30 Creative Double-Spread Magazine Ads That Keep You Engaged

Magazine ads are considered a more traditional form of advertising and take up over 30% of conventional magazine space. However, if done correctly, marketers can use their ads to focus on a particular target audience by choosing the right magazine to feature them in. This also paves the way for higher reader involvement.

Thinking outside the box definitely helps in creating impactful and effective ads, and double-page spreads leave plenty of room for creativity and innovation. I have put together 30 creative examples of double-page magazine ads to show you what I mean. Let’s just say you probably wouldn’t mind a magazine filled with ads if they are as interesting as these!

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DHL: “Turning Page” Print Ad

Created by: Shanghai J&j Advertising Co., Ltd

DHL is known for its speedy delivery service. Here, their ad cleverly utilizes a transparent sheet of PVC paper to reflect just how fast their service is, regardless of how you turn the page.

creative double-spread mag ads
Smuckers: Better Together

Created by: Art Director Elinor Buchler

Just like peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street also complement each other. Smuckers uses recognizable icons like them (among others) to showcase just how well they work together.

creative double-spread mag ads
MacBook Pro: Ultra thin

Created by: SVA New York, USA

So this is what it feels like to have a Macbook Pro on your lap. Well, it’s not “paper”-thin, but considering the power a Macbook Pro packs at only 1-inch thick, it’s definitely thin enough by laptop standards.

creative double-spread mag ads
Olimpia, La Fabril: Magazine

Created by: Maruri Grey Ecuador

When we see a bug flying around, our first reaction is usually to take a magazine and kill it. But seriously, why ruin a good magazine when you can use a floor cleaner that has insect repellent action in it,1111 too?

creative double-spread mag ads
SulAmerica Health Insurance: Torn

Created by: MPM Advertising

Oops, did you that tear that dollar bill in two? Don’t worry, it’s just SulAmerica’s way of telling you that they won’t let you do the same with your company’s resources.

creative double-spread mag ads
Furniture: “Folding Chair” Print Ad

Created by: Grey Group Vietnam

How’s this for how small a space you can store away your folding chairs? Pop-up ads put to good use.

creative double-spread mag ads
Adidas Forever Sport Campaign

Created by: Unknown Agency

If only workouts are as easy as flipping the page back and forth. But hey, a girl can dream.

creative double-spread mag ads
Clinique: “Lashes” Print Ad

Created by: WE Marketing Group

Now this is an ad that really gets you up close and personal with what the product can do. Flirty lashes, anyone?

creative double-spread mag ads
Arcor Bubble Gum Ad

Created by: Leo Burnett

A fun ad that banks on your childhood need to blow the biggest bubble gum on the land (without breaking it)!

creative double-spread mag ads
Shikun & Binui Solaria: Sun light

Created by: BBR Saatchi & Saatchi

Alright, I admit that this one isn’t a double-spread, but the illusion still needs two pages, pretty thin paper, strategic color placement, and a little ingenuity to work. “Solar-powered” ads FTW.

creative double-spread mag ads
EDF: Clap Clap

Created by: Euro RSCG C&O

Put your hands, er, pages together to help celebrate the major wins of athletes from the EDF company in European championships, world championships, the Olympics and Paraolympics.

creative double-spread mag ads
Hawaiian Tropic: Enjoy the sun

Created by: Grey

Not only is this an ad for a tanning product, but even the magazine also wants to get in on the act. A handy tanning tool to bring on the go.

creative double-spread mag ads
WMF Kitchen Knives Ad

Created by: Leo Burnett Bangkok

The ad may be exaggerating but knives that can split food into two identical halves are definitely a chef’s dream tool.

creative double-spread mag ads
Kotex: Dry leaf

Created by: Piyush Pandey

Readers open the pages to discover that there’s a dried leaf in between. How much more absorbent can these products get?

creative double-spread mag ads
Seat Ibiza Cupra: Wheel

Created by: ACW Grey

Take the wheel. Yes, literally.

creative double-spread mag ads
Depilatory Strips: “EPILDOU” Print Ad by

Created by: Lg2

Want clean and smooth legs free from hair? If only the deed is as easy as flipping a page. Well, lookie here.

creative double-spread mag ads
BR Petrobras Oil: Victory

Created by: Master Rio de Janeiro

F1 fans would love to wave the checkered flag at the end of an exciting race. This is as close to a reenactment as you can get. Flip their pages!

creative double-spread mag ads
Bic Soleil Clic: Hand

Created by: Dragster

The right razor can let you get into hard-to-reach spaces with ease. The differences are laid apparent perfectly with the use of white on bright orange.

creative double-spread mag ads
Conto Barriers: Lift

Created by: McCann Erickson Prague

Your life can turn in a second, says the ad. And when you do turn the page, a simple icon alteration switches from being on a ski lift, to being on a wheelchair.

creative double-spread mag ads
McDonald’s: Extra large coffee

Created by: DDB

A cheeky ad that uses a lot of white space and four strategically placed coffee stains to illustrate how large coffee at McDonald’s is.

creative double-spread mag ads
TV6 / I’d do anything for money: Wax

Created by: Le Bureau

With the flip of a page, you, the reader, just ripped the eyebrows and beard off this guy’s face! Great opener for a show with the title, “‘I’d do anything for money”.

creative double-spread mag ads
Revlon: “Roots” Print Ad

Created by: Martin/williams

Another product that lets you get to the hard-to-reach places easily, this one lets you get your roots done in a jiffy.

creative double-spread mag ads
Subaru Forester: “King of the hills” Print Ad

Created by: Jwt

King of the hills doesn’t necessarily mean hills of lucious green and great forests. This four-wheel drive can master in sandy hills on the great desert. Way to drive the point home.

creative double-spread mag ads
This is not easy

A powerful way to leave a powerful message and raise awareness about modern day slavery.

creative double-spread mag ads
Vicks Nyquil: Boogers

Created by: Saatchi & Saatchi X

This ad may require a bit of strength as it’s glued to the other page and as it’s slowly revealed, you’ll understand why. Icky? Kind of. Makes a point? You bet.

creative double-spread mag ads
Domino’s Pizza: Hole Reykjavik

Pizza so hot it burned through the back of your magazine. Now that’s good pizza delivery.

creative double-spread mag ads
Sun Block

This sun block ad uses the sun to illustrate just how one can burn without proper protection. Without the right protection, be prepared to turn red (like the guy on the left). Stay protected, love your skin.

creative double-spread mag ads
Audi: Grip, 2

Created by: BBH London

This is part of a series of Audi ads. In this one, you get a view of the type of grid you get when at the wheel of an Audi. You could be holding the wheel like you’re holding a stress ball, a snowball, a bird’s egg or a sponge, you’d still be in control.

creative double-spread mag ads
American Apparel: Double-page spread

So that’s what it looks like when you are in men’s underwear.

creative double-spread mag ads
Terminix: Roach Chip

Created by: Publicis Dallas

Oh, this roach is definitely getting to me. And my food! Better grab some Terminix, just to be safe. Flip that darn page!

creative double-spread mag ads