Advertising 101: All the Terrible Ad Clichés in One Brilliant Video [VIDEO]

Lab beakers and Chinese farmers. Kites and panoramic views of Costa Rica. Cars, babies and canned goods — these are what advertisements are made of.

Stock video provider Dissolve has created a brilliant ad by mocking (what else?) ads.

The company pokes fun at its own business by pairing stock footage with the text from Kendra Eash’s advertising takedown “This is a Generic Brand Video.”

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