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Mountain Dew Subway-Snowboarding Ad Banned in U.K.

Britain's ad watchdog dropped its mighty ban hammer on a Mountain Dew spot this week, following complaints that the digital video was unsuitable for young people. The ad, which ran in gaming apps and...

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Andy Richter Irrationally Afraid of Cheerios Man-Bee

Andy Richter can make any situation funny. Or so I thought until I watched "Scared of Bees," a Funny or Die clip that both promotes and spoofs Honey Nut Cheerios' summer "Tour Across America," in...

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Jason Priestly Goes Back to School, This Time as a Teacher

Old Navy's 1990s TV flashback advertising continues, moving on from the stars of Blossom to the dreamboat king of Beverly Hills, 90210. This time,Jason Priestly's been cast as an elementary school...

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World's Worst Athletes Reach for the Fluffy Gold of Twinkies

Ever wonder what kind of junk food Michael Phelps reaches for when he gets the munchies? Probably not Twinkies. That's because Hostess much prefers athletes who suck at sports, according to a batch of...

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Oreo Goes Red in Tribute to NASA's Mars Landing

The historic Mars landing by the NASA rover Curiosity on Sunday has been nicely commemorated by Oreo as part of the cookie brand's "Daily Twist" series of on-the-fly portraits of daily news items. The...

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Durex Salutes Every Man Who Isn't as Fast as Usain Bolt

[UPDATE: This is a fake ad, not created by Durex, entered into a Fauxlympics contest.] Usain Bolt's 9.63-second victory in the 100-meter dash at the London Olympics on Sunday cemented his status as...

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Ad of the Day: Levi's

Are you a young worker stuck in a dead-end job (or lacking one entirely) in an impossible job market in a horrible economy? Don't worry. Throw on a pair of Levi's, and you'll be ready to rule the...

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Muhammad Ali Is Star and Subject of Louis Vuitton's Latest Ads

Louis Vuitton's Core Values campaign isn't just about classy celebrity photos. Well, OK, it kind of is. But the fashion brand knocks it out of the park with its latest effort in the campaign—a tribute...

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The Spot: Saving Breakfast

IDEA: Bored by breakfast? The Crunchy Nut is here to save you. Dreamed up by Leo Burnett for Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal, the zealous masked faux superhero—outfitted in skin-tight yellow and red...

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Nike Looking Forward to 2032 Cairo Olympics

Nike continues to hog the advertising spotlight around this year's Olympics despite not being an actual Olympic sponsor. In addition to the brand's stellar "Find Your Greatness" spots, Wieden +...

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Genderless, Self-Eating Creep Wants to Sell You Some Ice Cream

Little Baby's Ice Cream, a small chain in Philadelphia, made a couple of weird ads recently. But they're not as scary as some people are suggesting, unless you're frightened of hipsterish forced...

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Ragú Is Comfort Food for Kids Who've Just Seen Their Parents Have Sex

This Ragú spot from ad agency Barton F. Graf 9000 sends a kid into his parents' bedroom, where he presumably sees them having sex. A meal slathered with Ragú pasta sauce is then positioned as comfort...

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Ad of the Day: Hanes

Stupid sight gags never go out of style, particularly when they involve kittens. That appears to be the solid thinking behind the new Hanes spot from The Martin Agency (and MJZ director Rocky Morton),...

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Marlen Esparza's Co-star Lucky Not to Get Punched in McDonald's Olympics Ad

The American flyweight boxer Marlen Esparza is doing well at the London Olympics, having assured herself of at least a bronze medal. Her biggest challenge leading up to the Games, though, may have...

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Booze Billboard Comes to Life at Night With Luminous UV Paint

Australian brewer Coopers and ad agency kwp! Advertising recently commissioned Chicago street artist and illustrator Pose to create a "Life After Dark" billboard that's visible only at night. The...

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Vodka Brand's Window Washers Invite Office Workers Out for a Drink

Ad agency Amalgamated and Ultimat Vodka got guys in business suits to pose as window washers in Chicago and New York and had them ride up and down high-rise office towers holding signs that read "Have...

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Jennie Garth and Luke Perry Join Old Navy's '90210' Campaign

Which '90s celebs will Old Navy drag from the vault next, you ask? Well, it looks like they're sticking with the old Beverly Hills, 90210 cast for now. Crispin Porter + Bogusky follows up last week's...

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Ad of the Day: Velodrome

Any Chemical Brothers video is going to have some stiff competition in the talent department, since Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze are among the gifted folks who've created videos for the electronica...

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Portrait: The Culinary Agency

SpecsWho Alex Kakoyiannis, founderWhat Food lifestyle agencyWhere Terroni restaurant, Los Angeles Is the gastronomic craze hot enough to warrant a shop focused on foodies? Alex Kakoyiannis thinks so....

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Google Celebrates the Fast and Furious Future of the Internet

This is a few weeks old, but worth a mention—the fun introductory spot for Google Fiber by ad agency Venables, Bell & Partners in San Francisco. Google Fiber is the experimental broadband network...

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