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Ad of the Day: Axe

On the list of sexy male professions, fireman is a perennial top pick. Just ask any male stripper (or the audience at Magic Mike). But according to Axe, the maker of pungent body sprays favored by...

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Modern Dancers Are 'Human Sushi' in Crazy Seafood Ads

Ad agency Try/Apt put together a series of spots for the Norwegian Seafood Council that show modern dancers frolicking around as pieces of fish in an attempt to make sushi more appealing. That's one...

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Ad for Alabama Football Museum Reveals Downside to All Those Trophies

Here in Alabama, our unshakable dominance over college football has become practically ridiculous. And while the clip below is supposed to be a farce, there's a certain amount of believability to it....

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MilkPEP Joins Super Bowl Lineup, Preps Ad With Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

A broadcast known mostly for beer and soda is getting something different this year: a tall glass of milk. The Milk Processor Education Program, aka MilkPEP, is preparing its first Super Bowl...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Have Early Contender for Year's Craziest Album Cover

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a new album, Mosquito, coming out April 16, and it's already getting tons of attention—partly for its insane album cover. South Korean filmmaker and animator Beomsik Shimbe...

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Ad of the Day: Hertz

The season's most amazing new winter accessory has turned out—for better or worse—to be a deviously clever ad campaign in disguise. The video below pitches SkiBrogues, a fascinating new ski boot with...

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Target Rolls Out Four More Amusingly Fashionable Grocery Ads

If you enjoyed the first four Target grocery ads that pretended to be fashion spots, here are four more—selling diapers, lightbulbs, oatmeal and fruit snacks. They broke Sunday night during the Golden...

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The Spot: Beside Themselves

IDEA: If you could speak to your past or future self—literally—what would you say? How would you feel if your future self had made changes you'd only dreamed of making? Or your past self was still...

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Clorox Tries to Bleach the Sin Out of Las Vegas With Outdoor Ads

Las Vegas is a cesspool. Clorox is bleach. It's a match made in heaven. Last week during CES, DDB West began touting the brand's efficacy at cleaning up bodily fluids in a series of clever if fratty...

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Are Samsung Washing Machines Any Good? Does a Bear Launder His Pelt in the...

After pulling an ad that likened laptop neglect to animal abuse (and made cruel sport of them both), Samsung Home Appliances is trying to atone with this Viral Factory spot for EcoBubble washing...

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Southern Comfort's Comfortable Speedo Guy Is Now Your Personal Weatherman

Southern Comfort's Speedo-wearing, Southern Comfort-drinking beach bum, who we had always assumed was underemployed, actually has quite the important and extensive job—giving weather reports to people...

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Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola

Skinny, happy people drink soda too, says Coca-Cola. The beverage giant is diving face-first into the fray about sugary drinks and health, releasing the two-minute commercial below, patting itself on...

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Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods Trade Shots for Nike Golf

Rory McIlroy made headlines this week by signing an endorsement deal with Nike worth a gazillion bucks (or at least $20 million a year for five years, possibly more). The 23-year-old Northern Irish...

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Ad of the Day: Ikea

Yes, all right, fine. This advertisement is adorable. Ikea has a pretty good idea what furniture is used for—namely, anything except its stated purpose. Also: finally, a housewares ad that won't have...

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Warby Parker's Latest Annual-Report Infographic Is a Sight for Sore Eyes

For most companies, annual reports are a throwaway bit of year-end drudgery. But online eyewear retailer Warby Parker continues to make it an art form. We loved the site's 2011 annual report, and the...

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Perspective: The Big Kiss-Off

Conventional wisdom holds that once a brand finds a message that resonates, it sticks with it. This is why Raid’s been telling us it “kills bugs dead” since 1966 and why Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes has...

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Buy a Watch From Us Before You Shrivel Up and Die, Says Diesel

"Hey, potential customer, you're gonna DIE! Wanna buy a wristwatch?" That's basically the message of this "Days to Live" campaign from Crispin Porter + Bogusky promoting Diesel's Timeframes line....

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British Agency Not Sure How Else to Advertise Energy Drink Called Pussy

"The drink's pure. It's your mind that's the problem." That's the tagline employed by British energy drink Pussy in new ads from Beattie McGuinness Bungay. The product is also described as "Cunningly...

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DDB Tribute Ad Honors Visionary McDonald's CEO Fred L. Turner

McDonald's agency DDB Chicago ran this newspaper ad in TheWall Street Journal last week honoring Fred L. Turner, who died Jan. 7 at age 80. Turner joined McDonald's in 1956 and was its CEO from 1974...

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Ad of the Day: Barclays

Considering the scorn with which the banking industry is generally viewed, it makes sense that many banks often use their ads to project a kinder, more human side to the public. By that same token,...

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