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Ad of the Day: Let a Blow-Up Doll Do Your Job While You Eat at Applebee's

It's a shame that American employees have all but lost their lunch hour, doomed by office pressure to eat at their desks with packed lunches or a quick sandwich from the deli. But thankfully, American...

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ESPN Picks Its 10 Favorite SportsCenter Commercials

ESPN's "This Is SportsCenter" is among the handful of classic sports ad campaigns of all time. Launched in 1995 by Wieden + Kennedy in New York, the campaign—originally inspired by the mockumentary...

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Soda and Barbecue Brisket Finally Packaged Together in One Gnarly Bottle

Ever wanted to chomp a big, savory bite of barbecue brisket right out of the side of your soda bottle? Of course you haven't. That would be disgusting and real damn strange. But Texas-based soda brand...

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McDonald's Ads Are as Mouth-Watering as McDonald's Food in New French Campaign

TBWA\Paris places ads within ads in this new McDonald's campaign, with print and billboard elements playing key roles in a series of understated TV commercials. Branding cues such as the McDonald's...

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Trask Industries Celebrates 50 Years of Mutant Annihilation on New X-Men Site

Twentieth Century Fox has ramped up its marketing machine in anticipation of the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, out next May, by creating fictional advertising for Trask Industries....

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Ad of the Day: Is Chiddy Bang's Version of Oreo's 'Wonderfilled' Song the...

We've written before about the branded pop song. But what Oreo has also ushered in, really, is the era of the branded pop song cover. Owl City's Adam Young, Kacey Musgraves and now Chiddy Bang are...

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Skoda Is a Giant Crowd-Pleaser in Delightful, Larger-Than-Life Ad From Fallon

Car ads have disappointed me lately, so I was pleasantly surprised by this Fallon London spot for Skoda, which ranks as one of the more entertaining and memorable commercials in the category so far...

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Hot Wheels Truck Drives Through Amber Waves of Carpet in Great Ogilvy Ad

Hot Wheels has done a lot of cool advertising lately, but you have to love the wonderful simplicity and craft of this new poster from Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai for the toy carmaker's Safari...

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Ad of the Day: GoPro's Killer New Video Is About Sharing, Not Just Surfing

For years, GoPro has been synonymous with helmet-cam footage of skydiving, surfing, heli-skiing and other extreme activities that most of us prefer to enjoy by proxy while browsing YouTube and eating...

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Mercedes-Benz's Official Service Song Is Weird, Cheesy, Suggestive and...

The horribly cheesy corporate song is something of a tradition. The classic example is Bank of America's cover of U2's "One," with the lyrics updated to celebrate BofA's merger with MBNA. We've seen...

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Adweek's Talent 100

For the third year, Adweek is gearing up to unveil its Talent 100, a showcase of some of the most outstanding work submitted by art directors, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, videographers...

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McDonald's Figures It Needs Only the Product, Not the Branding, in Striking...

All new from McDonald's: the McCloseUp. The chain is taking fast-food porn to new heights with a series of print ads from TBWA Paris that consist entirely of intimately photographed classic menu items...

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Ad of the Day: Penélope Cruz's Directorial Debut, for Agent Provocateur, Is a...

Forget about casting calls. Booty calls may have been the order of the day for this five-minute film written and directed by Oscar-winning actress Penélope Cruz for L'Agent—the lingerie line she and...

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Crocs 'Very Concerned' About Fake Ad Showing Its Wearers Kissing

You may have seen an uncharacteristically bawdy ad for Crocs on the Internet this week. Well, it turns out it was fake (it was apparently a spec spot from London production company Compulsory), and...

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How Blue Moon Found a Heavenly Way to Shine in a Crowded Category

IDEA: Blue Moon's beers are works of art, so its ads must be, too. That was the accord struck by the MillerCoors brand and The Integer Group in 2009 when the Lakewood, Colo., agency began an artful...

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Expedia Joins Heineken in Sending People to Random Places on Short Notice

Expedia's "Find Yours" campaign from 180LA, which has produced some pretty forward-thinking and powerful spots in the recent past, is now encouraging you to "Find Your Spontaneity" by entering to win...

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Meet Japan's Most Popular Ad Family

The father is a human in a dog's body (for reasons "you're too young to understand," he once barked at his daughter), the son is a black American, and their maid is an alien incarnation of Tommy Lee...

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Saving on Insurance in England Will Make You Want to Run With the Cats

Call out the cat herders! A bunch of kitties stampede down the streets of Croydon, England, in Mother's new spot for MoneySuperMarket. "Bill here just saved £304 on his car insurance at...

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Men's Wearhouse Begins New Era By Taking Pride in Its Past

Here it is, the first official Men's Wearhouse brand ad since the departure of iconic founder George Zimmer and the hiring of L.A. agency Phenomenon as the retailer's new agency of record. (Last...

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Abducted by Clowns, Thrown From Airplane. Thanks, Heineken!

If you ever run across a marketer offering you an impromptu adventure overseas, you might first want to clarify whether it will entail you being kidnapped by clowns and dropped from an airplane. That...

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