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And Now It's Puma's Turn to Brag About Usain Bolt

All Usain Bolt-endorsed companies are exercising their vicarious bragging rights in the wake of the Jamaican sprinter's extraordinary triple repeat in London—winning gold again in the 100 and 200...

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Ad of the Day: Allianz

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the drunkest of them all? Ogilvy Brazil is more determined than ever to stop you from driving drunk. The agency is actually something of an expert in this area. Its...

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The Adweek Talent 100

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work,” said the French artist Émile Zola. In our annual Talent 100, we spotlight the best work of illustrators, designers,...

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GM Hits Runway to Get Women on the Roadway

To get women in the driver’s seat in the 1950s, General Motors hired the “Damsels of Design,” an all-female team of auto designers who created female-friendly models like the Chevy Impala Martinique...

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Tony Scott's Final Commercial, for BBDO and Diet Mountain Dew

Tony Scott, who committed suicide on Sunday at age 68, directed hundreds of ads—many of them award winners—through RSA Films, his and brother Ridley's commercial production company. Here's his final...

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Rum Ad Pities the Catfish and Its Gazillion Wasted Taste Buds

Here's one commercial that sort of got away from its creators. And that's a shame, because the animated catfish in this Bundaberg Red spot by Leo Burnett, Sydney, Australia, is a nice catch. The...

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Ad of the Day: Guinness

Arthur's Day isn't quite as historic as St. Patrick's Day. The latter has been celebrated for centuries, while the former was invented in 2009 by Guinness as a fabricated holiday honoring its founder,...

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Jay Cutler Is Fashion Guru in Ad for NFL Women's Apparel

It looks like Jay Cutler has learned a thing or two from baby mama Kristin Cavallari when it comes to fashion. And that would be: Don't argue with women about it. In this amusing new spot from Grey,...

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The Spot: Sitting Pretty

IDEA: British furniture maker DFS has traditionally used its massive ad budget—some $130 million a year—mostly to annoy people. Its obnoxious, price-led, hard-sell messaging bludgeoned viewers into...

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VW Beetle Turned Into Underwater Shark Cage for Shark Week

Volkswagen's shark-cage Beetle, built by Deutsch and MediaCom for a recent promotional tie-in with the 25th anniversary of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, looks aqua-futuristic in the video below...

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Axe Gets Back to Being Axe in New Spot With Headless Pair of Breasts

For those who were concerned that Axe's "Susan Glenn" spot represented a concerted effort by the brand to renounce its moral turpitude and embrace a measure of sophistication, fear not: This new Axe...

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Ad of the Day: Samsung

James Franco would like you to know that it's great to be James Franco. What else is new, you say? Samsung is now paying Franco to play himself, in a new video from Cheil, also directed by Franco,...

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Smart Car Shows Why You Don't Crowdsource Short Stories on Facebook

We recently wrote about how quirky automaker Smart USA has clever Facebook ideas that are often too clever to actually work on Facebook. This week is no exception. On Monday, the brand posted a photo...

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Thomas Jefferson Up to His Old Tricks in Lottery Ad

"Typical Jeffersonian jungle fever" is how AdFreak reader Kenya Brome sums up Thomas Jefferson's behavior in this New York Lottery spot from DDB. Hard to argue with that. Jefferson will want to move...

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Beef Jerky Brand Makes Meat-Mosaic Portraits of Obama and Romney

If you're at all like me, you've probably wondered what Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would look like in meat-sculpture form. Well, now we know. Jack Link's and ad agency Carmichael Lynch commissioned...

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Ad of the Day: Toyota

Do you enjoy alternate-reality films? Do you enjoy dystopian video games? Do you enjoy the hackneyed one-liners often found in alternate-reality films and dystopian video games? Then you'll love...

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Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 18-23

This week, a headless pair of breasts sought to sell scents, we saw a final spot from the late Tony Scott, and The Sun found a way to shine. Many of the hundreds of TV commercials aired each day are...

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Jack Bauer Bakes the Hell Out of Cupcakes in Killer Laptop Ad

Kiefer Sutherland gives a fun performance, reviving his Jack Bauer persona from 24, as he bakes cupcakes in this 90-second spot punctuated by car chases, explosions, the actor's trademark intense...

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Election-Themed Tostitos Ad Greeted With Bipartisan Ridicule

Here's the frontrunner for 2012's most inane election-themed ad brought to you by a brand that has nothing to do with politics. If Democrats and Republicans would just share a bag of tortilla chips,...

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Ad of the Day: Virgin Mobile

Want to upgrade to a snazzy new Virgin Mobile phone? First, you'll have to creatively dispose of your old one. This enjoyable new spot from Mother in New York shows scene after scene of people...

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