Most ads out there are annoying, but given the amount of professionals working in the marketing and advertising industries, they’re bound to come up with something cool and creative sooner or later. We’ve searched the web and collected some of the most creative print ads we could find.

Some of them feature clever tongue-in-cheek jokes that make us laugh, others have clever puns that make us think, and some even make us react emotionally. The Crisis Relief ads especially excel at this last point. It’s nice of these companies to respect us by appealing to our intellect or sense of humor rather than simply trying to catch our attention with a simple low-cut neckline or flashy colors.

Most of these ads don’t just advertise the company or cause behind them, they also make an actual point. So if you don’t understand the angle at first, give it some time and think about it.

Businesses have been trying to cram things down people’s throats for about as long as they’ve existed, but the ways in which they tried to do it weren’t always so sophisticated. Here’s a post we wrote about vintage ads that would have been either banned or denounced by the public if they were published today.

Maybe if more ads looked like this, we wouldn’t hate them so much. Take a look!

Ecovia: Stop the Violence

creative-print-ads-56 creative-print-ads-57Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil


creative-print-ads-11Advertising Agency: Y&R Paris

Weight Watchers


Advertising Agency: DraftFCB, Germany

Chupa Chups: It’s  Sugar Free

creative-print-ads-9Advertising Agency: DDB, Spain

WWF: Shark

creative-print-ads-79Advertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

Orion Telescopes

creative-print-ads-73Advertising School: Texas Creative, University of Texas, USA

Manix Lubricant

creative-print-ads-105Advertising Agency: Bddp & Fils

Guinness: Enjoy Responsibly. Phones Down, Please

creative-print-ads-101 Advertising Agency: unknown

Pedigree: A Dog Makes Your Life Happier. Adopt

creative-print-ads-60 creative-print-ads-59 creative-print-ads-61Advertising Agency: AlmapBBDO, São Paulo, Brazil

King Khalib Foundation: Some Things Can’t Be Covered

creative-print-ads-64Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Colgate Dental Floss

creative-print-ads-4 creative-print-ads-5Advertising Agency: Cerebro Y&R, Panama

Volkswagen: Precision Parking

creative-print-ads-74Advertising Agency: DDB Tribal Berlin, Germany

Playboy Brasil: 31st Anniversary

creative-print-ads-14Advertising Agency: Neogama, Brasil

MA: Discover the Full Story

creative-print-ads-33 creative-print-ads-34Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Russia, Moscow, Russia

Nivea Night

creative-print-ads-102Advertising Agency: TBWA\NEBOKO, Netherlands

Moms Demand Action: One Child Is Holding Something That’s Banned in America to Protect Them

creative-print-ads-30 creative-print-ads-31 creative-print-ads-32Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

Hut Weber: It’s the Hat

creative-print-ads-1Advertising Agency: Serviceplan Hamburg / München, Germany


creative-print-ads-75Advertising Agency: Brickman, Ramat Gan, Israel

Pepsi: We Wish You a Scary Halloween!

creative-print-ads-12Advertising Agency: Buzz in a Box, Brussels, Belgium

Oogmerk: Get the Respect You Deserve

creative-print-ads-15 creative-print-ads-16 creative-print-ads-17 creative-print-ads-19Advertising Agency: LG&F, Brussels, Belgium

Nivea Men: Because Life Makes Wrinkles

creative-print-ads-20 creative-print-ads-21 creative-print-ads-22Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt/Alster, Hamburg, Germany

Durex: Extra Large

creative-print-ads-24 creative-print-ads-25Advertising Agency: The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa WE

creative-print-ads-46Advertising Agency: Richter7, Salt Lake City, USA

McDonald’s: Free Wi-Fi

creative-print-ads-48Advertising Agency: DDB, Sydney, Australia

Liking Isn’t Helping: Be a volunteer

creative-print-ads-42 creative-print-ads-41Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

Lego: Imagine

creative-print-ads-13Advertising agency: Jung von Matt, Hamburg, Germany

Kielo Travel: Dreaming of a Holiday?

creative-print-ads-51Advertising Agency: New Moment New Ideas Company Y&R, Belgrade, Serbia

Omax: Wide Angle Lenses

creative-print-ads-54 creative-print-ads-55Advertising Agency: Publicis India

Veet: No Hair is Better

creative-print-ads-76Advertising Agency: EURO RSCG, Spain

Durex: Cheaper

creative-print-ads-77Advertising Agency: Espiral DP, Guayaquil, Ecuador I can help

creative-print-ads-58Advertising Agency: unknown

Fedex: China-Australia

creative-print-ads-104Advertising Agency: DDB Brazil

Every leaf traps CO2 – Plant for the planet

creative-print-ads-103Advertising Agency: Leagas Delaney

Mastercard: 12th Annual Women’s Golf Classic

creative-print-ads-78Advertising Agency: MacLaren McCann, Canada

33 Powerful And Creative Print Ads That’ll Make You Look Twice originally appeared on Bored Panda