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3 Girls Smash Gender Roles to Smithereens in Toy Company's Glorious Debut Ad

One of the most anti-feminist songs of the 1980s, "Girls" by the Beastie Boys, is recast as an empowering theme for young women in a new toy ad looking to break gender stereotypes. The spot is a...

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Ad of the Day: Tyson Returns Holyfield's Ear in Foot Locker Spot That Rights...

It's been more than 16 years since Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during a heavyweight championship fight. Now, in a Foot Locker ad from BBDO, New York, Tyson is giving it back....

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Famous Instagram Pets Adorably Urge You to Adopt One of Your Own

Arrghh … can't breathe … too much cuteness! TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles crafted these 60 seconds of adorable hi-jinks as part of Best Friends Animal Society's pro bono campaign to raise awareness...

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Create Your Own Overly Emotional, Click-Baiting Headline With the Upworthy...

You've undoubtedly seen them: the saccharine-slathered headlines of Upworthy.com, promising you'll "never see the world the same again" after watching some YouTube video about bullied kids or racism...

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Site Promises Talk About Birth Control That's 'Not Awkward,' but the Ads Sure...

Bedsider.org, a free online resource for birth control, has teamed up with BET Networks to target African-American women ages 18-29 through a series of TV spots from Havas Worldwide portraying...

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Coke Zero Invites You to Design, and Perhaps Even Wear, the Ugliest Christmas...

Christmas is coming, and along with it comes the worst part of the year: ironic ugly sweater parties. Formerly the sole domain of grandmothers and Bill Cosby, ugly sweaters are some kind of awkward...

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This Romantic Ice Cream Ad Got 26 Million Views Without You Noticing

You've seen most of the big viral ads of the year, but not this one—because it was made for the Turkish market by Unilever's Cornetto ice cream brand. It's a short film about a fateful teenage...

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JCPenney Advises Kmart After Boxers Ad: Cover Up Those 'Twigs and Berries'

Kmart has a big viral hit with the guys playing "Jingle Bells" with their privates. Now, another retailer, JCPenney, is trying to draft off that popularity by tweeting a coupon for pants in Kmart's...

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Air New Zealand Once Again Says Its Flights Are Full of Hobbits and Dwarves

There is one good reason to visit New Zealand (not counting you already happened to be in Australia so why not swing by). It's because you wish you lived in The Lord of the Rings instead of in the...

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College Recruitment Ad Hides a Real Graduate in a 'Digital' Kiosk

Soliciting testimonials from alumni isn't a new way to advertise a university, but this example definitely takes it to a new and charming extreme. Canada’s Royal Roads University decided to let alumni...

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Zappos Hilariously Takes Down Kanye West, but CEO Insists: 'I Admire Him'

Kanye West takes no prisoners, as displayed during his rant against Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on novelist Bret Easton Ellis's podcast on Monday. "I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos...

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Watch the Year's Most Beautiful Ad About Booze, Rain and Death

A dreary rainstorm and a friend's apparent death might not seem like promising raw materials for an uplifting ad. But this one takes place in Ireland, so it all makes sense. The two-and-a-half minute...

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Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 15-22

This week's top commercials really couldn't be more different. In this corner, you have five guys suggestively swinging their "ornaments" in a festive holiday song for Kmart. In that corner, you have...

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Kids Point to British Airways Flights as They Pass Overhead on Magical U.K....

Last fall, Norwegian airline Wideroe used a child's glee at his grandfather's airplane-conjuring trick to create one of 2012's best ads. Now, British Airways is showcasing a digital version of a...

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Beastie Boys, GoldieBlox Fight Over 'Girls.' Is It Copyright Infringement or...

UPDATE 2: The Beastie Boys released this statement Monday:     Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial "GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys," we were very...

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Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2 Is Changing the Way Movies Are Marketed

In a video that will soon be making the rounds in Ireland and beyond, Ron Burgundy—as if he had been cryogenically frozen since the late ’70s—offers his congrats to Irish actor Jamie Dornan for...

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Kevin Garnett's New Beats by Dre Ad Is Tough, Brave and Relentless

"Hear what you want" is the theme of this intense, nearly three-minute Beats by Dre spot starring Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Garnett, who's shown using the brand's wireless studio headphones to cancel...

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Depressed About Having to Shave That Movember 'Stache? Watch This and Feel...

Dec. 1 will be a tough day for a lot of guys, including Dan. That Movember mustache, the object of so much spousal derision for weeks now, must come off. Shaving brand Harry's tries to lessen the blow...

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Ad of the Day: Melissa McCarthy Is Game for Old Navy's Black Friday Campaign

Old Navy parted ways with longtime agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky over the summer, but it looks like its holiday advertising will remain as quirky as ever. Last year at this time, the clothing...

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Verizon Hangs Rivals' 4G Coverage Maps in a Gallery Because They Look Like...

Remember the "map wars" of 2009, when AT&T and Verizon spent a combined $4 billion on ads (and went to court) to claim coverage-area supremacy? Well, it looks like Verizon is firing another round...

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