222 Awesome Advertising Ideas From Around the World

Creative advertising ideas stay in your memory and are a great tool to get attention. Below you find over 200 great examples of creative adverting ideas from various industries around the world. If you know an idea that has not made the list, please comment. Also let us know which one you like the most!

Vending Machines

Who doesn’t know vending machines. They flash and blink. And they stand well positioned to catch our attention in various public places.

Below you see the funniest ideas where advertising was designed so you can hardly forget it. The example is German and says “Life is too short for the wrong job”.

Seizable – Advertising to touch

Sometimes advertising is sculptural.

The drill that sticks through a poster on a building, or the mouth that is open and forms the entry of a tunnel are only two examples of great ambient advertising.

Here a few examples of advertisements that can be touched and seem to be alive.

Drink & Tobacco

Of course there are tons of campaigns for alcohol and tobacco. The messages are often controversial as the products are presented to be save and cool.

Therefore, in Germany advertisements for cigarettes in movie theaters and near schools are prohibited.

Nevertheless, we want to show you the most creative ideas.

Infinite Humor

“Humor is when you laugh anyways” – a German saying says.

Many advertising ideas try to provoke the customer to stay in his head. Here the best ideas for infinite humor.


You need to be creative if you want your marketing campaign to be effective and finding THE idea that has not been done before is not so easy.

It’s more interesting to see what others have thought about…

Remorse – Advertising that appeals to your conscience

There are numerous campaigns that should appeal to your conscience. They often address social wrongs, hunger, misery and hardship around the world.

The following examples show how these messages are brought to our conscience and make us act.

Sex Sells

Psychologists have found out in experiments that an advertising message stays longer in your memory if you interact with it in an emotional context.

Sexual innuendoes can achieve such an emotional reaction. Or do they?


We connect sport to attractiveness, fitness, determination and success.

Of course also advertisements use this knowledge to sell more.

Here the best examples.


There are only few people who do not like animals at all.

Hence, animals are integrated into advertisements in various industries.

From big, fearful monsters to sweet rabbits. There are many different ideas.

Here are the really funny ones.


Every day huge advertising space drives on our streets.

That these empty spaces can also be used for advertisements show these astonishing pictures:

Which is your favorite? Let us know below…

Written by Hendrik Henze

Hendrik Henze is the founder of the SEO Agentur HEWO from Berlin, Germany. At vimeda he is in charge of SEO and content marketing. He is obsessed with the web and everything related to marketing.

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