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Are you looking for advertisement ideas for your next campaign?

You sure are lucky because that’s what we’re talking about today. Get inspired by our list of 50 advertisement examples and include them in your marketing strategy today.

If there’s something that comes and goes from our lives (besides money, luck, and people), it sure is the inspiration. We know how difficult finding something that hasn’t been done before is, but luckily no one ever got hurt from getting inspiration from one another. That’s why in this article, we’re bringing into the spotlight 50 great advertisement ideas from which you can get your inspiration.

Let’s start at the beginning. What is an advertisement? The short and easy advertising definition of this broad term is:

Something that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or to make an announcement.

Of course, this is the scaled-down definition of everything that advertising represents, but it shows the most important reason people practice it. Selling!Create Ad Campaigns 1

What Types of Advertisements Are Out There?

If we’d be living in 1950, you’d probably be reading this article in a newspaper or a magazine. At the beginning of advertising times, there was lots of text in the ads. The primary advertising method proved the authenticity of the products presented in the ads by mentioning doctors and professors that could vouch for the products. In this chapter, if we were in 1950, I would only talk to you about printed ads, radio, and, if you’re lucky, a bit of TV. Nowadays, with the help of technology, there are so many types of advertisements that marketers and advertisers become overwhelmed. And even more, there are more types categorized by different criteria like channel or purpose.

We’ve put together a collection of 50 advertisement ideas to get your creative juices flowing and start a great marketing campaign. To get started, just go to our online advertisement maker and create your next great innovative ads.

Great Advertisement Ideas

Creative Billboard Ads


Billboard ads are a classic way to promote your product, but with a twist of creativity and with using the right banner maker, they can become great ways to get noticed.


Check out how companies like Bic, Prestige, or DHL used their products shape as billboards to get attention.

1. Prestige Strong Handles Billboard

How to showcase a product’s advantages? Here’s a creative way you could do that with a billboard.

Prestige Advertisement Billboard Example

2. Bic Creative Billboard Idea

An all-time classic billboard inspiration from Bic, where the lawn and the context say more than the billboard itself.

BIC Creative Example for Product Advertisement

3. Creative Use Of The Billboard Transparency – Koleston Naturals

Use the colors of nature to talk about the product you promote. With a touch of creativity, you can come up with a masterpiece like this creative billboard from Koleston Naturals.

Koleston Creative Billboard Ads

4. DHL Billboard Packaging

Why not pack your billboard? It’s a fun and creative way to remind your customers what you’re all about.

Creative billboard ads DHL

5. Use the color of the sky

A creative way to promote your product is to use a billboard to showcase your product’s advantages. You can use the color of the sky, the birds, or just the billboard itself as a part of your commercial.

Berger Billboard Outdoor Advertising

6. Creative Billboards That Mimic Nature – Nestle

If creativity is what you’re looking for, you don’t have to stick to the classic rectangular shape. Get inspired by this Nestle billboard.

Nestle Advertising Idea

7. Formula Toothpaste – Unique Billboard Idea

Creative billboard example

8. Clean Pores – Clean Billboard

Pond's Advertisign Campaign

9. McDonald’s Light Logo Billboard

McDonald’s had a really creative idea to promote the fact that they are opened at night: using 2 lights to recreate their logo certainly got everyone’s attention.

McDonald's Creative Advertisment

Bus Advertising – Creative Examples

Buses and trucks work great as billboards, and since they are always in motion, the visibility of the product they promote increases every day. Some brands found incredibly creative ways to attract everyone’s attention with huge all-around prints, while others made use of the bus shape to enhance some features, like the new Dr. Best Flexible toothbrush.

10. Creative Bus Ads – Dr. Best Flexible Toothbrush

What do a toothbrush and a bus have in common? Flexibility. Here’s a great example of bus advertising done right.

Dr. Best Creative Bus Advertisement

11. Mars Truck Size Chocolate

Mars made this great truck commercial to promote its new truck size chocolate. Looks so appealing.

Bus advertising campaign for Mars Truck Size

12. The Absolut Bus

For their campaign – “In An Absolut World,” the famous drink brand showcased a limousine instead of a bus to picture an ideal world.

In An Absolut World Product Advertisement Example

13. Weight Watchers Funny Bus Advertising

Other brands, like Weight Watchers, found creative ways to make fun of their products…

WeightWatchers Bus Branding

14. FedEx Bus Ads

FedEx found a unique and subtle way to make fun of the competition with their creative bus advertisement.

FedEx Advertisement Campaign

Bus Stop Advertising Ideas

Some brands found creative ways to use the places where people spend time, transforming them into a unique and unforgettable experience. Bus stations became ski lifts, aquariums, or mobile phone chargers in the vision of some really creative advertisers.

15. Ski Lift Bus Station

Why not plan your next vacation while waiting for the bus? Here’s a creative bus stop advertisement example.

Advertisement ideas on bus stations

16. Aquarium Bus Stop Billboard

How to suggest your products are always fresh? Here’s how Fisch Franke decided to show their fish is as fresh as it can be…

Fisch Franke Adverstisement Example

17. IBM Smart Cities Bus Stop Marketing

The idea of making an actually useful billboard is brilliantly applied by IBM with this cool concept.

Best IBM Ambient advertisement ideas

18. Charge Yourself With Vitamin Aqua

Check out how Vitamin Aqua found a way to be useful while still making a point for their brand. They offered a place where you can charge your phone to remind you how to gain energy from their drink.

creative advertising vitamin aqua

Ambient Advertisement Examples

Ambient advertising has no limits when it comes to getting people’s attention, and often it finds a way to use the environment’s faults to showcase a product’s utility.

19. Rejoice Conditioner Outdoor Advertising

Here’s an excellent example by Leo Burnett on Rejoice Conditioners, from Bangkok. The message on the comb reads – “Tangles? Switch to Rejoice Conditioner!”

Rejoice Conditioners Advertising Campaign

20. McDonald’s Creative Outdoor Advertising

Another creative example was created by TBWA for McDonald’s, in Switzerland, during the Zurifest. Here, the crosswalk was transformed into the iconic fries to get people’s attention.

McDonald's Advertising Campaign

21. Adidas Creative Pop-up Store

In Amsterdam, Adidas made a pop-up store that looks like a giant shoebox. It’s all in the details. The store even features some over-sized laces peeking out.

Example of good advertisements from Adidas

22. Oldtimer All You Can Eat

Creative business advertising ideas always stick in people’s heads. Try to showcase your product in a unique way, and don’t forget to think outside the box.

When you are on the road and get hungry, you really can’t miss this huge Oldtimer All You Can Eat Rest shop sign at the tunnel entrance.

Unusual and efficient ads

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The Evolution of Video Advertising: From TV Commercials to the Mobile Age

11 Emotional Advertising Examples Most Used by Brands

12 Creative Facebook Carousel Ads Examples + Templates

Unconventional Advertising Examples

Guerilla marketing campaigns are all about creativity and finding unconventional spaces to place your ad and make a point.

23. Life’s Too Short For The Wrong Job, a German online recruitment website, made an original advertising campaign to inspire people to find better jobs.

It showcased people doing the machines’ jobs and really makes you think about how work will look like in the next decade and what’s your role in your career.

Life's too short for the wrong job Marketing Campaign

24. Coffee Machine Job – Wrong Job Campaign

Don’t settle for a job that’s not suited for you. That’s the message of this creative campaign; here, you can see an imaginary inside of a Coffee Machine.

Creative Marketing Campaigns

25. Laundry Machine Job – Wrong Job Campaign

The Guerrilla Marketing classic campaign continued with more examples of awful jobs; imagine how it would be to work inside a laundry machine.

Creative Marketing Campaigns Jobs

26. Petrol Station Worker – Wrong Job Campaign

When you’re in the wrong job, you might feel like this character: doing a useless job you don’t like, and that could be done by a machine. This is the campaign’s brilliant way of making you aim for a better job by showing you the worst jobs.

Creative Marketing Campaigns Jobs

Creative Packaging Advertising

Advertising on products and creative packaging designs are new trends nowadays.Create Ad Campaigns 1

27. Y+ Yoga Center – Flexibility And Creativity

Here’s a creative advertisement on a drinking straw promotes Y+ Yoga Center, also made by Leo Burnett.

Creative Yoga Advertisement Example

28. YKM Gym Packaging Advertising Idea

Here’s another excellent example of how to promote a gym with a creative and unique packaging idea.

Creative Packaging Advertisement Example

29. Bon Vivant – Business Card Advertising Idea

Here’s a business card that is actually useful, so you won’t lose it in your wallet somewhere.

Business card advertising ideas

30. Mondo Pasta – Product Advertising Idea

Here’s an intriguing and creative example of a product advertisement: it’s all about pasta.

Unique ad campaigns

31. Bus Ad – Indus Pride Non-alcoholic Beer

Creating an ad that’s both useful and suggestive isn’t always easy, but Indus Pride did an excellent job with these beer holders.

Bus ads creative ideas

Mall Advertisement Ideas

What better place to be inspired to do some more shopping than the mall? Here are some really creative examples that use the stairs, the elevators, or the floor inside malls in smart ways to get attention.

32. Mall Advertising For New Movies

See how movie characters come to life within the mall and make you want to buy some movie tickets asap. That’s what we call a creative marketing campaign.

Guerrilla ads

33. Outdoor Advertising – The Simpsons

In some cases, creative advertisement means grabbing attention in the most playful way. Sometimes an image is worth 1000 words… or was that donuts?

stairs advertising creative examples

34. Elevator Advertising Idea For Plastic Surgery Clinic: Be Born Again

The concept is bold and suggestive at the same time, using one of the most well-known paintings of all time.

elevator advertising exampleas

35. Creative Frontline Ad

This excellent ad example from Frontline is fully visible only from above, but it’s very suggestive. Interesting advertisements like this one make you stop for a while and smile.

Marketing examples creative

Print Ads – Creative Examples To Inspire You

When you have no inspiration, you can go ahead and check some creative visual ads for print and online.

Here, the sky’s the limit to what you can show. Some of the great examples below make use of clever, unusual associations and word games to make a clear point, while others are just hilarious.

36. 3M Lint Roller Print Ad

Here’s a great advertising idea only pet owners will understand.

Creative unusual product advertising example

37. Kiello Travel Holliday Advertising

Here’s a creative advertisement that can make you daydream about your next Holiday…

Creative advertising travel agency

38. Spiderman Raid Advert

Sometimes it’s ok to make fun of your own product. Here’s a funny Raid Ad that’s guaranteed to be remembered.

Brilliant Raid Ad Inspiration Advertising Campaigns

39. Give A Hand To Wildlife

Here’s an inspirational ad poster on wildlife and how we can all make a difference.

Zebra ads ideas - WWF

40. The Pasta Hotline

Creative and funny ad from Eatalica known as the pasta hotline.

Visual Ads examples - Eatalica

41. Cemex – Fast Drying Concrete

Creative advertisement at its finest, or how to illustrate your product’s advantage with very few words.

Print advertising campaigns - Cemex



42. Nivea Advertising Inspiration

Nivea has always been an example of creativity and inspiring advertising, and this ad makes no exception.

Nivea Advertising Campaign Example

43. Creative Online Dating Ad

Wondering how to tell a story using a creative analogy? Here’s a great example: a cool print ad for

Advertisement ideas creative campaigns

44. Forests Are The Lungs Of The Earth

This creative advertisement shows how forests are the lungs of the earth.

Best advertisements campaigns - WWF

45. Keloptic – Creative Art Inspired Advertising

Art always makes a huge impact, so everything art inspired can make a great impression. Here’s an ad that’s really suggestive.

Keloptic Inspirational advertisement example

46. Harley Davidson Advertising

Stop dreaming and start riding is the message behind this creative advertising example. A print ad that became as legendary as the motorcycle company itself.

Marketing campaign example from Harley Davidson

47. The “neighbors” FedEx advertising

A great way to showcase how boundaries disappear with the right advertising.

FedEx Creative ads examples

48. The Road Is The Best Gift

This cool Mazda commercial speaks for itself. It was created for Mazda 6 by Saatchi & Saatchi, and it’s a cool photo manipulation and source of inspiration.

Creative advertisement example - Mazda6

49. Creative Weight Watchers Print

Weight Watchers comes back to our top with a not so subtle print that shows a solution in a clever and funny way.

Funny ads from WeightWatchers

50. A Creative Idea To Use The Power Of Your Competition

One of the most creative examples of using the power of competition to stand out can be found in the iconic competition between Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Here’s one of our favorite Social Media posts from Halloween.

Pepsi Social media marketing inspiration

We hope these examples of good advertising ideas will be excellent sources of inspiration and motivation for you to create a marketing strategy. Let us know whether you tried any of these and if it worked.

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  1. good stuff I have advertisement ideas but am not sure how I can get them out there, may you please give me some light. Thank you

  2. Very creative and inspiring Advertisement Ideas collections. Thanks a lot to you for sharing with us.

  3. Great ideas here… certainly helping me to stretch my mind! hanks!a

  4. Thanks, glad you liked the examples! Have an inspired day!

  5. Great examples. The one with the dog is very creative.

  6. Impressive advertisement ideas, especially the ones with forest as the lungs of the earth.

  7. Can you suggest me some ideas for my Voxya website, How i can create a creative, eye-catching and a word or mouth ads for consumer complaint forum? Please, some suggest to me…Please…

  8. Hey Gabriela, Thank you for sharing these advertisement ideas. I just want to tell that you have missed one of the important point about advertising that is the importance of outdoor advertising. Why it is important and what are the affects of outdoor advertising?

  9. I think that would provide benefit to your readers if you could share the importance of outdoor advertising

  10. Thanks, Kevin! Great point, I’ll update this blog or write a new one on this issue, thanks for the suggestion!

  11. Great article. Thanks a lot.

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  14. Very creative thank you for share

  15. Hi, Thanks for sharing this great idea to advertise.
    I have Outlook recovery software which motive is to help the outlook user to recover their data from corruption.
    can you suggest me some good ways to advertise my software? How can I get more visitors on my website?

  16. Awesome Post.
    Thank you for sharing these advertisement ideas.
    Guide me some ways to get traffic on my software website.

  17. Fantastic post! Very inspiring – Thanks for sharing

  18. Hello Gabriela Popa,

    Awesome post with amazing Ideas for advertisment, thanks for sharing this awesome post with us. Definitely going to use these ideas for my website.

  19. Can you suggest me some ideas for my website, How i can create a creative, eye-catching and a word or mouth ads for consumer complaint forum? Please, some suggest to me…Please…

  20. can you suggest me some idea for my website? Actually, I am providing travel information for foreigners. So, can you suggest to me how to get more traffic on the website from social media?

  21. Wow! amazing ideas for advertisement, thanks for sharing great post.

  22. I want Traffic for my website place suggest me any way of getting huge traffic though advertisement.

  23. Ugh the Weight Watchers bus advertisement is gross. I see nothing appealing about it.

  24. Excellent article I agree perfectly

  25. Your advertisement ideas are really amazing. Your content inspired me to write a similar post related to advertisements and successful business ideas.
    Keep up the good work, Thankyou.

  26. I like the 4th one, DHL Billboard type of idea. I am going to use that one for my ongoing eCommerce business! I hope it works well for me.

  27. Really creative and inspiring Advertisement Ideas collections. Thanks LOT.

  28. I have a totally new eCommerce website for fashion clothes. Right now i am low on budget. so i can not afford expensive offline marketing. Can you suggest me some online or offline marketing ideas that are free or less expensive? Thanks in advance.

  29. Such Advertising ideas will effectively get your brand out there before you have to spend a dime! Superb Article.

  30. If you’re going to effectively reach your customer, you have to put yourself in their shoes…or in this case, seat: bored to death with a binder open on the desk. Most vacation ads use pretty pictures of oceanside hammocks between palm trees, but this one relates to the vacation daydreams we all have on a regular basis. If you’re craving a getaway, even binder rings can look like the handle of a pool ladder.

  31. Wow! Creative advertisement ideas! A timely post indeed! I was looking for innovative and creative ideas to design standout billboards. I am quite inspired by the above mindblowing unconventional billboard advertisement ideas. This post would serve as a great source of inspiration to come up with engaging and attractive billboard advertisements for my clients.

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  33. Can you suggest me some ideas for my Grahak Complaint website, How i can create a creative, eye-catching and a word or mouth ads for consumer complaint forum? Please, some suggest to me…Please…

  34. Hey, your advertisement ideas is best article

  35. This is one of the best ideas that you share. Thanks for this kinds of informative post. Keep posting.

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  37. Thank you for sharing one of your best ideas. Keep sharing such informative posts.

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