advertising

The Bizarrely ‘Sexy’ History of Game Boy Ads

Sex sells — even when it comes to ‘Tetris’

The Slick Endeavor to Disrupt Big Lube

Lubricant is sexy, fun and for every body — so why is its marketing still so dry? A sleeker, gender-neutral brand aims to remove the friction and thrust the biz into the 21st century

The Song of the Quiznos Spongmonkey, the Weirdest Corporate Mascot of All Time

Love them or hate them, the Quiznos Spongmonkeys were so annoying they changed advertising forever. Here’s how a viral video turned into a terrifying sandwich ad

The Untold History of Budweiser’s ‘Whassup?’ Super Bowl Commercial

How a grainy VHS tape became one of the most famous ads of all time — and went viral before viral was even a thing