Top 10 Funniest Newspaper Ads of All Time.

Adnan Morbiwala
4 min readMay 8, 2023

These are an epic standard in advertising.

Volkswagen “Think Small”

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In 1959, Volkswagen ran an ad with the tagline “Think Small” that featured a tiny Volkswagen Beetle parked in the center of a large blank space. The ad poked fun at the oversized cars of the era and played up the Beetle’s unique design.

Nutristar — Everybody wants to be a cow

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The idea behind the campaign is that Nutristar’s dairy products are so delicious and nutritious that even humans would want to be cows to enjoy them.

Bonduelle Bean Green Campaign

The campaign was successful in generating buzz and increasing brand awareness for Bonduelle. According to a case study on the campaign, Bonduelle’s market share for canned green beans increased from 11.7% to 12.7% during the campaign period.

McDonald’s McSundae Halloween Campaign

McDonalds have always had crazy campaigns and had to make the list.

The campaign was successful in generating buzz and increasing sales of McSundae desserts during the Halloween season. According to McDonald’s, the promotion resulted in a 24% increase in McSundae sales during the campaign period.

JBL Block out the chaos

The campaign was successful in generating buzz and increasing sales of JBL noise-cancelling headphones. According to a case study on the campaign, JBL’s noise-cancelling headphone sales increased by 71% during the campaign period.

Chick-fil-a — Eat More Chikin

The campaign has been incredibly successful in raising brand awareness and driving sales. According to AdWeek, the “Eat More Chikin” campaign helped Chick-fil-A become the third-largest quick-service restaurant chain in the United States.

FedEx — Now You Know Which One Came First

The campaign was incredibly successful in raising brand awareness and driving sales for FedEx. According to Ad Age, the campaign helped to establish FedEx as the number one overnight delivery company in the United States.The campaign has since become a classic example of creative and effective advertising, and it has been referenced and parodied in countless other ads and marketing materials over the years.

Axe Deo — Part Good Part Bad

The campaign was incredibly successful in establishing Axe as a popular brand among young men, and it helped to redefine the deodorant category as a lifestyle product rather than a functional one.

Nescafe — Instant Espresso

The campaign was incredibly successful in establishing Nescafe instant espresso as a popular brand among coffee drinkers, and it helped to redefine the coffee category as a convenient and affordable alternative to traditional coffee.

Volkswagen — Precision Parking

The ad won a Bronze Lion in the Press category at the 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The hedgehog has become an iconic symbol of the Volkswagen Precision Parking campaign and has been used in various promotional materials and merchandise.

Above given ads have been collected from various sources, however, the intent is not to plagarize and all rights remain with the original owners. The intent of the article is to of course showcase creativity at its best. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

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Adnan Morbiwala

The guy who talks about random stuff. I'm a passionate Marketer who is also the events guy.