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  • Wednesday Morning Stir
    -We don’t know quite what to make of this “Cowboys” spot for Slo Down Wines (video above). -The Drum chooses its favorite ads of 2014. -Digiday looks as “4 campaigns that stood out in 2014.” -An ad for Unilver’s Regenerate toothpaste has been banned for promoting misleading information. -The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK banned a Belvedere vodka […]
  • Sprint Confirms Deutsch Win
    Late yesterday, America’s third largest wireless service provider finally confirmed what’s been common knowledge within the industry for nearly six weeks: Deutsch LA will be its new strategic/creative agency of record for national television advertising. Multiple leakers told the ad trades that the review, which began in earnest this September, had turned in […]
  • Tuesday Odds and Ends
    -Check out this whacky “Crisp Concert” for Glico (video above). -Adweek talks with “5 Agency Leaders on Which Industry Changes Keep Them Up at Night.” -AdAge examines “How Brands Are Manufacturing Christmas Cheer in China.” -Take a look at an infographic showing “How Worried Digital Advertisers Are About Viewability.” -Mashable looks at “6 trends redefining […]
  • We Hear: Mello Yello to Ames Scullin O’Haire?
    Earlier today, a source told us that Coca-Cola has selected Atlanta agency Ames Scullin O’Haire as the new creative AOR for its Mello Yello brand, taking over for BFG Communications. We’ve yet to receive official confirmation of the change, but the agency itself issued the following response: “At this time Ames Scullin O’Haire Advertising cannot confirm nor […]
  • Holiday Card Roundup, Part 4: Oh Yes, There’s More
    Mother London was named global agency of record for Jesus (who it turns out bears a passing resemblance to Iggy Pop), and got him to walk around London for the agency’s holiday card. “It’s a leap of faith, but I’m excited about it,” Jesus said of the appointment. -Creative agency VIVA got our attention with this snarky holiday card mocking holiday card conve […]
  • 360i Appoints Jeff Anderson as Group Creative Director
    Digital agency 360i announced the naming of Jeff Anderson as group creative director, The Drum reports. He will work out of the New York office and report to Pierre Lipton, who took over as 360i’s chief creative officer in October. Anderson arrives at 360i from CHI&Partners, where he had served as  an executive creative director since November of 2011. P […]
  • Huge Parties It Up for Crate and Barrel
    New York agency Huge teamed up with production company STORY and director Laurie Rubin for a pair of holiday broadcast ads promoting Crate and Barrel. Huge’s creative teamed worked with Rubin, Crate and Barrel product specialists and food stylists to  assemble a holiday tableau for each spot decked out with Crate and Barrel products. Each table setting also […]
  • Bloomin’ Brands Shifts Media Account to MediaVest
    Bloomin’ Brands has selected MediaVest to handle its media account following a review, Adweek reported yesterday. The most recognizable brand in the Bloomin’ empire is Outback Steakhouse, but other brands include Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill. Annual media spending for Bloomin’ Brands is estimated at $150 million, according to Kantar Media. Oth […]
  • Tuesday Morning Stir
    -DDB California launched a “Skinny Santa” holiday campaign for Brita (video above). -“When Does Leaning Hard Into Celebrity Become Lazy and Dangerous?” asks Grey New York President and Worldwide CCO Tor Myhren. -The Drum talks with Scott Ross, chief technology officer at DigitasLBi. -Digiday examines Pornhub’s content-marketing strategy. -Here’s “The Best Re […]
  • Monday Odds and Ends
    -Freshpet goes viral with “13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands” (video above). -Barton F. Graf 9000 added some seasonal additions to its “Dead Mouse Theatre” campaign for Tomcat. -Italy’s antitrust authority fined TripAdvisor for failing to prevent false reviews. -The Drum looks at “four publishers who killed their comment sections in 2014.” -Havas is […]

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  • What Social Marketers Can Learn from NASA
    The moments before a campaign launch are always terrifying. You're waiting for that moment where everything goes as planned, from social posts to commercial airings, hoping that not only will the launch be perfect, but that you'll also get the results that the client (and you) so desperately want. You've prepared for this moment. You're r […]
  • Whitehouse Post Hires Branstetter, Caviar Signs Bitsack
    Whitehouse Post has promoted Kristin Branstetter to executive producer of its Chicago office. Branstetter began her career with the company as a producer in the Chicago office in 2002, was promoted to senior producer in 2006, and relocated to the Los Angeles office in 2010. She has produced work for brands including Toyota, Buick, Nissan, Nike, Coca-Cola, Mc […]
  • A Naughty or Nice App, Ugly Sweater Quiz and Other Holiday Fun From Agencies
    When they're not getting drunk on eggnog, agencies are using the holiday season to shamelessly self-promote their digital cred and fun-loving humor. Here's a handful of examples, among which are buzzfeed-style quizzes and telling apps.Possible: Naughty or Nice HolidayThis year, Santa is looking towards your social media comments to see whether you […]
  • Ads for Vodka and E-Cigarettes Flout U.K. Rules
    Ads for alcohol and e-cigarettes have been banned by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority regulatory body this week, just as marketing for the festive party season reaches its peak.A print ad for Mot Hennessy's Belvedere Vodka -- recently announced as James Bond's official spirits brand partner for the forthcoming film "Spectre […]
  • Weight Watchers Unveils 'World of Food' in New Ads
    Unlike the free diet apps flooding the market, Weight Watchers has to convince people that its services are actually worth paying for, and that eating less is a really, really tough thing to do.In its latest ads, the marketer tries to pull this off by portraying a world in which food is everywhere, real or imagined. The spots, by Wieden & Kennedy, Portla […]
  • Sprint Names Deutsch Los Angeles New Agency of Record
    Sprint has finally confirmed that Interpublic's Deutsch L.A. is its new creative agency of record.The marketer in recent weeks had been reluctant to confirm that the shop won its business, following a review that began at the end of the summer, saying its new ads from Deutsch L.A. were only project work.Deutsch L.A. will now officially handle creative a […]
  • Sony to Release 'The Interview' on Dec. 25, Reversing Decision
    Sony also plans to release the film via video-on-demand platforms, according to TheWrap. The Art House Convergence, a coalition of independent theater owners that includes Alamo Drafthouse, offered yesterday to screen the movie.~ Bloomberg News ~ Continue reading at AdAge.com
  • Time Inc.'s Digital Audience Now Larger Than Print
    Cannon on Dec. 18." class="medium" credit="Getty Images" image="http://%%img_server%%/images/bin/image/medium/KarenKovacs_NickCannon.JPG" url="" />TIme Inc., the nation's largest magazine company, has crossed an important threshold in its quest to reinvent itself as more than just a print publisher. Contin […]
  • Everyday Is Hump Day With Geico; It's the Latest 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 SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of […]
  • Santa Flies In to Visit Passengers on Virgin Atlantic Plane
    Virgin Atlantic and Microsoft arranged a surprise visit from Santa for passengers during a transatlantic flight to Boston from London this week.At Heathrow airport, each of the 264 passengers was given a Microsoft Windows tablet before boarding the plane in London. While on board, passengers could log on to Microsoft's Norad Track Santa service, which f […]

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  • Agency and Brand Leaders Weigh in on Digital's Mounting Ad Viewability Issues
    Ad viewability is perhaps the hottest digital advertising topic heading into the new year, thanks to a little back-and-forth between the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the 4A's. So why not ask brand and agency leaders where they stand on the issue? But first, here's a recap: On Dec. 16, the IAB suggested that online ads meet a 70 percent viewab […]
  • Here's a Timeline of Brands Scoring Big in Social Media This Year
    It's been quite a year for brands in social media, highlighted by the World Cup instead of the Super Bowl for a change as Nike, Beats by Dre and McDonald's scored goals aplenty last summer. That said, Oscar Mayer (bacon-scented alarm app), JCPenney (#tweetingwithmittens) Under Armour (Misty Copeland video) and others created a ton of buzz during di […]
  • Country and Reunion Tours Dominated Online Music Ticket Sales in '14
    While it's probably not shocking that StubHub's top selling music ticket of the year was One Direction, numbers two and three may surprise. George Strait and Luke Bryan took over the next spots, proving country music's national popularity. In fact, Strait's last show sold so many tickets on StubHub that sales for the following two biggest […]
  • Sprint Finally Says Yes, Deutsch L.A. Is Our New Lead Agency
    As expected, Deutsch L.A. has taken the lead on national television advertising for Sprint, which spends $450 million in media on TV spots annually. The news from the nation's No. 3 telecommunications company is somewhat anticlimatic as the Interpublic Group shop had already started producing ads for the brand. Still, the massive account is a huge windf […]
  • More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory
    More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed exclusive deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and will help them sell ad units that feature photography, videos and other types of media for their websites. "There still is a large segment o […]
  • Despite Domestic Abuse Scandal, The Baltimore Ravens Were a Hot Ticket for Women in '14
    Men and women truly have different tastes even when it comes to sports teams. According to data from ticket resale service from StubHub, the top purchased team tickets by women were for the Boston Bruins, Baltimore Ravens, Oklahoma City Thunder, Florida State Seminoles and the San Francisco Giants. The Ravens appearing so highly on the women's list was […]
  • 5 Agency Leaders on Which Industry Changes Keep Them Up at Night
    As 2014 winds down, Adweek asked advertising and media leaders about what's been top of mind for them this year. Across marketing disciplines, there are nuances among their concerns but what they all share is the urgency to adapt to changes in technology, consumers and the larger world. Here are their thoughts: • Rei Inamoto, worldwide chief creative of […]
  • Ad of the Day: Netflix Films Unscripted Spots in Real People's Homes on Movie Night
    Tis the season to pile into the family room and argue over what to watch on Netflix. R/GA Los Angeles runs with that general theme—sweetened significantly—in its new Netflix campaign, themed "Watch Together," featuring unstaged and unscripted spots filmed inside real people's homes during movie night. The focus here is on children, which makes […]
  • This Infographic Shows How Worried Digital Advertisers Are About Viewability
    A great debate in digital advertising is brewing around the issue of viewability that will only heat up after the calendar flips to 2015. According to The Wall Street Journal, the 4A's has told its members that it would "not endorse" guidelines that the Interactive Advertising Bureau issued on Dec. 16. The IAB suggested the industry consider c […]
  • Bob Jeffrey's Biggest Influence Was Bill Bernbach
    In nine days, JWT's Bob Jeffrey will join the ranks of former agency chiefs as he shifts, as planned, to non-executive chairman and global president Gustavo Martinez rises to CEO. Jeffrey had a remarkably long run as head of a global shop, having succeeded Peter Schweitzer in January 2004. During a recent lunch at La Fonda del Sol in midtown New York, t […]

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  • Zoo animals love getting presents as much as you do
    A bucket filled with fish might not be your idea of the best Christmas present ever. But then again, if you're reading this, you're likely not a penguin See also: 15 passive aggressive holiday gifts to confuse your friends As you run around putting the final touches on your holiday shopping list, let these animals remind you: It's the thought […]
  • The Doctor meets Santa in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special. Seriously.
    Has it really been 10 years? Tomorrow's Doctor Who Christmas special, "Last Christmas," marks the 10th year in a row fans of the show have been treated to a special holiday episode, and the first one starring Peter Capaldi It's also the first to feature perhaps the most obvious character for a Christmas-themed story. See also: Rewatching […]
  • 1968: Daddy's gone to the moon for Christmas
    On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 and its astronauts - Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders - launched into space and over the course of their mission, became the first people to orbit the Moon. Apollo 8 orbited the Moon 10 times, and on Christmas Eve, the crew made a TV broadcast reading the first 10 verses of the Bible's Book of Genesis. When this […]
  • Show MashableReads your cozy reading photos
    For some, winter vacation means no school. For others, it means days off from work. But for us, winter vacation means time to curl up and read a book. This month, Mashable's social book club MashableReads is cozying up with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, our December book selection and the final MashableReads title of 2014. With its beautiful […]
  • Korean Air Lines execs face arrest over 'nut rage' incident
    The Korean Air Lines executive who delayed a flight over the improper service of macadamia nuts could now be facing jail time. South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest Heather Cho, the airline's former vice-president and head of in-flight services. Cho was on a flight leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport Dec. 5 in New York when, after bei […]
  • There's a blizzard warning in effect for ... Hawaii?!
    The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanic peaks, both located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in advance of a vigorous storm system The warnings, which were issued at about 3:39 a.m. on Wednesday, local time, warn of "periods of heavy snow and low visibility on the high summits." Wind […]
  • Hold on, we're going home with Drake Christmas cards
    Drake, music's resident sweetheart, has a little holiday present for you. No, it is not an early release of Views from the 6— it's his love in the form of festive holiday cards. Illustrator Oliver Holmes created the Drizzy-themed cards for Complex See also: 18 houses that Christmas harder than you Just hold on, we're going home for the holiday […]
  • Police evict squatters in London who planned to feed homeless on Christmas Day
    LONDON — Police officers and bailiffs clashed with a group of squatters in a five-storey Victorian building near Trafalgar Square in central London on Wednesday morning The group, who refer to themselves as "Love Activists," refused to leave the former Royal Bank of Scotland office, as bailiffs tried to evict them. Some climbed onto the ledge of th […]
  • Little boy has precious reaction to learning he'll be a brother
    Here's one present Santa can't build in his workshop For eight years, 10-year-old Ethan has asked for just one thing for Christmas: a sibling. (Feeling pretty guilty about your holiday wish list right about now?) This year, his parents were finally able to give Ethan that present Ethan's reaction, upon opening the card containing a picture of […]
  • Superfans create a low-budget remake of the new 'Star Wars' trailer
    When the Force fails you, use cardboard and glue. YouTube channel Dumb Drum created a shot-for-shot, "Sweded" remake of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. According to Urban Dictionary, sweding is the "summarized recreation of popular pop-culture films using limited budgets and a camcorder." At least a paper crossguard lightsaber h […]

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  • TV ad: Coca-Cola: Stop Phubbing Around
    Every moment in your life is unique and precious. Enjoy it! Live it to the fullest! Let nothing distract you from drinking every last drop of this sweet nectar called life. Think about sharing it online later.Agency Memac Ogilvy, DubaiCategory: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: The Coca-Cola CompanyAgency: Memac Ogilvy DubaiExecutive Creative Director: Ramzi Mout […]
  • TV ad: Kellogg's: Tomorrow
    Kellogg's new advertising campaign, "Tomorrow," created by Leo Burnett Chicago, makes nighttime its new canvas. It invites people to think about cereal at a new time and in a completely different way. With hyperbolic dramatizations of cereal falling in slow motion against a stark black backdrop and with a hush-toned voiceover, the TV spot elic […]
  • TV ad: Samsung: Holiday Dreams
    This year, Samsung Mobile built a synchronized dreamscape out of 74 different devices to tell the story of a young girl's holiday dream. The spotuses Galaxy Tab S, Note 4, Gear S, and a Curved TV. Agency: R/GA.New YorkCategory: TelecommunicationsClient: SamsungAgency: R/GA, New York
  • Outdoor ad: Sony Xperia: Underwater Store
    FP7/DXB, Dubai has built an "underwater store" in Dubai for a Sony Xperia promotion that demonstrates how water proof the Smart phones are.Category: TelecommunicationsClient: SonyAgency: FP7/DXB, DubaiExecutive Creative Director: Paul BanhamCreative Director: Paul BanhamArt Director: Mo AramArt Director: Paul BanhamCopywriter: Chris BoothProducer: […]
  • Outdoor ad: World AIDS Day: One Red Ribbon
    Monday the 1'st of December was World Aids Day. The activity took place on Sunday night, and the reaction of the passers-by was filmed on World Aids Day itself.Category: Public interestClient: World AIDS DayAgency: -
  • TV ad: Vogue: Sienna Miller Leads a Completely Normal Life. We Swear.
    Now that she's a mother of a two-year-old, the "Foxcatcher" actress who once made tabloid headlines has gone completely New Age yummy mummy (sort of). Cass Bird directs the ever-uninhibited Sienna Miller in this ironic send-up.Category: Publications & mediaClient: VogueAgency: -Director: Cass BirdOther credits: Editor: Jeremy Maneval Edito […]
  • TV ad: Costa Rica Tourism Board: Save the Americans
    Americans leave over 500,000,000 vacation days unused. The problem is real. Forced to work long hours in stressful environments, increasingly estranged from their natural habitat, the American worker grows more endangered every day. If you or someone you know is endangered, we can help.Category: Travel, transport & tourismClient: Costa Rica Tourism Board […]
  • TV ad: Starsports.com: Watch It At Your Own Time
    With football being the flavour of the season, courtesy the #SeasonIsLong endeavor, Lowe Lintas has turned the attention back to cricket with its new creative output #SleepTight. The new campaign is centered around the current India-Australia Test Series, which is also being aired live on the website www.starsports.com, India's first multi-sports digita […]
  • Interactive ad: KDDI Corporation: Sync Dinner
    This year, KDDI Corporation will open a special restaurant for one day only on Christmas Eve for people who are unable to get together on Christmas Eve - for example, couples that are separated by distance or those who are on business assignments away from their families. Plans to create an experience of a futuristic restaurant service took shape from the co […]
  • Interactive ad: TMZ: Jesus Comes To London
    Mother London has been appointed the Global Agency of Record by Jesus. Mother will handle all above the line activity for the brand. The agency was appointed without a pitch and will have no roster agencies. Says Jesus: "its a leap of faith, but Im excited about it." Neither Robert Saville nor Mark Waites were available for comment. Jesus has flown […]

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  • How to Face Unafraid the Plans That You’ve Made
    Later on, we’ll conspire, As we dream by the fire To face unafraid, The plans that we’ve made, Walking in a winter wonderland. Have you caught yourself at any time over the past few days and weeks daydreaming about what you plan to do in 2015? Maybe you have a new website idea you want [ Continue Reading... ] The post How to Face Unafraid the Plans That You’ […]
  • 3 Subtle Content Techniques That Make Your Offer Addictive
    Leading up to my wedding, I indulged in one of the most lavish things. No, I didn’t order doves to be released after the ceremony or commission an intricate ice sculpture. I hypnotically worked my way through half a tube of $45 lip gloss in just two weeks. How did it happen? Simple, subtle, persuasive [ Continue Reading... ] The post 3 Subtle Content Techniq […]
  • An Easy Fix for 5 Website Woes That Can Threaten Your Business
    It’s something that hangs heavy over your head every day. You’ve got traffic flowing to your site. You’ve built an audience and overcome the obscurity problem. The number of links pointing to your site grows every day, social shares to your content rise with each passing moment, and you’ve recently started creating products and services [ Continue Reading... […]
  • 5 Steps to Revising Your Content Marketing Strategy to Attract and Retain Future Customers
    This is not a how-to post; this is a how-to-think post. What troubles me about the majority of current content creation activities from companies is the sheer lack of strategy and purpose. I see a lot of activities — tweets, posts, articles, infographics, and more — that don’t support a real business goal. Content Marketing [ Continue Reading... ] The post 5 […]
  • How to Create Simple Drawings to Clarify Your Ideas and Captivate Your Audience
    Struggling to find a stock image for your next blog post? You browse Flickr for ages. You settle on a picture that’s okay. You’d love to hire a professional illustrator, but you don’t have the budget. Not yet. Sometimes you wonder if a better source of images exists. What if you could create your own [ Continue Reading... ] The post How to Create Simple Draw […]
  • Seth Godin on Stepping Up and Making it Happen
    Seth Godin is the author of 17 bestselling books. He’s the founder of email marketing pioneer Yoyodyne, and the charity-driven publishing platform Squidoo. And he’s the selfless dispenser of daily wisdom via the most popular marketing blog on the planet. But if you had to sum Seth up in one word, it might well be [ Continue Reading... ] The post Seth Godin o […]
  • Adaptive Content: A Trend to Pay Attention to in 2015
    Each new year seems to bring with it a new buzz term or two describing a concept that will change how we reach an audience, or how we build and grow a business. Some of these buzz terms pan out and become legitimate, long-term parts of the lexicon because they work and prove important. Others [ Continue Reading... ] The post Adaptive Content: A Trend to Pay […]
  • Take Your Content Marketing to the Next Level at Authority Rainmaker (And Save)
    The “what” and “why” phases of the content marketing revolution are over. To effectively gain and maintain your competitive advantage, you need a clear and concise strategy with the exact tactics to effectively execute. More than that, you need the best talent you can get. You’re tasked with finding and assessing the right strategic partners, [ Continue Read […]
  • Michael Hyatt on Building a Media Platform and Becoming a 10-Year Overnight Success
    Michael Hyatt is the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. In fact, Hyatt has been involved in the traditional publishing business his entire working life. Not the typical profile of a do-it-yourself blogger, right? And yet, in 2012 when Thomas Nelson was acquired [ Continue Reading […]
  • Why Shark Tank is Terrible for Your Business
    Maybe they’ll take away my Entrepreneur’s Secret Hat and Decoder Ring for saying this, but I hate Shark Tank. My husband and son like it, and every time it comes on, my teeth start to grind and my eye does that little twitchy thing. I’m not saying the investors don’t give some decent advice. They [ Continue Reading... ] The post Why Shark Tank is Terrible fo […]

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  • Sony’s PlayStation Now Coming To Samsung Smart TVs
    Nearly a year ago at CES 2014, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai announced PlayStation Now, a cloud-based gaming service that would lets users access PlayStation 3 games without requiring a PS3. The service has thus far been available only on Sony devices, but the company confirmed today that it will bring PS Now to Samsung Smart TVs at some point … [More]
  • 18 Times Our Readers Got The Absolute Best Gift Ever
    There’s nothing like the moment when you realize that you’ve just received your heart’s desire in the form of a gift from someone else. Not only does it mean adding something wonderful to your life — whether it’s that prized toy you’ve been coveting, freedom from tyranny or a new fuzzy friend. Speaking of fuzzy, we asked you, our wonderful, … [More]
  • Check To Make Sure That Box Spring You Buy Off Craigslist Doesn’t Come With A Free Cat
    Anyone who owns a cat knows that they like to get into the tiniest, oddest of places. And if you think you can get them out when they aren’t ready, you’ve got another think coming. All those cat factors combined in the most unfortunate of situations when an Oregon man realized he’d sold his girlfriend’s cat along with a box … [More]
  • Whistleblowing Former For-Profit College Dean To Receive $395K After Being Fired
    Over the past year, we’ve heard many horrendous stories from current and former employees about the deceptive practices used by for-profit colleges to attract students. Now, one such employee is being compensated after she says she was fired from the college she worked at because she brought attention to the school’s allegedly deceitful practices.  The St. P […]
  • Walmart Loses Customer’s Black Friday Order, Tells Her To Re-Order At Full Price
    We know that mistakes happen and things occasionally get lost in shipping, especially when you’re talking about the world’s largest retailer during the year’s busiest shopping season. But if a retailer admits to misplacing your order, it shouldn’t try to cash in on its own screw-up by charging you more than you had already paid. And yet this is exactly … [Mo […]
  • Reminder: Chugging Too Much Eggnog Will Not Bear A Pleasant Result
    Eggnog has gotten a bad reputation over the years. And it’s understandable — the stuff is a combination of delicious holiday drink and very very bad idea for the next day. Even without alcohol, eggnog packs a whopping, creamy punch. So when you chug a quart of eggnog in about 12 seconds, things are not going to go well. That … [More]
  • Walmart To Raise Base Pay At 1,434 Stores Because Of State Minimum Wage Hikes
    As a result of minimum wage increases coming in nearly half of the U.S. states next year, the lowest-paid employees at about 1/3 of Walmart’s U.S. stores are reportedly due for a pay bump in 2015. Two dozen states and Washington, D.C., are set to introduce minimum wage hikes in 2015. Nearly all of those will kick in during … [More] […]
  • A Holiday Classic For Our Time: How To Gift-Wrap A Cat
    In case you’re engaging in some last-minute gift-wrapping of oddly-shaped items today, here’s a rerun of a classic instructional video that you might find helpful. It shows you how to gift-wrap a cat. A very gracious, very sedentary cat. Giving pets as gifts is usually not a good idea, but everyone must wrap a gift that isn’t a perfect cube … [More]
  • Takata President, COO Steps Down To “Unify” Response To Massive Airbag Issues
    Takata Corp., the auto parts supplier behind the airbags responsible for more than 20 million vehicle recalls, is apparently taking steps to “unify” its response to the massive safety issue by replacing its president and COO. The Wall Street Journal reports that Stefan Stocker will be replaced by Shigehisa Takata, the company’s chairman and CEO. Officials wi […]
  • DirecTV Customers Will Finally Get Access To WatchESPN
    More than four years after cable sports powerhouse ESPN launched its WatchESPN streaming service, DirecTV remains the only major pay-TV provider whose subscribers are unable to access it. But thanks to a new deal between the satellite company and ESPN’s parent company Disney, DirecTV customers will finally be able to get more value out of the most expensive […]

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  • Microsoft Lumia "Learn Spanish" (2014) 1:43 (UK)
    Edward is a British accountant with a dry sense of humor and a soon to be new bride from Mexico. Here he uses the help of his Microsoft Lumia and some very patient friends who watch him go from linguistically challenged to just above-the-embarrassment-level of proficiency. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Electronics & Technology Read more about Mi […]
  • Brita "Slim Santa" (2014) :15 (USA)
    Imagine a slim, water-sippin' healthy lookin' Santa. You get to see Santa with his shirt off. He's got guns now. Not shown: Santa at Bikram Yoga. Santa putting down the water so he can "juice." Santa's eating disorder. Merry Christmas, y'all. Country:  United States Commercials:  Drinks & Alcohol Read more about Brita […]
  • Celebrate Christmas the Finnish way: With a ham.
    In Scandinavia they have a Christmas ham as a tradition. It takes four hours to make. So without further ado, enjoy this gift from Finnish agency 358. It's kind of like a yule log, but meatier. Adland:  adnews Read more about Celebrate Christmas the Finnish way: With a ham. Add new comment […]
  • Ford "Presents" (2014) :50 (Brazil)
    Well this is a super cute animated spot for Ford Brazil, just in time for the holidays. It isn't you who gets the presents on Christmas. No, the presents themselves look at you as the present. Country:  Brazil Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Ford "Presents" (2014) :50 (Brazil) Add new comment […]
  • Norwegian "Red Cab" (2014) 2:12 (Sweden)
    To get Norwegians excited about Norwegian Airlines direct long haul flights around the world, M&C Saatchi Stockholm created a unique interactive experience: a Norwegian-branded New York Taxi Cab that could be controlled by Norwegians from a shopping mall in Oslo. Country:  Sweden Commercials:  Transport & Travel Read more about Norwegian "Red Ca […]
  • A McDonald's Pickle has a lot to say
    Who knew the pickles at McDonald's have so much to say about their existence? Crazy. Haven't seen long copy print ads in a while. It's a wee bit strange personifying pickled vegetables, especially in such a happy tone of voice. I would have assumed pickled vegetables would be, well...a bit sour about life. Sorry. Couldn't help it. Country […]
  • Merry Christmas from House Of Radon (2014)
    Swedish based production company House Of Radon is wishing you a Merry Christmas in a one-take wonderland made entirely of paper cut outs, and a very special guest: Christian Bale. Country:  Sweden Commercials:  uncategorized Read more about Merry Christmas from House Of Radon (2014) Add new comment […]
  • The North Face - See For Yourself - (2014) 3:20 (USA)
    North Face, the outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer wants to remind city-dwellers that adventure is out there. Country:  United States Commercials:  Fashion Read more about The North Face - See For Yourself - (2014) 3:20 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Longhorn Steakhouse grills the first Winter Wonder Steak
    While the hipsters at my agency all have the youtube yule logs on in the background, Longhorn and Rokkan have done them one better by launching the world's first Yule Steak. Could you imagine really keeping a steak on that long? Yikes. It'd be charcoal by the time it was done. Either way sit back and get into the holiday spirit with the link below. […]
  • Jews make everything funnier. Even youtube.
    To promote Jerusalem-based non-profit Comedy For Change Tel-Aviv-based digital agency Hooligans, created Go Hora! It basically takes music videos on Youtube and mixes it with random Jews doing traditional dances. Surprisingly, the beats of songs like Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" sync up to the other dances. It's kind of like Dark Side Of The […]

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  • UPS Driver For A Day
    UPS is running “UPS Driver For A Day”, a television commercial connected with the Wishes Delivered advertising campaign. Carson, a 4-year old boy living in Colorado Springs, befriended Mr. Ernie, his neighborhood’s UPS driver, when he started delivering a special formulation of milk to Carson’s door three times a week. As part of the shipping […]
  • Apple The Song
    Apple is promoting the use of Garageband music production software with “The Song”, an intergenerational commercial featuring two American singers. A young woman (singer/songwriter Dana Williams) finds a Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording of the Gershwin standard “Love Is Here to Stay” made by her grandmother Valerie and sent to her darling Raymond in Korea in th […]
  • Air New Zealand Very Kiwi Christmas
    Air New Zealand is promoting Christmas cheer in Australia and NZ with “A Very Kiwi Christmas”, a “Meanwhile… in New Zealand” commercial set on the Otago Peninsula. Santa and Air New Zealand stewards take a group of Portobello Primary School students on a tractor ride to see the Pyramids basalt rock formation lit up with […]
  • Hyundai Exobaby
    Hyundai is promoting the safety and convenience features of the Hyundai Sonata with “Exobaby”, a commercial featuring a baby whose exoskeleton suit gives him super powers. The hero baby smartly takes advantages of the state-of-the-art technology suit that offers a wide range of solutions for conditions experienced in daily life. And a total of seven […]
  • Deluxe Christmas Card 2014
    DeLuxe Entertainment Services Group Inc has launched a digital Christmas Card for 2014, produced at Rushes and Mcasso in London. The animation presents a hanging mobile featuring partner content creation companies Method Studios, Company 3, Centro Digital Pictures, Beast, Editpool, DDP Studios, iloura, Encore, EFilm, StageOne Sound, Level 3 Post, Rushes, Ste […]
  • The Golden Age by Woodkid
    “The Golden Age”, a music video for Woodkid track “Embers”, the final single from The Golden Age album, is one of the nominations for Best Music Video at the 2015 Grammy Awards. French film director, composer and musician Yoann Lemoine has been releasing his music under the name Woodkid. In this 10 minute long video, […]
  • W+K Christmas Card from Recycled Trees
    Wieden+Kennedy London has transformed abandoned Christmas trees from 2013 into agency the W+K Christmas Card for 2014. Creatives Jason Scott and Joris Philippart collected abandoned trees from the agency’s neighbourhood a year ago, before chipping the wood outside the agency office. Wood chips were turned into paper at the world’s oldest mechanised paper mil […]
  • Sia Chandelier music video starring Maddie Ziegler
    Sia’s Chandelier music video, starring Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, is one of the nominations for Best Music Video at the 2015 The Grammy Awards. Shot in the old Herald Examiner building in Los Angeles, the video shows 11-year-old Maddie in a blonde Sia wig and energetically and expressively engaging with the Chandelier track. The […]
  • Beard Baubles for Beard Season
    Grey London creatives Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford have connected their agency’s Christmas card project, Beard Baubles, with Australian melanoma awareness campaign Beardseason. Packs of baubles, sold online in packs of 14 (Traditional, Classic and Wintery), are now collectors items while the Christmas cards featuring bearded and baubled agency staff go o […]
  • Harvey Nichols Could I Be Any Clearer
    Harvey Nichols UK is running “Could I Be Any Clearer?”, an integrated advertising campaign for Christmas 2014. Sick of unwrapping socks from your nan? Fed up of receiving novelty Christmas onesies from Aunty Jo? If you’re tired of rubbish Christmas gifts then you need a Harvey Nichols ‘Could I Be Any Clearer?’ Christmas card. It’s […]

RSS brand flakes

  • message in a (beer) bottle
    Sending a beer to the hot guy or girl across the bar sends a strong message... but what if your beer could say a whole lot more? If you send her a bottle of Andes beer (out of Argentina), it can thanks to the folks at Saatchi & Saachi. Simply scan the QR code (whoa, there's a blast from the past), get the app, and assign a specific message to that b […]
  • shining "lights" on the homeless
    Christmas time is such a beautiful sight. Houses everywhere donned with twinkling lights bring cheer to all. But what about those that don't have homes? This beautiful campaign from Ogilvy & Mather for Adot.com literally shines a light on UK's homelessness during the holidays. At first it's a little odd, but combined with the beautiful ren […]
  • real passion for design
    If you haven’t seen the video featuring Aaron Draplin creating a logo yet, please watch it. This guy oozes passion for design and it spills over to the audience. Watching him get excited about little things like vintage logos and old tape measures, creates this sense of inspiration to go out and do bigger and better things. As part of the Vans' "Li […]
  • breast doodles save the tatas
    Hate cancer and love breasts? Well check out the Alphabreast illustration project. It was developed to support the fight against breast cancer through 26 boob doodles which include Glittery, Kinky, Hairy, Total Recall and Nimble to name a few. You can check them all out and interact on the Alphabreast website. Once your done having fun, you can make a donati […]
  • merry sparktazzle and happy new year
    If you’ve ever had to participate in a focus group you know how absurd things can get. Sometimes it is downright painful, so this holiday season Ogilvy & Mather wanted to give us the gift of pitching “Christmas” to strangers. Of course it’s not real, but things definitely get weird when the group starts pointing out the oddities that surround the holiday […]
  • the best reason to drink, ever.
    You know that epiphany that happens after a night of drinking, and you get the brilliant idea to run across campus naked or do 100 burpees in -20 degree weather wearing leopard-print underwear and a boa? Well, science is proving that those, in fact, were great ideas. According to the University of Illinois at Chicago, a BAC of 0.075 is the "creative pea […]
  • 2014 was the year of the...
    Emoji. Bakers David Ma and Hayden Lockaby have taken the emoji to a whole new, delicious level by transforming the emoji beyond the iPhone to gingerbread cookies! So cute, so festive, so...[*enter emoji with heart eyes*] […]
  • truly a masterpiece
    YES. A camera ad campaign done right. As a leader in designing smartphones, Samsung understands what a camera really needs to be in this day and age. Flip up display for the perfect selfie? Check. WiFi connectivity to all your social platforms? check. SUPER sleek, thin, and lightweight? CHECK. And to top it off, an ingenious ad campaign featuring our favorit […]
  • a hootie holiday
    Tired of having the same old fireplace video playing on your tv while you open neatly wrapped socks this holiday? Well, Hootsuite is here to save the day with a 40 minute video of an owl in front of a fireplace. It's sort of relaxing really. Almost... hypnotic...
  • johnnie's history walk
    Is that Rumplestiltskin talking about whiskey? Yes, and wow does he do it well. The single shot video is a seriously well done little history lesson on why the bottle is square, the label askew, and where it all started. Well written, entertaining, and subtitled for those of us that can barely understand the Scottish accent. Bravo Walker's.

RSS copyranter

  • 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 […]
  • 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 w […]
  • 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 insisted that they go outside and fight. The biker di […]
  • 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 wildl […]
  • 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 "i […]
  • KIM KARDASHIAN'S FAKE ASS TURNED INTO FAKE-ASS ADS (NSFW).
    Click images to enlarge. […]
  • 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 their agency Kessels Kramer […]
  • What is "Native Advertising"?
    (I sincerely apologize for the e-card)Media people are hungry for, curious about, perplexed by, or scared of, it, depending on the medium. Well, it's really a simple thing. Don't let the Social Media experts (dipshits) complicate it with their buzzword-filled explanations that go and on and on. But what is it?Wikipedia: "a form of online adver […]
  • Tommy Lee Jones Doesn't Give A Good Goddamn About Your Retirement.
    Look at that pained face.He looks like his IBS is acting up. That is the face of an uninvested spokesperson.You can unfurl all the big-ass banners behind him you want, Ameriprise. He is not going to change his Fuck You face or up his energy level one iota.Is he squinting at the cue cards? Probably.You want memorization? That's an extra mil.But I'm […]
  • What if other brands went insane like McDonald's?
    Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that starting in January, McDonald's is going to launch a new campaign tagged with the childish na-na-na-na-na na! line "Lovin' Beats Hatin". The entire internet immediately hate-shat on it. Then this week, McDonald's said that they are not going to use it (yeah, we'll see), but they d […]

RSS ads of the world

  • Citroën C4: Shopping cart
    New C4 Lounge with Citroën parking sensor. Advertising Agency: New 360, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Creative Director: Gustavo Leite Art Director / Illustrator: Rodrigo Carvalho Copywriter: Guilherme Carvalho […]
  • Citroën C4: Dog
    New C4 Lounge with Citroën parking sensor. Advertising Agency: New 360, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Creative Director: Gustavo Leite Art Director / Illustrator: Rodrigo Carvalho Copywriter: Guilherme Carvalho […]
  • Citroën C4: Kid
    New C4 Lounge with Citroën parking sensor. Advertising Agency: New 360, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Creative Director: Gustavo Leite Art Director / Illustrator: Rodrigo Carvalho Copywriter: Guilherme Carvalho […]
  • Primus: Bartinder
    Advertising Agency: Boondoggle, Leuven, Belgium Creative Director: Niels Schreyers Art Director: Arjen Tarras Copywriter: Kasper Janssens […]
  • Ecovia: Christmas without alcohol
    Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil Creative Director / Art Director: Ricardo Gandolfi Copywriters: Fabian Oliveira, Ricardo Gandolfi Additional credits: Carlos Rabitz, Simone Pereira Published: December 2014 […]
  • La grande guignolée des médias: The face of poverty is changing
    Advertising Agency: TAM-TAM\TBWA, Montréal, Canada Art Director: Anne-Marie Lemay Copywriter: Étienne Soucy Creative Director: Etienne Bastien Strategic planning: Simon Lusinchi Advisory service: Josée Canuel, Sandra Dagenais, Justine Lallemand-Auger Agency Producer: Mélanie Duguay Production House: Jet Films Director: Mélanie Charbonneau Producer: Véronique […]
  • GLAAD: The paper anniversary
    The Australian Capital Territory parliament passed a bill in October 2013 that made the territory the first part of Australia to legalize marriage equality. In Canberra, 31 couples were married over a five-day period once the law went into effect, from December 7-12, 2013. But the national government challenged the decision, saying it was inconsistent with A […]
  • Axe White Label: Knife
    Advertising Agency: BBH, New York, USA Director: Ari Weiss […]
  • Axe White Label: Hotel
    Advertising Agency: BBH, New York, USA Director: Ari Weiss […]
  • Ford: When you wish upon a star
    Advertising Agency: Blue Hive, Brazil Executive Creative Director: Vico Benevides Creative Directors: Rafael Freire, Marcelo Mariano Creative: Vico Benevides Planning team: Dorian Dack, Rafael Lavor, Larissa Baccos, Gabriel Cinato Media team: Ricardo Medeiros. Edera Bonato, Beatriz Guerzoni, Marcela Lanna, Alexandre Mantovani, Douglas Magalhães, Thiago Attin […]

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 […]Related posts:Baby Inside from EvianCVV Suicide […]
  • 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 […]Related posts:Touching Video Shows Heroic War Zone Volunte […]
  • 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 […]Related posts:Infographic – Social Media Interactions D […]
  • 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 […]Related posts:Westfield-100 YEARS […]
  • 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 […]Related posts:Radio DonnaThrott […]
  • 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 […]Related posts:Visa – BangingSt […]
  • 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 […]Related posts:Samsung Central StationSamsung – Master the Power of […]
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