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  • 72andSunny Gets Violent for Call of Duty
    In the week’s most actionable ad, 72andSunny employs some fake blood and an old Jack White tune to remind viewers that the Call of Duty series is all about killing other people. Unlike other, CGI-heavy video game campaigns, this one stars Rob Huebel, who most recently played an angry dad on Transparent and a creepy sex offender on […]
  • Friday Odds and Ends
    -Isobar Poland made this video for the Freedom Tattoos project, a service provided by the agency and Pedagogium The College of Social Sciences “covering up prison tattoos with professionally done, aesthetically pleasing ones” (video above). -Next week, NBC’s Today will offer exclusive previews of some this year’s biggest Super Bowl ads. -Archer’s Mark announced the […]
  • Creative Changes at BBH New York
    BBH New York is the latest agency to rearrange its creative department for the new year. John Patroulis, who joined BBH from AgencyTwoFifteen when it merged with McCann SF in 2011, will graduate from the CCO position to become the agency’s Creative Chairman (a new role) while ECD Ari Weiss, the former 180LA CD who moved […]
  • Toyota Unveils Saatchi’s ‘How Great I Am’ Super Bowl Spot
    Toyota has unveiled Saatchi & Saatchi LA’s “How Great I Am,” one of two spots the brand will run during the Super Bowl. The 60-second spot stars Paralympian and Dancing with the Stars contestant Amy Purdy and audio from a Muhammad Ali interview and is part of the larger “One Bold Choice Leads to Another” […]
  • goodness Mfg. Celebrates Laziness for Carvana
    goodness Mfg. created an ad for online used car buying site Carvana that will run regionally during the Super Bowl. The 30-second spot is a celebration of laziness as “the mother of invention.” At the beginning of the spot a man is using Carvana to view a car when his father asks, “So you actually […]
  • Brand New School Helps Launch Nike’s SB Free
    Nike turned to integrated agency Brand New School and professional skaters Sean Malto and Shane O’Neill to help launch its new SB Free skateboarding shoe. In a 90-second online spot, Malto and O’Neil turn tricks in the shoe in dramatic slow-motion. The spot also emphasizes the freedom of the shoe by comparing it to going […]
  • Leo Burnett Debuts First Work for Jell-O
    Leo Burnett has unveiled its first work for Kraft’s struggling Jell-O brand with the 30-second spot “Faces.” Kraft shifted its Jell-O account from CP+B to Leo Burnett as part of a broader consolidation announced in December. Set to the song “More Smiles” by Los Angeles duo The Jump Ups, “Faces” shows a variety of Jell-O […]
  • Wix Taps McCann/GS&P Vet, Teases Super Bowl Ad Again
    We learned a couple of important things about Israeli web development platform company Wix this fall: the client will air an ad during the Super Bowl and it won’t be created by former AOR Springer + Partners. Earlier this month the first teaser confirmed that the ad will star some former NFL players, and information about the […]
  • Bud Light Reveals EnergyBBDO’s ‘Coin’ in Full
    Bud Light has released the full 90-second version of EnergyBBDO’s “Coin” Super Bowl spot, the latest in the brand’s “Up for Whatever” campaign. Anheuser-Busch first unveiled the ad on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night and uploaded the spot to YouTube, where it has received almost 150,000 views. The 90-second “Coin” doesn’t exactly offer […]
  • Ameriprise Launches Review
    Ameriprise Financial has split with lead agency R/GA and launched a creative review, Adweek reports. According to Adweek‘s sources, R/GA, which had been Ameriprise Financial’s lead creative agency since 2009, declined to participate in the review. Media buying and planning will remain with Initiative. The agencies involved in the review are currently unknown, but final presentations […]

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  • Paddy Power Backs French Footballer to Oust FIFA President
    The management of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, has long been controversial, prompting a challenger to step up to run against President Sepp Blatter when he seeks re-election in May.U.K. bookmaker Paddy Power is backing a bid by former French international soccer player David Ginola, who has put his name forward as a candidate for […]
  • Latest Auto Brand to Skip Super Bowl XLIX: Hyundai Ends Seven-Year Streak
    Hyundai has decided not to advertise in Super Bowl XLIX, snapping a streak of seven consecutive appearances in the game. It joins a growing list of automakers that frequently buy into the big game but are abstaining for 2015.Auto brands in Super Bowl XLIX include Lexus, Nissan, Toyota, BMW, Kia and Mercedes-Benz, but the game […]
  • Hershey Looks to Grow Creative Agency Roster
    Hershey Co. has launched a creative agency review as the candy giant looks to expand its roster of agencies beyond Arnold Worldwide and Havas Worldwide, both owned by the Havas holding company. The two shops will remain on the company's roster, but the marketer wants to get ideas from a broader range of agencies."We are […]
  • A-B To Buy Brand With Tagline: 'Corporate Beer Still Sucks'
    Anheuser-Busch InBev on Friday added another craft brewery to its portfolio with the planned acquisition of Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co. But the nation's largest brewer might have an immediate branding problem on its hands with this deal.That is because one of Elysian's beers is called, ironically, Loser Pale Ale, with the tagline: "Corporate Beer Still […]
  • Cable Pushes to Exclude Netflix From Net Neutrality Protections
    Internet service providers led by Comcast are pushing to protect from federal regulations their ability to demand fees from high-volume data users such as Netflix.Netflix, the world's largest subscription video streaming service, and middlemen such as Level 3 Communications and Cogent Communications Holdings have asked regulators to prevent internet providers from charging for connections.The issue […]
  • Modern Farmer Loses Entire Editorial Staff
    Modern Farmer, the quarterly magazine documenting the farm-to-table movement, has lost its entire editorial staff and will not publish its spring issue."There is no editorial staff, which means there will not be new content for some time," Jesse Hirsch, a now-former editorial staff member at Modern Farmer, told Ad Age in an email.The New York […]
  • Super Bowl Advertisers Turn to NBC's 'Today' and 'Tonight' to Air Commercials Early
    The pre-game push from Super Bowl advertisers is entering full force with the online release of Super Bowl ads from marketers including Lexus and Toyota. But other Super Bowl advertisers are taking new advantage of the traditional TV network carrying this year's game: NBC.Super Bowl advertisers like Anheuser-Busch, BMW and GoDaddy are making NBC Universal's […]
  • Watch Toyota Super Bowl Spot Starring Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy
    Toyota has released one of its two upcoming Super Bowl commercials, this one featuring Paralympic medalist and "Dancing With The Stars" finalist Amy Purdy."How I Am" will appear in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, airing on NBC on Feb. 1. The ad, which also features the voice of Muhammad Ali, is part of […]
  • See the Trailer for 'A Super Bowl Virgin,' Our Behind-the-Scenes Look at Loctite's Super Bowl Debut
    Coming on Feb. 1, "A Super Bowl Virgin" and "Touchdown for Loctite?" will go behind the scenes in Los Angeles and Minneapolis as Loctite, the maker of Super Glue, and its agency, Fallon, take a massive gamble in creating the first-ever Super Bowl spot for the brand.It's all part of Ad Age's new "Anatomy of […]
  • Craig Robinson Heads to the Super Bowl Halftime Show: It's the Newest Ads on TV
    Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, 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 […]

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  • Today Only, Amazon Is Discounting Prime to $72 and Streaming Transparent for Free
    Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts to its Prime service. Prime, a subscription bundle that includes video streaming, a music service, free delivery and other assorted benefits, is $72 for a […]
  • Larry Wilmore on How He Landed The Nightly Show and What He Learned From Jon Stewart
    When CBS tapped Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as its Late Show host, many people assumed Larry Wilmore—The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" since 2006 — would be a natural fit to take over Colbert's 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central slot. But not Wilmore himself. "I didn't think about it at all. I was working […]
  • Accounts in Review: Unilever Launches Massive Media Review While Ameriprise Briefs Finalists
    Given that Unilever spends more than $5 billion in media globally each year, any change in its media assignments will be significant. But sources don't expect decisions in this blockbuster review before the fourth quarter of the year. The core roster shops are Mindshare, Initiative and PHD. On the creative front this week, Ameriprise Financial […]
  • Why President Obama Agreed to be Interviewed by YouTubers
    Three YouTubers were able to score the hardest interview in the U.S.—a no-holds-barred sit-down with President Barack Obama. Hank Green, GloZell Green and Bethany Mota interviewed the Commander in Chief, and their exchanges were streamed live on Thursday night. This is the sixth year that the White House and Google have partnered. Both parties decided that it […]
  • Modern Farmer Loses Edit Staff, but the Magazine Might Survive
    It's been less than a year since Modern Farmer, the Hudson, N.Y.-based magazine covering agriculture for a largely urban audience, won its first National Magazine Award for Best Magazine Section. Unfortunately, that award could also be its last, with the publication's edit staff pulling a New Republic-style walkout in the wake of a clash between the […]
  • Only 46% of Super Bowl Advertisers Will Score Consumer Engagement
    Less than half of the advertisers for Super Bowl XLIX should expect consumer brand engagement from their $4.5 million spots, according to Brand Keys 13 Annual Super Bowl Ad Engagement Survey. Out of 26 brands known to be advertising during the Big Game, just 12, or 46 percent, are expected to garner brand engagement, lower than […]
  • The 15 Weirdest Treasures That Will Keep Skymall in Our Hearts Forever
    It's a sad day for bored travelers and fans of pointless gadgetry. The beloved in-flight catalog SkyMall could soon disappear from seat back pockets everywhere. The company behind SkyMall, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The company's chief executive Scott Wiley attributed the […]
  • How Vevo Found a Workaround to Make its 'Fifty Shades' Video Autoplay on Twitter
    Vevo isn't waiting around for Twitter to release an autoplay feature. Instead, it's one of a few media companies already playing videos automatically in users' feeds by making use of a little-known trick. This week, the digital music video platform posted the video for "Earned It," a song off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. The clip […]
  • Come Super Bowl Sunday, Will the University of Phoenix Regret Its Naming Rights Deal?
    When the expected 184 million viewers tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, they'll see more than just the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots—they'll see one of the newest, most technically advanced stadiums in the United States. And just below that stadium's retractable roof, bolted to its metallic skin, […]
  • Hershey Will Add to Its Roster of Creative Agencies
    The Hershey Co. has launched a search to expand its agency roster beyond Arnold and Havas Worldwide. The confectionery giant is in the early stages of meeting with agencies, confirmed Anna Lingeris, senior manager, brand public relations and consumer engagement at Hershey. "We're not looking to replace Arnold and Havas, which have been doing a […]

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  • How to boost your vitamin D intake in the dead of winter
    Feeling a little gray? Your body might be lacking some vital vitamin D. The majority of winter days are cold, dark and often plagued with freezing snow or rain — not the most inviting weather for being outdoors. As a result, the amounts of the "sunshine vitamin" in our bodies can fall to dangerous levels, […]
  • 7 yummy, easy toppings that turn your smoothie into a full meal
    There are few things better than sipping on a smoothie. Unfortunately, those refreshing beverages are also total heartbreakers that blur the line between meal and snack See also: 26 Foods You've Been Eating All Wrong Instead of being hungry in an hour, turn your fruity concoction into a real (and eye-pleasing) meal. Just add one […]
  • 'Dope' just blew up Sundance
    PARK CITY, Utah — Dope is exactly what the title says it is. Funky fresh, funny, complex and uncompromising, Dope — which made its world premiere Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival — is going to be one of those Sundance movies that, if it finds a good home, will be watched, rewatched, quoted, […]
  • 4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace
    Many of us remember a time when Internet access was a privilege; now, however, access to the Internet is believed to be a basic human right by 83% of global users. Access to a global network of information has become something we can’t live without. The Internet enables us to be more self-sufficient — and […]
  • Goodbye Earthlings: Comet Lovejoy won't return for 8,000 years
    Comet Lovejoy was visible Saturday night, the last time the celestial body is expected to be spotted by naked-eye observers on Earth for the next 8,000 years. Described as a “fuzzy little cottonball of light that differs from the stars” by the director of Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory, the comet is known for its greenish […]
  • Rihanna releases 'FourFiveSeconds' with Kanye West and Paul McCartney
    Where have you been, new Rihanna music? With her heavily anticipated eighth studio album on the horizon, Rihanna surprised fans Saturday by unleashing "FourFiveSeconds," a chill guitar jam featuring Kanye West on vocals and Paul McCartney on keyboard. The song is a departure from her dance anthems like "Where Have You Been" and "We Found […]
  • 5 can't-miss apps: Spotify, iBillionaire, 'Crossy Road' and more
    With the flood of Windows 10 news from Microsoft, including the announcement of a futuristic virtual-reality headset, you may have overlooked some of this week's best apps. Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won't miss out. See also: This app will be your boyfriend for $24.99 a […]
  • Toshiba's Chromebook 2 has a screen that's to die for
    Chromebooks have a great yet short history. They have good performance with a low price and an operating system built around the app we all use the most: the web browser Thanks to the great number of Chrome extensions and excellent performance of the browser and ChromeOS, the Google laptops are a joy to use […]
  • NASA planning Mars Helicopter to assist future rovers
    The amount of data and stunning imagery being delivered by NASA's Curiosity rover has given us new insight into Mars, but a new concept vehicle for future missions could dramatically increase our knowledge of the red planet NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has unveiled a concept drone called the Mars Helicopter that would accompany future Mars […]
  • No bombs found after 'credible' threats prompt partial closure of Atlanta airport
    UPDATED 6:45 p.m. ET Normal operations have resumed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after investigators did not find bombs on two commercial aircrafts that were forced to land Saturday following "credible" threats "The all clear has been given and no devices were discovered on board either aircraft," Reese McCranie, the airport's director of communications confirmed […]

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  • TV ad: Sushi Shop: A good time is coming
    For one night the film gives us the privilege to discover faces, places and particular atmospheres that are witnessed. A building, a house, a bookshop, a cinema… pictures of places and urban decorations that are linked and become reality. A young mother, a girl, a geek… Several encounters where for one moment we are with […]
  • TV ad: Volkswagen: The date
    "The date" and "The school", two commercials in which people see themselves attributed mistakenly, a certain fortune. Which just goes to show that appearances can be misleading. Agency: DDB Paris.Category: AutomotiveClient: VolkswagenAgency: DDB ParisExecutive Creative Director: Alexandre HervéArt Director: Raphaël GhisalbertiCopywriter: Constance GodardDirector: Katia LewkowiczProduction company: CARNIBIRDAgency Producer: corinne perschOther credits: Account Supervisors : Alban […]
  • TV ad: Volkswagen: The School
    "The date" and "The school", two commercials in which people see themselves attributed mistakenly, a certain fortune. Which just goes to show that appearances can be misleading. Agency: DDB Paris.Category: AutomotiveClient: VolkswagenAgency: DDB ParisExecutive Creative Director: Alexandre HervéArt Director: Raphaël GhisalbertiCopywriter: Constance GodardDirector: Katia LewkowiczProduction company: CARNIBIRDAgency Producer: corinne perschOther credits: Account Supervisors : Alban […]
  • TV ad: Noemi: The eyes of a child
    On the occasion of the International day for Disabilities on the 3rd of December, all children of a school were invited with their parents to take part in a game : they had to mimic funny faces that were projected on a screen. We witness this experience. Each time we see a funny face, in […]
  • TV ad: Nikon Corporate: Clark Little
    People are taken more pictures than ever before. Nikon celebrates the one, who do it differently and stand out. Because with Nikon you have all the possibilities to do exactly this.Category: Home electronicsClient: Danielle WalshAgency: Jung von Matt / SpreeExecutive Creative Director: till eckelCreative Director: Marc IskenCreative Director: Florian SchwalmeCopywriter: Reinier GorrissenArt Director: Christian KiesArt […]
  • TV ad: Coke: Qua Tet
    Coke asked Phibious Vietnam and Yeti Films to create a Cultural Leadership film. TET is New Year in Vietnam. For many people, it’s the most expensive time of year. Phibious found that people are opting out because they just can’t afford to go home with the travel, gifts and lucky money. Coke simply asks what […]
  • TV ad: Kasikorn Bank (K.Bank): Love From Dad
    McCann Worldgroup Thailand has released a campaign for Kasikorn Bank (K.Bank), Thailand’s leading bank providing financial products and services. Recognised for its committed and support of the community in terms of retail, as well as assisting corporate businesses across all financial aspects. This communication is a first for K.Bank’s Corporate Business segment aimed at strengthening […]
  • TV ad: Starsports.com: Carry The World Cup
    One of the biggest sporting events to ever grace the planet is just around the corner and the spotlight is back on tournament favourites India to repeat their magic this time as well. The tournament gets a lot of attention and is televised across the globe. With the growing use of internet and data in […]
  • TV ad: Volvo: Vintersaga
    Volvo has released the longest ad ever to be shown on Swedish TV. Vignettes of Swedish scenery and Swedes is shown over the track "Vintersaga," by local Swedish singer Amanda Bergman.Category: AutomotiveClient: VolvoAgency: Forsman & Bodenfors StockholmArt Director: Andreas MalmArt Director: Staffan LammCopywriter: Fredrik JanssonProducer: Sophie Tamm ChristensenDirector: Gustav JohanssonExecutive Producer: Erik TorellDoP: Niklas JohanssonAgency […]
  • TV ad: Skype: Pet Detective
    Looking for your four-legged loved one? When your pet is lost, there’s one man to call. Valeriy knows quick communication can mean the difference between finding and losing your pet. He uses Skype to gather information and relay vital clues to the owner. Agency: Pereira & O’Dell, San Francisco.Category: Online servicesClient: SkypeAgency: Pereira & O’Dell, […]

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  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster
    Note: This is the second of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the first episode here: Position Your Content Curation for Success With These 5 Essential Elements. A key aspect of last week’s episode was identifying the purpose of […]
  • 10 Key Factors That Will Determine the Future of Google+
    Google+ seems to be the social network that people love to hate. The industry almost has an internal clock about when to print the next article about Google+ dying. So what’s the real story here? Is Google+ going to die soon? Should you invest time in it? I will outline the way I look at […]
  • Why Creating Your First Blockbuster Online Product Is Easier Than You Think
    Imagine you’ve just launched your first product. It’s a short little course, just a few weeks long, that teaches the “DIY” version of the topics you help people with every day. You built it once, delivered it online, and now it works for you while you’re off doing other activities you love. This online course […]
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Guide to Inspirational Writing
    I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We […]
  • Just the Facts: Why You Should Attend Authority Rainmaker
    In 2014, we produced a different kind of online marketing conference. This year, we’re doing it again … except bigger, better, and smarter. Here’s the bare minimum you need to know to dig deeper. No hype, just the facts. What: Authority Rainmaker: Copyblogger’s live training event that provides an integrated online marketing strategy combined with […]
  • Position Your Content Curation for Success With These Five Essential Elements
    Last fall, Robert and I did an episode of the podcast where we laid out how content curation could be used to build an audience and even a business. It was one of the most popular episodes of 2014. We did that episode based on a personal project I was already planning to do. I […]
  • Announcing The 2015 Cost of Online Business Report [Infographic]
    Here’s a neat fact to start your day: Copyblogger has a goat keeper among its readers. We know because he took our 2015 Cost of Online Business survey. Now, more than likely it’s a prank. A prank by some misfit in Boca Raton. But I have to confess: part of me wants there to be a goat keeper (somewhere exotic) […]
  • Lessons Learned from Conducting Two Monster Audience Surveys
    You may be creating content in a niche with 1,000 other sites, but only you have your audience. And surveying your audience can be fertile ground for the kind of information and insight that builds your next transformative content series. Just ask Demian Farnworth. He did it twice for Copyblogger in 2014 — and the […]
  • Rainmaker.FM Behind the Scenes: 2014 in Review and the Road Ahead
    2014 was a pivotal year for Copyblogger Media. We: Launched a Pilot program for our Rainmaker Platform using a podcast Evolved the platform to version 2.0 during the Pilot phase Arrived at the 8-figure level for annual revenue, up 34% For an added twist, we tried things, observed, learned, and made changes on the fly […]
  • How to Conduct a Content Audit for Quality and Audience Experience
    However you may feel about New Year’s resolutions, January just seems to bring on the desire for fresh starts. This month, the Copyblogger editorial team is tackling something we’ve had our eye on for awhile — a content audit. Now I don’t know about you, but that word audit doesn’t really inspire me. In fact, […]

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  • Changes To TurboTax Lead To Consumer Revolt, Opportunity For Competitors
    It’s the opening weekend of tax season! If you work an hourly or salaried job, the W-2 form summarizing how much you earned and how much tax you’ve paid is already in your mailbox or will be soon, since the deadline to mail them out is February 2nd. If you plan to use the Windows […]
  • California DMV Says Uber & Lyft Cars Need Commercial License Plates
    Ride-sharing services operating in California have several issues lately: Uber being sued by San Francisco and Los Angeles counties, and L.A. mulling its own ride-sharing-like app just to name a few. Well, things don’t look to be getting any more amicable between the state and car services, as the California Department of Motor Vehicles issued […]
  • Egg Company Locally Laid Turns Complaint Letter Into Lesson About Sustainable Agriculture
    Having received our fair share of complaint letters over the years, we know how tempting it can be to fire back at critics with negativity — but because that doesn’t solve anything, we’ve learned it’s always better to catch those flies with honey when possible. And in that vein, egg company Locally Laid took a […]
  • UPS: We Tried Too Hard To Deliver Your Holiday Packages On Time
    Today we have to ask ourselves the important questions like, “is there such a thing as being too prepared?” If you happen to be the United Parcel Service and we’re talking about the 2014 holiday shipping season then you’d probably say yes. Bloomberg reports that UPS is blaming the costly extra measures it took to […]
  • Sprint Offers $350 For T-Mobile Customers To Switch. But There’s A Catch
    Today, Sprint got tired of trying to win over customers from bigger wireless players like AT&T and Verizon, and decided to take a swing at T-Mobile, offering up to $350 for T-Mo subscribers willing to switch and trade in their phones. But there’s something off about the math Sprint is using to compare its plans […]
  • Brewers Of Gandhi-Bot Beer Agree To Change Its Name After Complaints From Indian-American Community
    A few weeks after New England Brewing Company apologized for slapping a Gandhi robot on its Gandhi-Bot India Pale Ale beer, the company says now it’s going to do more than just apologize and will instead rename the brew altogether. After meeting with Indian-American business owners in its home state of Connecticut as well as […]
  • Dear Verizon Customers: Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting For Rollover Data Plans
    While T-Mobile and AT&T have each recently started allowing smartphone users to carry over unused data from one month to the next, customers of the nation’s largest wireless provider shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for Verizon to announce something similar. Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran “ShamWow” Shammo tells CNET that rollover data isn’t in the […]
  • Senators Introduce Bill To Block States From Blocking Public Broadband
    Congress is just all up in the FCC’s business lately, it seems. Earlier this week, lawmakers in both houses proposed their own version of net neutrality, one that would also strip the FCC of its own authority to regulate broadband in the future. Today, there’s a bill looking to jump into one of the FCC’s other big […]
  • Burst In Brisket’s Popularity During Nationwide Beef Shortage Means Higher Prices At The Table
    While brisket lovers may be rejoicing to see Texas-style barbecue restaurants popping up around the nation and fast food chains like Arby’s sticking the tender meat on the menu, its newfound popularity is coming with a higher price. Because of draughts in states like Texas and California, ranchers have had to thin their herds to […]
  • Starbucks’ Delivery Service Might Bring Green-Aproned Baristas To Your House
    Starting later this year you might not have to traipse into your local Starbucks to chat up your favorite barista. Instead, the coffee slinger might be coming to you as part of Starbucks’ upcoming delivery service. Business Insider reports that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Thursday that the company was marking items off its list […]

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  • O HUI "Beautiful Lips" (2015) 2:30 (South Korea)
    Here's a neat idea from Korea. If I'm understanding correctly, it's hard for couples in Korea to express their heartfelt sentiments. So, 9Fruits created a lipstick-shaped digital recorder. The idea being this: Country:  Korea Commercials:  Health & Beauty Read more about O HUI "Beautiful Lips" (2015) 2:30 (South Korea) Add new comment
  • Advertisers premature release of super bowl commercials leave viewers unsatisfied
    Sadly, what has gotten more common over the years has now reached epic proportions. Super Bowl ads from marketers including Carl's Jr, Lexus, and Toyota have already been released or previewed, and the super bowl surprise will already feel like a rerun before it even began. To all people releasing early, you should know, that […]
  • Vauxhall Corsa "A-Z" (2015) 1:00 (UK)
    Jake Bugg has become the Moby of this decade, licensing his music as much as possible, to pay the bills, cause piracy sure don't pay. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Vauxhall Corsa "A-Z" (2015) 1:00 (UK) 1 comment Add new comment
  • MoneySuperMarket - Dave's #EpicStrut - (2015) :60 (USA)
    Dave is so money with his butt-padded tight jean short and his size 12 stiletto heels. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Business & finance Read more about MoneySuperMarket - Dave's #EpicStrut - (2015) :60 (USA) 1 comment Add new comment
  • Bud Light – Real Life PacMan #UpForWhatever - (2015) :90 (USA)
    Continuing their idea from 2014 Supe Country:  United States Commercials:  Drinks & Alcohol SuperBowlAds:  2015 Super Bowl XLIX commercials Read more about Bud Light – Real Life PacMan #UpForWhatever - (2015) :90 (USA) Add new comment
  • Ford - Happy Solstice - 2015 1:20 (USA)
    Even on the shortest day of the year, the owners of Ford hybrid and electric cars are able to draw enough energy from the sun to power their vehicles according to an uplifting new ad for the automaker. Country:  United States Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Ford - Happy Solstice - 2015 1:20 (USA) Add […]
  • Dove Men+Care - #RealStrength Super Bowl ad - (2015) (USA)
    This Dove ad previously aired on Fathers Day 2014 as #realdadmoments, now revamped with #RealStrength as a hashtag instead. Which honestly, doesn't make much difference at all. Country:  United States Commercials:  Health & Beauty SuperBowlAds:  2015 Super Bowl XLIX commercials Read more about Dove Men+Care - #RealStrength Super Bowl ad - (2015) (USA) Add new […]
  • David Byrne "Contemporary Color" (2015) 1:37 (USA)
    When I was in high school, I was in the marching band specifically the percussion drum line. Country:  United States Commercials:  Entertainment Read more about David Byrne "Contemporary Color" (2015) 1:37 (USA) Add new comment
  • Vogue "Just a minute" (2015) 2:50 (USA)
    Here's a fashion film for Vogue, directed by Iconoclast’s Gustav Johansson and staring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson. Fun, and playful while at the same time, trying to be deep in its exploration of meaningful things, in this case time. Country:  United States Commercials:  Fashion Read more about Vogue "Just a minute" (2015) […]
  • Carl's Jr / Hardees Au Naturel / the all natural burger - (2015)
    The 2015 Super Bowl XLIX begins with a predictable cliché from Carl's Jr, who like to combine eating greasy burgers with scantily clad women. Country:  United States Commercials:  Food SuperBowlAds:  2015 Super Bowl XLIX commercials Read more about Carl's Jr / Hardees Au Naturel / the all natural burger - (2015) 1 comment Add new […]

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  • Bud Light Real Life PacMan
    Bud Light’s Super Bowl advertising in 2015 includes “Real Life PacMan”, a commercial promoting the “Up For Whatever” theme. An everyday Bud Light fan, agreeing to be “Up for Whatever”, find himself as a contestant in a huge PacMan arena. His challenge is to run through the 1980s style maze before being attacked by Blinky, […]
  • As You Dreamt It in Woodville
    Sydney advertising agency BMF has worked with ABC to produce a documentary on As You Dreamt It Woodville, a creative community development project centred in Sydney. The original As You Dreamt It project, run in 2012, was a passion project designed to connect a fractured housing estate by turning the residents recurring dreams into pieces […]
  • Hyundai i20 Inspiration Engineered
    Hyundai UK is promoting the New Generation Hyundai i20 with “Open Your Eyes to Inspiration”, the latest in the “Inspiration Engineered” advertising campaign focused on creativity in the driving environment. Visual trickery combines street art and seasonal variety to provide a sense of delight in driving. “The great thing about inspiration is that once you […]
  • Dove Love Your Curls
    Dove Hair has launched “Love Your Curls”, an advertising campaign encouraging women to celebrate, love and take pride in their curly hair. The film at the centre of the campaign weaves together stories illustrating the relationship young girls have with their curls. As little girls, many struggle to accept their curls and wish they could […]
  • Snickers Brady Bunch at Super Bowl
    SNICKERS has launched a “very Brady” teaser as a way to whet viewers’ appetite for the brand’s upcoming Super Bowl ad. Starring actor Danny Trejo sitting in for Marcia Brady, the commercial is the latest in the Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” series. SNICKERS launched its award-winning “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” […]
  • Maroon 5 Wedding Crashers with Sugar
    Los Angeles band Maroon 5 is promoting the single “Sugar” with a music video inspired by the 2005 romantic comedy Wedding Crashers. Shot on December 6 2014 by Wedding Crasher and The Judge director David Dobkin, the music video replaces Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn with lead singer Adam Levine and band travelling from wedding […]
  • Adidas #OriginalSuperstar on fame stereotypes
    Adidas is promoting its Originals Superstar shoe with #OriginalSuperstar, an advertising campaign in which superstars talk about superstardom being something different to fame. Footballer David Beckham, singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams, singer/songwriter Rita Ora and basketball player Damian Lillard share their thoughts on what being a superstar is and isn’t. Is it having a stylist, having everyone […]
  • Kill the K-Cup
    Keurig Green Mountain, the US based producer of K-Cup coffee machines and pods, is being targeted in an integrated advertising campaign, “Kill The K-Cup”. A faux-horror video shows downtown Halifax in Canada being invaded by K-Cup shooting aliens, all captured in footage reminiscent of the 2008 film Cloverfield. The film is connected with a microsite, […]
  • NSPCC Share Aware with Your Willy and Lucy
    NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) in the UK is running “Share Aware”, an online safety campaign giving parents a range of practical and engaging information and tools to help their children to enjoy the web safely. The campaign launches with two short animated films, “I Saw Your Willy”, and “Lucy […]
  • Reebok Free Range
    Reebok has released “Free Range”, a commercial starring a chicken searching for an alternative to her barn and cage environment. The chicken escapes its coop and heads off across the fields and roads to find a new life. The turning point is seeing a billboard advertising a fitness barn while runners whiz past enjoying the […]

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  • nikon snaps family
    Social media is a really amazing thing. You never know if a thing you casually post is going to become the next big thing, or if the thing you worked really hard to do never takes off. Nikon's new campaign for I Am Generation Image pulls on the heartstrings, stirs up controversy and features product […]
  • pizza signs gone wild
    Zoli's... you are the best. You saw an opportunity and took hold of it with the viciousness of a lion on the Serengeti. Yes, McDonald's had the idea and executed it the way a mega brand could, with minimal controversy or tongue-in-cheek humor. But you, Zoli's... you win. Check out more.
  • newcastle bands with toilet paper
    You've been following Newcastle Brown Ale's attempt to use Aubry Plaza to get some other brands to join up for a 'Big Game' ad. Seems that some interest has been stirred up and they have maybe signed on some generic CPG friends to make a commercial. Clearly, Aubry is so excited she can't contain it. […]
  • Stock Photo Bomber
    Stock photos are pretty ridiculous on their own, but these photobombed stock photos created by adman, Matt Vescovo, take the ridiculousness to a whole new level. Maybe we should ask him what his usage fees are? via
  • A seriously good spoof
    If you were to just look at this video for the production, the attractive actors, the set, scenery, and the serious tone, you'd think this were a real ad for Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week. Well, it is . . . but it's a spoof too. Say wha? It's the perfect combo of awesome, weird, […]
  • Fake commercials, just because
    WatchMojo.com put together this awesome supercut of their top 10 fake commercials in TV & Movies... did your favorites make it?
  • now you see it, now you see it bigger
    A few year’s back, the trend was to make all electronic devices smaller, slimmer and more compact. As of late, that trend is in reverse. Nowadays, all we’re seeing is bigger screens, bigger phones and bigger tablets. When will the madness end? Probably not soon enough. Now you can get your very own 65” Nabi […]
  • there’s an emoji for that
    We’ve all been there, the 12th round of feedback, the late nights or the missed meeting on Monday morning. These fun and creative “admoji's” are the perfect depiction of the common scenarios faced at agencies day in and day out. Check out the full line up here.
  • iMilk does a body good
    Wouldn’t it be interesting to see luxury brands expand their horizons and delve into a totally different category? Take Apple Milk for example or Tiffany’s Yogurt. Well neither sounds good at all, but maybe the packaging would sway your decision. Artist Peddy Mergui, has merged the world of basic commodities with the world of luxury […]
  • tweet to save taco bell
    The original Taco Bell location in Downey, CA is scheduled to be demolished. It isn't owned by Taco Bell any longer, but it sure makes them sad. Not sad enough to actually go and buy the place, restore it and save it forever, but sad enough to Tweet about it. If it makes you sad […]

RSS copyranter

  • "EAT LESS FOR PUTIN" Propaganda Posters.
    The AP reported this morning that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at Davos, said that the Russian people will "eat less" for their dear leader as the country struggles through a recession and Western sanctions.Simultaneously, Russia's Ministry of Propaganda, thought to be long defunct, released three posters which they say will be plastered […]
  • 12 Advertising Headlines That Mean Absolutely Fucking Nothing.
    (via some mall in Atlanta)Shakespeare once described advertising (or maybe it was Life) as "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Today, of course, most advertising means little or nothing. But some of it means more nothing than the rest. Here is some of that—a collection I've been compiling for awhile.(snapped on the Upper West […]
  • What the HELL is going on in this new Shell ad?
    (click image to enlarge)The ad, created by JWT London, was released late last month. It features the Forth Bridge, the iconic cantilever railroad bridge in Scotland. It also features a menacing attack-balloon full of CO2.The url in the ad leads to this page about the Peterhead CCS Project, whose goal is to capture "up to […]
  • Which of these Apple Christmas Ad Post Headlines is the Most Hyperbolic?
    As Charlie Brooker (creator of "Black Mirror" and former ace ad critic) recently wrote, "exaggeration is the official language of the internet." Released last week, Apple's "The Song" (by TBWA) sent bloggers desperately searching deep into their souls (or asses) to pull out the most disingenuously exaggerated, clickbaitiest heds. The only review I've read that […]
  • IT’S THE END OF ADVERTISING CREATIVITY AS WE KNOW IT (and you should not feel fine).
    (portion of a 2008 ad for ad school The Creative Circus)This year’s advertising was shit. Digital, social, native, mobile—shit. Even the “traditional” advertising, created by supposedly trained creative pros, was mostly shit. And, it wasn’t just shit-ineffective, it was shit-garbage: unentertaining, uninteresting, unfunny, unstimulating, un-authentic (bear with me), unfocused, un-selling. Uncreative.Of course, Facebook and Twitter […]
  • Look at this fucking obnoxious California dates ad.
    1978 was the year I graduated high school. Bikers were cool in 1978. Bikers were people you didn't fuck with,  at bars or anywhere else. A few years later, after college, I witnessed a biker beat the living shit out of a huge bodybuilder outside of a rural northwestern New Jersey bar. The bullet head […]
  • Ashton Kutcher's new Uber ads.
    The amazingly successful ride-sharing start-up has had a tough PR week. But Kutcher (@aplusk), an Uber investor, immediately and expertly went into damage control mode on Twitter, showing a savviness lacking within the company's own marketing department.And now Kutcher, using his own money, will soon launch an online Uber ad campaign utilizing the wildly popular […]
  • This is a great "disruptive" print ad.
    Disruptive Innovation.Buzzwords so buzzy, they *vibrate* with intensity.The Wikipedia entry for "Disruptive Innovation" is well over 4,000 words.Native Advertising is considered a Disruptive Innovation.That's rich. And ironic. Because it is designed to not be "disruptive". It is designed to blend in, deceive. And it is not an "innovation". Branded "native" print editorial content has been […]
  • KIM KARDASHIAN'S FAKE ASS TURNED INTO FAKE-ASS ADS (NSFW).
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  • Best Ad of the Week, #1.
    It's a new optimistic copyranter feature!I figure, if I like an ad, even just once a week, the ad world would maybe?!?—like me back!And maybe (DOUBLE FINGERS CROSSED) I would get a job! Karma! The Hans Brinker Hotel in Amsterdam proudly boasts that it's "The Worst Hotel In The World". For over a decade, through […]

RSS ads of the world

  • Royal Life Saving: Sinker - Corbin
    Advertising Agency: 303Lowe, Sydney, Australia Executive Creative Director: Richard Morgan Copywriter: David Biddle Art Director: Sal Cavallaro Head of Art: Adam Whitehead Digital Creative Director: Phil Watson Sound: We Love Jam Planner: Daniel Clarke Photographer: Belinda Rolland Production Manager: Serena Rettenmaier Designers: Paula Cardona, Tom Davey Business Manager: Laura Dewy Client Service Director: Tony Dunseath […]
  • Royal Life Saving: Sinker - Erin
    Advertising Agency: 303Lowe, Sydney, Australia Executive Creative Director: Richard Morgan Copywriter: David Biddle Art Director: Sal Cavallaro Head of Art: Adam Whitehead Digital Creative Director: Phil Watson Sound: We Love Jam Planner: Daniel Clarke Photographer: Belinda Rolland Production Manager: Serena Rettenmaier Designers: Paula Cardona, Tom Davey Business Manager: Laura Dewy Client Service Director: Tony Dunseath […]
  • Royal Life Saving: Sinker - Dan
    Advertising Agency: 303Lowe, Sydney, Australia Executive Creative Director: Richard Morgan Copywriter: David Biddle Art Director: Sal Cavallaro Head of Art: Adam Whitehead Digital Creative Director: Phil Watson Sound: We Love Jam Planner: Daniel Clarke Photographer: Belinda Rolland Production Manager: Serena Rettenmaier Designers: Paula Cardona, Tom Davey Business Manager: Laura Dewy Client Service Director: Tony Dunseath […]
  • Royal Life Saving: Sinker - Ellie
    Advertising Agency: 303Lowe, Sydney, Australia Executive Creative Director: Richard Morgan Copywriter: David Biddle Art Director: Sal Cavallaro Head of Art: Adam Whitehead Digital Creative Director: Phil Watson Sound: We Love Jam Planner: Daniel Clarke Photographer: Belinda Rolland Production Manager: Serena Rettenmaier Designers: Paula Cardona, Tom Davey Business Manager: Laura Dewy Client Service Director: Tony Dunseath […]
  • Audi: Swim
    Advertising Agency: Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, USA Executive Creative Directors: Paul Venables, Will McGinness Creative Directors: Tyler Hampton, Lee Einhorn, Erich Pfeifer Art Director: Ryan Mclaughlin Copywriter: Cam Miller Director Of Integrated Production: Craig Allen Agency Executive Producer: Mandi Holdorf Account Director: Justin Pitcher Account Supervisor: Krista Muir Group Strategy Director: Orit Peleg […]
  • Old Spice: Nightmare Face
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, USA
  • Pizza Hut: Mitey Stuffed Crust
    Advertising Agency: Host, Sydney, Australia Executive Creative Directors: Julian Watt, Bob Mackintosh Digital Creative Director: Juca Lopes Art Directors: Rich Robson, Bryce Waters Copywriters: Jon Austin, Kiah Nicholas Director / Producer: James Brettel
  • Victoria's Secret: The Angels play football
  • Ridderost: Hi Darling
    Advertising Agency: TRY/Apt, Norway Production Company: Motion Blur Director: Harald Zwart Executive Producer: Espen Horn DoP: Geir Hartly Andreassen Post production: Storm Studios
  • Tip Top: Yes sticks
    Advertising Agency: Colenso BBDO, Auckland, New Zealand Executive Creative Director: Steve Cochran Copywriter: Oriel Davis-Lyons Art Director: Beth O'Brien Executive Producer: Tim Freeman Group Account Director: Richard Birkby Planner: Sarah Oberman

RSS adverbox

  • #ExoBaby: Hyundai Use A Baby In An Exoskeleton Suit To Promote Their Latest Technology
    Sometimes commercials can be awesome in how they convey a message, this is one of those times. Mostly with newborn babies you dress them in a onesie, the all-in-one bodysuit that ensures they’re kept warm and relatively dry but means you can also get access to their diaper quickly when you need to. This baby […]
  • What if Manhattan…
    Can you imagine if you lived in New York City and woke up one morning to find that everyone had gone, you couldn’t fail to notice something like that. However this isn’t a plot line for the film ‘I Am Legend’ with you playing Will Smith’s role, instead it’s an disturbing visual observation of what […]
  • AutoTrader: Build My Ride
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  • eBay Christmas 2014: ‘The Joy of Giving’
    Dust away all the glitter and the tinsel, put aside the turkey and the trimmings because Christmas is all about giving. That’s what makes it such a great time of year. Sure, the mulled wine’s great for a glass or two and everyone loves a mince pie, but there’s no greater feeling than seeing someone’s […]
  • Daisy Lowe Stars In ‘An American Eagle In London’
    Attention all Brits – ‘The Eagle Has Landed!’ – American Eagle Outfitters are set to invade and launch in the UK and ‘It Girl’ Daisy Lowe has been selected to spearhead the attack on British fashion. American Eagle, famous for its on-trend and affordable product will initially open three stores in and around London based […]
  • Donna Wilson Knitwear A/W 14: ‘Jumpers and Ice Cream’
    For the launch of her first women’s knitwear collection Donna Wilson commissioned Oliver’s Island to produce a film. Together they came up with the idea of spinning the model , Megan Turner Jones, on a wheel. ‘Jumpers and Ice Cream’ is a family of five exquisitely soft woolly jumpers inspired by rainy Sundays, mittened bike […]
  • For a Cash Reward Could You Remember Your Landline Number?
    Landline telephones, surely they’ll be obsolete pretty soon because no one but telemarketers—and possibly your gran—uses them any more. Relish broadband decided to find out just how irrelevant they are and took to the streets of London waving a £50 note around, offering it up to anyone who could dive into their mind and come […]
  • Air New Zealand – Gilles Peterson LON/LAX FM
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  • Meet Victo the robot, powered by Samsung SSD 850 PRO
    Get Will Smith on the phone quick because I, Robot has just taken one step closer to becoming reality, the next gen of SSD cards has arrived and, according to this video, it can turn into a robot, travel the world at incredible speeds and charm the pants of any woman. But maybe those last […]
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