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The 15 Most Creative Print Ads Of The Year

All won awards at the Cannes Ad Festival, last week.

ADORABLE campaign for Whiskas via the UK.
“Feeding Your Cat’s Instincts”

The wildlife photography is by George Logan. The domesticated cats have been very nicely retouched into the shots by London ad agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.

See seven more of these wonderful ads right here.

Wonderfully perfect ad for IKEA’s assembly service.
Via Austria. Ad agency: DDB Tribal Group, Hamburg, Germany.

Darkly humorous ad for Knacki sausages via France.
See the other executions right here.

Via Dubai.
Department store Harvey Nichols is known for their legendary sales, and their creative sale ads.
Like these controversial sale fliers that pissed off everybody.

Via South Africa.
1st For Women is an insurance company that only covers women.
Sexist? Yes. Financially prudent? Yes.

Funny ad for Stihl chainsaws via Belgium.
See the other two ads in the campaign right here.

Via India.
I LOVE it.

Continuation of a great campaign for Swiss Life.
See four more of the ads right here — these also won at Cannes in 2011.

Via Switzerland.
“For any hair type”
See two more of these freaky optical illusion ads right here.

Alarming anorexia awareness campaign via Brazil (Star Models is a Brazilian modeling agency).

See two more of the ads right here.

Historically famous photos are slyly turned into selfies to promote South Africa’s Cape Times.

See three more of these executions right here.

Very smart — maybe too smart — campaign for literacy via France.

See five more of the deceptive, creative ads right here.

Stunning gun control ad via a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

The brilliant TV commercial is even better.

Land Rover campaign Via U.A.E.
Copy:
Stewed Wildebeest Eyeballs:
A tribal delicacy served at weddings in the Namibian Bush.
Adventure rating: 9/10

See the other two ads, if you can stomach them, right here.

Simply the best travel ad campaign ever created, for Expedia, using airport code tags as copy. See five more of these fun word puzzle ads right here.

This is the campaign that should have won the Press Grand Prix Lion.
Instead, the gutless judges gave it to these safe, boring iPad Mini ads, in the pathetic hope that Apple would award their agencies some business in the future.

Sad, obvious industry politics.

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