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Ellie Goulding Shocks Superfans With a Perfectly Played 'Priceless Surprise'...

There's one form of prank advertisement that will surely survive long after all the telekinetic coffee-shop surprises and sentient vending machines have faded away. And that is the...

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Skulls, Snakes and Warhol: Behind This S.F. Agency's Hardcore Self-Promo Posters

To emphasize its agency tenets—and reclaim the tactile graphic arts for ad land—Odysseus Arms is building a collection of self-promo posters worth framing.  "We're using the posters to raise craft...

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This Ad for Morgan Freeman's New Show About God Is the Answer to Our Prayers

TV promos are usually pretty straightforward, with footage cut from the shows they're pushing. But a new ad from National Geographic Channel puts original footage to great use in hyping The Story of...

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Agency Copywriter Finally Stops Defending Kanye West, Creates #HelpKenyaNotKanye

Kanye West and Donald Trump are two very different people who have dominated the media this month. The terrible twosome do, however, share several significant traits, including an uncanny knack for...

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This Agency Hires Improv Comedians to Brainstorm Your Campaign

SpecsWho (l. to r.): Kenny White, head of product; Paul Charney, CEO; Craig Mangan, CCOWhat Creative agencyWhere San Francisco Founded by ex-Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and BBDO creatives in...

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Ad of the Day: Ford's Risky New Short Film About Divorce Is Beautiful and Sad

Divorce is a topic that's almost never explored in advertising. It's just too thorny and depressing. Yet it's also, of course, very relatable to plenty of people—and so Ford Denmark addresses it...

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Nadav Kander Photographed Faceless Portraits for These Powerful Suicide...

London-based photographer Nadav Kander, whose stunning portraits over the years have included President Obama and David Lynch, among many others, has shot a simple and powerful suicide-prevention...

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Hotels.com's Captain Obvious Is Running for President, and He's Already Been...

As if the 2016 presidential election weren't enough of a farce already, a new clown is throwing his hat in the ring: Hotels.com's mascot, Captain Obvious.  In Crispin Porter + Bogusky's latest for the...

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Chevy Throws Facebook's Reaction Buttons Into Its New Malibu Commercial

Facebook's new Reaction buttons launch today, allowing users to go beyond a simple Like and choose emojis representing "love," "haha," "wow," "sad" and "angry" instead. Chevrolet celebrates this...

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This Voice Actress Really, Really Wants to Work for Jeep. Here's Her...

It's the kind of zealotry of which marketers—and employers—dream. Professional voiceover artist Kelley Buttrick is a lifelong fan of Jeep, but has never gotten to work on its advertising. So she made...

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Life Isn't Fair, but At Least This Coffee Is, Say Comical Ads From 180 Amsterdam

180 Amsterdam's new European campaign for Moyee FairChain coffee might not be everyone's cup of tea. It's an edgy brew flavored with wry wit, positioning the java brand as a caffeinated antidote to...

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Still Looking for a Presidential Candidate Who's Truly Likable? Meet Zoe

The presidential race sure could use a dose of cute. And here she is.  Zoe is running for the nation's highest office. Or she might be—in 2064. And she is the star of Droga5's new ads for the Y, which...

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McDonald's Billboard Gives Ridiculously Lengthy Directions to a Burger King...

Here is 2016's most obnoxious (but fun) billboard so far. McDonald's has more than 1,000 drive-thru locations in France. Burger King has fewer than 20. So, McDonald's is using this fact to flame-broil...

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A Copywriter's 10 Tips for Nailing the Perfect Oscar Acceptance Speech

If your last name is Fassbender, DiCaprio or Blanchett, you're sweating right now. Not only is the pressure of winning an Oscar weighing on you like an 8.5-pound chunk of gold-plated pot metal, you've...

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OMG! BuzzFeed Names Its First Executive Creative Producer

BuzzFeed reached across the aisle for its first executive creative producer, bringing Summer Anne Burton from BuzzFeed BFF, a creative unit devoted to native content for social platforms. "Summer...

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LinkedIn Reaches for the Stars in Its First TV Spot, Airing on the Oscars

LinkedIn aims high in its first-ever broadcast TV spot. The 30-second ad from BBDO San Francisco, titled "You're Closer Than You Think," features footage shot from Earth's orbit and plays off the fact...

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Unwrapped Condoms Spell Out the Headlines on These STD Awareness Ads

Back in September, Get Checked Omaha created a zombie-themed TV ad in response to news that the city has exceptionally high STD rates. In Douglas County, infection rates are 30 to 50 percent higher...

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What Kills Creativity? This Video Explains the Biggest Mistake a Brand Can Make

DBD International, the strategic design and branding agency led by David Brier, has just released its own philosophy on what ROI represents: Return on ingenuity. It isn't the first time we've seen a...

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Ad of the Day: Canadian Beer Sees How Many Absurd Slogans It Can Fit in a...

Tired of Miller Time? Too busy to respond to life's beckon? Found other uses for your right arm? Amsterdam Brewery's Boneshaker Unfiltered IPA knows you're suffering from slogan fatigue. (Probably you...

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Striking Campaign About the ABCs of Illiteracy Shows How It Fuels Extremism...

Despite rapid advances in technology and medicine, nearly 17 percent of the world's adult population (totaling 775 million people) remains completely illiterate. In certain parts of the world, as many...

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