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  • Someone at M&C Saatchi London Had a Crappy Day
    We have no idea why TechCrunch Europe editor Mike Butcher had access to this email from Saatchi Operations Director Su Millar, why folks were in such a hard-partying mood last night, or why the finger-wagging note seems to have gone out to everyone on staff when the CCTV supposedly identified the guilty party. Interesting to see ad agency people haven’t chan […]
  • Two New ECDs at Saatchi & Saatchi
    Here’s one we missed today: Jay Benjamin of Saatchi & Saatchi New York has signed two new ECDs to his roster. In what looks like one of the bigger moves made since Benjamin left Leo Burnett for Saatchi in April, he hired Chris Moreira and Mark Schöller, both of whom most recently served as creative directors in CP+B’s Miami office. The two are native Aus […]
  • Most Popular Posts from the Past 7 Days
    Big Changes at Publicis TBWA\Chiat\Day Wins Miller Lite ECD Gaboriau No Longer with CP+B Sprint Kills Hamster Dead, Promises to ‘Simplify’ Creative Did CP+B Win Infiniti or Not?! Barton F. Graf 9000 Gets Passionate About GoDaddy New Kastner CCO on Moving from a Big Agency to an Indie Shop New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. […]
  • Friday Odds and Ends
    -Guiness takes you inside its Dublin brewery in new ad (video above). -The CLIO awards announced their 2014 Grand CLIO Award winners. -Media veteran Mark Speciale has emerged from retirement to bring more than 30 years of experience to his role as media buyer at Las Vegas-based marketing agency, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media. -Marc […]
  • Advertising Jobs: Argus, KSV, McMurry/TMG
    This week, Argus is hiring an account executive, while KSV needs a senior copywriter. McMurry/TMG is seeking an interactive marketing manager, and iCrossing is on the hunt for a senior media manager/associate director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Account Executive Argus (Boston, MA) Sen […]
  • DDB Canada Appoints Cosmo Campbell as CCO
    David Leonard, national president and chief operating officer of DDB Canada announced today that the agency has appointed 17-year DDB veteran Cosmo Campbell as its new chief creative officer. Campbell replaces Kevin Drew Davis, who is transferring to DDB Chicago to serve as senior vice president, executive creative director on the McDonald’s US business. Cam […]
  • We Hear: New CEO at TracyLocke?
    Three months ago we broke the news that Beth Ann Kaminkow, CEO of Dallas-based Omnicom shop TracyLocke, was leaving her position to serve as global CMO of shopping center company Westfield Group. We heard nothing more on the subject until today, when we received a tip claiming that the agency had hired a new CEO: Hugh Boyle, global chief digital officer at G […]
  • JNA Advertising Dreams Big for Kansas Lottery
    Overland Park, Kansas agency JNA Advertising teamed up with Superlounge directing duo Jacob/Slade in a new campaign for Kansas Lottery aggressively telling viewers to “Dream Big.” In the spot, “Big TV,” a man tells his wife he’s dreaming of a bigger TV. This causes her to morph into a drill sergeant (“Dream Sergeant”) who admonishes him to “Start dreaming li […]
  • McCann Rolls Out More ‘Priceless Surprises’ with Justin Timberlake for Mastercard
    McCann has rolled out the latest extension of the “Priceless Surprises” campaign for Mastercard featuring Justin Timberlake surprising card-holding fans, which debuted back in January for the Grammys. The latest iteration of the campaign comes via an online spot for MasterCard Canada, courtesy of MacLaren McCann, Toronto. In the spot, a fan describes her ide […]
  • Mekanism Goes All the Way to The White House to Prevent Sexual Assault
    This newly released PSA created by Mekanism for a tiny, no-name client known as the United States government includes quite a few famous faces aligned behind a single cause: reducing sexual assault rates via personal responsibility. In fact, the spot begins with some (literal) in-your-face testimony from everyone’s least favorite fictional creative director: […]


  • In YouTube Battle, Apple and Samsung Wield Different Weapons
    In the courtroom, Apple and Samsung like to accuse the over of being a copycat. Neither could make that claim when it comes to digital advertising tactics.This week, as both device makers rolled out spots on YouTube for their latest flagship smartphones, the marketing contrast was clear.Apple introduced its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with just three digital creativ […]
  • Goodell to NFL Sponsors: 'We Are Going To Do Better'
    After a week of relative silence, the NFL decided that the best defense would be a good offense.At a news conference today in midtown Manhattan, league Commissioner Roger Goodell read a statement outlining an array of reforms that will change how the league will set standards for the personal conduct of its players and employees.He did not address specifics […]
  • Sonic Drive-In Just Made Up a Holiday: National Ice Cream Cone Day
    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 […]
  • Time Inc. Seeks Power to Ship Edit Jobs Abroad, Newspaper Guild Alleges
    Time Inc. wants the ability to outsource nearly 200 editorial jobs overseas, according to the Newspaper Guild of New York, which has been locked in an 18-month-long contract negotiation with the nation's largest magazine publisher, owner of People, Sports Illustrated and InStyle, among others."Time Inc.'s proposal to hollow out its own company […]
  • P&G's Crest Nixes On-Field NFL Plans in Wake of Abuse Scandal
    Procter & Gamble Co. has pulled the plug on planned "on-field" activities around a breast-cancer awareness promotion with the NFL in the wake of the domestic-violence controversy swirling around the league, the company confirmed.P&G's Crest brand had worked with the NFL to launch a league-wide campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Mo […]
  • Budweiser Says Drunk Drivers Kill Puppy Love
    The Budweiser puppy is back ... sort of. And it's at risk.The brew is seeking to recapture some of the magic of its popular "Puppy Love" Super Bowl spot with a new anti-drunk driving digital video featuring a man and his dog. The spot uses the same breed -- a Yellow Lab -- as the Emmy-nominated Clydesdales Super Bowl ad. The dog in the ad is n […]
  • Saatchi NY's Jay Benjamin Brings in Two New Executive Creative Directors
    Jay Benjamin has made his first key hires since joining Saatchi & Saatchi New York as chief creative officer in late April, naming Chris Moreira and Mark Schller as executive creative directors, a new set of titles for the agency.Mr. Moreira and Mr. Schller's partnership has spanned agencies including JWT Sydney, Leo Burnett Sydney and, most recentl […]
  • Six Things You Didn't Know About David's Anselmo Ramos
    Anselmo Ramos is making a big move from Brazil to Miami to lead the first U.S. office of David, the WPP international startup he founded with Ogilvy Latin America colleagues Gaston Bigio and Fernando Musa in 2011. The trio initially held dual roles at David and Ogilvy, enabling Mr. Ramos to also mastermind the stellar Dove Real Beauty "Sketches" ca […]
  • Iams Names DDB New York Agency of Record
    Mars Incorporated has named DDB New York agency of record for Iams and Eukanuba pet food brands. The decision comes just four months after the company agreed to acquire Procter & Gamble's pet care brands in a $2.9 billion deal.The incumbent, Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi, had been global agency for the brands since 1999, when P&G […]
  • Samsung Exec Moves to PepsiCo for New Innovation Role
    PepsiCo has lured a smartphone innovator to the soda business, as the company searches for the next big thing in drinks. Luke Mansfield, formerly the European head of product innovation for Samsung Electronics, will take on the newly created role of VP-global innovation for PepsiCo's Global Beverage Group, where he will be charged with pushing what a to […]

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  • The CW's New Shows, From Best to ... Second Best
    The CW is not a large network. Co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros., its target viewers are the teens and twentysomethings who play Minecraft, watch Netflix, work at odd hours or attend school, and so its lineup doesn't rate as highly in the 18-49 demo as the other four. That said, it has quietly become home to several interesting dramas in the last few yea […]
  • Shonda Rhimes Addresses Being Mischaracterized as an 'Angry Black Woman'
    Shonda Rhimes is calling out The New York Times for an article that suggested the Grey's Anatomy creator is an "angry black woman," and that she's taking advantage of the stereotype to fuel the success of her shows, including the upcoming ABC series How to Get Away With Murder. The article—which opens with the line "When Shonda Rhime […]
  • Ad of the Day: Mary Todd Joins MiniAbe in Officer and a Gentleman Spoof for Illinois
    MiniAbe Lincoln has been screaming and whoa-ing his way around Illinois for over a year in ads for the state's tourism office. But he settles down in the latest spot from JWT Chicago—thanks to the love of his life, Mary Todd. Todd was notoriously melancholy for most of her adult life. And no wonder. It turns out she worked in a bleak cubicle in a nondes […]
  • Whisky Makers Applaud Scots' Vote Against Independence
    The Scottish people have spoken, and the country’s powerful whisky industry is raising a quiet toast to the vote against independence.  After voters chose to keep Scotland within the U.K., David Frost, CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association, issued this statement on the group’s website: "We welcome the stability that this choice brings and now urge politi […]
  • Lenovo Not Afraid to Make Fun of Itself in Native Content
    Most computer tech companies don't want to damage their products, yet Lenovo is asking consumers to imagine creative ways to destroy its laptops.  It partnered with Onion Labs, the satirical newspaper's native ad team, to create the fantasy football web series Tough Season, in which main character Brad Blevins plays a game called Computer Slap. It […]
  • Joan Rivers Touts iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave
    While many people are struggling to get their hands on an iPhone 6, it seems comedian Joan Rivers was able to posthumously acquire one of the desired devices. The funny woman virtually returned from the dead to gush about the smartphone on her Facebook page today. According to TMZ, the message read: "This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the […]
  • Brand of the Day: Jackie Kennedy Loved Lilly Pulitzer, but the Label Isn't Stuck in the Past
    Few brands can cause socialites—or at least, those who would like to look high society—to brawl. But Lilly Pulitzer is one of them. The fashion brand's annual warehouse sale is such an event that the industry blog Racked offered a list of tips for die-hard fans looking to nab the apparel at discounted prices.  But maybe the brand's history shows wh […]
  • See Which Brands Are Talking Like Pirates on Twitter Today
    Today is Talk Like Pirate Day, an annual event that makes it acceptable to swap out everyday conversations with pirate parlance and dress up in costumes. And, of course, brands have already taken to Twitter with themed tweets in hopes of injecting themselves into the social chatter. Rum brands are some of the most obvious marketers to jump on the trend, and […]
  • Home Depot's Breach of 56 Million Credit Cards Is Even Bigger Than Target's
    The extent of the Home Depot security breach is just coming to light, and it does not paint a reassuring picture for patrons of the big-box retailer. Fifty-six million customers were affected, which, according to Bloomberg, gives Home Depot the dubious distinction of topping Target’s massive credit card breach during last year's holidays, when hackers s […]
  • Yammer Co-Founder Debuts 'Vine for Audio'
    Alan Braverman co-founded Yammer, the social-network-styled workflow management system for businesses that Microsoft purchased in 2012 for $1.2 billion. So, the Silicon Valley veteran knows a thing or two about building a startup that pans out. And if you're a Vine, Snapchat or Yo early adopter who likes the sound of your own voice, you may believe Brav […]

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  • Guinea Mob Kills Team of 8 Health Officials, Journalists on Ebola Awareness Trip
    CONAKRY, Guinea — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say. Guinea's government said in a statement Friday that […]
  • The Pitfalls of Working From Home
    Image: Safely EndangeredYou're sick, your mind is clouded, you've been stuck on the couch with a box of tissues and a 16-gallon drum of herbal tea for two days. And yet, your company expects you to work from home. Life isn't fair. See also: Honest Descriptions of Netflix Shows, Based on TV Posters On top of everything, your beautiful televisio […]
  • White House Fence-Jumper Made It Inside Before Getting Caught
    The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence, and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just left the White House on Friday evening when the intruder climbed the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the residence, where ag […]
  • 16 Ways to Photoshop Your Boring Baby Pics Into Works of Art
    Parents of the Internet, we hate to break it to you, but the baby pictures you've flood our News Feed with are, well, boring. Sure, to you and most of your family, a photograph of your child is precious, adorable, and brings you joy. But to the vast majority of us, it's just another picture of your weird-looking baby and when you've seen one, […]
  • Charles Dance Drops 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Hint About Tywin's Future
    This video contains spoilers for Season 4 of Game of Thrones. No Hodor in Season 5 of Game of Thrones. No Bran, either. But Tywin? You might need to be sitting down for this one: Charles Dance, who plays the Machiavellian patriarch Tywin Lannister on the series, dropped a hint about his future role on the show in an interview with MTV UK, above — and now, Go […]
  • 49 Hostages of ISIS Have Been Freed, Turkish PM Says
    ANKARA, Turkey — Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq, on June 11, when ISIS overran the cit […]
  • 50 Simple Ways to Make Someone Happy
    It doesn't take a lot to make someone smile. It's the small acts of kindness, like taking the time to hand write a note or making the effort to remember your friend's favorite coffee order, that can make a big difference in someone's day. See also: 50 Little Things That Make Life Happy We asked Mashable staff members to share their favori […]
  • Why the Women's Empowerment Movement Is So Important
    We're currently experiencing a global gender revolution. Women are not only finding their voices — they’re using them. And we can't afford to ignore the dormant social and economic power that lies within those voices. Diminishing the importance of women means failing to make use of humankind's full potential. See also: What to Expect From This […]
  • 8 Places That Are Pricier in Times Square Than the Rest of NYC
    Times Square is nothing short of glitz and glam But along with its neon lights and flashy billboards come some heavy price tags. As 50 million tourists flock to the heart of New York City each year, megastores and big-name chain restaurants in the area have no problem inflating their rates. See also: 12 New York City Easter Eggs You'd Otherwise Blink an […]
  • How Thought Leaders Approach the Global Health Conversation
    Improving global health is a universal goal, but it has been a challenge to gather enough resources and put them to good use in order to reduce poverty and death around the world The conversation surrounding what we can do to improve global health is one of the most prominent topics of this year's Social Good Summit, with multiple panels on the agenda. […]

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  • Print ad: Sognid'oro: Instant Relax.
    The new print ad for Sognid'oro chamomile tea.Category: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: STARAgency: DLV BBDO MilanExecutive Creative Director: Federico PepeExecutive Creative Director: Stefania SianiCreative Director: Emanuele VioraArt Director: Andrea JaccarinoCopywriter: Emanuele VioraArt Director: Federico PepeAgency Producer: Isabella AngaroniPost prod […]
  • TV ad: Yakult: Forever
    Yakult sees TV with a Piston USA spotCategory: Drinks, non-alcoholicClient: YakultAgency: PistonExecutive Creative Director: david schaferCreative Director: Colin AyresCreative Director: Jessica D’Elena-TweedDirector: Sam MasonDirector: Jordan BrunerAgency Producer: Eric HerrmannOther credits: Producer: Lisa Munoz Executive Producers: Belinda Blacklock, Eve […]
  • TV ad: Audi A3 Sportback: Welcome tomorrow
    Audi is relaunching the A3 Sportback with STV DDB group advertising agency Verba, and to do so it is going its own way, with a healthy shock treatment of technology, optimism and innovation.Category: AutomotiveClient: AudiAgency: Verba Gruppo DDB MilanExecutive Creative Director: Luca CortesiniExecutive Creative Director: Michelangelo CianciosiArt Director: […]
  • Interactive ad: World Vision: World Vision Well Wishes
    World Vision needed a way to engage audiences that had long since forgotten about them or saw the brand as old fashioned and out of touch with their needs.The insight:We knew from previous research that giving is an inherently social process; you love to show other people the good you are doing in the world. And once you've donated you're more open […]
  • Outdoor ad: The Unzipped Truth: Fashion
    In an attempt to start a citywide dialogue with New Yorkers, we stenciled simple, yet provocative, questions on sidewalks with #unzippedtruth. We then continued the conversation over social media channels and directed people to our answers at Publications & mediaClient: The Unzipped TruthAgency: -Copywriter: Michael DemosCo […]
  • Outdoor ad: The Unzipped Truth: Food
    In an attempt to start a citywide dialogue with New Yorkers, we stenciled simple, yet provocative, questions on sidewalks with #unzippedtruth. We then continued the conversation over social media channels and directed people to our answers at Publications & mediaClient: The Unzipped TruthAgency: -Copywriter: Michael DemosCo […]
  • Outdoor ad: The Unzipped Truth: G Spot
    In an attempt to start a citywide dialogue with New Yorkers, we stenciled simple, yet provocative, questions on sidewalks with #unzippedtruth. We then continued the conversation over social media channels and directed people to our answers at Publications & mediaClient: The Unzipped TruthAgency: -Copywriter: Michael DemosCo […]
  • Outdoor ad: The Unzipped Truth: God
    In an attempt to start a citywide dialogue with New Yorkers, we stenciled simple, yet provocative, questions on sidewalks with #unzippedtruth. We then continued the conversation over social media channels and directed people to our answers at Publications & mediaClient: The Unzipped TruthAgency: -Copywriter: Michael DemosCo […]
  • Outdoor ad: The Unzipped Truth: Art
    In an attempt to start a citywide dialogue with New Yorkers, we stenciled simple, yet provocative, questions on sidewalks with #unzippedtruth. We then continued the conversation over social media channels and directed people to our answers at Publications & mediaClient: The Unzipped TruthAgency: -Copywriter: Michael DemosCo […]
  • Print ad: Staffs Retired Police Dog Fund: Teeth
    Cogent Elliot, UK client, Police Mutual, is a big supporter of police-related charities and organisations. They approached us asking for a concept to raise the profile of the newly created Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund that could work on posters around police stations and in police press titles.Category: Charities & appealsClient: Police MutualAg […]

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  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes
    If you are going to run a company around a slogan like “Tell Great Stories,” or rally your troops by adopting the Native American proverb “Those who tell the stories rule the world,” then it pays to build an environment that fosters great writing. Large photographs of your favorite writers covering one wall is appropriate. [ Continue Reading... ] The post He […]
  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a [ Continue Reading... ] The post Which of These New WordPress The […]
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a [ Continue Reading... ] The post Follow This Superstar’ […]
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and [ Continue Reading... ] The post W […]
  • 5 Ways Listening to Community Data Can Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions […]
  • Permission to Kick Ass: Granted
    What if you discovered that your own words and thoughts were wreaking havoc on your chances for success? They might be. What you say about what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference in your own mind. And it makes a big difference in how people view your work. At some point, you [ Continue Reading... ] The post Permission to Kick Ass: Granted appea […]
  • The Key Element of 21st Century Persuasion
    Back in the 1950s, a bedridden man faced certain death from inoperable, terminal cancer. Tumors the size of oranges had invaded the man’s neck, groin, chest, and abdomen. The patient’s only hope was a new experimental cancer drug called Krebiozen. Three days after the initial treatment, the man was out of bed and joking with [ Continue Reading... ] The post […]
  • The Right Way to Think About Google
    You may have seen last week that Google abruptly — and almost offhandedly — announced it was terminating a key element of its future strategy for ranking content. The Authorship program, which would let Google rank content according to the authority of the person who created it, was nuked on Thursday afternoon at the end [ Continue Reading... ] The post The […]
  • The Marketer’s Guide to Using Quizzes to Reach and Engage Your Audience
    On July 5, 2014, a food blog called Food52 shared a quiz on Twitter titled, “Which cake are you?” The quiz was built to raise awareness for several new cake recipes on the site, and the results of the quiz showed each quiz taker’s “cake type,” as well as a link to check out the [ Continue Reading... ] The post The Marketer’s Guide to Using Quizzes to Reach a […]
  • A Quick Note About the History of Labor Day That You May Not Realize …
    The first Monday of September is upon us, which means that it is Labor Day in the United States (and Labour Day in Canada). Have you ever wondered why North America celebrates Labor Day in September, while many parts of the rest of the world celebrate International Workers’ Day on the first day of May? [ Continue Reading... ] The post A Quick Note About the […]

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  • Samsung Says My New TV From Groupon Is Secretly Mexican
    Rob bought a TV from Groupon Goods, and found himself in a weird dilemma where Groupon promised that his new TV would have a manufacturer’s warranty. He had no reason not to believe them until something actually went wrong with the TV. Samsung told him a few different things: that they don’t warranty items bought online, or that his television … [More]
  • Kickstarter: Project Backers Must Get Rewards (But Leave Us Out Of It)
    When you pledge your money to a Kickstarter project, you do so knowing that you won’t actually be charged unless the project reaches its funding goal. While that protects against an unfundable project from running off with your money, what about those projects that reached their goal but still don’t deliver the promised rewards? The current Terms of Use for […]
  • GM Must Turn Over Documents Regarding Ignition Switch Defect
    Since the General Motors ignition switch defect came to light in February there has been no shortage of lawsuits filed against the car manufacturer. While the company hopes that its compensation plan, and previous bankruptcy, will help to shield it from these claims, plaintiffs in these suits received some good news Friday: The company must hand over all doc […]
  • Former Peanut Butter Moguls Found Guilty Of Knowingly Shipping Contaminated Food
    Remember the massive outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter? No, not the one earlier this year, or the one in 2012, or the one in 2007. We mean the one in 2008, where peanut butter shipped from the Peanut Corporation of America was linked to more than 700 illnesses and nine known deaths. Five years after the company’s cartoonish terribleness … [More]
  • California Lays Down New Requirements For Olive Oil Labels
    Sure, the label says California olive oil — but how do you know something else hasn’t crept in along the way, an oil of another sort? California is trying to prevent that adulteration from happening by instituting new standards for olive oil makers in the state. The state’s Department of Food and Agriculture adopted new quality standards for olive oil … [Mor […]
  • $400M Loan From Its Own CEO Is Only 1/10 Of What Sears Needs To Stay Alive
    I don’t know about you, but if someone loaned me $400 million, it would just about cover all my debts. But I’m not a sagging national retail operation that hasn’t been relevant in decades. If I were, then I’d probably need a much, much, much bigger loan to get out of hock. Yes, as we told you earlier this week, … [More]
  • Failed Stowaway Tries To Hide In Plane’s Wheel Well For Free Ride From Orlando To NYC
    Just because one person survived flying miles above the ground in the wheel well of an airplane doesn’t mean everyone should try it. Luckily for a shirtless, barefoot man who police say tried to stowaway in a JetBlue plane’s wheel, he never left the ground. Police in Orlando say a 32-year-old man climbed under a fence to gain access to … [More]
  • Recreated Pan Am Plane Transports Guests To 1970s – All For The Price Of Real Airline Ticket
    What if I said you didn’t need a speeding Delorean and 1.21 gigawatts to revisit the past? No, you just need a few hundred dollars and the willingness to spend that money to sit on a movie set and pretend you’re flying in a Pan Am jet from a bygone era. The Pan Am Experience, which is really just a … [More] […]
  • Judge Hits Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme With $40.7 Million Penalty
    If someone convinces you to invest with him by promising returns of 7% weekly, and that he’s never lost money and there’s no risk, you should be incredibly concerned about giving him your money, regardless of whether it’s a dollar or a Bitcoin. But the operator of a Bitcoin-based Ponzi scheme in Texas was able to rake in millions based … [More]
  • Procter & Gamble Removes Microbeads From Toothpastes, Still Insists They’re Safe
    Microbeads are little plastic beads that appear in face washes, toothpastes, and other personal-care items. They aren’t so beautiful for America’s waterways, where the tiny beads could end up in the stomachs of the fish and fowl we like to gaze at and eat. Some lawmakers want the beads banned, but Procter & Gamble is the latest personal-care products com […]

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  • #Gamergate - Insulting consumers shrinks the market
    Something has been brewing on twitter for over three weeks now, that game console makers such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, should be keeping an eye on, as well as game publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft. By extension, you ad agency folks working on these brands should sit up straight, put that pumpkin latte or stanky IPA down fo […]
  • Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes - An Incredible Arrival / Hulk Hologram opens Tower Bridge
    To announce that Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes arrive today Friday 19th September on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & Wii U, London got to watch the super heroes take over the city. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Entertainment Read more about Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes - An Incredible Arrival / Hulk Hologram opens Tower Brid […]
  • Subaru "Bison" (2014) 1:00 (USA)
    I wanted to love this spot as much as Subaru Outback's Memory Lane," which is also part of this campaign. The problem with it isn't the story telling; a lot of kids are jaded. Country:  United States Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Subaru "Bison" (2014) 1:00 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Perfume Genius - 'Queen' (Official Video) - (2014)
    It might not be Gary Numan, David Bowie, Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Eat The Rich and "The Birds", but it reminds me of the raw 80s aesthetic when ideas were bigger than budgets and CGI was only for Hollywood. Country:  United States Commercials:  Entertainment Read more about Perfume Genius - 'Queen' (Official Video) - (2014) Add new […]
  • Subaru Outback "Memory Lane" (2014) 1:00 (USA)
    This might be my most favorite car ad in a while in terms of story telling and cast. The grandma hippie is absolutely perfect. They say you can't upsatge children but damn she did. Country:  United States Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Subaru Outback "Memory Lane" (2014) 1:00 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Fiat Smells Minty Fresh
    To introduce Fiats 2014 500 range and new colors, UK agency Maxus ran Metro London's first ever scented ad. Eau de New Car is a tongue and cheek ad featuring a mint-colored Fiat. When you rub the ink on the ad, it smells like mint. Car as fashion. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Automotive Ad type:  press & poster ads Read more about Fiat Sme […]
  • Pampers - Mom's first birthday - (2014) 3:50 (Japan)
    KLEENEX WARNING. Country:  Japan Commercials:  Household Read more about Pampers - Mom's first birthday - (2014) 3:50 (Japan) Add new comment […]
  • 49ers “The 49ers Museum at Levi Stadium” (2014) :30 (USA)
    You may be an obsessed fan but you aren’t really obsessed until you’ve visited the 49ers museum. Country:  United States Commercials:  Sports Read more about 49ers “The 49ers Museum at Levi Stadium” (2014) :30 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Gatorade “Made in New York,” (2014) 1:30 (USA)
    Derek Jeter’s last season is upon us. To celebrate the man and his Yankees legacy, Gatorade made this tribute. In it, Jeter walks around The Bronx says hello (and goodbye, really) to the people who meant the most—New York fans. Country:  United States Commercials:  Sports Read more about Gatorade “Made in New York,” (2014) 1:30 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • New York Lottery “Hit series—no hitter.” (2014) :30 (USA)
    At first I was going to be all "oh great, another ad making fun of the dumb white guy," Advertising's last safe target. But for some reason this ad for the New York Lottery’s new scratch off is so silly it’s almost kind of charming. Maybe it's the cast. Country:  United States Commercials:  Entertainment Read more about New York Lottery “ […]

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  • Penguin Books Captured in Audio
    Penguin Audio Books advertising campaign “Captured in Audio” continues to win awards, the latest including Gold for Print Technique for Moby Dick at the Clio Awards. Designed at Y&R Beijing the campaign features the brand’s iconic penguin holding a microphone in crafted classic illustrations and artistic drawings. Books covered in the series are Herman M […]
  • Happiness on Glue
    Happiness on Glue is a growing set of wall stickers produced by Dia Ghyczy and Judit Kun, two young veterans of the ad world based in Budapest, Hungary. Dia and Judit like to think about the needs their products would answer, then put it in a fun context. For example, you might look for a […]
  • WWF Earth Hour Candles
    WWF Philippines and Leo Burnett Manila have won recognition for their Earth Hour 2013 print and poster advertising campaign. The simple act of switching off and lighting a candle on Earth Hour has a clear impact on the environment. These posters had actual beeswax candles painstakingly melted onto them to simulate an iceberg, a tree […]
  • Paris Zoo Wildlife Back in Town
    Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Paris), at Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) ran a print advertising campaign featuring baboons, lions, vultures and a panther along with Paris statues. “Wildlife is back in Town”, the text, tells us that the zoo will be re-opening in April. The Paris Zoo reopened for the […]
  • Guinness Draught in a bottle
    Guinness Draught in a Bottle, a print and outdoor advertising campaign from Singapore, has been awarded Gold at the Clio Awards. Guinness Draught was launched in a bottle to reach out to more Guinness fans. In terms of taste, GDIB was almost identical to the Guinness Draught, but as the ritual of being served a […]
  • Times Journalists Bearing Witness in Syria
    The Times recently released “Bearing Witness”, the seventh instalment in the Unquiet Film Series, its collection of films celebrating the historical and cultural impact of The Times & The Sunday Times newspapers. The film documents the kidnapping of foreign correspondent Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill, who were brutally beaten and shot before th […]
  • Apple Watch Designs Revealed
    Apple’s big product launch this year is the Apple Watch, a range of personal digital watches bringing together a wide range of functions and styles. Due for release in stores in March 2015, the Apple Watch (note the move away from the “i-product” brand) provides for a wide range of apps. Four sensors next to […]
  • Canal+ Football Cameramen Making Sport Bigger
    CANAL+, France’s premium subscriber channel for movies and sports, kicked off France’s football season with a new campaign featuring their new tagline ‘Making Sport Bigger is Our Sport’. The film highlights the insider action CANAL+ brings to its subscribers, illustrating the passion and expertise of its cameramen, and showcasing their devotion to bringing s […]
  • Gap Dress Normal in Fincher Films
    US clothing brand Gap is running “Dress Normal”, a campaign promoting the Spring range of adult clothing. Four black and white films filmed by David Fincher, “Golf”, “Kiss”, “Drive” and “Stairs”, capture models in the middle of critical scenes. Despite wearing conventional clothing each manages to break out of the expectations of normal behaviour. “Being […]
  • Apple Perspective in Optical Illusions
    Apple has released “Perspective”, a short film using optical illusions and typography to present the values of creative innovation associated with the Apple brand. The 2:55 minute video used to open the September 9th keynote address celebrates the people who have always seen things differently. Speaking about the video, Tim Cook said, “Those words mean […]

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  • notice anything different?
    Seriously though, who notices these things? Apparently the loyal liege of Mets fans noticed the barely altered Mets logo on social media this week. Whether it was a hacker or an internal prank, the Mets logo underwent minor surgery when the longstanding UN building on the far right was replaced with Citigroup Center (remember, it's now Citi Field, not S […]
  • lilac, tiger, berry...oh my!
    You know that mind-boggling feeling when you're trying to describe a color, but can't find the exact word? Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created the ultimate reference chart to describe any hue in question. So next time you're looking at those brand new shoes the sales lady convinced you into thinking were black, p […]
  • holesome, by Cheerios
    In an industry where the concept of "sex sells" usually holds true for most brands, Cheerios takes a different approach. Prepare for this cereal brand to melt your heart in their latest spot, dedicated to all those hardworking "third shift" parents. In a struggling economy where the opportunity to make double time wages is crucial for mos […]
  • what pantone is your lager?
    Forget what you know about beer. The only thing that matters is the color. The beautiful, pantone color. Spanish designer Txaber shows off his idea of pantone focused beer cans making one of the best looking concepts of beer cans made in a very long time. Check out the rest over at Fast Company.
  • do you want to be a claire's-r-us kid?
    Remember how the last time you went into one of Claire's tiny shops and you thought to yourself, 'this would be great inside a Toys-R-Us!' What are you, some kind of sooth sayer!? That is exactly what they are doing. Claire's has started testing out the concept in European stores. The idea... get 'em young.So, next time you are picki […]
  • moto channels rube goldberg and ok go
    Have you seen Moto's new ads for all of their new gadgets? Droga5 seems to channel the spirits of Rube Goldberg and OK Go to create the super rad small sets that exemplify how Moto products are an all day, every day kind of thing.While their friends over at Samsung have taken a little more of a "Hey! We did it before Apple!" kind of stance, Mo […]
  • cutest focus group ever
    As marketers, we've seen our fair share of focus groups, but even the ones with little kids aren't nearly as entertaining and adorable as this one for Big Lots! Not only did this focus group serve as a means for Big Lots to show pets loving their pet products, but it also served as internet gold. That's one focus group doing double duty... whi […]
  • dems fighting words
    Samsung saw some initial success at the launch of the Galaxy S4 when they first started busting on Apple fan boys (and girls). Then, they went on to get some nice buzz with their "It doesn't take a genius" ads. So, like many brands, they're trying to ride the wave of that success by creating new ads in the same vein, like this latest one […]
  • walk the social catwalk
    Social media and the fashion industry go together like a cozy sweater and leather boots... the perfect pairing. TopShop is a brand that understands this. They sent 5 VIP Instagrammers out to a London fashion show to document their latest looks and share them exclusively on Facebook. Fans could also get on the action by shooting fashionable photos of themselv […]
  • don't walk. dance.
    Every year, 28 billion people are hit by cars in jaywalking accidents. OK, maybe I made that stat up, but the point is, it happens a lot. To combat the issue, Smart car came out with a great interactive stunt - the static "don't walk" man is replaced by a dancing silhouette - controlled by participants on camera in a nearby booth. The result? […]

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  • On EXTREME Copywriting.
     (2010 billboard. A phone is a bucket. With knuckles. Filled with female deer.)At some point, in the last seven years or so, advertising copywriters started an EXTREME headline movement—in your face, provocative ads that make absolutely zero sense. Why this movement is happening now, and didn't happen back in the Xtreme 1990s, I don't know. This ty […]
  • BREAKDOWN! Why David Fincher's New GAP Ads Are Fucking Terrible.
    BREAKDOWN! is a new semi-regular bullshit clickbait copyranter feature where I "break down" why popular new ads that most people like are in fact "Fucking Terrible".____________________GAP hired Fincher, Hollywood hero to both faux-tough misogynistic MRM douchebags (Fight Club) and passive-aggressive noodle-armed misogynistic tech doucheb […]
  • According to Advertising, the 1950s woman wanted to fuck her appliances.
     (detail from 1956 Monsanto ad featuring a Hoover vacuum that wasn't also a phone)It was the salad baby-booming post-WWII days of this great country, when men were men and women were wives. Obedient wives. Obedient wives with sparkling dishware, spotless clothing that smelt of the ocean, perfectly organized spice racks, and tightly sealed leftovers. Obe […]
  • The Ridiculously Phallic Crunchie Ads of the 1950s.
    Let me feed it to you—s l o w l y—baby.CLICK ADS TO ENLARGE.SCENE:offices of London ad agency Subliminal, Persuader, & Manipulate, 1957.Subliminal: "Gentlemen: I just got off the phone with Fry's. We got a new giant bar to push, the 6D. I told them they should call it the 8D, but they said it's not twice as big. I told them, who gives a fu […]
  • The Swagger Ad Dads Need To Get Got.
    The New Cheerios Gang-Signs Dad It's been well documented (if not well researched): At some point in the 1990s, Ad Dads very suddenly became moronic punchlines. I don't know who was more responsible for this—ad agencies or brands or Homer Simpson—but the tipping point was reached quickly. It was an anti-Mad Men ad movement. It was anti-creative. An […]
  • What In The Hell Has Happened To Beer Advertising?
    Long gone are the days of the great "Tastes Great/Less Filling" Miller Lite TV commercials.Long gone are the days of the very good Bud Light "Real Men of Genius/Real American Heroes" radio spots. (It didn't work as well on TV.)And, long gone are the days of the fucking brilliant Errol Morris-directed "High Life" Miller TV a […]
  • Van Gogh Severed Ear Portrait Ads, Ranked.
    Vinnie painted approximately 40 self-portraits before shooting himself at 37. (or before being shot, claim others). But he only created two with his bandaged ear. The popular opinion is that he cut off part of his lobe with a razor blade after a fight with Paul Gauguin. Another theory is that Gauguin lopped it off with his sword, either accidentally or on pu […]
  • Awful Stock Photos Turned Into Awful Ads.
     The amount of time I've spent on stock photo websites (mostly shitty Getty, of course) over the last 15+ years would be measured in months, not hours. Any ad creative who's had to work with either cheap-ass clients who wouldn't pay for a shoot even if you took their fucking kids hostage or dipshit clients who just didn't see the point kn […]
  • The Woman Used Illegally In The Infamous Burger King "Blowjob" Ad Speaks Out.
    Some of you will remember this unsubtle Burger King ad from five years, via Singapore. The overwhelming negative blowback over the ad forced BK USA Corporate to release this statement at the time:"Burger King Corporation (BKC) values and respects all of its guests. This advertisement is running to support a limited promotion in the Singapore market and […]
  • Biggest Brand Social Media Dipshits of 2014.
    (dipshit training)Hello Brands!I've noticed that, more and more, EVERY DAY! you all are trying so hard! to be my "friend"! But! You also "love" (!!!)  ALL your "fans" and "followers"! But! What you really love are "Likes" and "Favorites"! You call it "Engagement"! You wanna be "e […]

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  • Motorola: Choose The New Moto X
    Advertising Agency: Droga5, New York, USA Creative Chairman: David Droga Chief Creative Officer: Ted Royer Executive Creative Director: Neil Heymann Creative Directors: David Gibson, Nathan Lennon Art Director: Andrew Wilcox Copywriter: Spencer Lavallee Production Company: 1stAveMachine Directors: Terri Timely, Asif Mian Executive Producers: Melinda Nugent, […]
  • Motorola: Choose The New Moto G
    Advertising Agency: Droga5, New York, USA Creative Chairman: David Droga Chief Creative Officer: Ted Royer Executive Creative Director: Neil Heymann Creative Directors: David Gibson, Nathan Lennon Art Director: Andrew Wilcox Copywriter: Spencer Lavallee Production Company: 1stAveMachine Directors: Terri Timely, Asif Mian Executive Producers: Melinda Nugent, […]
  • Motorola: Choose Moto 360
    Advertising Agency: Droga5, New York, USA Creative Chairman: David Droga Chief Creative Officer: Ted Royer Executive Creative Director: Neil Heymann Creative Directors: David Gibson, Nathan Lennon Art Director: Andrew Wilcox Copywriter: Spencer Lavallee Production Company: 1stAveMachine Directors: Terri Timely, Asif Mian Executive Producers: Melinda Nugent, […]
  • Sanuk: That Couple
    Advertising Agency: Ignited, USA Creative Director: Graham Simon Associate Creative Director: Karin Djelaj Senior Art Director: Jeremy Carson Senior Copywriter: Dan Elmslie Producer: Mike Dobbs Account Director: Christel Roldan Account Executive: Janai McElroy Photographer: Tyler Gray Production House: Original Films Director: Tom DeCerchio Executive Produce […]
  • Old Spice: 4th and Touchdown - Drew Brees
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, USA […]
  • Old Spice: Hot tub
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, USA […]
  • Old Spice: Stairs
    Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, USA […]
  • Sol Republic: Music made me do it
    Advertising Agency: Mistress, USA Creative Director: Mike Toofer Production Company: Pensacola Editor: Jason Beattie Production Company: Pensacola Director: Pensacola Music Composition: Jeff Mcilwain / Lusine Vocals: John Brown Sound Design: 740 Sound […]
  • Honey Maid: #NotBroken
    Advertising Agency: Droga5, New York, USA Creative Chairman: David Droga Chief Creative Officers: Ted Royer, Sally-Ann Dale Executive Creative Director: Kevin Brady Copywriters: Tara Lawall, Nicholas Bauman Art Directors: Devon Hong, Sean Park Production Company: Uber Content Director: Eliot Rausch Producer: Anders Hedberg […]
  • Illinois Tourism: MiniAbe - Whisked Away
    Advertising Agency: JWT, Chicago, USA Executive Creative Director: Dan Bruce Creative Director / Copywriter: Gary Korrub Creative Director / Art Director: Terra Hambly Producer: Alec Pinkston Sound Design: Eric Cauwels Agency Producer: Carolyn James Production Company: Odd Machine Director: Seth Henrickson Editor: Steve Morrison […]

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