The 13 Freakiest Ads of 2013

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In a year that became known for its edgy prankvertising, the question was more relevant than ever: How much should you provoke consumers to get a reaction from them?

The 13 marketers on this list decided to go for broke, pummeling viewers with every sort of disturbing advertising theme, from mental illness to drowning deaths to Christopher Walken—with varying degrees of effectiveness. Proceed to the link below at your own risk, and tell us which campaign you found to be this year's freakiest.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
Publish date: December 24, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT