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'Visit Nice,' Says Nebraska in America's Most Humble Tourism Ads

Not every state has a Disney World, a National Mall or a Times Square. So, how do you attract visitors if you don't have something astounding, amazing or awe-inspiring to show them? How about...

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Ad of the Day: Audi Is the Best Car for Fleeing a Swarm of Killer Drones

One day soon, drones will kill us all and/or deliver Apple Watches from Amazon. For now, they descend from the clouds with great menace in this rousing Audi spot from Venables Bell & Partners,...

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Clothing Retailer's Shopping Bags Turn Inside Out to Become Recycling Mailers

Attention, Swedish shoppers: More Rag Bags are on the way! For now, check out DDB Stockholm's case study video for the sustainability campaign, which generated significant media coverage last year,...

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Another 'World's Hardest Job' Campaign Says Moms Should Be Paid $260,000 a Year

A new British campaign from Interflora for Mother's Day (which is in March in the U.K.) has almost an identical concept as last year's famous "World's Toughest Job" from American Greetings—but with a...

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This Chicago Shop Barters for Stakes in Small Brands, Gaining Business Smarts

SpecsWho Managing partner, president David Selby (l.) and founding partner, CEO Tim Condon, with visiting pooch CharlieWhat Full-service agencyWhere Chicago Beyond creating ads for the likes of Land...

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Huge Mole on Man's Face Becomes an Advertising Superstar in Brilliantly...

We've seen hilarious ad awards call for entries. We've seen slutty ad awards call for entries. Now, it's time for a brilliant but batshit crazy ad awards call for entries. Borghi/Lowe Brazil created...

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Getty Images Talks Vince Vaughn, and How Stock Photos Have Gotten Better by...

Vince Vaughn's fake stock photos for the movie Unfinished Business were hilarious because they were so cheesy. But they were Photoshopped from real stock photos—showing just how clichéd a lot of stock...

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Ad of the Day: Ikea Praises Ordinary Household Items with Epic Irreverence

Don't take your toilet brush for granted, says a wise new ad from Ikea. Aptly titled "Everyday Heroes," the spot—by Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors—is a moving celebration of the different...

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Carlsberg Makes the Most NFSW Ad Ever, Along With a Few Other Gems

Carlsberg doesn't do things half-ass. If the Danish brewer is going to do something, it will make it the best in the world—at least, according to three new ads admitting that might not actually be...

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NatGeo's Killing Jesus Website Might Be the Greatest Story Ever Scrolled

Mullen has created a digital experience of Biblical proportions to support National Geographic Channel's Killing Jesus, a three-hour docudrama premiering March 29, which is Palm Sunday. The show is...

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Clever Outdoor Ads List Cost of Their Own Square Footage If They Were Homes...

Several hard-hitting outdoor campaigns have protested soaring home prices in the U.K. lately, including these bleak billboards narrated by people who've been priced out of London. Now, AMV BBDO has...

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Ad of the Day: Meet Charles Schwab's New Intelligent, Nonhuman Pitchman

Charles Schwab gets replaced by a robotic pitchman in Crispin Porter + Bogusky's new campaign introducing a digital platform called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. A stylized, British-accented, boxy...

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Facebook Gets Even Friendlier With Striking Outdoor Ads and Mosaic of Digital...

A few weeks ago, we posted Facebook's great new commercials about friendship, directed by Mike Mills. But there's a lot more where that came from—in various other media. The "Friends" campaign also...

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Whole Neighborhood Learns Sign Language to Surprise Deaf Resident in Samsung Ad

Samsung Turkey has launched a website with a video call center for the hearing impaired, and it's announced it with quite the stunt. In the video below, titled "The Most Emotional Surprise of the...

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Take a Tour of Lego's Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Set Before It's Unveiled at SXSW

One of the coolest branded buildings at SXSW this year will be particularly difficult to get into. That's because it's only 5 inches high, 14 inches wide and 10 inches deep. D'oh! Having had great...

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Kevin Bacon Does Ads for Eggs, Because What Goes Better With Eggs Than Bacon?

Kevin Bacon has traded off the whole "six degrees" thing in ads for years. Now it's time to put the Bacon to work. And that he does in an amusing if obvious campaign from Grey New York promoting eggs...

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It's Funny When Celebs Read Mean Tweets. Here's What Happens When Kids Read Them

"Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" is one of Jimmy Kimmel's most popular segments. It's been spoofed here and there—even by ad agencies. But now, Canadian agency John St. takes the theme in a bit of a...

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Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: March 6-13

It was a week of good versus evil, from everyday heroes to murderous drones. And we also had two spots about mysterious growths. Check out our picks for the week's best commercials below, and vote for...

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Ad of the Day: Robert Downey Jr. Surprises a 7-Year-Old With a Bionic 'Iron...

There are good ways to use your megafame, and bad ways to use your megafame. Robert Downey Jr. has happened upon one of the best ways to use his—by drawing attention to Limbitless, a company that...

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How to Make a Great Radio Ad, Now That You Know How to Make a Terrible One

The Radio Mercury Awards recently made a two-part video about "Things We Don't Want to Hear in a Radio Ad." In my writeup, I wanted to know what they do want to hear in a radio ad. And dear God, they...

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