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  • Friday Odds and Ends
    -HackerAgency Executive Creative Director Haydn Sweterlitsch takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (video above). -Sonic launches limited-time offer with digital campaign. link -NBC rejects porn site’s Emmy ad. link -The problems with Snapchat advertising. link -Arnold is moving. link -Iris launches new website for The Creative Circus’ fall admission […]
  • DDB Revives Rob Schneider’s Career for State Farm
    Here we thought last week’s BBDO Throwback Thursday campaign for Twix would fill our 90s nostalgia quotient for the month. But a coming campaign created by DDB Chicago to promote State Farm promises to pack in more former Saturday Night Live stars than an Adam Sandler movie. Here’s the first spot: Nice to see Rob Schneider get work when he’s not busy blaming […]
  • Biggest Posts of the Past 7 Days
    Sprint Kisses Its ‘Framily’ Goodbye Rooster CCO Takes Leave Amid Possible Boycott Made Movement Signs CP+B’s Kate Higgins As Partner TBWA\Chiat\Day Taps Peyton Manning, Cam Newton for Gatorade MRY Confirms Tech Layoffs Former Leo Burnett L.A. Leader Lands at Omelet We Hear: Ogilvy Wins Coke Zero Account New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. […]
  • PREACHER Rounds Up Texas Athletes to Promote ESPN’s Longhorn Network
    PREACHER, the Austin, Texas agency founded earlier this year by CD Rob Baird and colleagues from Mother New York, released one of its first big-name campaigns today for ESPN. More specifically, they’re promoting Longhorn Network, a regional channel offering 24/7 coverage of Texas sports. The first spot in the “All the Live Long Day” campaign stars former NFL […]
  • Saatchi & Saatchi NY Stages Usher Dance-Off for Honey Nut Cheerios
    Saatchi & Saatchi New York staged a dance off between Usher and Buzz the Bee in its latest broadcast spot for Honey Nut Cheerios, entitled “Body Language.” Coming on the heels of its Grumpy Cat spot, Saatchi & Saatchi New York and Honey Nut Cheerios decided to go with a human celebrity this time. Somehow Usher proves a better match for Buzz than Grum […]
  • Lincoln Partners with Matthew McConaughey
    Lincoln Motor Company has partnered with recent Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey on a multiyear campaign promoting the Lincoln MKZ, Adweek reports. In a press release, McConaughey claimed to be a long-time admirer of the brand. “Lincoln is an iconic, American brand and I like where they are heading with their transformation,” he said. “I had the chance to dr […]
  • Friday Morning Stir
    -This Science World spot, “Positively Painful,” from Rethink (video above) was deemed too violent for TV. link -Director of Digital Production Paul Sutton will be stepping down at JWT New York. -R/GA visualizes where cannabis dispensaries could open in New York City. link -Merkley+Partners enlists Jon Hamm in “The Worst of the Road” for the 2015 Mercedes-Ben […]
  • Ad Council, United Way Launch Glee-ful PSA Campaign
    The Ad Council and United Way have launched a new Ryan Murphy-esque spot on community engagement aimed at showcasing the organization’s successes in boosting high school graduation rates (for glee club members and non-members alike). It’s part of the larger LIVE UNITED campaign, but it’s not related to the NFL Play 60 partnership aimed at encouraging kids to […]
  • Advertising Jobs: Adweek, Verve, Sq1
    This week, Adweek is hiring a director of ad operations and programmatic revenue, while Verve is seeking a sales planner. Sq1 needs a digital account executive, and MRM//McCann is on the hunt for a media director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Director, Ad Operations and Programmatic Reve […]
  • Thursday Odds and Ends
    -W+K London crafted this “Hot and Cold” spot for a European Honda Civic campaign (video above). link -How social media ruined Shark Week. link -The World Cup’s branding lesson. link -Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media welcomes four new hires: Julia Gilmour as social media stregist; Adam Porsborg as advertising account executive;  Michae […]


  • Coca-Cola Plans Massive Sampling Support for U.S. Rollout of Low-Cal Life
    Consumers will begin spotting Coca-Cola Life, which features a distinctive green label, on U.S. store shelves the week of Aug. 25, Coca-Cola said.The reduced-calorie cola, sweetened with cane sugar and stevia, has already rolled out in Argentina, Chile and Great Britain. In the United States, it will initially be available in Fresh Market locations across Ge […]
  • FCC Releases Its Questions for Comcast and Time Warner Cable
    Federal regulators have asked Comcast Corp. to explain its internet and content policies as part of the U.S. review of the company's $45.2 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.Comcast was asked by the Federal Communications Commission in a letter made public today to provide information on a range of its business practices, from programming agreemen […]
  • Ogilvy Poised to Win Coke Zero
    Ogilvy & Mather is poised to win the consolidated global and North America Coke Zero creative business, according to people familiar with the situation.Ogilvy had handled the brand abroad while Droga5 had been responsible for marketing in North America. The brand's creative has not been exclusive to those agencies, however -- McCann subsidiary Fitzg […]
  • Is Your Dollar Safe From Taco Bell? (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)
    Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of […]
  • Steve Ballmer Is Your New Life Coach: Your Summer Friday ICYMI Pick-Me-Up
    It's a sleepy Friday afternoon in late August. Are you stuck at work? Feeling a little low-energy? Then we know just what you need.From the ICYMI department, our Video of the Week is this Bloomberg montage of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent expressions of, well, enthusiasm about the Clippers, the NBA team he just acquired.Think of Ballm […]
  • Samsung Jumps On the Ice Bucket Bandwagon to Promote Its Galaxy Phone
    Dozens of major corporations have jumped on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge bandwagon, releasing videos featuring their executives doused in frigid water for the viral philanthropic venture. Samsung may be the first to turn it into an ad.On Friday morning, a tweet from the company's U.K. mobile account sent out a link to a 15-second spot. A female computer […]
  • Magazine Veteran Sally Preston Named North America President at Orion Capital
    Longtime magazine publishing executive Sally Preston has been named North America president of Orion Capital, effective Sept. 3.She succeeds Tony Harridine, who has moved back to Australia, the company said.Ms. Preston was most recently VP-publisher at Time Inc.'s Real Simple magazine, and previously held group publisher and publisher posts at Martha St […]
  • McDonald's Names Andres to Take Over U.S. Division as President
    McDonald's Corp. said long-time restaurant executive Mike Andres will take over as president of the chain's U.S. operations as Jeff Stratton retires amid increased domestic competition.Mr. Stratton, 58, will retire on Oct. 15 after 41 years with the brand, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in a statement. Mr. Andres, 56, has worked i […]
  • Video Game Console Sales Exceed Expectations at GameStop
    GameStop Corp., the video-game chain that said this week its CEO had surgery for brain cancer, surged the most in a year after reporting profit that beat estimates as consumers bought new players and software.Net income more than doubled to $24.6 million, or 22 cents a share, from a year arlier, GameStopsaid in a statement yesterday. Analysts on average pred […]
  • Are Pre-Programmatic Metrics Killing Your Campaign?
    In programmatic advertising, learning algorithms are the engines that power a campaign, while key performance indicators (KPIs) act as rudders, keeping campaigns on the right course.However, the faster you're going, the more important it is to make sure you're pointed in the right direction.How do you determine the right direction? Continue reading […]

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  • New Nascar Campaign Depicts Drivers as Nations Going to Battle
    Nascar is launching a promotional campaign for its upcoming playoffs, known as the Chase for the Nascar Sprint Cup, in which 16 drivers will race for the fastest title on earth. The campaign will portray the drivers as nations, pitting them against one another on the racetrack as if going to battle, reports The New York Times. The ads will feature scenes of […]
  • Shell Shows More Gas Brands Could Fuel Up on Social Media
    While BP has garnered attention in recent years for its use of social media, not many of its competitors have been notably active in the space. But then there's Shell, which is ramping up its social game while buying ads on Swarm/Foursquare (see images below-right), Facebook and Twitter, accruing 5.2 million fans and 245,000 followers on the latter two […]
  • Gap Runs First Social Campaign for Kids’ Accounts
    It’s back-to-school time, which means moms are already gearing up to take those first-day-of school pictures (which are equally loved and dreaded by social media users nowadays). Gap Kids is looking to capitalize on the expected flood of social photos this year with its first contest devoted to its Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram accounts that were launched […]
  • 10 Branded Instagram Videos That Beat All Competitors
    The Adweek/Shareablee Instagram Video weekly chart is back after a brief hiatus, as we've tweaked our approach and will now regularly call out only the top-of-the-heap winners. The chart below features eight categories (auto, beauty, consumer electronics, retail, fashion, celebrity, sports leagues and TV show), which will appear every week. Two wildcard […]
  • Snapchat's 'Crazy Engaged' Users Can't Resist a Message From Taco Bell
    Taco Bell’s Nicholas Tran said Snapchat followers are “crazy engaged.” When the brand sends a Snap, 90 percent of friends who open a message view it in its entirety, and these can be 5-minute-long digital photo-video collages, he added. Taco Bell has more than 200,000 friends on the app, but it doesn’t know the exact amount, which speaks to the fact that bra […]
  • Showtime Renews Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan
    Showtime announced today that Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan will both be renewed for a third season, with twelve episodes slated for each series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production on the new episodes will reportedly begin early next year. The announcement comes just several days before the Emmy Awards, for which Ray Donovan co-star Jon Voigt r […]
  • Is Your Secret Safe With 'Secret' App?
    Hackers recently showed that Secret, the anonymous social networking app that encourages users to "speak freely," may not be so secretive after all. Speaking with Wired, Ben Caudill, co-founder of Seattle's Rhino Security Labs, showed how he could find any users' "secret" posts with just their email address or phone number. Acco […]
  • Ogilvy N.Y. Wins Coke Zero
    Chris Garbutt, Ogilvy & Mather’s former CCO in France, led the winning Coke Zero creative pitch for the network’s New York flagship, sources said. Garbutt, who was named CCO of Ogilvy East in New York in February, helped shape global campaigns for Coca-Cola while working at the agency’s Paris office. Ogilvy picked up the brand’s global and U.S. business, […]
  • James Oseland Leaves Saveur to Launch Rodale's Organic Life
    James Oseland is resigning as editor in chief of Bonnier Corp.'s critically acclaimed food title Saveur and heading to Rodale, where he'll oversee the relaunch of Organic Gardening as a new multiplatform brand titled Rodale’s Organic Life. "Rodale's Organic Life will be a print and digital brand like no other," Oseland said in a stat […]
  • McDonald’s Bolsters Digital Initiatives to Attract In-Store Business
    McDonald’s is going digital to increase sales at its U.S. restaurants, especially among people under 34. Plans discerned by tracking earnings, recent hires and job openings include going national with a mobile ordering and payment app, offering music and video downloads, and expanding online loyalty programs. The foundation for McDonald’s expanded digital st […]

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  • Music Memories: What the VMAs Looked Like in 1984, 1994 and 2004
    LOS ANGELES — Airing for the very first time in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards redefined how provocative these ceremonies can be when Madonna donned a wedding dress and seduced viewers while singing "Like a Virgin." Flash forward to 2014, and we have Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and others, who will attempt to craft a memorable performance […]
  • Chart Dumps Numbers on the Ice Bucket Challenge
    It's the blockbuster Internet hit of the summer — the Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral act of charity has taken over every single social media feed, and people can't stop watching the videos — no matter how much you complain about it. As of Thursday, more than 28 million people had mentioned it on Facebook, and more than 2.4 million videos have been […]
  • The Magic Butter-Softening Knife We've All Been Wishing For
    A new Kickstarter project is about to make the butter-spreading process run smoother. A new butter knife called The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp has a built-in grater to aerate and soften butter before you spread it. No more unblended clumps of butter stubbornly sitting on your bread. No more bread with giant holes resulting from your failed attempts to […]
  • Move Aside Twitter Timeline Haters, Business Wins
    Twitter redefined its timeline Monday, officially acknowledging that the feature is for more than just those you follow and their retweets. First, a quick recap. Earlier this month, Twitter started experimenting with what users see on their timeline. That included adding tweets from accounts users don't directly follow and has evolved to incorporate twe […]
  • The New 'Girls' Season 4 Teaser Will Make Even the Haters Chuckle
    We won't see a new episode of Girls until 2015, but creator, writer and star Lena Dunham just made the wait for Season 4 of the HBO hit a little easier. In a newly released teaser trailer, fans and hate-watchers alike get a tiny peek at the show coming together, including some stunt action and a hilarious yelp from Dunham. See also: All Men Must Ink: Ho […]
  • Nine Months of Pregnancy in a Single Vine
    Now they can relive every magic moment of the last nine months again. And again. And again. Vine artist Ian Padgham and painter Claire Pasquier documented Claire's entire pregnancy in a single Vine. In a mere six seconds, you can witness life literally growing two frames at a time per month. See also: Couple Uses Diet Coke to Announce Pregnancy Padgham […]
  • The Week of Mo'ne Davis Is Over, and That's Fine
    Mo'ne Davis mania has departed, as quickly and emphatically as it arrived Six days after pitching a complete-game shutout on national TV in the Little League World Series, and earning tweets of praise from everyone from Michelle Obama to Chipper Jones to Lil Wayne, Davis and her Taney Dragons squad from Philadelphia was eliminated from the tournament on […]
  • Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Blowing a Tire
    A Southwest flight headed to Austin made an emergency landing at Dallas Love Field after blowing a tire on takeoff Friday. There were no injuries among the 125 passengers or crew on Southwest Flight 8. The plane had to circle the airport as air traffic control surveyed the damage to the landing gear from the ground. See also: Glass Cracks Below Tourists in C […]
  • How Much Does It Cost to See Your NFL Team Win?
    What's more disappointing then watching your favorite NFL team lose? Watching them lose while at the stadium. Luckily for diehard — but frugal — football fans, the secondary ticketing company TickPick took relevant data and found a way to find (well, pretty roughly) the most cost-effective tickets in the league if you want to watch your team win instead […]
  • Florida: Famous for Hurricanes, Gators and Now Sinkholes
    The state that's well known for hurricanes and alligators has another high-profile natural worry on its list: the possibility that the Earth could, at any moment, gobble up a whole neighborhood. Yes, Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation, according to the local agency that oversees insurance regulations and compliance. Sinkholes […]

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  • Interactive ad: Foot Locker: Triple Black Challenge
    AMV BBDO, London gave some Foot Locker fans the chance to get their hands on the new Triple Black Collection. All they had to do was find them. But it wasn't quite as simple as they thought. AMV BBDO brought Found on board, setting the challenge to create an immersive event to showcase the new trainer collection and offer fans the ultimate challenge to […]
  • TV ad: SunRice: Micro Effort
    SunRice is set to launch a new national campaign this Sunday via Sydney agency Disciple for 90 second Ready Meals, celebrating men who solve problems with 'Micro Effort'.Category: FoodClient: SunriceAgency: DiscipleExecutive Creative Director: Pete BuckleyExecutive Creative Director: Tim BrownArt Director: Peter DefriesCopywriter: Alan WilsonProduc […]
  • TV ad: Ariel Science Plus: Life and Dirt
    This is a Rube Goldberg machine expression of the campaign theme, "Life is a Series of Unexpected Dirt," a special long version shot separately from the TV spot.The meticulous crafting behind each detail of the machine will grip your attention from beginning to end.Agency Beacon/ Leo Burnett TokyoCategory: Household, garden & petsClient: P& […]
  • TV ad: Stones Throw Records and: World Premiere web film
    When the audio brand AIAIAI and record label Stones Throw teamed up to make a special edition of the TMA-1 headphone, one line from the label's inaugural release 'My World Premiere’ by Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf suddenly stood out: 'When I didn't have a mic, I rapped on headphones'. AIAIAI and Stones Throw then asked themselve […]
  • TV ad: Kia Soul: Fully Charged
    This year, Kia via David & Goliath Los Angeles is launching their first-ever electric car the Soul EV.To debut the new vehicle, they're bringing back the beloved Hamsters only now, they've got female friends.The :60 spot, titled "Fully Charged," is set to the unreleased single, "Animals," from multi-platinum and three-time G […]
  • Interactive ad: Mães da Sé Missing People: Missing Friends
    Finding missing people is an old issue. And there's only one way to make things easier: get more people aware of the missing faces. The classic milk boxes prove this right. To extend this search on the digital world Artplan Brasil needed to engage people in a way they could relate to it and give them an easy way to help.Category: Charities & appeals […]
  • TV ad: Gatorade: Dude
    You can't buy Gatorade unless you are sweating. These hidden camera videos are anchored by Rob Belushi (son of Jim), who plays the store clerk. Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles.Category: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: GatoradeAgency: TBWAChiatDay, Los AngelesChief Creative Officer: Stephen ButlerExecutive Creative Director: Brent AndersonCreative Direc […]
  • TV ad: Gatorade: For Really
    You can't buy Gatorade unless you are sweating. These hidden camera videos are anchored by Rob Belushi (son of Jim), who plays the store clerk. Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles.Category: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: GatoradeAgency: TBWAChiatDay, Los AngelesChief Creative Officer: Stephen ButlerExecutive Creative Director: Brent AndersonCreative Direc […]
  • TV ad: Gatorade: Locked
    You can't buy Gatorade unless you are sweating. These hidden camera videos are anchored by Rob Belushi (son of Jim), who plays the store clerk. Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles.Category: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: GatoradeAgency: TBWAChiatDay, Los AngelesChief Creative Officer: Stephen ButlerExecutive Creative Director: Brent AndersonCreative Direc […]
  • TV ad: Gatorade: Yoga
    You can't buy Gatorade unless you are sweating. These hidden camera videos are anchored by Rob Belushi (son of Jim), who plays the store clerk. Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles.Category: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: GatoradeAgency: TBWAChiatDay, Los AngelesChief Creative Officer: Stephen ButlerExecutive Creative Director: Brent AndersonCreative Direc […]

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  • Where Are The Best Deals On College Textbooks? Generally, Amazon
    Our power-shopping colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports wondered: which of the used-textbook services have the best prices on popular course materials? You can usually get the best prices by bypassing the campus bookstore, but which of the many sites now available offer the best deals? Their survey wasn’t perfect, namely because they went book shoppi […]
  • Used Car Dealer Accused Of Rolling Back Odometers, Selling Cars And Lies
    A couple in California who ran a used car dealership embody consumers’ worst fears about buying used cars. They now face almost 80 criminal charges of grand theft by false pretenses, perjury, filing false documents with the DMV, and twenty counts of unlawfully rolling back a car odometer. The investigation started in April of this year, when a customer of … […]
  • Initial Questions Offer Hope That FCC Isn’t Going Easy On Comcast/TWC Merger
    While the FCC’s public comment period for the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger remain open through Monday, the commission has already sent off its first round of questions to the companies involved. And judging by both the quantity and quality of the things being asked, it looks like the FCC isn’t ready to rubber-stamp the deal. The FCC has sent lengthy … [M […]
  • 5 Best Lines From Review Of Entire Taco Bell Dollar Menu
    This week, Taco Bell took a break from its 172-year tradition of selling handcraftd, top-of-the-line, high-priced authentic Mexican cuisine to launch a dollar menu. Since even that is too expensive to convince me to eat at the Bell, I have to rely on some brave canaries willing to test the air of this fast food coal mine to see … [More]
  • Staples Will Keep Closing Stores, Nobody Is Surprised
    Earlier this year, Staples announced plans to close 225 underperforming store due to poor performance. Almost six months later, the office supply retailer hasn’t managed to turn things around, mostly because consumers are looking elsewhere for most of the things they would buy at Staples. Especially electronics. Turning things around will be a difficult task […]
  • Keurig Makes Deal To Produce K-Cups For Maxwell House & Other Kraft-Branded Coffees
    Remember a few years ago when we showed you the astonishing video of the shrinking Maxwell House cans? Well, it’s about to get even smaller because Kraft, the maker of the “eh, it’s good enough” coffee, struck a deal giving Keurig to power to produce single-serve K-cups of its java. Kraft’s decision to allow Keurig Green Mountain Inc. to … [More] […]
  • 52 Ill-Informed Mayors Agree: The Comcast/TWC Merger Is Greatest Thing Ever
    The gleaming USB drive that is Comcast HQ towers above the rest of the skyline here in Philadelphia, and the company is set to build another gleaming spire as a monument to its greatness right across the street. Just a few blocks away from the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider sits Mayor Michael “Why do people always laugh at … [More]
  • Two Big Reasons CNN Money Is Only Half Right About Gigabit Broadband Expansion
    Broadband internet coverage in the United States is still pretty uneven. While some, mainly rural, communities are scrambling to connect to the 21st century using slow, old, and unreliable tech, some urban areas are dashing forward at over 1000 Mbps. The list of lucky cities with gigabit connections is growing, as CNN Money reports, but it’s not growing in … […]
  • It Just Got More Expensive For Older Youths To Fly Solo With American Airlines
    Older tweens flying solo on American Airlines and hoping for a bit more independence can kiss those dreams goodbye. The latest American/US Airways merger-related policy update for the airline involves increasing the age for which unaccompanied minors must pay to be supervised. According to the Dallas Morning New’s Aviation Blog, starting on Sept. 3 American […]
  • Appeals Court Won’t Hear Aereo’s “We’re A Cable Company” Argument
    Following its crushing defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer, streaming video startup Aereo tried to stay alive by arguing that since the court said it was acting like a cable company, it should then be considered a cable company. Alas, a federal appeals court has decided not to hear this debate, possibly hammering the final … [More]

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  • Kia Soul EV - Hamster Electric Lady / Animals - (2015) :90 (USA)
    Please, KIA client, read this. You need to stop it with the hamsters now. It's getting too weird. Country:  United States Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Kia Soul EV - Hamster Electric Lady / Animals - (2015) :90 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • State Farm "Steve's Kid" (2014) :30 (USA)
    The 90's are back. Or at least Rob Schneider's "copy guy" character from Saturday Night Live. Country:  United States Commercials:  uncategorized […]
  • Campbells "Mama Sherman" (2014) 2:00 (USA)
    Campbell's Chunky Soup continues it's "moms of NFL athletes trying to serve soup to their grown up kids." In this case they've taken it to a Gaurdians Of The Galaxy/Comic Book thing. Country:  United States Commercials:  Food Read more about Campbells "Mama Sherman" (2014) 2:00 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Electrolux "Washing: re-imagined" (2014) 1:10 (Thailand)
    Electrolux isn't a work of art. But it can be used to create one. Country:  Thailand Commercials:  Household Read more about Electrolux "Washing: re-imagined" (2014) 1:10 (Thailand) Add new comment […]
  • Footlocker/Nike "The Next Baddest" (2014) :120 (The Netherlands)
    Kevin Durant inspires us to get out there and be the next baddest and ignore all the haters and prove them wrong in this Nike Ad for Footlocker. Country:  The Netherlands Commercials:  Sports Read more about Footlocker/Nike "The Next Baddest" (2014) :120 (The Netherlands) Add new comment […]
  • DNA Signs Award-Winning Filmmaker Sanaa Hamri
    DNA is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed filmmaker Sanaa Hamri to their award-winning directorial roster. Adland:  announcement Read more about DNA Signs Award-Winning Filmmaker Sanaa Hamri Add new comment […]
  • Ikea - Adam & Sofi hypnotized to see their future #IKEAtraveltime - (2014) 3:50 (Sweden)
    I'm not sure where to begin with this ad from Forsman & Bodenfors in Sweden. Country:  Sweden Commercials:  Household Read more about Ikea - Adam & Sofi hypnotized to see their future #IKEAtraveltime - (2014) 3:50 (Sweden) Add new comment […]
  • Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - (2014) (USA)
    Taylor Swift, the girl so many seem to love to hate, has come out with a new song explaining that she just shakes it off. Good for her. The video shows all sorts of shaking, twerking, hopping, pop locking, street dancing, ballet dancing and modern dance. Country:  United States Commercials:  Entertainment Read more about Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - (2014) […]
  • Greenpeace "Marmot Licks GoPro" (2014) :48 (USA)
    How great is this viral ad of a marmot licking a GoPro? Answer: Really great. Because Greenpeace turned it into an ad. Country:  United States Commercials:  PSA & Public Interest Read more about Greenpeace "Marmot Licks GoPro" (2014) :48 (USA) 1 comment Add new comment […]
  • Science World "Positively Painful" (2014) :30 (Canada)
    Science World at Telus World of Science wants you to know that optimists are more healthy, even if they get a kick to the nuts. Apparently this was "banned," by Canadian television because they thought it was too violent. Or something. Country:  Canada Commercials:  PSA & Public Interest Read more about Science World "Positively Painful […]

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  • Electrolux Washing Reimagined
    Electrolux has released the next expression from their artful appliances idea with a new online film from Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand that demonstrates the artistic capability of its washing machines. Collaborating with upcoming Thai experimental artist Pitchanan Sornyen, and production company Wakeup Rabbit, ‘Washing: Re-Imagined’ uses the magic of art a […]
  • Honda Hot and Cold Testing Civic Extremes
    Honda Motor Europe has launched “Hot and Cold”, a new multi-channel campaign celebrating the Civic range and Honda’s unparalleled dedication to thorough testing. The campaign is based on the idea that ‘there’s testing, then there’s Honda testing’, showcasing the dramatic lengths the manufacturer will go to when testing their vehicles, specifically the Civic […]
  • Puma Forever Faster
    Puma is running “Forever Faster”, an integrated advertising campaign recognising athletes who stand out as individuals through both performance and personality. PUMA’s push to become the Fastest Sport Brand in the World is promoted in a television commercial, print advertising, and out of home work in metro stations, billboards, buses and trains in some of [ […]
  • Pinterest Say Hello to Messages
    Pinterest has launched “Say Hello to Messages”, an online advertising campaign promoting the new direct messaging system that allows users to have conversations about Pins on Pinterest, igniting the spark of creative collaboration around a shared interest or project. A 2:20 minute commercial weaves together three narratives across the globe to deftly illustr […]
  • Why Not engage with Climate Reality
    Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is supporting the United Nations by urging young people across the globe to demand world leaders act on climate change as part of the new Why? Why Not? campaign. The campaign will work to recruit young people from around the world, aged between 13 and 21, […]
  • Cup Noodles Drones launched in Brazil
    Cup Noodles, the instant ramen noodles snack by Nissin-Ajinomoto, is being promoted in Brazil with the launch of drones with cows, chickens, corn cobs and shrimps. The tagline, “You never know when you’ll get hungry,” is put to the test in a 2:30 commercial by a team sending Cup Noodles Drones to surfers, skateboarders and […]
  • Snickers Coach Robin Williams
    As the world laments the passing of comedian Robin Williams, we revisit his appearance in the Snickers Coach commercial, launched in January 2013 as part of the “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign. Robin Williams appeared as a floral shirt wearing coach giving crazy advice to the Hawks football team at half time. When […]
  • Cheerios How To Dad Tips from General Mills
    General Mills is promoting Peanut Butter Cheerios cereal with #HowToDad, an integrated advertising campaign featuring a father with attitude. Online at and, the campaign is centred on a light hearted commercial narrated by a paternal hero (Junes Congo) who fully engages in the lives of his children while ensuring his wife is supp […]
  • Under Armour Women – I Will What I Want
    Under Armour has recruited American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland as the new face of the “I Will” trademark, in the “I Will what I want” advertising campaign. Misty Copeland’s story is used to celebrate the inner and outer strength of women and highlight Under Armour’s commitment to designing elevated products for athletic females. Online […]
  • Apple Dreams for iPhone More Powerful Than You Think
    Apple has launched “Dreams”, a commercial promoting the many applications of the iPhone 5S. Set to Jennifer O’Connor’s track “When I Grow Up”, the ad features professionals and creatives using the iPhone to navigate through the air, field multiple calls, take a horse’s heart beat, plan a giant mural and measure the soil’s PH. “Dreams” […]

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  • make love not war
    Most of us saw the :60 AXE Super Bowl spot that promoted International Day of Peace back in Feb. AXE is now kicking it up a notch and asking their social communities to join in on the conversation to support non-violence. To join in, just kiss your partner and upload the photo using #KissForPeace. Great way to spread love and raise awareness for internationa […]
  • let me take a #selfie
    Recently, Reddit user “Jazus_ur_lookin_well” added a new twist to the photo trend: ‘statue selfies.’ Now you can see what a roman-greco statue selfie looks like, in case you were dying to know. Quite genius actually, there’s even a subreddit now dedicated to these niche selfies. We all know that selfies can be a bit annoying, but it’s refreshing to see some […]
  • milk it does a body good
    Oh wait, that’s not it… “Got Milk?” Yes, that’s the one. Like the rest of us, you probably thought the “Got Milk” campaign was gone forever. Well it’s still here and the California Milk Processor Board is trying to keep it alive, just like the sales of milk in CA. This time around, the ads are a little different, as they focus on inspiring the future you. Th […]
  • nyc bodega cats tell their stories
    The internet has a special place for cats. Some play the keyboard, others end up a gifs on reddit. These cats that live in bodegas in New York City are here to tell you all about their lives in the city. It isn't a funny cat video that you'll share with all your friends, but it is a series that will having you watch the next one, and the next one, […]
  • mediocre selfies wanted
    Do you have a phone filled with uninspired photos from your weekend at the shore, or an SD card filled with thousands of images you would never post to your Facebook wall because they are just okay? Well, New Castle Brown Ale wants them so they can photoshop them into an ad for their brew. What are some of the things you can expect them to do with your photo […]
  • buy your next car... on twitter
    Buying a pair of headphones or a new pair of kicks online is a thing a ton of people do on a regular basis. Now you can buy stuff on Twitter. In fact, you can buy your next car with tweets. Acura is rolling with the new system that allows you to configure and buy a brand new car with 140 characters or less. The only down side is that you don't get to dr […]
  • the squatting problem: solved.
    For centuries, the world has been a man's urinal. "Whipping it out" along the side of the road, the bushes outside the frat house, even perhaps out the bedroom window when the walk to the bathroom was just too far. Well, the playing field is now even thanks to a new product for women, Stand Up. Every woman knows that port-a-potties and public […]
  • haggling is back. and it feels so good.
    There is no feeling more satisfying than snagging a great deal on something expensive. It's probably a better high than most drugs. A couple smarty-pants MIT grads created a new app called Theorem, in which you can essentially "name your own price" for clothing and accessories from up-and-coming high end designers. Although popular sites such […]
  • what's better than a LEGO?
    How about a LEGO you can eat? Japanese designer Akihiro Mizuuchi developed LEGO shaped molds that you pour chocolate into to create your own edible masterpiece. Although the one-of-a-kind invention isn't officially endorsed by LEGO, it is definitely kid-tested. But probably not mommy-approved, considering the sugar high this will inevitably produce.
  • rum and comics, it doesn't get much better
    Want to know how one of the most popular rum brands started? Well you’re in luck, you can read all about Barcardi’s history in their new graphic novel. With the help of 2 famed comic writers, they’ve created a piece that tells a tale of danger, determination and inspiration. This off-beat video above gives us a peak into how the story was developed. Graphic […]

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  • The Swagger Ad Dads Need To Get Got.
    The New Cheerios Gang-Signs Dad It's been well documented (if not well researched): At some point in the 1990s, Ad Dads very suddenly became moronic punchlines. I don't know who was more responsible for this—ad agencies or brands or Homer Simpson—but the tipping point was reached quickly. It was an anti-Mad Men ad movement. It was anti-creative. An […]
  • What In The Hell Has Happened To Beer Advertising?
    Long gone are the days of the great "Tastes Great/Less Filling" Miller Lite TV commercials.Long gone are the days of the very good Bud Light "Real Men of Genius/Real American Heroes" radio spots. (It didn't work as well on TV.)And, long gone are the days of the fucking brilliant Errol Morris-directed "High Life" Miller TV a […]
  • Van Gogh Severed Ear Portrait Ads, Ranked.
    Vinnie painted approximately 40 self-portraits before shooting himself at 37. (or before being shot, claim others). But he only created two with his bandaged ear. The popular opinion is that he cut off part of his lobe with a razor blade after a fight with Paul Gauguin. Another theory is that Gauguin lopped it off with his sword, either accidentally or on pu […]
  • Awful Stock Photos Turned Into Awful Ads.
     The amount of time I've spent on stock photo websites (mostly shitty Getty, of course) over the last 15+ years would be measured in months, not hours. Any ad creative who's had to work with either cheap-ass clients who wouldn't pay for a shoot even if you took their fucking kids hostage or dipshit clients who just didn't see the point kn […]
  • The Woman Used Illegally In The Infamous Burger King "Blowjob" Ad Speaks Out.
    Some of you will remember this unsubtle Burger King ad from five years, via Singapore. The overwhelming negative blowback over the ad forced BK USA Corporate to release this statement at the time:"Burger King Corporation (BKC) values and respects all of its guests. This advertisement is running to support a limited promotion in the Singapore market and […]
  • Biggest Brand Social Media Dipshits of 2014.
    (dipshit training)Hello Brands!I've noticed that, more and more, EVERY DAY! you all are trying so hard! to be my "friend"! But! You also "love" (!!!)  ALL your "fans" and "followers"! But! What you really love are "Likes" and "Favorites"! You call it "Engagement"! You wanna be "e […]
  • Inner Monologues of the DIRECTV Marionettes.
    NOTE: Click on the images to watch the commercials. THE SONHow come I don't have a penis yet? ... Dad's got a penis ... I ain't even got a knob ... I wonder if mom has a vagina. Of course she has a vagina, dummy! YOU came out of her vagina, according to Miss Abernathy ... I wish Nathan would stop trying to light me on fire ... and showing me h […]
    I would genuinely like to apologize to Gen Y-ers/Millennials for this post. I didn't really mean everything ... most everything ... half ... a lot ... OK, some of what was written here previously. I am going through a "life-event" that has me very, very, very, very, VERY angry at said life (Well, more than usual. No, it's not my ongoing u […]
  • An Examination of the Metaphorical Representation of Shit in Advertising.
    "Complex Shit", by Paul McCarthy, 2008.Constipation. Diarrhea. Explosive Diarrhea. We've all had them. We will all continue to have them. Thus, Shit Manipulation is big business for Big Pharma. But how does one visually address such a disgusting topic in ads? Let's take a figurative look up your asshole.Dulcolax. "Only You Can Set Th […]
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  • Coors Light: Ice Bar
    Advertising Agency: VCCP, UK Agency Producer: Andy Leahy Creative Director: Jim Capp Copywriter: Jermaine Hillman Art Director: Paul Kocur Planners: George Everett, Sandie Dilger Media Agency: ZenithOptimedia Media planners: Guy Edwards, Aidan O’Callaghan Production Company: Rattlingstick Director: Daniel Kleinman Post-production: Framestore Executive Produc […]
  • Foot Locker: Triple Black Challenge
    Advertising Agency: AMV BBDO, London, UK Production Company: Found Creative Directors: Zac Ellis, Rich Littler Art Direction: Emma Winter Lighting Design: Mike Gunning Music and Sound Design: Altitude Music Infra-red cameras: Minicams DoP: Greg Taylor […]
  • Boundary Road Brewery: Beer census
    You count. Not a lot, but definitely a bit. Every few years, the people in charge of New Zealand ask you a series of fun questions about your name, your ethnicities, and whether or not you're a Jedi. Sadly, they never ask the questions that matter, which is why we at Boundary Road Brewery have done our own. So please take the census below, or do it onli […]
  • Peugeot Boxer: Side
    It feels bigger because it is bigger. Now with 12,000L cargo capacity. Advertising Agency: Y&R, São Paulo, Brazil Executive Creative Director: Rui Branquinho Creative Director: Victor Sant'Anna Creatives: Kleyton Mourão, Pedro Guerra, Denon Oliveira […]
  • Peugeot Boxer: Back
    It feels bigger because it is bigger. Now with 12,000L cargo capacity. Advertising Agency: Y&R, São Paulo, Brazil Executive Creative Director: Rui Branquinho Creative Director: Victor Sant'Anna Creatives: Kleyton Mourão, Pedro Guerra, Denon Oliveira […]
  • Sony Xperia Z1S: Underwater Apps - Rainy-oke
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, USA Production Company: SoftFacade, Motim […]
  • Sony Xperia Z1S: Underwater Apps - Photo Lab
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, USA Production Company: SoftFacade, Motim […]
  • Sony Xperia Z1S: Underwater Apps - Sink Sunk
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, USA Production Company: SoftFacade, Motim […]
  • Sony Xperia Z1S: Underwater Apps - Tiny Umbrella
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, USA Production Company: SoftFacade, Motim […]
  • Sony Xperia Z1S: Underwater Apps - Plantimal
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, USA Production Company: SoftFacade, Motim […]

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