30 Examples of Funny Ads for Inspiration

In many settings advertisements tend to be ignored or overlooked. When flipping through a magazine you probably skip past the ads unless something really catches your attention. The same thing applies when it comes to driving by billboards, browsing online, or interacting anywhere else where ads appear.

One approach for ad designers to capture the attention and interest of viewers is to use humor. Most of us will stop and pay attention to ads if they grab our attention and make us laugh.

In this post we’ll showcase 30 examples of advertisements that user humor to make an impact on viewers.

Nikon: Face Detect

Nikon: Face Detect

Nikon: Face Detect

Nikon: Face Detect

Sauber Pantyhose: Robber

Sauber Pantyhose: Robber

Nutri Balance: Husband

Nutri Balance: Husband

Softlan Ultra: Wrestling

Softlan Ultra: Wrestling

Colgate Plax

Colgate Plax

Wolf Hot Sauce: Hand Dryer

Wolf Hot Sauce: Hand Dryer

Nu-Way Weiners: Uncle Sam

Nu-Way Weiners: Uncle Sam

The Sunday Times: Sport Rich List

The Sunday Times: Sport Rich List

Surfrider Foundation: Bottle

Surfrider Foundation: Bottle

Panasonic Nose Trimmer

Panasonic Nose Trimmer

Softlan Ultra: Rugby

Softlan Ultra: Rugby

Zoom from Olympus

Zoom from Olympus

8in1 Dental Snacks: Bad Dog Breath

8in1 Dental Snacks: Bad Dog Breath

Suplicy Cafe: Chemistry Genius

Suplicy Cafe: Chemistry Genius

Pattex Superglue: Mousetrap

Pattex Superglue: Mousetrap

Fujifilm Finepix Cameras: Poker

Fujifilm Finepix Cameras: Poker

Bose Noise Reduction Headphones: Waterfall

Bose Noise Reduction Headphones: Waterfall

Kagatani Knife: Kitchen

Kagatani Knife: Kitchen

Glassex Window Cleaner: Magician

Glassex Window Cleaner: Magician

WMF Knives: Fly

WMF Knives: Fly

Lamborghini Tractors: Farmer

Lamborghini Tractors: Farmer

McDonald’s: Cinderella

McDonald's: Cinderella

Sony: Theatre Atmosphere

Sony: Theatre Atmosphere

Dulcolax: Rats

Dulcolax: Rats

Pringles Hot & Spicy: Hot Air Balloon

Pringles Hot & Spicy: Hot Air Balloon

Eurostar: The Barber

Eurostar: The Barber

Arena Swimwear: Predator

Arena Swimwear: Predator

Burger King: Real Big Burgers

Burger King: Real Big Burgers

Childsurance: Angry Baby

Childsurance: Angry Baby

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  • Stacy Summers, August 7, 2012

    This collection is full of inspiration! Like it so much! thanks

  • Mahesh Verma, August 7, 2012

    Awesome list some images very funny thanks for sharing this :)

  • Clara, August 8, 2012

    LOL XD my fav is the daughter one

  • Steve, August 9, 2012

    I have been looking for some Travel Insurance Ads for inspiration, does anyone have links to some? Would be helpful… Thanks in advance

  • DeeJay, August 10, 2012

    Number 29 is actually a Durex Condom advert. Dunno where you got the Burger King logo from, but the ad itself is a little sexual for a burger ad don’t you think?

    • Steven Snell, August 10, 2012

      DeeJay,
      If you click the link on that ad and read the comments on the page you’ll see that this Burger King ad was done first and the Durex ad was a play off of this ad. It’s not sexual if the reason for the injury is a big burger.

  • Trina, August 11, 2012

    These are great. I’m always looking for ideas to inspire critical thinking in my high school Language Arts classes. Thanks for the nice collection in one spot!

  • EPOS, August 17, 2012

    i like the first one and headphone(water fall) ad…

  • andrew, August 17, 2012

    those are great!

  • Ivona Poyntz, August 17, 2012

    Great collection of ads

  • Gordon White, August 18, 2012

    Really love the pictures. This is the first time I see these pictures on a website. Are they your designs cause they are really creative.

  • Nick, August 19, 2012

    Some of those are funny

  • Kesha of We Got Kidz, September 8, 2012

    Ha! These were awesome. The angry daughter one is a hoot. Oh those crafty ad execs *knee slap

  • Debbs Hosting, September 13, 2012

    Nice! I enjoyed all of it. Where do you come across ads like these?

  • Fajas, December 21, 2012

    These are funny, especially the last one of the daughter

  • dre, December 27, 2012

    um did pringles totally steal circa survive’s “on letting go” album cover???

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