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1970s Commercial for Baby Laugh-a-Lot Will Make You Scream-a-Lot

Today's toy ads aren't perfect—the one for Kackel Dackel is disturbing in its own way—but at least they don't give you nightmares. The one below, for Remco's 1971 toy Baby Laugh-a-Lot, is not...

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Bill Hader Can't Catch a Break in T-Mobile Ads, His First Post-SNL Gig

Saturday Night Live alumnus Bill Hader has teamed up with T-Mobile to become the brand's first spokesperson in several years not to wear a bright pink dress. The spots, directed by Adam & Dave of...

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Ad of the Day: Ikea Welcomes You to the Dollhouse

The premise of Ikea's "One Room Paradise" music video seems straightforward: As a little girl plays with her dollhouse (doll apartment complex, to be precise), the dolls come to life and give us a...

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David Fincher Directs Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein Fragrance Ad

David Fincher's Calvin Klein commercial starring Rooney Mara exists in a dreary, dreamless dimension beyond banality and cliché. It occupies a zone so soullessly stylized that "style" loses all...

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Kung-Fu Farmer Beats Pesticides With More Cowbell in Trippy Spot for...

In this strange ad by Made Movement for Stonyfield, a woman with an Oompa-Loopa-ish complexion and a deeply annoying voice asks her lunchroom friend if she ever wonders about pesticides. Stonyfield...

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Heineken Dares JFK Travelers to Ditch Their Plans, Press a Button and Board a...

Here's an airport stunt from Heineken that truly embodies the brand's adventurous spirit. Twice this week, Wieden + Kennedy in New York set up a board at JFK's Terminal 8 and dared travelers to play...

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Spotify Thanks Customer With Custom Playlist Featuring a Secret Message

Here's a customer-service story that will be music to your ears. Someone on the Spotify team created a custom playlist yesterday thanking user Jelena Woehr for some positive feedback she gave the...

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Waxing Salon Invites You to Rip Wax Strips Off a Human Tear-Off Flier

The fur flew, painfully, in Lowe Roche's recent street promo for Toronto's Fuzz Wax Bar. A guy almost completely covered in wax strips walked around town and invited people to tear them from his skin....

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Architect Sweats, and for Good Reason, in Old Spice's Latest Bar-Soap Ad Parody

Old Spice had a couple of hits back in April with its "Shower" and "Watermelon" ads for its Fiji Bar Soap. Now, the brand's Swagger Bar Soap gets some play in this amusing spot from Wieden + Kennedy...

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Men's Wearhouse Ads: Do You Like the Way They Look Without George Zimmer?

George Zimmer, who founded Men's Wearhouse in 1973 and served as its CEO and ad spokesman until two years ago, was fired in June by the company's board of directors from his new role as executive...

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Ad of the Day: OnStar Keeps You Cosmically Connected

Ads about technology can leave you cold, particularly when they try to explain what the technology does. Often, humanity gets lost in the equation, and you end up feeling disconnected from the...

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Honda Sends Real-Time Vines to Fans, and Rebecca Black Is Along for the Ride

It looks like Rebecca Black finally decided which seat to take—a seat in a Honda. The "Friday" singer just popped up in a Vine video from the automaker—part of a campaign by RPA that sends...

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Kmart Ad Turns Schoolyard Taunts of 'Yo Mama' Into Compliments

Draftfcb stages a spirited, brand-centric schoolyard game of "Yo Mama" to tout Kmart's free back-to-school layaway plan in this new commercial. "Yo mama get that hoodie at Kmart?" "Yeah, dawg." "Well,...

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Fiat Body-Paints a Bunch of Naked Women Into the Shape of a Car

This isn't the first time hot naked women have been painted like objects in advertising. It isn't even the first time hot naked women have been painted like cars. But this ad for the Fiat 500 Abarth...

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Ad of the Day: Is NeverWet as Lovable in a Polished TV Spot?

You're sitting at home, trying to unwind in front of the tube after a long day at your challenging white-collar job, and you hear a voiceover. "This is water." But it's not exactly David Foster...

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Smokey Bear Reboot Takes Warm and Fuzzy to a Whole New Level

The new man-in-a-furry-suit-and-big-ass-jeans incarnation of Smokey Bear is all about huggin' and lovin' strangers he meets in the woods. These days, who isn't? (Well, OK, Purity Bear for one.)...

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Ad of the Day: Dick's Sporting Goods Scores Again—on the Football Field

Pretty much out of nowhere, Dick's Sporting Goods has suddenly been coming up with some of the most impressive sports-related commercials, uh ... I'm going to go with "ever," actually. This new...

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NYC's PBS Station Dreams Up More Horrible, Fake Reality Shows You'd Probably...

Thirteen, a PBS station in New York City, continues to insist that its programming is better than the dreck you find elsewhere on cable—by inventing more bogus ads for reality shows that don't exist....

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Giant Dragon Skull That Washed Up on British Beach Is an Ad for Game of Thrones

The only thing scarier than a 12-foot-tall Colin Firth in a British lake is a 40-foot-long dragon skull washed up on a British beach. Beachgoers in Dorset were surprised to come across the latter on...

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Hidden Message in New Wendy's Logo Is So Subtle, Not Even Wendy's Noticed It

StockLogos recently suggested that Wendy's sneakily put the word "mom" in the Wendy character's collar in the chain's new logo—to subliminally associate the brand with motherly cooking and the "safe...

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