In a world saturated by advertisements, both print and digital, getting your voice heard among all of the others can be difficult. Marketers have long faced this problem and have excelled at using creativity to bridge the gap between an informative ad and one that inspires genuine interest.
Whether you’re a marketer looking for some inspiration for your next print ad or you simply enjoy wildlife when it’s portrayed in unbelievable situations, check out these hilarious print ads featuring animals:
1. Dog Loaf: You Eat What You Touch
This ad aims to remind one and all that hand washing prevents germs and bacteria from being transported to the food you eat. Dog toast, anyone? (Image source: Behold The Loaf Dog)
2. Wide Camera Lenses: A Valuable Companion
Let’s face it: pigeons aren’t exactly the most appealing thing that you can catch on camera and this wide camera lenses print ad proves it in not so subtle fashion. (Image source: Be ultra-pervy with Omax wide-angle lenses)
3. Olympus Optical Zoom: In Your Face
Another camera ad, this one from Olympus, uses a face-gripping koala to get its point of high-capability optical zoom across. (Image source: Olimpus America)
4. Juicy Fruit: There’s a Much Juicier Chew
What tastes better than a fresh stick of chewing gum to a human? A fresh piece of human for a shark. (Image courtesy: Lexmark Ink Cartridges)
5. Purina Bark in the Park: All the Dogs Standing in the Line for the Bathroom
Advertising a day at the park for dogs and their owners, this print ad cleverly recreates a scene familiar to anyone unfortunate enough to need a toilet in a busy nightclub. (Image source: Cute Photo: Dogs Line Up to Use Tree)
6. Super Glue: The New Mouse Trap
The animal in this ad is implied in a clever effort to showcase the sticking power of super glue. (Image source: Pattex Superglue: Instant hold)
7. Energizer: Never Let Their Toys Die
In a situation familiar to all parents, this Energizer battery print ad promises to keep electronic toys running long enough to keep children out of trouble. In this case, it seems a combination of dead toys and accessible tools will lead to the family pet getting a shiny new coat – of paint. (Image source: Energizer Never Let Their Toys Die)
8. Will Work For Food: No More Insects
This bug spray is apparently so effective that the world’s frogs are going hungry! (Image courtesy: SBP: Frog)
9. Tongue-Tied at High Speeds
This ad does a great job of showcasing the car’s speed while playing on the cuteness of family canines that so many of us can relate to.
10. A Bear in a Bear Costume
A bear within a bear? This costume company print ad offers promises to allow you to remain yourself, only funnier, and does it with a unique and eye-catching style.
11. Constipated Pups
Laxatives are sometimes necessary for the best of us and dogs are no exception. This canine laxative ad suggests that the product is instantly effective. Gross.
12. The Vacuum Gun
Another fantastically artistic ad, this fine piece of print showcases the hoovering power of a vacuum in a humorous and memorable manner. (Image source: Rowenta)
13. Dogs with Dog Breath
Everyone loves puppy dog kisses but the accompanying smell often is, unfortunately, something to sneeze at. This advertisement for doggy breath mints offers a visual conception of just how bad a dog’s breath can be – and why!
14. Off to the (Mice) Races
Racing mice with tiny jockeys? Enough said.