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Robots of the World Gather to Gaze Upon ... Something

Warning! Warning! The robot casts of Forbidden Planet, Lost in Space, Knight Rider and more have finally assembled in the same spot for "Robots on the Move," part of GE's "Brilliant Machines" campaign...

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Karateka Trailer Is Hawk-Punching Hilarity for Retro Gaming Geeks

If you’re an old-school video gamer, you’ve got to love the trailer for Karateka, a modern spin on the 1980s classic. Created by geek culture guru Adam Lisagor’s Sandwich Video, the trailer features...

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Is This Zombie Ad Too Violent for Prime-Time TV?

Norwegian sporting goods retailer XXL has agreed to stop running its new zombie-themed ad during family-oriented TV programs, a decision reached after a flurry of viewer complaints that the spot was...

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The Holidays Are a Scream for StubHub's Talking Tree

If a tree falls in the forest, and it's StubHub's talking ticket tree, I hope I'm not there to hear it, because the unholy wailing sound it makes will shatter your nerves but good! I've had a...

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Stella Artois Sends Holiday Carolers to Your Doorstep With Google Street View

If you're too cheap to buy holiday gifts for friends and family, send virtual carolers to their virtual doors via Stella Artois's Facebook app, which uses Google Street View and other tools to direct...

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Ad of the Day: FNSF

The tragedy of domestic violence has always inspired some of the more harrowingly beautiful PSAs. The most famous example is Y&R Chicago's 2010 spot "It Rarely Stops" for the National Domestic...

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The Spot: Angels of Death

IDEA: Safety PSAs are gloomy and tedious and largely ignored by young people hardwired to resist them—except when they're irresistibly fun and impossible not to share with friends. McCann Australia...

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Old Mentos Ad With Horse-Men Playing Basketball Is Weirdest Ever

Whoa, that's one wacky game of horse! Some naysayers are doubting SB Nation's contention that the clip below of dudes playing basketball in equine masks is really a "found" Mentos ad from 1992 that...

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Looks Could Kill in Christmas Ad for Harvey Nichols

A holiday party becomes a Star Wars-like showdown for two women who show up in the same red dress in this amusing new Christmas spot from Adam & Eve DDB for British fashion retailer Harvey...

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The 10 Most Watched Tech Ads of 2012

Take that, Apple fanboys. Samsung blew away the competition, including its nemesis in Cupertino, when it came to the reach of its online videos this year—producing the No. 1 campaign, and three of the...

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Ad of the Day: Canal+

Oh, I get it—soccer players. Canal+ (that's pronounced cannle-plue, francophiles!) is the European HBO, and obviously people are excited about it—and about the big soccer matches it broadcasts—if this...

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Portrait: Thinkmodo

Specs Who Co-founders Michael Krivicka (l.) and James PercelayWhat Viral video marketing agencyWhere Outside New York offices Each time a mysterious new viral gimmick breaks on YouTube, among the first...

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Diesel Relaunches 1993 Shoe With 'Pre-Internet' Campaign

The pre-Internet world—just before the boom, circa 1993—hella sucked. I am, of course, too young to remember that dark and disturbing era, since I'm only 9 years old. But if I could recall those grim...

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Tim Tebow Will Not Win Any Acting Awards for This TiVo Ad

It looks like New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is finally getting a starring role. Unfortunately for him, it won't be on the field against the Jaguars this Sunday. It's in this new ad for TiVo. The...

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Ad of the Day: Expedia

Expedia's journey through darkness into light continues. The travel site isn't shying away from big, difficult topics in its "Find yours" campaign from 180 LA. Back in October, it unleashed a powerful...

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Ellen's Elves Ad for JCPenney Gets Added Bonus of a Protest

Ellen DeGeneres lets all sorts of groan-inducing, size-based bon mots innocently fly as she exhorts Santa's elves to make more toys for a seasonal giveaway contest in this JCPenney spot. But the...

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Ad of the Day: ESPN

Listen up, wankers. Two British soccer fans would like a word. While their French counterparts are spending their time moronically knee-skidding through wheat fields, the fans of Manchester United and...

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Newcastle's 'Subtexter' Puts Honest Captions on Your Crappy Photos

On the heels of College Humor's viral Instagram parody set to Nickleback, Newcastle Brown Ale is offering an app called The Subtexter—part of its ongoing "No bollocks" campaign from Droga5—that lets...

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Goodby Expats in Startup Club

Two numbers spurred Jamie Barrett, a former partner and executive creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, to open his own agency in San Francisco: 10 and 50. “[Last year] I hit my...

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First Mover: Robert Harwood-Matthews

Specs Age 42 New gig President, TBWAChiatDay, New YorkOld gig Group president, TBWA U.K.As soon as you arrived at TBWAChiatDay N.Y., one of the agency’s largest clients, Vonage, went into review....

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