clinton, whose husband famously had affairs (and was accused of raping nearly half a dozen women) as their poster child may be tasteless, but it's getting attention.


Scam ads - the Mr Hyde to our Dr Jekyll.

While Ogilvy in India have already apologized for the Kurl-On poster featuring Taliban assassination attempt survivor Malala "bouncing back" to sell mattresses, we can expect more like this as we're officially in


Hyundai and Innocean Do Another Dumb Way To Die

Last year in the final scramble to produce an award-winning entry for Cannes, Innocean Europe released the controversial suicide-by-exhaust-fumes film ”Pipe Job” för the Hyundai ix35.


Hell Pizza makes billboard out of real rabbits

Hell Pizza, the New Zealand pizza provocateur, must have missed the international news spotlight. So, just in time for easter they've put up a billboard made with real rabbit - just like their rabbit pizza.


PETA tries new 'shock' ad tactic, showing gay man as fairy

PETA must have realized somewhere that their constant nudity and generally misogynist advertising wasn't raising any eyebrows anymore, as even I got bored writing about it, but not before we had ou


Banksy Stockholm exhibition - a fake stunt by not Banksy

The Swedish Art World has been hopping ever since Swedish Television announced that Banksy would hold an exhibition in Stockholm.


Frank Ocean writes $212,500 "f*ck off" check to Chipotle

Frank Ocean might be the kind of guy who lights his cigars with money, I don't know.