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  • Advertising Jobs: Verso Advertising, SERINO/COYNE, The Ad Council
    This week, Verso Advertising is hiring an art director, while SERINO/COYNE needs a digital media planner/buyer. The Ad Council is seeking a project manager, and Wells Fargo & Co. is on the hunt for a senior copywriter. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Art Director Verso Advertising (New […]
  • Biggest Posts of the Past 7 Days
    Infiniti May Have Chosen CP+B We Hear: Cuts at Translation Little Girls Drop F-Bombs for FCKH8 Blind Item: They Stole Our Deck! Grey NY Gets Painfully Awkward with Rob Lowe for DirecTV GSP Director of Talent Heads to Google Olson Acquired; No Real Changes to Report New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. […]
  • Friday Odds and Ends
    -BBH Singapore released this parody of The Shining for IKEA (video above). -These vintage ads are super misogynistic, disturbing and often creepy. -J.C. Penney to launch media agency review. -Haberman launches “Modern Storytellers” for Traditional Medicinals. -Momentum Worldwide announced the addition of Omid Farhang as chief creative officer, effective as o […]
  • adam&eveDDB Shows Beauty of ‘Ice Bubbles’ for Sony
    adam&eveDDB has a new broadcast spot promoting Sony’s 4K Ultra HD TV with a new spot called “Ice Bubbles.” The 60-second spot takes a look at the majestic beauty of bubbles freezing in mid-air. As the bubbles freeze, intricate crystalline patterns form inside them, and despite their almost unearthly beauty, the spot was purportedly shot without the use o […]
  • W+K New York and Jordan Go West Looking for Sketch Comedy
    Here’s some new work from Wieden+Kennedy New York for a client listed as “Jordan” (note the lack of “Air” there). The story: Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, both of whom happen to play for the LA Clippers and both of whom happen to be launching new shoes around the same time, have scored a couple of sketch comedy shorts on Adult Swim. Developed with the co-cre […]
  • GSD&M Targets Wedding Season for Southwest Airlines
    GSD&M is launching its fall campaign for Southwest Airlines with a new spot, entitled “Wedding,” which debuts this Sunday during NFL programming. The ad touts Southwest Airlines as the perfect partner for wedding season. While it may seem like odd timing (with wedding season just ending), invitations are likely making their way out now, and people like t […]
  • Olson and Trulia Scare Up Some Halloween Laughs
    Olson may have been acquired by consulting firm ICF International this week, but this new, extended spot for client Trulia shows that the no-longer-independent agency is still doing what it does. The agency tells us that the fear in the eyes and voices of these spooked house-hunters is real and that the whole thing was captured via hidden camera unbeknownst […]
  • Johnnie Walker Calls for Global Review
    Diageo-owned whiskey brand Jonnie Walker is in the early stages of a review for its global advertising account, having just sent out requests for information to agencies, BrandRepublic reports. Incumbent agency BBH, who has held the account since 1999, was among the agencies invited to participate in the review and vowed to “vigorously defend” the business. […]
  • CP+B LA Gets Sweet for WeMo
    CP+B has just launched the first ever marketing campaign for home automation company WeMo, taking aim at viewer’s sweet sides with a 60-second broadcast spot. The spot, entitled “The Big Anniversary Rig” tells the story of a couple separated on their first wedding anniversary. To celebrate, the husband sets up an “anniversary rig” using WeMo’s automation, su […]
  • Friday Morning Stir
    -Agency Duval Guillaume crafted this spot promoting organ donation for Belgian nonprofit Reborn to Be Alive (video above). -U.S. newspapers made over $40 billion less in 2013 than in 2000. -Movember Foundation kicked off its annual drive with a “Made in Movember” billboard campaign. -Danish bacon brand Danepak appointed Isobel to lead its creative account. - […]


  • How Brands Should React to Gamergate: Don't
    Here is the most crucial thing a marketer needs to know about so-called Gamergate."You cannot win. This is a lose-lose situation."That's according to one advertiser who has been caught up in an ongoing fiasco that's pitted various factions of gamers against one another, and against publishers and advertisers. Continue reading at
  • It's Time to Dispel Common Myths About Super Bowl Advertising
    Even in an age when DVRs make time-shifting a regular part of the average American's life, the Super Bowl is one event where advertising is welcomed. A survey done last year of 1,000 people by ad agency Venables Bell & Partners found that 78% of people look forward to the Super Bowl for the ads more than the game.But the rise of digital advertising, […]
  • JCPenney Set to Launch Media Agency Review
    J.C. Penney is planning to review its media agency business, according to executives familiar with the matter.The company spent $923 million on U.S. advertising in 2013. Unmeasured media spending increased 15% to $492 million, while measured media spending decreased 15% to $431 million, according to the Ad Age DataCenter.OMD has worked with J.C. Penney for 1 […]
  • Pandora Listener Growth Slows
    Pandora Media's user growth slowed to 5.2% in the third quarter, the company said in its latest earnings report.Active listeners for the Oakland, California-based company grew to 76.5 million from 72.7 million a year ago, when Pandora reported user growth of 25%. The figure stood at 76.4 million in June, after 7.5% growth in the second quarter.Listener […]
  • Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Dos Equis, Target (for Taylor Swift) and More
    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 […]
  • NBC and Interns Settle for $6.4 Million
    NBC Universal may have decided it wasn't worth the fight.Outten & Golden, the law firm that has made a name for itself seeking pay for unpaid interns, said in a court filing on Wednesday that its clients have settled their suit against NBC Universal for $6.4 million.The named plaintiffs in the proposed class action had interned at "Saturday Nig […]
  • Brands: What to Expect from Your Agency When a Key Staffer Leaves
    Can you imagine how different "Mad Men" would be if Jon Hamm were suddenly replaced by another actor to play the lead role of Don Draper? Would you tune in to "House of Cards" if Kevin Spacey wasn't returning next season in the role of Frank Underwood? While lead roles are vital to making a successful TV show, the same questions coul […]
  • Amazon Takes Retail Approach to Push Flagging Fire Phone
    "You've got an iPhone," said Brian Jausurawong. "You're probably due for an upgrade," gesturing to a display shelf stacked with Amazon Fire smartphones.As it turns out, the interlocutor with Mr. Jausurawong, an Amazon sales representative, works for the tech giant, too (she was shooting a promo video). But Amazon did host actual […]
  • Tiffany Taps WPP's MEC as New Media Agency
    Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co has tapped MEC as its new media agency, according to people familiar with the matter.Other contenders were Omnicom's media agency network and MEC sibling agency MediaCom. Ark Advisors in New York managed the review process.Tiffany, Ark and the MEC didn't immediately respond to calls for comment. Continue rea […]
  • L'Oreal Names Colgate Executive to Lead U.S. Media
    L'Oreal USA is bringing in Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s top global media executive as its media chief in the first shakeup since Marie Gulin succeeded Marc Speichert as U.S. chief marketing officer in May.Nadine McHugh, VP-global integrated media communications at Colgate, is assuming duties held by longtime L'Oreal USA Senior VP-Media Investments […]

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  • Infiniti, at Last, Picks a New Global Lead Agency
    Infiniti, in a long-running review that lived up to its name, has selected Crispin Porter + Bogusky to lead its global creative efforts, according to sources.  Crispin, a unit of MDC Partners, succeeds Omnicom Group's TBWA, which had handled the business since 1998. Crispin referred calls to Infiniti, which had no immediate comment. But sources said tha […]
  • JCPenney Reviews Its Media Business After More Than a Decade With OMD
    Longtime JCPenney media agency OMD is expected to defend in the retailer's review of its media account, according to sources. The brand's media spending approached $430 million last year, down from more than $500 million in 2012, according to Kantar Media. OMD, a unit of Omnicom Group, has handled media planning and buying since 2000. And while the […]
  • Ello Assures It Won't Sell Ads (But That Doesn't Mean It Won't Make Money)
    Buzzy social network Ello—which prides itself on the fact that it doesn't sell ads or user data—reiterated its dedication to the cause on Thursday. In an email to users, the site's founders explained that it changed the designation of the company to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), which means it is a for-profit organization with a purpose of so […]
  • 33% of Users Discard Their Wearables in Disappointment
    A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 33 percent of consumers who purchased a wearable item in the past year either do not use them any more or use them infrequently. The reason consumers are putting down their smartwatches is because the items failed to meet expectations and not becasue they have given up on a wearables future. In PwC's r […]
  • Telefónica Shifts O2 Global Media Account to Havas Without Review
    Back in July, Telefónica concluded a six-month review for global media buying and planning on its O2 business, selecting Publicis Groupe, much to the relief of incumbent ZenithMedia, which has handled O2's U.K. account (including its earlier incarnation as BT Cellnet) for over 20 years. But now Telefónica has announced a reversal, moving the business to […]
  • Facebook Departs From Real-Name Policy to Allow Privacy in Rooms
    Facebook’s new app Rooms is a nod to the desire for anonymity online and represents a throwback to the old-school Internet. Facebook launched its anticipated privacy-centric app this week to capture some of the momentum that has powered a rise in secret-sharing apps and the popularity of forums like Reddit, where participants go by aliases. On Facebook, user […]
  • Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba executives are meeting with studio chiefs next week to get the rights to content to sell to Chinese consumers hungry for TV and movies from Hollywood, according to Bloomberg. […]
  • Are These Ads Prejudiced Against Car Dealers?
    Car buying is a delicate negotiation, but don’t call it haggling. found that out the hard way with a YouTube ad campaign that spoofed car salesmen with videos involving "haggling" copy, offending car dealers. has since removed the offending ads after dealers across the country threatened to pull their business from the car-s […]
  • Latest Court Decision Keeps TV Service From Streaming Live Broadcast Shows
    Aereo, the embattled startup, has been officially banned from live streaming broadcast shows to online subscribers due to a ruling by a New York federal judge. According to a previous ruling by the United States Supreme Court, Aereo had been violating the copyrights of major broadcasters by streaming their shows online. Aereo had been hoping courts and regul […]
  • Here Are 10 Must-See Stats From This Week in Digital Marketing
    We've rounded up this week's 10 most-interesting numbers from the world of digital marketing. Check them out below. 1. Facebook posts with only 40 characters get 86 percent more engagement, according to researchers Daniella Franco and Kimi Mongello.  2. Yahoo's revenue from display ads in the third quarter, $447 million, was down 5 percent yea […]

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  • Twitter Acquires Twitpic's Archive, Saga Finally Ends
    Twitter has acquired Twitpic's website and photo archive. "I'm happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being," Twitpic creator Noah Everett announced Saturday in a blog post. "Twitter shares our goal of pro […]
  • Top Dogs Showcase Costumes at 2014 Tompkins Square Halloween Parade
    New York's finest pups marched around in their best costumes Saturday for the 24th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Presented by Beggin' Strips dog treats, the event featured hundreds of pooches dressed up in creative costumes See also: 50 Purrfect Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Pet Top dog wins "Best in Show" and total brag […]
  • Gnaw, Really? Serial Biter Luis Suarez Makes Barcelona Debut After Ban
    Luis Suarez wasted no time making an impact in his first match for FC Barcelona after finishing a four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup this summer. Suarez was in Barcelona's starting lineup alongside fellow soccer megastars Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. for the the club's "El Clasico" rivalry match against hated Real Madri […]
  • 13 Ferocious Hybrid Animals to Creep You Out
    The first scientist to examine the platypus believed it was a hoax, but the creepy animal was not a hybrid of a duck, beaver and otter — it turned out to be real. In addition to the living, breathing platypus, there are plenty of fictional hybrid animals dreamed up by digital artists with Photoshop skills and too much time on their hands. See also: How to Ph […]
  • The World Series: A Marathon on the Field and Online
    SAN FRANCISCO — In the bottom of the second inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, Hunter Pence of the home team Giants smacked a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals into the infield. He sprinted toward first base "That's a base hit," Bryan Srabian muttered reflexively from far up in the stands along the left-fie […]
  • New Jersey Health Care Worker Tests Negative for Ebola in Initial Test, Criticizes Treatment
    A health care worker with a recent history of treating Ebola patients in West Africa, and who was quarantined, has tested negative for the disease in a preliminary test, the New Jersey Department of Health announced Saturday. The patient arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. The individual had no symptoms upon arrival, but later develope […]
  • Fallen Canadian Soldier's Emotional Journey Home
    The procession for the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo traveled from Ottawa to the fallen Canadian soldier's hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, along the Highway of Heroes on Friday Renamed in 2007, the highway is a stretch of Ontario's Highway 401 that runs from Trenton, Ontario, to Toronto, and commemorates Canadian soldiers who have died, according to C […]
  • 40 Hidden Messages in Famous Brand Logos
    A killer logo design is clever, but subtle. From FedEx's famous purple-and-orange logo to NBC's colorful peacock, successful branding often features clever hidden messages within minimalist designs. And while the price to create a trademark symbol varies between companies (Nike famously paid only $35 for its iconic "swoosh"), designs that […]
  • Jack Bruce, Bassist for Supergroup Cream, Dead at 71
    Jack Bruce, the bassist for legendary rock supergroup Cream, has died. He was 71 Bruce's family announced his death via Facebook and the musician's official website. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad and all-round legend," the statement said. "Th […]
  • Living With an Ocelot. In a Manhattan Apartment.
    Photographer Al Fenn Visited the Manhattan apartment home of Si and Meg Merrill. Fenn was on assignment for LIFE magazine to do a photo essay on living with an ocelot. More correctly a tree ocelot, also known as a margay, a smaller, lighter, tree-dwelling cousin of the true ocelot. The Merrills had bought "Montezuma" - or Monte - a little over a ye […]

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  • TV ad: Lockwood: The Key Party
    ‘Give ‘em the Finger’ Lockwood campaign by BengarCategory: Household, garden & petsClient: LockwoodAgency: BengarCreative Director: Ben GartlandCopywriter: Michael PrinciArt Director: Jackson DickieProducer: Melina FloodDirector: Ben GartlandJunior Art Director: Keith BradleyVisual Effects: Ange BibierAccount Director: Catherine GunnDoP: John Wheeler ACS […]
  • TV ad: Lockwood: The Pin Change
    ‘Give ‘em the Finger’ Lockwood campaign by BengarCategory: Household, garden & petsClient: LockwoodAgency: BengarCreative Director: Ben GartlandCopywriter: Michael PrinciArt Director: Jackson DickieProducer: Melina FloodDirector: Ben GartlandJunior Art Director: Keith BradleyVisual Effects: Ange BibierAccount Director: Catherine GunnDoP: John Wheeler ACS […]
  • TV ad: Lockwood: The Lock Out
    'Give 'em the Finger' Lockwood campaign by Bengar AustraliaCategory: Household, garden & petsClient: LockwoodAgency: BengarCreative Director: Ben GartlandCopywriter: Michael PrinciArt Director: Jackson DickieProducer: Melina FloodDirector: Ben GartlandJunior Art Director: Keith BradleyVisual Effects: Ange BibierAccount Director: Catherine […]
  • TV ad: Intel: The Monotaskers
    What if real life was like computing? Visit one coffee house where multi-tasking is not allowed, and another where the barista's performance resembles a bad computing experience. These comedy shorts from Cutwater for Intel Chromebooks with Intel Inside were directed by Cap Gun Collective's Matt Miller.Category: Home electronicsClient: IntelAgency: […]
  • TV ad: Intel: Frozen Coffee
    What if real life was like computing? Visit one coffee house where multi-tasking is not allowed, and another where the barista's performance resembles a bad computing experience. These comedy shorts from Cutwater for Intel Chromebooks with Intel Inside were directed by Cap Gun Collective's Matt Miller.Category: Home electronicsClient: IntelAgency: […]
  • Outdoor ad: Honda Civic Tourer: Huge Surprise
    McCann Tel-Aviv is showing you just how big the Honda Civic Tourer's trunk is.Category: AutomotiveClient: HondaAgency: Mccann Tel-AvivChief Creative Officer: ami alushArt Director: Hagar Nahum-BrockmannCopywriter: Elad Gaizler
  • Outdoor ad: Save the Children: Superheroes
    A group of journalists investigate multiple sightings of 'flying superhero figures'. See the touching stories from real children who have been saved by these mysterious heroes. From Save the Children and BAFTA award-winning UK creative agency Don't Panic.Category: Charities & appealsClient: Save the Children
  • Outdoor ad: Phillips Ambilight TV: Afterglow
    Philips Ambilight TV is about creating moments beyond the ordinary. AFTERGLOW is one of those moments. It’s a look at some of the world's most talented skiers and their journey into darkness and light. From the wide expanse of day, darkness waits to fall across the brilliant snow. Stillness and solitude prevail until color and light alter the landscape […]
  • TV ad: Wellington's Sweet Chilli Sauce: Married
    Sweet, with a little bit of a bite.Category: FoodClient: HeinzAgency: Ogilvy Cape TownExecutive Creative Director: Chris GotzArt Director: ross nieuwenhuizenCopywriter: taryn scherProducer: Petar JDirector: Dave MeinertAgency Producer: Iris Vinnicombe
  • TV ad: Wellington's Sweet Chilli Sauce: Party
    Sweet, with a little bit of a bite.An Ogilvy Cape Town spot for Wellington'sCategory: FoodClient: HeinzAgency: Ogilvy Cape TownExecutive Creative Director: Chris GotzArt Director: ross nieuwenhuizenCopywriter: taryn scherProducer: Petar JDirector: Dave MeinertAgency Producer: Iris Vinnicombe

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  • Focus on These 4 Steps to Harness the Addictive Power of Email (And Turn Your Traffic Into Business)
    Are you working your butt off to run your business? But feeling you’re not making enough progress? You’re building a social following, slaving over weekly blog posts, and managing a heavy client load. Perhaps you’d also love to develop digital products or write a book. But it’s difficult to find the time when you juggle [ Continue Reading... ] The post Focus […]
  • The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy [Free Poster]
    So, you’ve written a piece of sales copy. Congratulations — that’s no small feat. But, before you celebrate, there’s just one issue: Now what? After all, as I’m sure you’ve heard before: “There is no such thing as great writing. Only great rewriting.” And why is “great rewriting” important? One reason: the bottom line. Will [ Continue Reading... ] The post T […]
  • How Empathy Maps Help You Speak Directly to the Hearts of Your Audience
    As we enter the conclusion of our three-part series on content strategy, you should already know what your audience believes about the world and have a narrative mapped out that will allow you to confirm your audience’s worldviews. Now it’s time to explain the final piece of the content strategy puzzle. This piece creates an [ Continue Reading... ] The post […]
  • Guest Posting Best Practices From Copyblogger’s Guest Post Gatekeeper
    Many years ago, when I began developing my personal guest posting strategy, Copyblogger sat atop my “Where I Want to Guest Post” list. Five years later, I achieved my goal. So, how did I spend the time between making my list and May 23, 2013 when my first blog post appeared on Copyblogger? Rigorously practicing [ Continue Reading... ] The post Guest Posting […]
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. [ Continue Reading... ] The post Why […]
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seemingly overnight. In order to seize opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of [ Continue Reading... ] The post 5 […]
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associated with the media you produce, right? As all content marketers who want to grow their digital media platforms [ […]
  • 25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary
    A few weeks ago here on Copyblogger, Demian Farnworth presented the infographic as the Salvador Dalí of content marketing — the most interesting person at the cocktail party. More than just a superficial presence, an infographic is a significant asset pillar with diverse possibilities that help you grow your media empire. Today, let’s equate the [ Continue R […]
  • How to Stand Out in a World of Dull Podcasts
    Think about this for a moment. Your favorite podcasts. This American Life. WTF with Marc Maron. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. Every single one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them started in obscurity. Every single one of them started without an audience. It’s hard to believe. Over 25 years ago, at [ Continue Reading... ] The post How […]
  • Authority 2015: Daniel Pink, Sally Hogshead, and Punk Legend Henry Rollins
    This last May, we held our first live event. Authority Intensive featured a personally-curated group of speakers in a single-track format to a sold-out house, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of design, content, traffic, and conversion. I must say, it was a personal highlight of this crazy adventure we’ve been on since I started [ Continue Reading... ] T […]

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  • Your Electric Company Will Not Call And Demand Payment By Prepaid Card
    While your local utility could call you up and demand immediate instant payment using a prepaid debit card before shutting off your natural gas and power, they will never actually do that. The owner of the Squeeze Inn, a fantastically-named restaurant in California, learned that the hard way when he panicked and sent $1,000 to scammers claiming to represent […]
  • More Info From Yelper Who Says He Was Threatened Over Negative Review
    Earlier today, we told you about the apparent dispute between a Cleveland consumer and the chef/owner of a local restaurant who allegedly reacted to the customer’s negative Yelp review with a series of nasty, threatening messages on Facebook. Now that diner has reached out to Consumerist to share more of his side of the story. First off, Ruchu, the … [More]
  • Amazon Takes $170 Million Loss On Fire Phone Flop
    Despite Amazon advertising the device on every doorstep and dropping the price under a buck, the company’s Fire Phone, companion smartphone to its line of tablets and TV streaming devices, failed to catch on with the public. Maybe it was the AT&T exclusivity, or the fact that it runs a customized version of Google’s Android operating system, without acce […]
  • Apple Pay Lets Man Scan, Use Wife’s Citi Credit Card Without Additional Verification
    One of the neat features of the new Apple Pay system is that it lets iPhone 6 users quickly scan and verify credit cards into their Passbook so they can use those accounts without ever providing participating businesses with their card numbers. But how easy is it to just scan in someone else’s card and start using it without that … [More]
  • Costco Takes Unusual Stance That Retail Employees Should Have Thanksgiving Day Off
    As the beginning of Black Friday and thus the holiday shopping season has crept backwards into the early hours of Thanksgiving, we at Consumerist have taken a cantankerous stance against these early openings. Even we can take heart, though: a few businesses have confirmed that they will not be opening on Thanksgiving Day, because they’d like employees to spe […]
  • Windows Update Breaking Counterfeit Computer Chips That Users Don’t Even Know They Own
    Most of us have, at least once, had a Windows Update that made something work less well than it used to, instead of better. But it’s rare for a system software update to break part of your computer’s hardware entirely. And it’s even more rare for the update to break your computer on purpose. And yet with one particular kind … [More]
  • Kids Tasked With Dumping Alaska Village’s “Honey Buckets” Likely Psyched To Finally Get Indoor Plumbing
    Aren’t chores the worst, kids? Yes, sure, taking out the trash and emptying the dishwasher are both bummer gigs, but let’s all just thank our lucky stars that we were never in charge of dumping buckets of human waste at the town receptacle. To that end, kids in one Alaska village where many homes don’t have indoor plumbing are probably … [More]
  • AT&T Says U-Verse False Alarm Came From Radio Station
    Earlier this morning, AT&T U-Verse subscribers woke up to an alarming, unexplained Emergency Alert Message on their screens. Now the company is trying to shed a bit of light on what exactly happened. “A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidentally sent […]
  • Evenflo Agrees To Recall 202,000 Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats Over Tricky Buckle
    Earlier this year, both Graco and Evenflo recalled almost six million car seats, all told, due to a safety buckle that regulators said could be tricky to open in the case of an emergency, and hamper attempts to get kids out of the car safely. And now, despite pushing back against a recall for additional rear-facing infant seats that use … [More]
  • $10K Or $250K — How Much Should Walmart Pay For Wrongly Accusing Man Of Attacking Worker?
    In Sept. 2007, a man described as being 5’7″ and around 50 years old in California allegedly attacked a Walmart employee who had caught him shoplifting. Two months later, a man in his early 40s and five inches taller than that suspect walked into the Walmart, where he claims he was detained by a manager and publicly accused of being … [More]

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  • Picpedant: battling copyright infringement, twitter spam and false info with snarky corrections
    Picpedant is twitter's photo superhero, swooping down on the countless "Funnypix" "Amazingpix" ""Historyinpix" and similar spammy twitter accounts, that everyone and their aunt can't help but retweet. Please don't retweet that crud, you are only helping spammers get a foothold. The pic-bots bother me, not jus […]
  • Audi Q3 "Tight parking" (2014) :45 (Canada)
    Not sure how it is in other countries but in North America, Audi seems to be the advertising vehicle of choice. I'm not sure why except for the fact that it is expensive and advertising people like to conform. Country:  Canada Commercials:  Automotive Read more about Audi Q3 "Tight parking" (2014) :45 (Canada) Add new comment […]
  • Healthy Cat: ökocat litter "Meet Rufus" (2014) 3:00 (USA)
    Healthy Cat's ökocat litter is the cat litter that cats prefer. Or at least what people dressed like cats prefer? Country:  United States Commercials:  uncategorized Read more about Healthy Cat: ökocat litter "Meet Rufus" (2014) 3:00 (USA) 1 comment Add new comment […]
  • VogueEmpower - Start with the boys / Boys don't cry - (2014) 2:00 (India)
    This film by Vinil Mathew starring Madhuri Dixit for VogueEmpower #StartWithTheBoys tackles the issue of domestic violence from a different perspective. We watch baby boys, raised all their lives to not cry with the phrase "boys don't cry". Country:  India Commercials:  PSA & Public Interest Read more about VogueEmpower - Start with the bo […]
  • Radio Aalto "Let The Music Do The Talking" (2014) 2:17 (Finland)
    Finally someone has done what we've always done--namely taking lyrics from songs and saying them as if it were regular communication. Very weird and very funny. Country:  Finland Commercials:  Entertainment Read more about Radio Aalto "Let The Music Do The Talking" (2014) 2:17 (Finland) Add new comment […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha creates cover shoot with Ronja Furrer
    Now you can see what it's like to capture a real supermodel thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Supermodel Ronja Furrer. This interactive site called Alpha Cover is from Zurich based Serranetga so you should probably speak a language other than English to understand it. Either way though it looks nice. What's even cooler is if you play photograp […]
  • Waze gets scary for Halloween
    Waze is a community-based traffic app that I use quite a lot in L.A. They have a special initiative going on just in time for Halloween and that's a haunted maze map. Basically anywhere that hasn't been scoped out by users is "haunted." Now help de-haunt the map by taking photos and basically helping them flesh out the map. Adland:  digit […]
  • President's Choice "Colorful" (2014) :30 (Canada)
    Food's already colorful without having to add colors. That's why Canadian brand President's Choice is removing artificial flavors and colors from all of its products. Country:  Canada Commercials:  Food Read more about President's Choice "Colorful" (2014) :30 (Canada) Add new comment […]
  • Director Mark Andrew Joins Madheart
    LOS ANGELES—Madheart has signed director Mark Andrew for exclusive national representation. Andrew is a specialist in fashion and lifestyle advertising who turned his attention to live action direction after a 20-year career as a top commercial photographer. His live action work includes projects for American Eagle, Aeropostale, Target, 7th Generation, Oil o […]
  • Whole Foods "Values Matter Anthem" (2014) 1:00 (USA)
    Have you guys heard about this new grocery store called Whole Foods Market? They're all organic n' stuff. They want you to know that they understand us demanding consumers. Country:  United States Commercials:  Food Read more about Whole Foods "Values Matter Anthem" (2014) 1:00 (USA) Add new comment […]

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  • Air New Zealand Hobbits Are Back
    Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle-earth, has launched a “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made”, a short film connected with the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The video features Air New Zealand staff and The Hobbit cast including Elijah Wood […]
  • It all started with a Sharpie
    It all started with a Sharpie. Creatives at Miami Ad School San Francisco have taken the “It Starts with Sharpie” tag line into the past to explore the creative thinking behind three well known logos for Apple, Playboy and The Rolling Stones. Rob Janoff was working for Regis McKenna as an art director in 1977 […]
  • IKEA Halloween in Store
    IKEA Singapore is paying homage to Stanley Kubrik’s cult classic, The Shining, in a Halloween web film set in the iconic IKEA showroom lanes. Danny rides his Big Wheel tricycle in a recreation of the infamous Overlook Hotel scene, with an eery conclusion. Look out for visual cues from the movie, including the twin girls, […]
  • Philips Afterglow Lights Up Ski Slopes
    Philips TV and Atomic Skis have launched “Afterglow”, a short film using massive lighting and LED suits to film skiers on the slopes at night in Alaska and British Colombia. Ski slopes were lit up using eight 4,000-watt lights, accented by smaller contrast and fill lights. Skiers wore suits each fitted with 7000 LEDs. ‘Afterglow’ […]
  • North Face Shop Floor Disappears
    North Face Korea is promoting the “Never Stop Exploring” message with a stunt filmed in a pop-up store in Seoul. Customers shopping for ski jackets suddenly found the displays ascending into the ceiling, and the floor disappearing below them, exposing a safety landing pad. Around them the walls were lined with rock-climbing holds. A North […]
  • Chanel No 5 The One That I Want
    Chanel No 5 has launched “The One That I Want”, a 3 minute commercial featuring Gisele Bündchen, Michiel Huisman and Lo-Fang, set to a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. A woman, a destiny, a perfume. N°5 #theonethatiwant. The film follows on from Baz Luhrmann’s film featuring […]
  • Google launches Android Lollipop
    Google has launched Android 5.0 Lollipop, the new mobile operating system, in association with a range of new Nexus devices, Motorola’s Nexus 6, HTC’s Nexus 9, and the Asus Nexus Player. Previewed at Google I/O, the open source software platform comes with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. A key feature, Material Design, ensures that […]
  • Keep Your Clothes Looking Young’s
    After Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything their family had worked to build since 1940, Young’s Dry Cleaning teamed with CPR + Partners to completely redevelop the brand and design a cost-conscious set of tactics to incrementally increase their free pick-up and delivery business. In the three short years since launching the brand, Young’s free pick-up and […]
  • Leica 100 Years of Photography
    The year 1914 saw the birth of 35 mm Leica photography as we know it today. Oskar Barnack made the Leitz Camera, the very first Leica, 100 years ago. And now, in 2014, Leica Camera AG is celebrating the centenary year of this occasion with numerous events, exhibitions and exciting new products. The slogan for […]
  • Peugeot Legend Returns
    Peugeot is celebrating the release of its new 208 GTi with “The Legend Returns”, a contemporary spin on one of their most emblematic ads. Three decades after the release of the Peugeot 205 GTi, and 27 years since its promotional film “GTi and the Bombardier”, the new film aims to portray 30 years of progress […]

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  • tales of the soupernatural
    Your mother always told you not to play with your food. Well, this Halloween, Campbell's Soup is telling you the exact opposite. On their Can Costume site, kids can print out a variety of ghoulish labels designed to fit their favorite Campbell's soup can. The result? It'll look like you're hoarding cans of Mummy Bandages and Mad Scientist […]
  • cussin' for feminism
    Don't you just love cute little kids? Don't you love when kids play dress-up? Don't you love when kids play dress-up and start swearing like sailors on behalf of the plight of women in modern-day America? We do, too. Check out this new video from the hilariously-named group FCKH8.
  • sitting down with the old spice robot
    When it comes to the title of Randomest & Quirkiest Brand, no one's touching Old Spice. The folks that brought you "I'm on a horse" have introduced a new sports talk show, 4th and Touchdown, featuring various NFL stars interviewing the bizarre, text-to-type voiced, humanoid robot from their recent TV commercials. The results are prett […]
  • the creepiest ikea ever
    While walking through Ikea looking for a night stand for under $30 we've all thought, "I could legitimately live here." Well, you probably won't think that anymore after you watch the special Halloween ad they put together this year. Somehow they managed to capture the creepiness originally from Kubrick. This does open up some interesting […]
  • spooky snickers
    Spooky ads are a staple of the Halloween season. Since retailers seem to have forgot that it, and Thanksgiving, even exist any more, let's all take a moment to enjoy some head twisting parody action provided by Snickers. Enjoy.
  • the normal gap
    Let's imagine the pitch room when the Gap execs heard that their new campaign was going to be all about being normal. Feels weird, right? They want to show you what that means with a bunch of black and white commercials where random stuff happens.In the words of the Gap's very own CMO to Digiday, "Dress Normal is about dressing in a way that r […]
  • agency pays employees for perspective
    Any of us that have traveled somewhere amazing knows that feeling you get when you return home. That tiny change in perspective, a feeling of inspiration, an awakening that stays with you no matter how quickly (or aggressively) you're thrown back into the doldrums of daily life. thinkParallax, a California creative agency, understands this and wanted ea […]
  • giant boobs
    Did that get your attention? We all know boobies have a lot of power, but exactly how much we're about to find out... Sarafan Advertising is launching mobile billboards in Russia, but before they launched, they wanted to prove that billboards are an effective means of advertising. Seems like a sound strategy so far, right? Welp, to prove it they put a s […]
  • tag, you won a Volkswagen
    Sometimes as marketers we rack our brains on how to make a real-life experience inherently social... and then campaigns like this come out and we smack our heads thinking, why didn't I think of that? To make test drives of their new Polo more social, Volkswagen created a brilliant game of social tag. Polos were driven through 3 cities in South Africa on […]
  • wrap it before you tap it
    When you practice safe sex, you refuse to get frisky without a condom. Which means you'll have to figure out some new things to do while naked. You know, things like puzzles. And knitting. For more ideas for your nude abstinence session, consult this new TV campaign for Aides.

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  • How To Be A "Creative"
    As former Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton sang on his 1976, 11 million copy-selling live album, Frampton Comes Alive, "something's happening" in the advertising industry. All of a sudden, everybody/anybody can be a "creative". That's because everybody—brogrammers, consumers, account ass-suckers, clients, even PR morons—is cr […]
  • Let's Write Some New Taglines For Red Bull!
    As you've heard, Red Bull agreed to a $13 million settlement over an American class action lawsuit that alleged that the energy drink was “misleading customers” by making claims about the “functional beverage” and its ability to “give you wings”.  So. Red Bull Gives You Wings is as dead as the fucking dodo.Let's write some new taglines for the impo […]
  • The Disingenuousness of Cable Company Taglines, Ranked.
    (TWC's previous trademarked slogan was so meaningless, it induced head pain. It's almost as if they were shifting the responsibility for their dreadful service onto "you". Their reps should have ended every angry, shouting unresolved customer call with "That's the power of you!")__________Cable. The future doesn't look […]
  • Justin Bieber's Tattoos, Branded.
     (the canvas) As we all know, The Bieb's ever-growing tats collection is a road map of his spiritual journal from boy to man to king to god. And thousands of despicable websites have made lots of money off of obsessively documenting JB's ink for the hungry-for-Bieber-news masses.That's fucking bullshit. Justin? It's time for you to turn y […]
  • The Bullshittiest Buzzwordiest Advertising Week Tweets.
    It was "Advertising Week" in New York City, this week.What does that mean?Nothing.Not one fucking thing worth mentioning to anybody, anywhere on the entire fucking planet.For four days every Fall, "luminaries" (their word) come to New York City for Advertising Week to talk about "creativity", and "storytelling", and […]
  • The 5 Worst American Iraqi War Operation Brand Names.
    (not an official logo)In July, Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge" against Hamas in Gaza. What does that mean, do you think? Why doesn't the press ask what it means? Because you know days were spent around conference room tables committee-ing that name to death. Why not "Operation Protect Israel"? Or, "Operation Protecti […]
  • More Awful Stock Photos Turned Into Awful Ads.
    If you spend more than a normal amount of time online, you've probably noticed more and more "professional" bloggers turning to stock photos for quick stupid posts. This movement really picked up momentum about four years ago with the "women laughing alone with salad" post on The Hairpin.Lazy bloggers subsequently said to themselves: […]
  • Starbucks Ads Target "Complete Moron" Demographic.
    SOMETIMESTHE BEST WAYTO CONNECTIS TO GET TOGETHER.This is the no-duh sign-off line of new commercials via the $15 billion chain. These ads are what's called a "soft sell", as opposed to your local screaming car dealership commercials, which are "hard sell". Starbucks is soft-selling "getting together". Then, their logo oh-s […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Israel Cancer Association: Mother & daughter, 2
    What else do your genes have in store for you? Do you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer? You can reduce the risk and increase your life chances. Advertising Agency: Gitam, Israel Executive Creative Director: Shani Gershi Creative Director: Sagi Blumberg Art Director: Tamar Dvir Copywriter: Ran Allon Photographer: Itay Reiss Account Managers: […]
  • Israel Cancer Association: Mother & daughter, 1
    What else do your genes have in store for you? Do you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer? You can reduce the risk and increase your life chances. Advertising Agency: Gitam, Israel Executive Creative Director: Shani Gershi Creative Director: Sagi Blumberg Art Director: Tamar Dvir Copywriter: Ran Allon Photographer: Itay Reiss Account Managers: […]
  • Health Canada: Marijuana
    Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Montréal, Canada Creative Directors: Martin Gosselin, Gavin Drummond Art Director: François Léandre Copywriter: Mathieu Roy Account services: Lina Castrechini, Sophie Rivet Production: Nycole Lemonde Director: Christian Langlois Production: Céline Cellier / Les enfants Music: XS Music Postproduction: Fly Studio Sound design: La Maj […]
  • Health Canada: Prescription drugs
    Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Montréal, Canada Creative Directors: Martin Gosselin, Gavin Drummond Art Director: François Léandre Copywriter: Mathieu Roy Account services: Lina Castrechini, Sophie Rivet Production: Nycole Lemonde Director: Christian Langlois Production: Céline Cellier / Les enfants Music: XS Music Postproduction: Fly Studio Sound design: La Maj […]
  • WWE 2K15: Do not go gentle
    Advertising Agency: barrettSF, San Francisco, USA Creative Director: Pete Harvey Senior Copywriter: Brad Phifer Senior Art Director: Brad Kayal Producer: Nicole Van Dawark Managing Director: Patrick Kelly Account Director: Brittni Hutchins Account Manager: Jillian Gamboa Sr. Proofreader: Russell Mania Production Company: Caviar Director: Hugo Stenson Directo […]
  • Wise Up English School: Halloween, 3
    Learn without fear. Advertising Agency: Yeah!, Curitiba, Brazil Creative Director: Fabiano Teixeira Art Director: Roger Fernandez Copywriter: Edmundo Guimarães Illustrator: Roger Fernandez, Raissa Schpatoff Published: October, 2014 […]
  • Wise Up English School: Halloween, 2
    Learn without fear. Advertising Agency: Yeah!, Curitiba, Brazil Creative Director: Fabiano Teixeira Art Director: Roger Fernandez Copywriter: Edmundo Guimarães Illustrator: Roger Fernandez, Raissa Schpatoff Published: October, 2014 […]
  • Wise Up English School: Halloween, 1
    Learn without fear. Advertising Agency: Yeah!, Curitiba, Brazil Creative Director: Fabiano Teixeira Art Director: Roger Fernandez Copywriter: Edmundo Guimarães Illustrator: Roger Fernandez, Raissa Schpatoff Published: October, 2014 […]
  • Pearl Street Creative Marketplace: Gabe
    The platform is a place where businesses and brands who want creative solutions (anything from websites to full-blown marketing campaigns), can find the creative people who want to work on their projects. Advertising Agency: Victors & Spoils, USA Executive Creative Director: Noah Clark Associate Creative Director: Brock Johnson Art Director: Travis Brown […]
  • Poa Jazz Festival: Breaking
    Advertising Agency: Dez Comunicação, Porto Alegre, Brazil Creative Directors: Carlos Saul Duque, Thiago Bizarro Art Director: Fabio Piucco Copywriter: Otavio Mello Illustrator / Photographer: Miagui Imagevertising Published: September 2014 […]

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  • 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 […]
  • Hartley’s Jelly – That Friday Feeling
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  • Touching Video Shows Heroic War Zone Volunteers Saving A Syrian Baby’s Life
    You can’t look at the news at the moment without seeing the name ISIS. But in Syria it isn’t just these brutal terrorists that are causing death and destruction, the Syrian government itself is still responsible for many civilian casualties. With populated areas constantly under attack by “barrel bombs”—nasty oil drums full of explosives and […]Related posts […]
  • Björn Borg SS15 Fashion Show / Fashion Week Stockholm
    Video games and fashion unite on the runway of Stockholm Fashion Week for label Björn Borg‘ SS15 show. In the middle of Sweden’s capital lies Skeppsholmen Island and beneath this is the Skeppsholmen Caverns which hosted the event. Models wore slightly unnerving masks which turned them into avatars from a forthcoming video game by the […]Related posts:Konami […]
  • Fake Obama Visits Times Square And Tricks Tourists In This Hilarious Prank
    Nothing to see here, just President Barack Obama going for a casual stroll across Times Square with his entourage in tow. Well, not the actual president but a fake one—a look-alike called Bronx Obama—but that doesn’t stop the crowds from coming out en-masse. And it’s an epic undertaking by YouTube pranksters as they troll […]Related posts:New York […]
  • University Honors Military Students with Surprise Graduations
    Graduating from your degree is always a big moment, a time to soak up the congratulations for the hard work you put in. But, sadly, not everyone can attend the ceremony, especially the men and women of the military. To show how much people appreciate servicemen and women’s dedication, SNHU traveled across the globe to […]Related posts:AnnaNasBattlefolioBjörn […]
  • sugru builds the coolest water pistol… ever?
    Related posts:Sugru VS NoiseWalk on water (Liquid Mountaineering)WWF Hot Water […]
  • #FGMrose – Powerful Video Aims To Raise Awareness About The Barbaric Practice Of FGM
    Although banned in many countries the practice of FGM still goes on, with the latest research revealing that 125 million girls and women across the globe are suffering the consequences of it. Charity Plan UK want the practice to be completely eradicated and need the world to act as one to help achieve this. “FGM […]Related posts:WWF Target PracticeAmerican R […]
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