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Ad of the Day: Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson's new corporate image work, from the Playa del Rey, Calif., office of TBWA\Chiat\Day, in some ways harkens back to its last major corporate push, the "Having a baby changes...

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Think Different? Apple's Latest iPhone Commercial Suggests Doing the Opposite

Sometimes Apple's demo spots for the iPhone are charming; other times they can feel cold. The recent ones, with the rapid-fire word jumbles and cheerleader-style chants, had an odd, rah-rah vibe to...

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Microsoft to Apple and Samsung Fans: Stop Fighting, You Utter Morons

If smartphone advertising has a recurring theme, it's that the users of rival products are idiotic obsessives. Samsung made that point with its campaign poking fun at Apple fanboys. Now, Microsoft is...

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Weather Channel Aims Twitter-Powered Tornado Winds at Its Helpless Interns

Intern abuse is always good fun. The Weather Channel is celebrating the beginning of Tornado Week today by putting its interns in a room and blowing powerful winds at them, with the force of the...

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Vodafone Goes Time Traveling in Its Raw Tribute to Everlasting Love

IDEA: "Good things should last forever." The core idea dramatized in Grey London's new Vodafone ad couldn't be simpler. The spot has a relatively mundane offer to make—unlimited talk and text through...

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The Terrifying Slowdown for New Creative Business

The quiet is deafening. Where are the creative new-business opportunities out there? While media reviews continue apace, significant creative-only reviews have been relatively scarce this year in what...

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Creepy German Ad Shows Off World's Roomiest and Toastiest Winter Coat

Dr. Who, your jacket is ready. In this odd spot for 66°North outerwear from German agency Grabarz & Partner, some commuter dude shivering at a remote Icelandic bus stop encounters one of the...

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Microsoft Ad Turns Forbes Print Magazines Into T-Mobile WiFi Hotspots

Microsoft stuffed a functional WiFi router into a limited number of the most recent issue of Forbes, perhaps inspired by Entertainment Weekly's use of tiny LCD screens in one of its print issues last...

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Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW)

What if being bad could do some good? That's the question asked by Come4.org, which describes itself as "the first user-generated, nonprofit pornography site devoted to funding charitable and...

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Ad of the Day: H&M

A fashion ad featuring Beyoncé as Beyoncé writhing around in a bikini on a tropical beach? Obvious, maybe. Genius, nonetheless. This is H&M's perfectly simple new ad, starring Ms. Carter, as her...

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Ogilvy Creates Saudi Arabia's First Major Ad Campaign Condemning Violence...

Saudi Arabia, which ranked 131st out of 134 countries for gender parity in a recent report from the World Economic Forum, has unveiled what is believed to be its first major ad campaign condemning...

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The Most Awkward Ad Ever for a Local Transmission Repair Shop

George from Arlen's Transmission might not be the next Chuck Testa, but he certainly gave 100 percent to this new commercial, created by local-ad legends Rhett & Link. Compare and contrast the new...

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Budweiser's 'Buddy Cup' Might Be the Dumbest High-Tech Brand Innovation Yet

All you've ever wanted is to make it easier for that too-friendly guy you were too polite to while drunk at that party to stalk you the next day. No? Budweiser Brazil has the solution for you, anyway....

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Man Killed and Stuffed Down Toilet at Ad Agency, Google Photos Suggest

Google Business Photos is an interesting service through which companies can pay to add interior shots of their offices to Google Street View. The temptation to abuse the service by posting goofy or...

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JetBlue Aims High With Online Tribute to NBA's Jason Collins

The outpouring of support has been impressive for NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport. Marketers, though, have been largely silent about...

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Latest Parody of Ogilvy's Dove Campaign Is Sketchy and NSFW

Frankly, I needed a testicle-themed parody of Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" like I needed a kick in the crotch. Portal A was only too glad to oblige, producing this NSFW effort which becomes the...

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Ad of the Day: IBM

IBM and Ogilvy make a big impact with the smallest of building blocks in their latest video, billed as "the world's smallest movie"—a rudimentary stop-motion animation made by IBM scientists using a...

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JCPenney's Brutally Honest New Ad: 'It's No Secret' That You Hate Us

JCPenney is looking to bounce back from an absolutely wretched 2012, when it shed customers at an astonishing rate. But first, it wants to say sorry. In this admirably honest new commercial—the first...

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Domino's New Site Lets You Watch Live Stream of Pizza Being Made Somewhere in...

Life just got more stressful for the workers at a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Salt Lake City. That's because that particular location is the guinea pig for the chain's new Domino's Live experiment,...

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Reminder: Do Not Show a Man Having Sex With a Pig on Your Billboard

Of all the images to take from British TV series Black Mirror, the one that made a billboard for Australian TV network Studio was of a man doing the underpants Charleston with a pig. Cable provider...

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