You see them everyday on your drive to work. They’re something that every major city, community and highway has in common. Billboards. Some billboards are annoying, some are useful, but for the most part, they’re pretty forgettable, right? Not these. After much consideration and deliberation, we present the top 10 funniest company billboards (in no particular order).
10. Audi vs. BMW Billboard War
OK, admit it. This billboard battle between Audi and BMW is hilarious. It’s a bold marketing move by Audi to call out a competitor like they did with this billboard. BMW definitely got the better end of this one. Awesome move by BMW to put their response right next to Audi’s sign. Checkmate.
9. The Bic Razor
If this isn’t one of the most creative billboards you’ve ever seen, we don’t know what is. Part of what we like the most about this ad is that there are no words, other than the Bic logo in the bottom corner. Bic is letting their huge, grass shaving razor speak for itself. Fantastic idea.
8. Hot Wheels
If you told us that you never played with Hot Wheels as a kid, we’d either think you were lying or that you just had a crummy childhood. This monstrous Hot Wheels loop-the-loop brought out the inner kid in all of us. It’s OK to admit that you smiled and even chuckled a bit when you saw this picture. We did, too.
7. Ikea’s Stool Samples
OK, Ikea really brought their “A”-game with this ad. The Swedish furniture manufacturer shows off their fine array of stools with a bit of comedic flair. Having been to Ikea, we can attest to the fact that their stool samples are great. Oh, and they have nice furniture too.
6. Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer
This series of Panasonic nose hair trimmer billboards is not only amazingly comedic, it’s also unbelievably gross. One of the craziest things about these billboards is that the marketing strategy works! You’re now self conscious about your nose hair, aren’t you? That’s what we thought.
Well, the old adage is “sex sells.” Subway decided to put that theory to the test with this billboard. Not only will it get everyone’s attention, but it’s bound to give you a good laugh too. This was a bold marketing move by Subway, but it is definitely one of the funnier billboards you’ve ever seen.
4. Oldtimer Restaurant
Put this billboard off the side of the freeway on a normal-sized advertisement and it wouldn’t be funny, right? However, with the genius placement of the woman’s mouth being the tunnel, this advertisement gains an amazing amount of comedic value. Well played, Oldtimer. Well-played.
3. Ford Mustang
This billboard looks so realistic that if you don’t see the Mustang logo in the bottom corner, you’ll think your vision is going bad. Once you do see the Mustang logo, however, you realize just how incredibly creative this billboard is. Whoever came up with this one deserves a raise.
2. Pond’s clean pores
That’s right, you’re seeing a guy who is scrubbing out the inside of that billboard’s huge pore. Think about that. This billboard is incredibly unique and it shows what the product is going to do. Excellent idea that turned into an awesome advertisement.
“Get back to normal” was Tylenol’s theme for this gigantic billboard. Just looking at this will make you laugh, then you’ll get a headache right after. Those who get constant headaches and migraines can sympathize with this guy. We feel your pain, my friend. We feel your pain.