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Ad of the Day: Kids Live With Their NBA Heroes to Pick a Favorite in Nike's...

In "Bring Your Game," a five-minute Nike film that debuted during NBA telecasts on Christmas Day, a bunch of kids can't decide on their favorite player. So, like all kids facing this dilemma, they jet...

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Taco Joint Turns Security Footage of a Burglary Into an Ad About 3 Really...

Here's another entry for the security-cam ad file: In what could perhaps pass for a case study on the power of storytelling, a Las Vegas taco restaurant turned footage of a real late-night burglary...

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Saatchi & Saatchi Defends Its Much-Ridiculed 'Stoner Sloth' Anti-Marijuana Ads

Amid the chorus of derision aimed at Australia's "Stoner Sloth" anti-marijuana ads, one group still wholeheartedly believes in the campaign—the agency behind it, Saatchi & Saatchi. "The videos...

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Watch Motörhead's Lemmy Slow Down 'Ace of Spades' for a Kronenbourg Beer Ad

Metalheads worldwide are quoting Nietszche in the wake of Motörhead singer/bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister's death on Monday, but some may not have noticed he was in a Kronenbourg 1664 ad back in 2010....

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Subway Returns to a Pre-Jared Era of Innocence in First BBDO Campaign

You might not have known this, but Subway practically invented fresh food. BBDO has unveiled its first campaign for the sandwich chain. The post-Jared Fogle approach features a wholesome,...

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Can This Existentially Distressed Family of Bears Convince You to Go on...

When life gets unbearable, you need an escape claws. If you're thinking such silly wordplay heralds a campaign with ursine imagery, you're right. In "Bears," a delightful minute-long TV spot touting...

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Ad of the Day: Grey Just Designed a Bicycle That Has the Symptoms of MS

This is a terrible bike to ride. Those are the first words you'll hear in "This Bike Has MS," a campaign by Grey Australia for nonprofit MS to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis ahead of the MS...

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GoPro's Year-in-Review Ad Is Action Packed With Sports, Kids and at Least One...

GoPro's Year in Review video for 2015, comprised of footage shot entirely on its Hero4 camera, features a little bit of everything: snowboarding, skateboarding, skydiving, rugby, people jumping in...

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Wired Interviews Lex Luthor in Fiendishly Fun Escalation of Comic-Book Movie...

Comic books are about world-building. The marketing for film adaptations of comics follows the same format: It cultivates an ever-expanding universe, one even populated with fictional advertising for...

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Millennials Don't Care If You Don't Get Them, Samsung Says in Its Latest Grab...

Samsung is looking to cozy up with the youths by proving it gets what it means to be a millennial ... and that it's cool with it. A new commercial from R/GA for the Galaxy A series of phones opens on...

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DirecTV Ridicules Cable Users as 'Settlers' in Frontier-Themed Ads

DirecTV: the final frontier? A bunch of "Settlers"—a modern suburban family dressed like the cast of Little House on the Prairie—settle for cable rather than DirecTV in Grey's latest ads for the...

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Ad of the Day: Here's the Craziest Holiday Ad You Didn't See About the Worst...

You remember Tadas Vidmantas. He's the director who made that insane spec ad for Lithuanian mineral-water brand Vytautas back in 2012. (The brand loved it so much, it hired Vidmantas to do ads in a...

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Ad of the Day: John Cleese Resurrects Basil Fawlty for First Time Ever in...

John Cleese has brought back his iconic Basil Fawlty character for the first time on screen since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979—in a British commercial for optical retail chain Specsavers. Cleese helped...

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This Indian Retailer's Ad Draws Praise for Its Modern Take on Arranged Marriage

A new clothing ad is making waves in India with a modern depiction of negotiations for an arranged marriage. The two-minute commercial by Brandmovers for fashion brand Biba opens on a young woman...

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A Claw Machine Dispenses Sunscreen on This Cool Beachside Bus Shelter Ad

Sun protection has become a game at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Cancer Institute NSW, JCDecaux, UM and Soap Creative teamed up to build mechanical-claw-game-style SPF50+ sunscreen dispensers to...

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Hospital Films Its First Birth of 2016, Seconds After Midnight, for Ad...

J. Walter Thompson in New York had film crews ready and waiting at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens on New Year's Eve to capture the hospital's first birth of the year—for a TV spot it...

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10 Hilarious Posts From Advertising's Funniest Instagrammer

You might think Instagram is all about photography. Not so, says David Kolbusz. "Instagram is a writer's medium," the creative director declares at the top of his feed. And he makes a good case for...

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The Holidays Weren't So Happy for the Boy in This Haunting, Heartbreaking PSA

Not everyone in the family may have been looking forward to the holiday onslaught, as evidenced by this dark PSA from France.  Publicis Conseil created the ad, which follows an anxious boy through his...

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Ad of the Day: Honda's 'Dreamer' Is an Acid-Level Romp Inside an Auto...

A Honda designer blows his own mind in this visually rich ad for the 2016 Civic. As our hero brainstorms some concepts, the vehicle suddenly bursts through the back of his head, exiting via thick...

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Unicorns Are a Bold New Power Source in This Epic British Utility Ad

Unicorns. They make streetlights shine whiter, televisions brighter and food cook quicker, says a new ad from VCCP London for a U.K. energy provider.  A herd of the mythical beasts gallops through...

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