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Kevin Nealon Out to Solve Every Problem Imaginable With PSA

With so many niche charitable causes for celebrities to choose, how could you possibly pick just one? In his new PSA, Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon goes for sheer quantity, tackling everything...

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Ogilvy's 'Rugbeer' Vending Machine Dispenses Bottles When You Tackle It

To placate northern Argentina's rugby fans and their insatiable lust for hitting things really hard, Ogilvy created a "Rugbeer" vending machine for local beer Cerveza Salta. You have to tackle the...

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Press Grand Prix Goes to Benetton's Kissing Ads From Fabrica, 72andSunny

CANNES, France—The Press Lions competition was sealed with a kiss here tonight, with the Grand Prix going to Benetton's provocative "Unhate" campaign showing world leaders kissing, created by Italian...

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Portait: Heat

SpecsWho Partners Steve Stone (l.) and John Elder What Creative advertising agency Where San Francisco offices  Steve Stone’s portfolio might read something like a history lesson in the past two...

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Mars Previews New Rivalry-Themed Twix Campaign From BBDO

CANNES, France—The two bars inside Twix are about to have a falling out. Mars, which is being honored as the 2012 Advertiser of the Year at the Cannes Lions festival here, took the opportunity to...

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All the Cannes Grand Prix Winners for 2012

CANNES, France—The 59th International Festival of Creativity celebrated a diverse set of Grand Prix Lion winners last week, honoring everything from a simple poster design by an undergraduate student...

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British Airways Doesn't Want Brits Flying

British Airways has an unexpected bit of advice for its typical customers: Don’t fly. The message is aimed at Brits who might be tempted to skip the country during the madness of the London Olympics....

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Nike Gives Voice to Generations of Ass-Kicking Women

Timed to coincide with Title IX’s 40th anniversary, Nike and Wieden + Kennedy have created this “Voices” ad paying tribute to female athletes who triumphed in the face of locker room sexism and...

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Mike Tyson Stars in 'Black Power' Ads for Energy Drink

Hey, scrawny teenage fops. Back-alley vending machine eat your coins? If only a white-clad Mike Tyson were there to free your trapped energy drink with a gentle rap of his knuckle, then leave you one...

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One Twitter User Could Win a Million Followers

Who needs $1 million when you could have a million Twitter followers? OK, you're right, most people would choose the money, but two Martin Agency creatives have come up with a clever way of making the...

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Six Questions Cannes 2012: All the Interviews

Cannes Lions 2012 is over and done. Everybody went home and the only people happier than the winners are the bar staff at the Carlton Pavilion and 72 Croisette. Between strictly adhered to rosé...

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'Deserve to Die' Campaign Puts Lung Cancer in Spotlight

A funny thing happens when you plaster U.S. cities with posters saying certain types of people "deserve to die." Namely, those people get a bit upset. Wisconsin agency Laughlin Constable and the Lung...

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Kids Outsmart Smokers in Crafty Guerrilla Stunt

It’s being praised as one of the most effective anti-smoking ads ever, which is especially impressive considering it required little more than a few pieces of paper and two kids. Ogilvy Thailand's...

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Man-Butts Gyrate to Sell Women Skin Cream

If there’s one thing that generally doesn’t get much attention—in life or mass marketing—it’s the man-butt. After the male stripper flick Magic Mike opens Friday, that may change. Add to that a new...

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Toshiba's Human Guinea Pig Offends Real Test Subjects

You don't often hear about the clinical research community raising a ruckus, but Toshiba's new ad seems to be getting the lab crowd in a lather. The spot, touting the Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook's...

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Corona Light Can Freshen Up Your Online Life, Too

Are you stuck in a rut? "Stan" and "Mark," the stars of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners' humorous ads for Corona Light, sure are. The beer, naturally, is pitched as the antidote—a dose of the...

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Old Spice's Danger Zone Guy Still Indestructible

The pretentiously suave mustachioed Old Spice guy in a white tux—who made his debut a while back in a crocodile- and piraña-infested ad for Danger Zone products outside the U.S.—returns in a shorter...

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Ad of the Day: Refuge

Lauren Luke is an expert at covering things up—which is why she's the perfect spokeswoman for a campaign urging the opposite when it comes to domestic violence. Luke, 30, is a well-known, self-taught...

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Girl Makes Out With a Walrus in Latest Crazy Skittles Ad

It's come to this—girls swapping spit with tusked sea creatures in the suddenly bestial Skittles campaign from DDB Chicago. Walruses do make the occasional cameo in advertising; BBH's pat-a-cake spot...

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10 Ads That Really Love America

On the face of it, patriotism would seem to be an easy sell for American advertisers. In fact, it's not. Flag-waving spots can so easily come off as cheesy and/or opportunistic. It's rare to see a...

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