The Best of 2015's Bad Local Ads (So Far)

Talking Dogs, Tutorials on Using the Internet And More From Local Businesses Across America

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Local commercials -- those gems of advertising offering sincere pledges of service and strange visuals seemingly inspired by bath salts -- didn't disappoint this year. These ads find a special place in culture and memory with catchy songs, dated graphics and grainy film. So without further ado, revel in the cheesy glory of summer 2015's bad local ads. If you're lucky, you might run into one of these local celebrities at the grocery store (or the dog park).

St. Louis: InstaCredit Automart

Who can resist Punkey Ray and Lulu, the cowboy hat-wearing InstaCredit Automart dogs that tell you about hassle-free approvals and promotions?

Cleveland: Elk & Elk

Law firm Elk & Elk knows how to play hard ball against any opponent.

Manchester, Conn.: Bob's Discount Furniture

We can only hope the couch is waterproof.

Chicago: Victory Auto Wreckers

After 30 years of playing the same commercial, Victory Auto Wreckers is back with a modern look and a discovery of the interweb.

Bayshore, N.Y.: Atlantic Honda

Here's a sort-of-consumer-generated spot featuring a couple of brave souls.

Oregon & Washington: Cascade Natural Gas

Don't clown around with safety.

Winnipeg, Canada: Ride Time

And now a clinker from our neighbor to the north.

Got any suggestions for good or bad local ads? Contact fgreiff@adage.com

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