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Ad of the Day: Burger King Is Out to Change the World With 'Satisfries'

Everyone seems pretty excited this week about Satisfries, the new lower-fat, lower-calorie french fry at Burger King—no one more so than the characters in the first commercial for the menu item. The...

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This Agency Aims to Make Your Next Trip to the DMV Less Painful

SpecsWho J. Paul Anderson, regional vp; Andrew Martin, president, North America; Sandi LiSanti, director of finance and operationsWhat Digital agencyWhere Kirkland, Wash., offices Rooted in public...

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Funky Chickens Rule the Viral-Video Roost for Mercedes

Once again, subservient chickens make a branding video go viral. Mercedes-Benz and German agency Jung von Matt/Neckar are nearing 1.5 million views in less than a week with this extremely offbeat ad...

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Happiness Through the Mail: The Indescribable Allure of Quarterly Co.'s...

From co-founding Netflix to his new role as CEO of Quarterly Co., Mitch Lowe has made it his business to bring the magic back to the mailbox. Quarterly Co., for the uninitiated, is a subscription...

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Diet Coke's Taylor Swift Can Is Sleek and Skinny, and You Could Be Too

Hi, tween girls who may have body-image issues and also like listening to Taylor Swift. Diet Coke is launching a new, limited-edition "Sleek Can." It's thinner and more glamorous than those plain old...

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Ad of the Day: Suave, Ridiculous Man Explains Changes to Doritos Super Bowl...

For the eighth year in a row, Doritos is giving aspiring Mad Men (and Mad Women) the chance to create an ad to air during the Super Bowl and win $1 million in the process. To kick off this year's...

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Heineken Plays Second Game of Departure Roulette With People Who Tweeted...

Heineken and Wieden + Kennedy in New York revisit the concept of unscheduled trips in this sequel to their popular Departure Roulette stunt. That effort, from the summer, dared JFK travelers to ditch...

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Major League Baseball Honors Mariano Rivera With Newspaper Ads

Mariano Rivera, the great New York Yankees closer, threw his final pitches at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, and will wrap up his legendary 19-year career in Houston this weekend. Among the...

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Ad of the Day: GoPro's Firefighter Spot Will Leave You Weepy and Amazed

There are ads with firefighters. There are ads with kittens. But here's an ad with a firefighter and a kitten—a firefighter trying to save a kitten. And it was a real-life rescue attempt, all captured...

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Bertolli Makes the Most of Barilla Chairman's Anti-Gay Comments

Barilla is struggling enough this week without its competitors piling on. But Bertolli doesn't care. Seizing on comments made by Barilla's chairman about how the company would never put gay couples in...

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Most Impressive Metaphor Yet for the Difference Between Broadband and Google...

Provo, Utah, uses a swimming pool as a concrete visual of how broadband just can't compete with Google's high-speed Internet service, which is coming to the city next month. Taken literally, broadband...

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Matt Damon Joins George Clooney in Nespresso Campaign, but It's No Oscar Winner

The New York Post reports that Matt Damon received $3 million for 20 seconds of work in a global Nespresso campaign made by McCann Europe. (When they hand him millions just to smile in an ad, then...

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Drink Up the Great Outdoors With Patagonia's New Organic Beer

Patagonia has partnered with New Belgium Brewing on an organic beer called California Route, and the product description is exactly as bourgie and detestable as you'd expect. The word nerd in me...

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Famous Photos Reimagined as Selfies in Newspaper's Wonderful Print Ads

Lowe South Africa developed a campaign for the Cape Times newspaper last spring in which famous photographs—the wartime kiss, Beyers Naude and Desmond Tutu, Winston Churchill smoking, etc.—were...

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Adorable Floating City Makes the Perfect Setting in Ad for Cloud Storage

As dirigible-based love stories go, this one's pretty cute. Israeli telecom Pelephone highlights the soft and fluffy side of cloud storage by creating a serene urban landscape populated by floating...

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Ad of the Day: Lionel Messi Captains the Humans in Samsung's Soccer Battle...

After charming poor kids who love to sing Lorde in his previous spot, goofy-looking Samsung spokesman Lionel Messi is back, and this time he's fleeing such shiny, sleek black cars that I thought this...

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ANDY Awards Celebrate Bravery in Call for Entries for 50th Anniversary

Droga5, an agency that knows a thing or two about fearless creative, has designed the call for entries for the 2014 International ANDY Awards—the show's 50th anniversary—around the idea of bravery....

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The Legendary George Lois Works With His Son and Grandson

SpecsWho Creative director George Lois, flanked by grandson George (l.), producer, and son Luke, managing directorWhat Full-service creative agencyWhere New York If pedigree counts in the ad world, not...

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NBA Stars Play 'Jingle Bells' With the Most Festive 3-Point Shooting Ever

NBA stars are a festive bunch, with great timing to boot. They need both in the league's holiday campaigns. Last year, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Russell Westbrook and Joe Johnson...

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Ditch Work Early and Cover Your Tracks With the Happy Hour Virus

Is it possible to have work-life balance in the advertising biz? Sure, with the right amount of self-inflicted sabotage. That's the idea behind "The Happy Hour Virus" from Colorado agency TDA_Boulder,...

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