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Game Maker Fills Pool With 55,000 Gallons of Blood and Guts, Invites You to...

There's a bunch of genetic meddling going on in the new video game Resident Evil Revelations. It may stand to reason, then, that marketer Capcom would stage a wholly unnatural promotion for its...

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Nearly Half of Second-Gen Hispanics Feel Like Ads Don't Target Them

By now, it’s obvious that targeting Hispanics in the U.S. means more than just translating an ad into Spanish and casting ethnic stereotypes as spokespeople. For one thing, the first and second...

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Hyundai Remixes Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' for New Ad

Hyundai is getting a lot of coverage for putting Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" in an ad for its Assurance Connected Care in-car customer-service program, largely because the late reggae icon's...

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California Winery's Ads Pair the Product With Sex, Drugs and More Sex

Intemperance comes in many flavors, and SLO Down Wines has pairings for all of them. The California winemaker has rolled out three irreverent ads (from Harvest Films director Baker Smith and Arcade...

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Lucky Charms Does Giant Bong Hit, Unleashes Auto-Tune Leprechaun

What could be better than an Auto-Tune leprechaun singing about his magically delicious cereal? Nothing! This 15-second Lucky Charms ad, which mixes current commercial footage, vintage images and...

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Ad of the Day: Volkswagen

Not being a big Emerson Lake & Palmer fan, I had to look up the lyrics of "Lucky Man" to gauge how the song's original meaning compares to that put forth by Volkswagen in this new Passat...

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Partners & Spade Helps Brands While Creating Its Own

SpecsWho Co-founders and co-creative directors Anthony Sperduti (l.) and Andy SpadeWhat Creative studioWhere New York offices When Andy Spade teamed up with Anthony Sperduti, a former colleague at...

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How Your Depraved Facebook Posts Would Get You Tortured in Other Countries

How often would your Facebook activity get you beaten, tortured or beheaded in the world's most repressive countries? A lot more often than you'd think. Amnesty International of New Zealand and agency...

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Ad of the Day: Getty Images

Creating evocative narratives using the vast archives of Getty Images is becoming AlmapBBDO's stock in trade. Getty's stock video footage provides the raw material for the Brazilian agency's new "85...

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Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin Pops Up in an American Express Ad

The only really surprisingly thing about Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin's appearance in an American Express ad is that it didn't happen sooner. It's been more than a year since Dubin charmed...

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Creak, Crack, Crunch. Local Chiropractor's Goofy Ad Is Painful to Watch

Just a few weeks after making the most awkward transmission-repair ad ever, Rhett & Link are back with another goofy local commercial—this one for the Ryan Lee Chiropractic Center in Los Angeles....

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Here's the Real (and Real Silly) Dunder Mifflin Ad Airing Tonight on the...

Looking forward to the series finale of The Office tonight? Here's something else to look forward to. The real Dunder Mifflin ad below—for the defictionalized paper brand whose products you can...

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YouTube Star Tobuscus Forced Into Making Insane Musical Ad for Hot Pockets

Stand-up comedian, actor, songwriter and noted YouTube personality Toby "Tobuscus" Turner made this fourth-wall-shattering musical ad for Hot Pockets in which he is bullied by an unseen voiceover into...

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Dumb Ways to Die Is Now a Video Game for the iPhone and iPad

There are now even more "Dumb Ways to Die"—and smart ways to live—as McCann Australia has made a video game out of its beloved, superviral train-safety ad from last year. "Starring all the characters...

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British Advertising Hits New Low With Commercial Starring Talking Butt Crack

What a week it's been. As Friday draws to a close, I see your defecating man in the exercise video and your threesome-inducing Sexual Chocolate wine, and I raise you one talking butt crack in this...

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Better Eyewear Means Fewer Dead Cats, Says Amusing Specsavers Ad

The best performance by a cat in a TV commercial this week goes to the fluffy mess in this new British spot for eyewear maker Specsavers. Not that the veterinarian here would know—he's not clear on...

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Even Home Intruders Get the Girl in Campaign for Axe's New Hair Products

'Tis the season for male-grooming brand extensions. Old Spice introduced its shaving gel last week. And now, Axe has updated its range of hair products for men. It's advertising them with four new...

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Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola wants to help solve one of the thorniest political conflicts in the world. How? More Coca-Cola for everyone, of course. The brand today launched the latest video in its "Open happiness"...

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Girl Barfs Up Her Own Dad in Baffling Anti-Drinking Ad From Spain

"Every time you get drunk, you separate yourself from the things that matter most. Like your family." That's the voiceover in this weird anti-drinking ad from Spain, aimed at young adults. The girl in...

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Advertising Student Ships His Pants to Kmart's Agency, Lands Internship

If you can ship your pants skillfully and creatively, you have a good chance of working at Kmart's ad agency, Draftfcb. The agency said today that it has brought in a new intern in large part because...

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