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  • Friday Odds and Ends
    -TBWA Shanghai celebrates free expression for Adidas with “#thisisme” (video above). -Ogilvy & Mather Paris appoints Baptiste Clinet as executive creative director. link -How early brand adopters are using Instagram’s Hyperlapse. link -The University of Texas at Austin is naming its new advertising and public relations school after The Richard Group foun […]
  • The Agency Isn’t Dead: Why Niche Is Key to Relevance
    This is a guest post by William Boydston, vice president of The List, a B2B sales and lead generation resource.  If you want a good idea of where your agency should be going, eat your lunch outside, and watch people. What do you see? He’s got his nose in a smartphone, and she’s sitting on a bench staring at a laptop. These are the customers that companies wa […]
  • GSD&M Named Hampton Inn’s Creative Agency
    Hampton Inn has named Austin-based agency GSD&M as its new creative agency, following a review, AdAge reports. The three finalists in the review were revealed to be GSD&M, Chicago-based Cramer-Krasselt and Los Angeles-based David & Goliath. Incumbent agency Y&R Chicago participated in the initial stages of the review, which included six agenc […]
  • Barton F. Graf 9000′s New ‘Clash of Clans’ Spots Are Already Viral
    Barton F. Graf 9000 has two new spots for Supercell’s massively successful Clash of Clans game, and each of the 30-second videos have already racked up over six million views on YouTube since being uploaded yesterday. While last year’s spot from the agency took a broader approach, this year Barton F. Graf 9000 chose to spotlight a single character, the wizar […]
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    David Fincher Spots Expand on New W+K Gap Campaign BBDO Makes Short Shorts for Mountain Dew W+K and ESPN Remind You That Monday Night Means Football Production Company Gets Gross in Honda Spec Spot Intel Begins Creative Review Translation Goes Back to School for Champs Sports Porsche Adds Solve to Agency Roster New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs i […]
  • Carmichael Lynch Re-enters the 36 Chambers for Steak ‘n Shake
    Just over a year ago, Carmichael Lynch turned its role as Steak ‘n Shake’s new AOR into an opportunity to demonstrate its love of all things retro kung-fu with the “Hunger Wisely” campaign. This week, the agency released an extension of that effort for the client (which is NOT to be confused with Shake Shack), helmed again by director Harold Einstein of Dumm […]
  • Deutsch NY, Ad Council Team Up for FEMA PSA
    Deutsch, New Yorkteamed up with The Ad Council to create a PSA campaign for FEMA, in time for National Preparedness Month, reminding families to have a plan in the event of a disaster. Since, according to FEMA, 50 percent of families have not discussed an emergency plan in the event of a disaster, the organization wanted to stress what a difference having a […]
  • BBDO NY Has Some ‘Ideas’ for GE
    BBDO New York’s latest offering for GE continues to celebrate innovation, but marks a stylistic departure from the agency’s recent work. While “What Would Happen” and “Childlike Imagination” looked at innovation with a sense of childlike wonder, “Ideas” takes a sharp sidestep, personifying those ideas and focusing on how they often emerge as “rough around th […]
  • Arnold Celebrates the Opening of Its New Office
    Arnold Worldwide has been hinting at a big move for some time, dropping easter eggs like a craigslist ad offering its Emmy award to the most worthy bidder and creating an “ (moving)” site that features an interactive, factoid-packed infographic. This week the move became official as the agency began operations in its new Boston home at what was once […]
  • Leo Burnett Celebrates 40 Years in the UK for McDonald’s
    Today Leo Burnett’s London office launched a new campaign celebrating the 40th anniversary of McDonald’s arrival in the UK. The campaign aims to portray the important moments in people’s lives…that just happened to occur at McDonald’s. In “Just Moved In,” (featured above) the most realistic of these scenarios, a family moves in to a new house. After a hard d […]


  • A&E Expected to Buy 10% Stake in Vice Media
    Vice Media confirmed Friday that it is in talks to sell a 10% stake to A&E Networks for $250 million.The deal, which would value Vice at roughly $2.5 billion, is expected to close soon and comes the same day as reports saying Time Warner ended discussions to buy its own stake in the media company. That deal would have valued Vice at roughly $2 billion.Na […]
  • Wall Street Journal Exec Says He's Starting a Company with Ashton Kutcher
    Two Wall Street Journal executives are leaving the company this month, including Chief Digital Sales Officer Brad Westbrook. In an email to Ad Age confirming word of his departure, Mr. Westbrook said he is "starting a new media company" with actor and investor Ashton Kutcher, but declined to provide more details.Mr. Kutcher stars on the CBS sitcom […]
  • Havas Revenue Increases 2.7% in First Half
    Havas revenue increased 2.7% to $1.14 billion for the first half of 2014, compared with the first half of last year, boosted by a 7.9% increase in the second quarter, the agency holding company said today. Organic growth, excluding the effects of events such as acquisitions, was 5.7% in the first six months of the year, compared to just 0.5% growth in the sa […]
  • Publicis Reportedly Near Deal to Buy Criteo
    Publicis Groupe may be close to a deal to acquire Criteo, the web-advertising company that went public last year, the French financial newspaper Les Echos reported today.Publicis started talks to buy the Paris-based agency three months ago and the negotiations could be concluded in coming days, Les Echos said in its report, without describing where it got it […]
  • Cow Street Musicians Want You to Eat Chick-fil-A, Not Burgers
    Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of […]
  • Watch Jon Stewart Take on Fox News' Ferguson Coverage
    By now we all know exactly how Jon Stewart feels about Fox News; ridiculing the cable news network has practically become the raison d'tre for "The Daily Show." But in the segment below, our Video of the Week, Stewart dials up the heat by examining, in excruciating detail, how Fox has been covering the aftermath of the police shooting of Micha […]
  • McDonald's Says Russia Now Inspecting 100 Restaurants
    McDonald's, facing mounting scrutiny from Russia's consumer-safety agency, said more than 100 of its restaurants are now being inspected in the country following the forced closing of 12 locations.McDonald's temporarily shut four restaurants in Krasnodar, in southern Russia, on an order from the Rospotrebnadzor agency, according to Svetlana Po […]
  • The Value of a 'Full House' Reunion for Advertisers (Plus Five More Reunions We Want)
    It's not only fans of the iconic 90's sitcom "Full House" who are eager to see the show revived. Advertisers may be just as giddy for the possible return of Jesse Katsopolis, Danny Tanner and Joey Gladstone.This week reports surfaced that the series, which was the bedrock of ABC's "TGIF" block in the late 1980s through the […]
  • Hampton Inn Names GSD&M New Creative Agency After Review
    Hampton Inn has named Omnicom's GSD&M its new creative agency after a review.The review, which was handled by consultancy Bob Wolf Partners/TPG in Santa Monica, Calif., included three finalists: independent Chicago-based shop Cramer-Krasselt, Los Angeles-based indie David & Goliath and GSD&M, which is in Austin, Texas.The account had previou […]
  • Six Things You Didn't Know About Adam & Eve's Ben Priest
    Ben Priest, founding partner and executive creative director at Adam & Eve/DDB, quietly surprised the industry this year with his agency's accomplishments on the awards circuit. The shop's holiday campaign for Harvey Nichols, "Sorry I Spent It on Myself," took home four Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativi […]

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  • From Moscow to Mumbai, These Agencies Make Today's Best Campaigns
    BETC Paris While this agency’s logo pays homage to the bee colony it tends atop its roof terrace—which happens to be some of the finest real estate in Paris, boasting a 360-degree view—the insect imagery also gives a nod to the creative chaos inside the shop that has brought such sweet results. “We like the idea of a hive with its hustle and bustle,” explain […]
  • CBS Exec Steve Capus Discusses the Evolution of the Evening News
    Specs Who Steve Capus New gig Executive editor, CBS News;executive producer, CBS Evening News Old gig President, NBC News;executive producer, NBC Nightly News Age 50 Twitter @SteveCapus Photo: Alfred Maskeroni What insider knowledge are your bringing to your new role? I’m coming in with a little bit of a different perspective than most people have who just p […]
  • Social Activism Becomes a Thing for Brands, Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge
    Social activism reached a tipping point this summer with the ALS Association’s unstoppable Ice Bucket Challenge, which to date has raised nearly $100 million while soaking millions more. In the latest brand-activist mashup, Dr. Martens and Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Magazine are advancing a teen-focused native advertising and social media campaign spotlighting s […]
  • The iPhone 6 Should Make Mobile Ads a Bigger Deal
    Marketers will keep close watch on Apple’s Sept. 9 event when it is set to introduce the iPhone 6, the next evolution of its phone that dominates the U.S. and is central to mobile advertising. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is expected to make wide-ranging and far-reaching changes to its flagship product, which has been updated annually since launchi […]
  • These Are the NFL's 7 Social Branding MVPs
    The NFL season has yet to begin, but Russell Wilson, the reigning Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, is already retweeting sponsors like Braun. The 25-year-old represents a new era of sports spokespeople where athletes’ performances on social media channels are almost as important as how they play on the field. Here’s the bottom line f […]
  • No Fewer Than 5 Shows Inspired by Sherlock Holmes Find Homes on TV
    A shadowy cabal of influential media barons went to war with a lone mastermind earlier this year in the court. This, of course, was the legal battle between Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger and the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which tried to argue that, more than 100 years after the first Sherlock Holmes story was published, Holmes had not yet passed into […]
  • Instagram Users Like NASA’s Worldly View
    NASA's Earth-to-audience message on its Instagram page is leading governmental agency efforts to reach online viewers this week. The aeronautics and aerospace research group's time lapse video of our planet was liked more than 64,000 times and had an average audience engagement rate of 4.19 percent. This may be the start of a time lapse video race, […]
  • A&E Buys 10% of Vice For $250 Million
    Vice has sold 10 percent of its company to A&E Networks for $250 million, a Vice representative confirmed to Adweek on Friday.  The terms of the deal gives the millennial-oriented publication a valuation of $2.5 billion. Just last year when 20th Century Fox bought 5 percent of the company, it only been given a price tag of $1.4 billion. The Brooklyn-base […]
  • Executive Kidnapping Fears Trigger BMW's New Armored SUV for Russia
    As the traditional wisdom goes, a brand that prospers is the one that answers the needs of its market. The nimble R&D team at BMW AG proved this maxim at the Moscow International Automobile Salon yesterday, by unveiling armored versions of its X5 SUV. Consistent with so many other aspects of German engineering, when BMW says its car is bulletproof, it’s […]
  • Apple Blocks Developers From Selling User Health Data to Marketers
    Apple updated its privacy policy to prohibit the sale of user health data to advertisers, according to The Financial Times. The policy update comes just ahead of an anticipated Sept. 9 launch of the first iWatch and next-generation iPhone, which will both connect to Apple's new health tracking software dubbed HealthKit. The Financial Times dug into the […]

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  • Photographer's Perfect 'Arrangements' Series Highlights Color and Simplicity
    For photographer Emily Blincoe, there's beauty in precise organization. Blincoe's love of simplicity is evident in her series "Arrangements," an ode to color, shape and impeccable prop styling. Blincoe has an eye for beautiful groupings, whether she's photographing a crate full of heirloom tomatoes or the cracked shells of farm-fresh […]
  • How to Be a Highly Competitive Mobile Developer
    The demand for mobile software developers is red hot, and the demand for Android developers is even hotter Since Americans are consumed by their smartphones alone for about an hour per day (a figure that doesn't even account for tablet/other electronic media usage), most companies need highly skilled mobile developers to adapt their website or service t […]
  • Rick Perry's Twitter Account Sends Out 'Unauthorized' Meme
    Texas Governor Rick Perry's Twitter official account sent out a meme mocking the drunk-driving attorney who was behind his recent indictment. Here's a screengrab of that "unauthorized" Rick Perry tweet: — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) September 1, 2014 See also: 23 Awkward Types of First Tweets The tweet superimpos […]
  • Google Glass is Getting a Second Look from Businesses
    A few months after Google publicly teased its plans to develop Google Glass, Ian Shakil convinced some friends who worked at the company to let him try on an early prototype of the smart glasses. It proved to be an eye-opening experience. "It was sort of a lightning strike eureka moment trying it on," Shakil told Mashable in a recent interview. […]
  • Drone Reveals the First Stages of Apple's New Spaceship Campus
    We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but one drone pilot managed to capture at least one Cupertino secret early: the new Apple spaceship campus Looking like the unearthed remains of a grounded Death Star or the ancient ruins of an alien civilization, the early stages of Apple […]
  • Social Media Goes Wild Over Massive Celebrity Nude Photo Leak
    A massive leak of what appears to be celebrities in compromising positions has seen the Internet go into overdrive. On Sunday evening, a hacker posted photographs to 4Chan purporting to show dozens of stars naked or partially exposed. The images spread quickly across Twitter and other social media platforms. See also: Jennifer Lawrence and Other Celebs Hacke […]
  • After Celebrity Photo Hack, How Safe Is the Cloud?
    A trove of celebrity nude images — purportedly of some major celebrities — spread across the web Sunday evening. Although the veracity of many of the images in question is unclear, a number of celebrities have confirmed that they are the victims of this violation of privacy. Hacking into cell phones or online accounts to access nude or personal photographs f […]
  • Tony Stewart Returns to Racing After Crash That Killed Fellow Driver
    Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart returned to racing on Sunday in Atlanta following a three-week absence after his car hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt race track in New York on Aug. 9 "I’ve taken the last couple weeks off out of respect for Kevin and his family, and also to cope with the accident in my own way, […]
  • How Big Data Could Help Prevent the Next Ferguson
    Watson is getting its data-analyzing hands into everything. From health care to food science, IBM's "cognitive supercomputer" — who won Jeopardy more than three years ago — is taking on the intellectual heavy lift of sifting through enormous amounts of data, so humans don't have to. One area where it's just getting started is law enf […]
  • 'Once Upon a Time' Teases an Icy Welcome for Elsa of 'Frozen'
    While Frozen mania has slowed in real life, it's just beginning for the town of Storybrooke. The fictional fairy tale town in ABC's Once Upon a Time will play host to Frozen's Elsa, played by Fringe's Georgina Haig, in its upcoming season 4The Hollywood Reporter shares a first look at how the Queen of Arendelle's arrival will affect […]

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  • TV ad: Samsung Wash and Dry: First Date
    Samsung launches its first White-goods Appliances campaign in Brazil Named "First Date" the video refers to the Wash and Dry Ecobubble Samsung and the love relationship between consumers and their clothes Samsung, the world leader in technology, launches its first brand campaign for the category of White line in Brazil. The video "First Date […]
  • TV ad: MTV EXIT Foundation: Broken Dreamers
    The music video 'Broken Dreamers', created via McCann Sydney, features an original song by Paris-based electro pop artist Birkii, and tells the story of three characters caught in nightmarish modern-day slavery scenarios. The stories unfold in the form of a pop-up storybook, highlighting the collision of innocence and malevolence.Category: Public i […]
  • Print ad: Unesco: Testament - CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
    In the world, millions of children are fighting wars. Most of them take place in the African continent. According to Unesco, the numbers are as high as 100 million, by research. It was necessary to create a remarkable campaign, capable of raising awareness about these children's sad reality, of spreading this issue to the world. Showing that this proble […]
  • Print ad: Unesco: Testament - INDIA
    In the world, millions of children are fighting wars. Most of them take place in the African continent. According to Unesco, the numbers are as high as 100 million, by research. It was necessary to create a remarkable campaign, capable of raising awareness about these children's sad reality, of spreading this issue to the world. Showing that this proble […]
  • Print ad: Unesco: Testament - AFGHANISTAN
    In the world, millions of children are fighting wars. Most of them take place in the African continent. According to Unesco, the numbers are as high as 100 million, by research. It was necessary to create a remarkable campaign, capable of raising awareness about these children's sad reality, of spreading this issue to the world. Showing that this proble […]
  • Outdoor ad: The Safety Lab: The Safety Lab/CCTV Be #Longstreetsmart
    Cape Town's iconic Long Street has become a hotbed of petty crimes. So how do you fight these petty crimes without the cost of increased policing and the risk of creating an oppressive atmosphere on Long Street?You use crime fighters that already exist on every street corner, in the form of CCTV cameras. Along with Metro Police and the Central City Impr […]
  • Print ad: Liquor Barons: Father's Day kisses
    A topical ad positioning Liquor Barons as the shop to get Dad's favorite drop this Father's Day. Agency: SHEDcsc, Perth.Category: Drinks, alcoholicClient: Liquor BaronsAgency: SHEDcscExecutive Creative Director: Andrew TinningCreative Director: Drew RidleyArt Director: Matt RidleyCopywriter: Andrew TinningArt Director: Drew RidleyAccount Director: […]
  • Interactive ad: Winter Appeal: Protection from winter
    For most of us, winter is manageable. But for families living in poverty, winter is extremely harsh. The only thing that could help make a difference were donations to the Winter Appeal. To demonstrate this, RAPP New Zealand created an interactive banner that metaphorically showed the act of donating as protection from winter. See: […]
  • TV ad: Renault: New Renault Twingo "Go Anywhere, Go Everywhere"
    New Renault Twingo's new look, new rear-engined architecture, ultra-manoeuvrable handling and raft of smart, travelling comfort-enhancing features deserved an advertising campaign to match its ingenuity and the new lifestyle for which it stands.For New Twingo's launch, Publicis Conseil has concocted an offbeat advertising campaign which spotlights […]
  • TV ad: Sky Broadband: Toy Story That Time Forgot
    Following a successful tie-up last year, Sky has once again teamed up with DisneyPixar and WCRS London to create a brand new TV ad featuring characters from the popular DisneyPixar’s Toy Story movie franchise to promote the reliability of its Sky Broadband service.Category: TelecommunicationsClient: SkyAgency: WCRSCreative Director: Barry SkolnickExecutive C […]

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  • Possible Mini-Security Breach At California Target Store
    Back in January, postal inspectors discovered a scheme to duplicate the credit cards of Target customers and rack up purchases on counterfeit cards. No… we don’t mean that Target credit card breach. So far, this appears to be a much smaller breach, though authorities can’t say for sure yet that it’s not at all related to the breach that … [More]
  • Going Shopping? Here’s Where You’ll Find September Deals
    Do you plan to spend your Labor Day weekend shopping? If so, there are certain things that you’ll find great deals on as the calendar flips from August to September. Our power-shopping colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports recommend looking for gas grills, digital cameras, bicycles, and small electronics. Our friends over at Rather-Be-Shopping would a […]
  • Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Need To Mail This Rebate Before July 1, 2004
    Do you have a slightly older computer that would work with a slightly old anti-virus software? If so, stop by your nearest big-box store. The Raiders of the Lost Walmart, brave seekers of retail antiquities, have found large caches of ancient security programs for sale at big-box discount and office supply stores. Stephen found this program from 2011 at … [M […]
  • New York Not A Fan Of Comcast’s Plan To Take Over TWC Service In New York
    We’ve known for months that the FCC and the Justice Department are hard at work combing through the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, but they aren’t the only ones. Although the deal will need approval from both federal agencies in order to move forward, it also has to get the states where Comcast, TWC, and Charter operate on board. And … [More]
  • Not The Cheese!! Kraft Recalls American Singles For Possible Premature Spoilage
    Obeying the correct storage process for ingredients is of the utmost importance when it comes to creating ooey-gooey cheesy deliciousness. And improper storage can spoil your cheese – as one supplier found out now that loads of Kraft Singles are being recalled. Kraft Food Group Inc announced the voluntary recall of 7,691 cases of some varieties of its Kraft […]
  • The Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Latte Is Now A Thing At Dunkin’ Donuts
    It’s the last official week of summer, but did you think that America had reached peak pumpkin yet? Of course it hasn’t. Apparently the early lattes, pumpkin-flavored peanut butter, toaster strudels, and gum weren’t enough. Dunkin’ Donuts has raised the pumpkin stakes by offering pumpkin crème brûlée latte coffee drinks, and pumpkin mocha drinks. I don’t und […]
  • Denny’s Is Selling A $300 Breakfast Because Everyone Wants Champagne In The Morning
    Not all Denny’s locations are created equal. That’s especially true of the chain’s new New York City Financial District location that’s selling a $300 breakfast complete with a bottle of bubbly. The classed-up version of the diner’s Grand Slam, called the Grand Cru Slam, comes with the traditional eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon serving and a bottle of top […]
  • City Bills Landowner $944 For Non-Existent Water Service For Vacant Lot
    There are vacant lots all over the place here in Philadelphia, and a number of them are sold at auction by the city’s Housing Authority. When one area man purchased one such empty spot of land two years ago, the last thing he probably expected was to someday be hit with an unexplained and massive water bill for a property … [More]
  • The Only Thing College-Like In These College Themed Hotels Is A Painting Of A Red Solo Cup
    Have you ever wanted to go back to college – you know, to relive the glory days when you received your first taste of freedom? We’ve all through about it at least once, right? Well, a new hotel brand aims to take consumers back, but their approach seems to be lacking – a lot in our humble opinions. Graduate Hotels, … [More] […]
  • TSA: Please Leave Your Ammo-Filled Bibles And Hot Sauce Grenades At Home
    There are a lot of things you aren’t allowed to bring into the cabin of a plane: throwing stars, shoe knives, and toy guns belonging to sock monkeys. While a hollowed-out Bible might be a great hiding place for your bullets at home, the Transportation Safety Administration would like the public to know that you’ll need a … [More]

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  • Kotex - Man vs Napkin - (2014) :30 (USA)
    Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai continue with their humor in their new Kotex campaign, having demonstrated cat sensitivity before, they now take on the perfect man. Country:  China Commercials:  Health & Beauty Read more about Kotex - Man vs Napkin - (2014) :30 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Kotex Cat's are sensitive / Cats & tape - (2014) :30 (China)
    Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai wanted to demonstrate .. how silly cats walk when they have tape on them? Country:  China Commercials:  Health & Beauty Read more about Kotex Cat's are sensitive / Cats & tape - (2014) :30 (China) Add new comment […]
  • "Rape Nail Polish", great viral to discuss rape - but non-existent product.
    You've heard about Undercovercolors (website not available) this week. It started with a great big bang as the image (above) of the nailpolish changing spread, and a link to a UC donations page asking for funds spread with it. Not sure why they'd need more funding as they've won an $11,000 prize and a $100,000 investment already, according to […]
  • Forget the walking fridge, Fuji has made the walking printer.
    Fuji has taken a note from the walk-in fridge commercial and Yo! Sushi's robot-bartender and made a walking printer. The robotic printer can walk around the office and deliver the print-outs to those who have ordered the job done. The printer has been designed for use in public spaces, with the idea that it'll keep documents secure when the printer […]
  • Truth - Unpaid Spokesperson / Celebrities - (2014) :30 (USA)
    72andSunny and Truth took over the VMA's the other night, when many people in attendence were spotted with little orange Truth #finishit little X-es on the outfits or collars. What was that all about? Country:  United States Commercials:  PSA & Public Interest Read more about Truth - Unpaid Spokesperson / Celebrities - (2014) :30 (USA) Add new comme […]
  • Colossal Spark is a crowdsourcing Colossal Joke
    Update - we've edited this article Friday August 29, see footnote. Colossal Spark is a brand new crowdsourcing website for advertisers, and creatives alike. Now I know what you're thinking: Great, another exploitive site a la Victors and Spoils, where the partners make a boat load of money while enlisting thousands upon thousands of minions to work […]
  • PLQ "A souvenir" (2014) 1:00 (Canada)
    Quebec has a love affair with butter. Oh sure it went through rocky times when people became afraid of fat, but thankfully we righted our course and got back on track. This ad is for Les Producteurs de lait du Québec. Which is like the dairy board. Country:  Canada Commercials:  Food Read more about PLQ "A souvenir" (2014) 1:00 (Canada) 2 comments […]
  • Just for men "Just you" (2014) :30 (USA)
    Here's an ad featuring men doing men stuff while a man talks about being a man and being the same man you were since you became a man. Country:  United States Commercials:  Health & Beauty Read more about Just for men "Just you" (2014) :30 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • E*Trade "Rock Climb" (2014) :30 (USA)
    Kevin Spacey shills for E*Trade, searching for Type E people who need help climbing the metaphor of financial planning. Spacey comes across as being his usual aloof and elitist self which is off putting. Country:  United States Commercials:  Business & finance Read more about E*Trade "Rock Climb" (2014) :30 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Puma "Forever Faster" (2014) 1:00 (USA)
    Usain Bolt delivers an anthemic monologue about being a rebel and trouble maker and getting what you want, while sitting in a hot tub surrounded by trophy women. Then, when the owner of the home goes after him, he runs away naked. Okay.... Country:  United States Commercials:  Sports Read more about Puma "Forever Faster" (2014) 1:00 (USA) Add new c […]

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  • Scrabble Power of Words
    Ukraine agency Twiga and design studio Tough Slate Design have produced a set of four print advertisements for Scrabble, using digital manipulation to provide creative word plays. The fusion campaign puts the cat in caterpillar, the crow in crowbar, the pen in penguin and car in carrot. “The power of words”. Credits The Scrabble Power […]
  • Trivial Pursuit in Print Puzzles
    Trivial Pursuit the Hasbro board game, is presented in a series of seven print and outdoor advertisements from DDB Paris, each using an empty category wedge to evoke the game’s test of general knowledge. What’s the name of Great Pyramid of Giza? Who appears on Mount Rushmore with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln? […]
  • The Sounds of GE in Big Drop
    GE has released “The Big Drop”, a sound and vision work as part of “The Sounds of GE”, showcasing the crucial role of sound in GE’s engineering. Audio recordings are used by engineers to perform real-time diagnostics of airplanes, locomotives, power turbines and medical equipment, allowing for prediction and diagnosis of faults, maintenance to be […]
  • OK Go The Writing’s on The Wall
    OK Go’s music video for “The Writing’s On The Wall” has won the Best Visual Effects award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Brooklyn-based production company 1stAveMachine and their experimental agency division SpecialGuest collaborated with OK Go members to create a one-take film focused on optical illusions. Drawing inspiration from artists like Georges […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Takes Ice Bucket Challenge
    Samsung Mobile UK has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a YouTube video featuring the Samsung Galaxy S5. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been connected with the Ice Bucket meme over the last month. Participants have ice cold water poured over themselves while challenging others […]
  • Electrolux Washing Reimagined
    Electrolux has released the next expression from their artful appliances idea with a new online film from Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand that demonstrates the artistic capability of its washing machines. Collaborating with upcoming Thai experimental artist Pitchanan Sornyen, and production company Wakeup Rabbit, ‘Washing: Re-Imagined’ uses the magic of art a […]
  • Honda Hot and Cold Testing Civic Extremes
    Honda Motor Europe has launched “Hot and Cold”, a new multi-channel campaign celebrating the Civic range and Honda’s unparalleled dedication to thorough testing. The campaign is based on the idea that ‘there’s testing, then there’s Honda testing’, showcasing the dramatic lengths the manufacturer will go to when testing their vehicles, specifically the Civic […]
  • Puma Forever Faster
    Puma is running “Forever Faster”, an integrated advertising campaign recognising athletes who stand out as individuals through both performance and personality. PUMA’s push to become the Fastest Sport Brand in the World is promoted in a television commercial, print advertising, and out of home work in metro stations, billboards, buses and trains in some of [ […]
  • Pinterest Say Hello to Messages
    Pinterest has launched “Say Hello to Messages”, an online advertising campaign promoting the new direct messaging system that allows users to have conversations about Pins on Pinterest, igniting the spark of creative collaboration around a shared interest or project. A 2:20 minute commercial weaves together three narratives across the globe to deftly illustr […]
  • Why Not engage with Climate Reality
    Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is supporting the United Nations by urging young people across the globe to demand world leaders act on climate change as part of the new Why? Why Not? campaign. The campaign will work to recruit young people from around the world, aged between 13 and 21, […]

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  • this is (hazel)nuts
    People don't just like Nutella. People LOVE Nutella. People have, quite literally, unhealthy relationships with Nutella. So it's no shocker that in the hipster world headquarters (Brooklyn), there will be a Nutella-themed restaurant opening. Sound too good to be true? Well, it just might be. The restaurant, Nutelleria, isn't actually owned or […]
  • wet your notebook, not whistle
    We have waterproof clothing, waterproof footwear, waterproof watches - so why is it that it's taken so long to come up with waterproof paper? Finally, the wait is over. For those who need to withstand the elements for work or hobby, Rite in the Rain has produced 100% recyclable weatherproof paper that regular pencil or ballpoint pens write on perfectly. […]
  • got rice?
    Although the viral sensation of the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's Disease, some people just don't really understand the idea. Well, the people of India decided to adapt the phenomenon into something a little more tangible and in the process, help feed a quarter of the world's hungry. Enter the "Rice […]
  • another kickstarted thing breaks a record
    This is the Coolest. Seriously, the thing is called the Coolest. It's a cooler... BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! It cools. It blends. It plays your favorite tunes and charges your phone at the SAME TIME! If you call now you won't get to talk to anyone because kickstarter is A WEBSITE!Ahem... sorry. This thing is pretty rad though. And the project failed […]
  • unfit commercial for immature drivers
    Are you the type of person who hates making stops when you are road tripping home after spending a week with your sister and her 3 kids who decide that 6:00 AM is an appropriate time to wake up and start screaming about who's pancake looks more like a cartoon mouse? Well, Honda has a car for you. It's called the Fit. It gets good gas mileage. And t […]
  • low life litterers called out
    Not sure if Toronto has seen an uptick in littering, or if they are just trying to overthrow Calgary as being the cleanest city, but they are taking a strong stance against littering in a new series of ads. Do people actually still litter as a conscious decision in Toronto? Don't be a pig. Pick up your trash.
  • 99 bottles of beer on sale now...
    ...99 bottles of beeeeeer. Yeah, this news is absolutely worth singing about! Austin Beerworks makes a tasty sessionable beer called Anytime Ale. Sessionable ales are meant to be drank in large quantities over long periods of time. So it makes complete sense to sell said ale in a big 'ole multi-pack. And by big 'ole, we're talking a 99 PACK OF […]
  • Belize wins the internet this week
    Jonathan Cain, Journey's keyboardist and writer of the rock ballad you hate to love, "Don't Stop Believin", recently traveled to Belize and tweeted about his love of of the country and it's people. Belize Tourism Board saw the tweet and decided to thank him... which would've been nice enough, but they made it frickin' aweso […]
  • most dedicated brand manger ever
    Brand managers sacrifice a lot for their brands... time, energy, tears, sweat, their internal organs. Wait, their internal organs? In this cringe-worthy video, a Bissel brand manager is so committed to proving his brand's efficacy he risks contracting e.coli, hepatitis, influenza and a billion other transmittable diseases to prove it. Now that's co […]
  • reviewing the taco bell dollar menu
     You work hard for your money. (Hard for it, honey). God forbid you spend it, only to realize shortly afterwards that you've made a terrible mistake. Thankfully, writer David Griner ate every menu item from Taco Bell's new dollar menu and gave his thoughts on each one - so you'll know exactly where your hard-earned dollar should go next time y […]

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  • The Ridiculously Phallic Crunchie Ads of the 1950s.
    Let me feed it to you—s l o w l y—baby.CLICK ADS TO ENLARGE.SCENE:offices of London ad agency Subliminal, Persuader, & Manipulate, 1957.Subliminal: "Gentlemen: I just got off the phone with Fry's. We got a new giant bar to push, the 6D. I told them they should call it the 8D, but they said it's not twice as big. I told them, who gives a fu […]
  • The Swagger Ad Dads Need To Get Got.
    The New Cheerios Gang-Signs Dad It's been well documented (if not well researched): At some point in the 1990s, Ad Dads very suddenly became moronic punchlines. I don't know who was more responsible for this—ad agencies or brands or Homer Simpson—but the tipping point was reached quickly. It was an anti-Mad Men ad movement. It was anti-creative. An […]
  • What In The Hell Has Happened To Beer Advertising?
    Long gone are the days of the great "Tastes Great/Less Filling" Miller Lite TV commercials.Long gone are the days of the very good Bud Light "Real Men of Genius/Real American Heroes" radio spots. (It didn't work as well on TV.)And, long gone are the days of the fucking brilliant Errol Morris-directed "High Life" Miller TV a […]
  • Van Gogh Severed Ear Portrait Ads, Ranked.
    Vinnie painted approximately 40 self-portraits before shooting himself at 37. (or before being shot, claim others). But he only created two with his bandaged ear. The popular opinion is that he cut off part of his lobe with a razor blade after a fight with Paul Gauguin. Another theory is that Gauguin lopped it off with his sword, either accidentally or on pu […]
  • Awful Stock Photos Turned Into Awful Ads.
     The amount of time I've spent on stock photo websites (mostly shitty Getty, of course) over the last 15+ years would be measured in months, not hours. Any ad creative who's had to work with either cheap-ass clients who wouldn't pay for a shoot even if you took their fucking kids hostage or dipshit clients who just didn't see the point kn […]
  • The Woman Used Illegally In The Infamous Burger King "Blowjob" Ad Speaks Out.
    Some of you will remember this unsubtle Burger King ad from five years, via Singapore. The overwhelming negative blowback over the ad forced BK USA Corporate to release this statement at the time:"Burger King Corporation (BKC) values and respects all of its guests. This advertisement is running to support a limited promotion in the Singapore market and […]
  • Biggest Brand Social Media Dipshits of 2014.
    (dipshit training)Hello Brands!I've noticed that, more and more, EVERY DAY! you all are trying so hard! to be my "friend"! But! You also "love" (!!!)  ALL your "fans" and "followers"! But! What you really love are "Likes" and "Favorites"! You call it "Engagement"! You wanna be "e […]
  • Inner Monologues of the DIRECTV Marionettes.
    NOTE: Click on the images to watch the commercials. THE SONHow come I don't have a penis yet? ... Dad's got a penis ... I ain't even got a knob ... I wonder if mom has a vagina. Of course she has a vagina, dummy! YOU came out of her vagina, according to Miss Abernathy ... I wish Nathan would stop trying to light me on fire ... and showing me h […]
    I would genuinely like to apologize to Gen Y-ers/Millennials for this post. I didn't really mean everything ... most everything ... half ... a lot ... OK, some of what was written here previously. I am going through a "life-event" that has me very, very, very, very, VERY angry at said life (Well, more than usual. No, it's not my ongoing u […]
  • An Examination of the Metaphorical Representation of Shit in Advertising.
    "Complex Shit", by Paul McCarthy, 2008.Constipation. Diarrhea. Explosive Diarrhea. We've all had them. We will all continue to have them. Thus, Shit Manipulation is big business for Big Pharma. But how does one visually address such a disgusting topic in ads? Let's take a figurative look up your asshole.Dulcolax. "Only You Can Set Th […]

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  • Sky Broadband: Toy Story That Time Forgot
    Advertising Agency: WCRS, UK Creative Director: Barry Skolnick Executive Creative Director: Leon Jaume Creative: Simon Robinson Planner: James Stevens Agency Producers: Eliot Liss, Alex Honnor Account: Torie Wilkinson, Carolina Gutierrez, Katie Gould […]
  • Zoo Bratislava: Orangutan
    Open for smiles. Advertising Agency: JANDL Bratislava, Slovakia Chief Creative Officer: Bernd Fliesser Creative Directors: Alex Strimbeanu, Jano Fajnor Art Director: Razvan Mitoiu Copywriters: Andrei Gurau, Samo Marec Photographer: Hannes Kutzler Account manager: Marek Wilhalm […]
  • Zoo Bratislava: Lion
    Open for smiles. Advertising Agency: JANDL Bratislava, Slovakia Chief Creative Officer: Bernd Fliesser Creative Directors: Alex Strimbeanu, Jano Fajnor Art Director: Razvan Mitoiu Copywriters: Andrei Gurau, Samo Marec Photographer: Hannes Kutzler Account manager: Marek Wilhalm […]
  • Zoo Bratislava: Kangaroo
    Open for smiles. Advertising Agency: JANDL Bratislava, Slovakia Chief Creative Officer: Bernd Fliesser Creative Directors: Alex Strimbeanu, Jano Fajnor Art Director: Razvan Mitoiu Copywriters: Andrei Gurau, Samo Marec Photographer: Hannes Kutzler Account manager: Marek Wilhalm […]
  • Supercell / Clash of Clans: Magic
    Advertising Agency: Barton F. Graf 9000, New York, USA Chief Creative Officer: Gerry Graf Executive Creative Directors: Scott Vitrone, Ian Reichenthal Copywriters / Art Directors: Joseph Ianno, Matthew Smith Head of Production: Josh Morse Producer: Erica Kahr Account Director: Kate Faux Account Supervisor: Michael Andreozzi Production Company: Psyop Director […]
  • Supercell / Clash of Clans: Preparation
    Advertising Agency: Barton F. Graf 9000, New York, USA Chief Creative Officer: Gerry Graf Executive Creative Directors: Scott Vitrone, Ian Reichenthal Copywriters / Art Directors: Kate Overholt Placentra, Matt Rogers Head of Production: Josh Morse Producer: Erica Kahr Account Director: Kate Faux Account Supervisor: Michael Andreozzi Mix: Heard City Audio Eng […]
  • Fest Cola: Flavor Is Our Birthright, 4
    Advertising Agency: CPR + Partners, New Orleans, USA Creative Director: Justin Bonura, Rocky Russo, David Caruso Art Directors: David Caruso, Rocky Russo Copywriter: Justin Bonura Illustrator: Rocky Russo Photographer: Denny Culbert Account Supervisor: Temple Ruff Published: August 2014 […]
  • Fest Cola: Flavor Is Our Birthright, 3
    Advertising Agency: CPR + Partners, New Orleans, USA Creative Director: Justin Bonura, Rocky Russo, David Caruso Art Directors: David Caruso, Rocky Russo Copywriter: Justin Bonura Illustrator: Rocky Russo Photographer: Denny Culbert Account Supervisor: Temple Ruff Published: August 2014 […]
  • Fest Cola: Flavor Is Our Birthright, 2
    Advertising Agency: CPR + Partners, New Orleans, USA Creative Director: Justin Bonura, Rocky Russo, David Caruso Art Directors: David Caruso, Rocky Russo Copywriter: Justin Bonura Illustrator: Rocky Russo Photographer: Denny Culbert Account Supervisor: Temple Ruff Published: August 2014 […]
  • Fest Cola: Flavor Is Our Birthright, 1
    Advertising Agency: CPR + Partners, New Orleans, USA Creative Director: Justin Bonura, Rocky Russo, David Caruso Art Directors: David Caruso, Rocky Russo Copywriter: Justin Bonura Illustrator: Rocky Russo Photographer: Denny Culbert Account Supervisor: Temple Ruff Published: August 2014 […]

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