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WPP Created One Big Digital Shop From 8 Smaller Ones

WPP Group, like most rival holding companies, is perfectly willing to acquire a big digital player like AKQA. But with Possible, WPP’s roll up of smaller digital shops, the parent is taking a...

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Introducing Beardvertising: Tiny Billboards That Clip on to Your Beard

I'm not sure which is more disturbing—the hirsute images that adorn the Beardvertising site from Kentucky ad agency Cornett-IMS, or creative Whit Hiler's use of the work "mancessory" to describe such...

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Jack Link's Will Never Get Tired of Messin' With Sasquatch

Just when you thought you ran out of ways to mess with Sasquatch, someone comes along with lipstick and press-on nails. And as you'd guess, Sasquatch does not care for his glam makeover. In the...

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Diaper-Buying, Sex-Starved, Death-Obsessed Lonely Island Guys Promote New Album

Are the guys from Lonely Island trying to say that marriage and kids are shortcuts to the grave? They sure don't seem too happy to be "grown-ass"  men, maybe because they're starving for sex, wiping...

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Ad of the Day: Nike

The consensus around these parts over the years has been that Roger Federer is a singularly awkward brand spokesman. But that's not entirely fair. All you have to do to make a successful Federer spot...

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Samsung Presents Advertising's Most Idiotically Primitive Husband Ever

This new ad for Samsung televisions is precipitating foul rumblings across the cyberverse for depicting men as gassy, unkempt, couch-bound louts. Sounds like truth in advertising to me. Especially the...

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Puma's Dance Dictionary Will Leave You at a Loss for Words

The Puma Dance Dictionary, created by Grey London to push the brand's new Sync fragrances (yes, Puma makes fragrances), allows users to select words and phrases which are then translated into dance...

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Geico Makes the Perfect Ad for Hump Day

Here is Geico's latest commercial from The Martin Agency. Uploaded on hump day, it's all about hump day. And it stars a certain mammal that hails from the Middle East and Africa. You can see where...

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Teenage Boys Are Suddenly Pregnant in Chicago's Striking PSA Campaign

Illinois and Wisconsin are currently overrun with pregnant teenage boys, thanks to the Chicago Department of Public Health. Man, that's fun to say. The CDPH's Office of Adolescent and School Health...

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Ads for Playboy Fragrances Have Plenty of Happy Endings, and a Few Weird Ones...

One of the better Playboy ads of recent years was last year's "Elevator" spot from DDB Paris and directors The Perlorian Brothers. Here are two more ads done in the same style. The earlier spot sold...

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Droga5 Gives Qantas Fliers Paperbacks That Last Just as Long as the Flight

Droga5 and publisher Hachette Australia recently bestowed upon Qantas frequent fliers an anachronistic little gift that will come in handy aboard Qantas flights when approved electronic devices must...

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Ad of the Day: DirecTV

Dude, watch the road! You know how in old movies the moving road will be rear-projected on a canvas over the hero's shoulder, and he'll just be blithely chatting away to whoever's in the passenger...

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Firehouse Combines Business Consulting With Advertising Work

SpecsWho (l. to r.) Tripp Westbrook, partner, executive creative director; Steve Smith, partner, planning insights; Mark Hall, president, founder; Doug Miller, partner, finance and optionsWhat...

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Prepares for the French Open by Practicing Against Twitter

French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is preparing to play against a robot. Surprisingly, it's not Roger Federer, renowned for his robotically stiff commercial acting and machine-like winning ways...

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Having Shipped Its Pants, Kmart Now Offers You 'Big Gas Savings'

Kmart's "Ship My Pants" ad was a major success, to the tune of 17 million YouTube views and counting. But can Draftfcb turn almost-profanity into a running gag for the retailer? It attempts to do so...

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Chevy Releases Extended Volt Spot, Now With More Robot Dog

This Chevy Volt ad, titled "Silent Anthem," is an extended version of the Volt footage we saw in the "Find New Roads" launch spot in February. Visually, it's interesting, although it's as much an ad...

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Lego Builds Awesome Life-Size Star Wars X-Wing Fighter, Its Largest Model Ever

Lego has unveiled a life-size Star Wars X-Wing fighter jet made entirely of Legos in Times Square. It promotes an upcoming Cartoon Network show called The Yoda Chronicles. You can also see a life-size...

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Ad for 5,000-Case Limited-Edition Beer Will Disappear After 5,000 Views

Here's a clever little gimmick. Australia's Cascade Brewery recently made a limited-edition batch of beer with special "experimental" hops from a secret garden in Tasmania's Derwent Valley. There was...

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Ad of the Day: VisitEngland

Everyone's favorite British Claymation characters are famously fond of taking trips to far-flung places. In their first Oscar-nominated short, Wallace (a known Wensleydale enthusiast) and Gromit spend...

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Jell-O Hijacks Twitter's Profane #FML Hashtag, Changes It to Mean 'Fun My Life'

The ubiquitous Twitter hashtag #FML (there have been 37,000 #FML-tagged tweets in the past seven days alone) is generally understood to be short for an obscene phrase uttered when things are at their...

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