24 clever, show stopping magazine ads

Advertisements are everywhere you look, even if you don’t notice them. But sometimes, an ad is so amusing and clever that it catches your attention and stays with you.

Most ads are annoying and unavoidable. According to ad agency Red Crow Marketing, the average person living in a city 30 years ago saw up to 2,000 ad messages a day, compared with 4,000 to 10,000 ads today.

We compiled print ads that are, in fact, not a waste of time. They’re creative, charming, and have clear messages. While some come from relatively unknown companies or products, others are for major brands like Volkswagen, McDonald’s, FedEx, and Apple.

Here are 24 of the funniest and most clever ads to ever be printed (source: Business Insider)

Please note: the first ad shown in the slider is for Lazer helmets, from Belgium.

  • Lazer helmets - Belgium
  • You eat what you touch - Indonesia
    Use soap - Indonesia
  • Breath freshener for animals
  • Breath freshener for humans
  • Fabric softener