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This Ingenious Subway Ad Activates When the Train Arrives

Hair-raising.

Maybe This Is How You Sell Electric Cars to 'Real America'

This ad for the 2014 Cadillac ELR takes French-bashing to a whole new level.

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These Scratch-Off Ads Give Commuters Something to Do at the Bus Stop

They reveal art underneath. 

This Chilling Ad Might Scare You Into Driving Slower

A powerful video dramatizes the consequences of careless driving.

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U.S. Cities Haven't Given Up on Selling Naming Rights for Transit Stations

Despite only a handful successful deals nationwide, Boston is trying again.

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This Functioning Pickup Truck Is Carved From 11,000 Pounds of Ice

And can drive at least a mile.

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The USPS Tries to Get Kids Writing Letters With a SpongeBob SquarePants Mailbox

A holiday-season gimmick.

Butchers & Bicycles

Finally, a Bicycle Ad That's as Sexy as One for a Car

In which we're told that riding a bike is cool and edgy and just might help you pick up some babes.

British Airways

This Amazing Billboard Interacts With Planes That Fly Over It

Finally, an awesome use of surveillance technology. 

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The Politics of Fear Surfaces in New York Mayor's Race

Joe Lhota's "white woman clutching a subway pole with a black man in the background" moment.

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Massive Submarine Invades Milan in an Outrageous Publicity Stunt

An Italian insurance company went all out on this one.

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Audio Bus Ads: Too Intrusive for Riders, or Too Much Money to Pass Up?

Compared to other recent transit marketing campaigns, these seem pretty tolerable.

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The Cars of the Future Will Come With Advertising

Drive by that Taco Bell every day? Maybe you want to try a Doritos Loco taco.

Whitehorse

The Most Thrilling City Council Commercial Ever

Courtesy the town of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Spokeswoman Productions

In 1894, the 'New Woman' Was a Bicyclist Who Changed History

A documentary details the story of Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, who rode around the world on two wheels in 15 months.

Actually Worthwhile Advertising: a Water-Producing Billboard

The high-tech billboard transforms atmospheric moisture into drinking water for thirsty Peruvians.

Holiday Car Ads in the Era of Millennials Buying Fewer Cars

Lexus takes aim at social media as a perceived deterrent to driving.

Courtesy of B.C.'s Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Communications Office

'Hipster Is Not a Real Job'

An ad campaign from British Columbia backfires.

Courtesy of GoBumper

How Much Is Your Bumper Worth?

Thanks to GoBumper, you can paste ads on your car in exchange for prizes. But the "rewards" aren't all they're cracked up to be.