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The Meaning of 35 Brand Names, From Etsy to Reddit

Inspirations for company names can be as varied as the founders themselves. The infographic below, by 7Brands, collects the stories behind 35 of them—including Cadillac, Reebox, Lego, Pez, Toyota and...

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After You See This Virtual Tour of Horizon Media, You Might Want to Work There

At the corner of Grand and Varick streets lies One Hudson Square, an Art Deco factory-turned-office building that won landmark status last year. It's also home to Horizon Media—one of New York's...

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Moto Makes You Master of Your Own Whimsical Phone Lab in This Handcrafted Spot

Droga5 likes building elaborate, full-scale sets for its Motorola spots rather than relying on computer effects and camera tricks. This approach seems especially apt in "The Maker," a minute-long clip...

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A Globe-Spanning Gift Was Secretly in Store for This London Bar Packed With...

Wherever you travel around the world, you'll always find Canadians gathering together, sharing stories and racking up an impressive bar tab. But this batch was especially lucky. Last week, Air Canada...

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Baby Animal Choir Sings Yaz's 'Only You' in This Ridiculously Cute Christmas Ad

McVitie's Victoria, the British biscuits brand, has been using puppies, kittens, tarsiers and owls in ads over the past year. Now, Grey London expands the baby-animal menagerie dramatically for...

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Ad of the Day: Masha Sings a Sultry Remake of 'Werewolves of London' for...

So, you're a werewolf, and it's your night to howl. Your drink of choice would be … a Bloody Mary? A piña colada at Trader Vic's? A Coors Light, aka the Silver Bullet? Nah, too risky. Actually, a...

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Santa Ditches the Sleigh and Flies Coach in Expedia's Heartwarming Christmas Ad

The sleigh is overrated. Santa Claus ditches it entirely in Expedia's touching Christmas campaign from 180LA, choosing instead to fly coach around the world and ending up at St. Jude Children's...

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Pantone's Color of the Year Is Marsala, and It Has Some Critics Throwing Shade

Designers always eagerly await Pantone's December announcement of its Color of the Year, predicting which hue will be ubiquitous in the year ahead. The 2015 Color of the Year, unveiled Thursday, is...

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Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 1-5

Yet another heartwarming Christmas ad makes our list of best spots this week, but it's hardly the only minor miracle on the list. Airbnb and Canon both made exquisitely crafted spots, and Arby's...

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Nick Offerman Sings the Ballad of the Responsible Whisky Drinker for Diageo

Nick Offerman loves whisky, his guitar, woodworking and horseback riding. But he's man enough not to mix his favorite beverage with the last two—and quite upset that he doesn't have three hands so he...

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Ad of the Day: Lego Finally Makes an Inspiring, Empowering TV Ad for Girls

It's not like Lego hasn't done great ads with girls over the years. In fact, it was ahead of its time. (Everyone has seen the famous "What It Is Is Beautiful" print ad from 1981 by now.) But lately,...

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The World's Saddest Clown Pines for Love in This Bleak, Beautiful Ad for...

Ladies and gentlemen, now appearing in the center ring … a sad-ass clown with a heavy case of unrequited love. The unhappy hero of this bleak but beautiful 75-second ad for Danish flower-delivery...

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An 18-Wheeler Jumps Over a Racecar in EMC's Gnarly, Record-Setting Stunt

Data storage and cloud computing company EMC, which sponsors Formula 1 racing, recently sent an 18-wheeler careening over a racecar in an epic, world-record setting jump … because awesome. It's one of...

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Brands Opt For Web Video Shops And Skip Creative Agencies

When Freshpet in September decided it wanted branded content, the pet food purveyor hired ShareAbility, a production house focused solely on producing YouTube videos, instead of going the traditional...

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1-800-Contacts Ran the Perfect Ad on 'Eaten Alive' and It Wasn't Even...

Those who were disappointed that Paul Rosolie wasn't completely and totally eaten alive by the snake on Discovery Channel's Eaten Alive last night got a consolation prize—this comical ad for...

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Salt-N-Pepa Tell Football Players and Pregnant Ladies to Push It for Geico

If you're excited by rumors of a Salt-N-Pepa reunion album, you'll thoroughly enjoy this Geico ad where Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella don their famous jackets and tell everybody to push it. Divorcing...

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Ad of the Day: JCPenney Has Store Shoppers Surprise Complete Strangers With...

Is giving to others the greatest gift of all? Even the sourest Scrooge might admit the idea has merit after checking out JCPenney's #JustGotJingled campaign from EVB and Victors & Spoils. In the...

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Burger King Surprised Apartment Hunters With One Whopper of a Kitchen Upgrade

If you're apartment hunting for a three bedroom/two bath/one Burger King, this might be the spot for you. Spanish agency La Despensa equipped a tasty pad in downtown Madrid with a BK kitchen and menu...

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Learn How to Block Your Ex and More in Facebook's Cute, Quirky Tutorial Videos

Facebook, at long last, finally seems to be getting the hang of the whole advertising thing. In addition to the pleasantly whimsical "Say Anything Better" ads, which have been rolling out in recent...

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Photograph These Ingenious Ads, and You'll Learn How to Save Kids From Eye...

If you take a flash photograph of a child, and one of his or her pupils looks white in the resulting image, it can indicate an eye tumor. In the U.K., a series of ads uses reflective ink to illustrate...

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