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This Agency's New Website Is a Huge, Hilarious Parody of Terrible Agency...

As a rule, agency websites are pretty wretched—full of self-congratulation, jargon, "creative" headshots and pompous meditations on proprietary philosophies and processes. But Zulu Alpha Kilo's is the...

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Michael Phelps Returns for One Last Swim in Under Armour's Haunting New Ad

Michael Phelps has been an Under Armour endorser since 2010, but of course, he's only truly in the spotlight quadrennially, during the Olympics. Now 30 years old, the world's greatest-ever swimmer is...

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Secretly Changed Its Recipe, and Is Proud Nobody Noticed

If you were among the junk-food fans anxious that a more natural Kraft Macaroni & Cheese would be less tasty, lay your worries to rest: You might already have tasted it and not been the wiser. In...

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Darkly Comic Campaign Shows Women the Tool We Really Need to Ensure Gender...

For International Women's Day, the Young Minds for Gender Equality Foundation (YM4GE) is offering us a practical, immediate solution to the pay parity problem: The Business Bulge, a pair of underpants...

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Blackboard Co. Wants to Be the Biggest Small Agency in America

SpecsWho (l. to r.): Co-founders Clark Evans and Jeff Nixon with media director Tracy ArringtonWhat Full-service advertising and content companyWhere Austin, Texas Photo: Courtesy of Blackboard Co....

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A Little Girl's Deep-Sea Dream Is Shattered in Greenpeace's Latest Plea for...

Greenpeace brings a young girl's undersea imagination to life in "The Little Explorer," a short film that tackles the topic of destructive fishing in the Arctic.  Using materials she finds around the...

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Ad of the Day: Jonathan Goldsmith Ends His Epic Run as Dos Equis' Most...

After an impressive and very interesting 10-year run, Jonathan Goldsmith is saying goodbye to his iconic Dos Equis ad character, the Most Interesting Man in the World—appearing in one final ad, which...

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Meet the Mysterious YouTube Food Surgeon Who Hypnotically Concocts Freaky...

Have you ever been eating your favorite snacks and thought, "Boy, I sure wish this thing I'm eating was INSIDE this other thing I'm eating, like Dexter-meets-flippin'-Frankenstein!"? Well, there is...

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Hotwire Urges You to Take That Vacation Before Dying a Sudden, Gruesome Death

YOLO advertising tropes are going strong: In a perfect example, a new set of ads from online travel agency Hotwire urges you to take a trip ... because you might just get hit by a bus.  In an ad...

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Screaming Newborns 'Sing' a Nostalgic Melody in This Bemusing French...

A crying baby is more likely to inspire angst than pleasure. But maybe in an effort to Pavlov us into thinking otherwise, U Supermarkets (or Système U) is hoping the distressing din will drive French...

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What Michael Phelps Loves About His Under Armour Ad, and Why He's Never Worn...

BALTIMORE, Md.—Michael Phelps and Under Armour were, in a sense, born at the same moment. The performance sports apparel brand was founded here in 1996 by Kevin Plank. Right around that same time,...

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Ad of the Day: Millennials Don't Need Your Stinking Capitalism, Says Amusing...

Don't tell millennials your wise old fable about making a fortune through capitalism. They value more intangible things—like guzzling soda made by one of the world's biggest corporations. Given the...

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W+K Ads Show How Stunning VR Helps People With MS Reconnect With Their Passions

Imagine doing the thing you love the most. Then imagine you can't do it anymore, because of a debilitating disease. That's what happened to the two multiple scelorisis sufferers featured in a new...

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BMW Imagines the Car of the Future, and It's One Hell of a Sweet Ride

Move over, KITT. This concept car from BMW makes you look like a broken-down jalopy. Behold, an AI-powered wheeled wonder straight out of William Gibson's wet dreams (or maybe his nightmares). In...

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Ad of the Day: Heineken Found the Perfect Victim for This Hilarious Soccer Prank

Yeah, pranks are a bit passé. But a good one is still plenty entertaining, and this Heineken stunt from Publicis Italy is worth it—because the victim, who awesomely thinks he's the one being...

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Harlequin's Latest Romance Novel Ads Pack Every Hunky Cliché Into Your Work...

If you're an overworked office drone in need of steamy relief, romance publisher Harlequin reminds you that you can carry all the fantasies you need for just such an emergency ... in a conveniently...

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A Giant Chocolate Hen Lays Sweet Easter Surprises in Supermarket's Ad Campaign

Which came first, the 30-foot-tall chocolate chicken or the 200-pound candy egg? Both appear in VCCP's wacky Easter-themed campaign for Asda. Apparently believing Brits' teeth aren't bad enough...

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Toy Blocks Suddenly Become Monstrous in This Incredible Childhood Cancer PSA

There's something especially sinister about using a banal toy, like a wooden block, to illustrate cancer. But this is the approach World Child Cancer takes in "The Big C." Directed by Steve Cope, with...

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How a Brewer Helped This Guy Realize His Dream of Being Punched in the Face...

Can this guy take a punch from a pro boxer? And just as important, wouldn't you like to watch this guy take a punch from a pro boxer? If you would, here's the video for you.  Ad agency Mechanica...

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Solve These 3 Brutal Math Problems for Pi Day, and Win 3.14 Years of Free...

Real-time marketing around random holidays is usually a snoozefest. But Pizza Hut is going all in for Pi Day, honoring the famed irrational number by running an intriguing contest. It got a well-known...

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