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Here Are Your 2013 Emmy Nominees for Best Commercial

Grey, BBH, Wieden + Kennedy and Crispin Porter + Bogusky will battle it out for Best Commercial at the Emmy Awards in September, it was announced Thursday—nominated for Canon, Google Chrome, Nike and...

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Here Are the Crazy Ones Who Dropped Everything and Flew Off to Oblivion With...

Last week we wrote about Heineken's JFK airport stunt, in which the brand dared travelers to drop their existing plans and go somewhere new and exotic with the push of a button—without knowing where....

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Ad of the Day: Cheerios Finds Its Sweet Spot Once Again

General Mills always seemed quite embarrassed by the firestorm around its now-famous "Just Checking" ad for Cheerios—the one that was set upon by racist trolls on YouTube for featuring an interracial...

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Indian Motorcycle Punks Harley-Davidson in Fun, Sneaky Ad

Iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson is taken down a notch in this fun, simple new spot for Indian Motorcycle, which takes a hard left three-quarters of the way through. Great use of Willie Nelson...

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Bottles and Cans Plead to Be Recycled in New Ads for Keep America Beautiful

Pereira & O'Dell tells stories from the point of view of trash in its new "I Want to Be Recycled" pro-bono campaign for the Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful. (No Honey Boo Boo jokes, please.)...

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Ad of the Day: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Assaults Your Senses

Loud. Sexy. Aggressive. Claustrophobic. These aren't characteristics you would normally associate with hotel advertising. But then, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has never done things by the book. The...

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Coca-Cola's 'Smile Back' Video: Cute or Kind of Creepy?

Coca-Cola's new "Smile Back" out-of-home stunt (scroll down to see it) is cute and nicely done, and everyone everywhere will love it. But let's overthink it for a moment. Coke is famously skilled at...

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The Most Intense Ad Ever Made for a City Council's Cable-Access Broadcasts

Pulse-pounding thriller music and dramatic editing capture all the "excitement" of cable-access city-council broadcasts in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in this tongue-in-cheek (but 100 percent real)...

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Marty Weiss Wants to Be Friends With Everyone in Ads for His New Agency

Whether you're a stranger, peer or client, Marty Weiss wants to be your friend. With that spirit in mind, Weiss has shot some short videos on the streets of New York City that feel less like a plug...

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To Make Your Clients Happy, Cultivate Happy Employees

I’ve always believed that happy people have the ability to achieve extraordinary things. And in the business world, happy employees equal happy clients, and that’s not just good for business, it’s good...

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Apple Needs a Fresh Marketing Vision, and We Have Some Ideas

It hasn’t been that long since Apple’s ads were considered as innovative and trend-setting as its devices. Every plucky exchange between pitchmen Justin Long and John Hodgman was greeted with...

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BuzzFeed's Strategy to Conquer Video

These days, all Web publishers want to be social publishers. And nearly all Web publishers want more video since consumers (and advertisers) increasingly crave it. But can the social publishing model...

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The Sun Celebrates the Royal Baby and Other Famous Infants Who'll Soon Be...

William and Kate's baby is just a day old, and he's already out carousing with other overprivileged infants. Grey London whipped up the "Future Rulers" ad above for The Sun, showing the royal baby...

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Filmmaker Garth Davis Dreams a Whole World for Sony 4K Televisions

IDEA: Sony's 4K Ultra HD television, with four times the resolution of regular HD, literally stops people in their tracks. Filmmaker Garth Davis saw one at the Sundance Film Festival and ended a...

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William and Kate's Nursery Decorator Screws Up Royally in Carling Ad

The congratulatory ads continue to roll in following the birth of William and Kate's royal baby on Monday. Here's Carling's entry from ad agency Creature—an amusing tale of a palace nursery decorator...

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British Bakery Cooks Up Best Headline for a Royal-Baby Tribute Ad

Most of the tactical marketing around the royal baby's birth has been a bit undercooked, but this headline from British bakery Warburtons is pretty decent. By WCRS in London. CREDITS Client:...

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Copywriter Picks Ridiculous Winner in Ridiculous Contest for Ridiculous URL

When copywriter Matt Bull was given free use of a Dallas billboard for a month, he did what many of us would do: He devoted it to sloth-related violence. Since the billboard was a reward from Clear...

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Abercrombie & Fitch Recycles Decade-Old Campaign Idea, Figuring You Won't...

Apparently unable to think up a new idea vapid enough for its liking, Abercrombie & Fitch—the self-proclaimed brand for the cool kids!—revisits its "Stars on the Rise" campaign from the early...

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Whole New Ad Campaign Devoted to Reminding People That Bucharest Is Not Budapest

Bucharest is many things. But one thing it is certainly not is Budapest. That's because Bucharest is the capital of Romania, and Budapest is the capital of neighboring Hungary. You could easily...

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Ad of the Day: See a Live Actor Morph Into a CGI Hero in This Gaming Spot

It's a more-than-familiar narrative: At the end of the world, you'll do horrible things to survive. But this new spot from 180 Amsterdam, for the post-apocalyptic PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us,...

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