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'Tryptophan Slow Jam' Video Is Easily the Strangest Thing Century 21 Has Ever...

Century 21 and its agency, Mullen, have been doing some offbeat stuff together lately—pretending to sell Walter White's house on Craigslist; urging Twitter's mascot to upgrade to a bigger birdhouse...

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Google Tells Another Inspiring Story, but Is It Taking Too Much Credit for...

Google isn't just a technology company. It's a facilitator of dreams. That is, at least, according to much of the search giant's advertising, stretching back to spots like "Parisian Love" and "Dear...

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David Eckstein's Fake Ad for a Fake Law Firm Really Is Inside Baseball

Behold this strange ad-like object, which is half internal joke and half attempt to prove baseball is still down with the hip kids. It's a fictional ad for a fictional law firm created by Michael...

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The AT&T Kids Have a Very Odd Plan for Thanksgiving Dinner

Kids still say the darndest things. AT&T and BBDO New York keep up their rich tradition of child-centric, ad-lib style spots (they are lightly scripted but most quickly become improvised) with...

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How Nationwide, and Then the Nation, Fell in Love With the World's Biggest Baby

IDEA: Attack of the 50-foot baby! Sorry, false alarm: It's a Nationwide Insurance commercial. Ad agency McKinney came up with the eye-catching spot, one of Nationwide's cutest and most popular to date,...

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Magneto Killed JFK, Says Creepy Campaign for the Next X-Men Movie

Here's an inspired (if morbid) bit of viral movie marketing: Marvel has created a site called TheBentBullet.com that chronicles supervillain Magneto's role in assassinating President John F. Kennedy....

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Disembodied Mouth Gets Good Beer After Having to Do 'Bad Things' in Weird...

And the award for best disembodied mouth in a commercial goes to … Australian beer Tooheys Extra Dry for this memorably unnerving 45-second spot from BMF Sydney and director Hamish Rothwell. Popping...

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Chris Paul's Jordan Sneakers Now Available in Twin Brother Cliff's Favorite...

A year ago, State Farm released a wonderful commercial from agency Translation suggesting NBA star Chris Paul had a twin brother, Cliff, who happened to be a State Farm agent—because he was "born to...

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The Year's Best Candy Commercial Is Somehow Both Vulgar and Incredibly Sweet

Here's a wonderful little candy commercial from LoweFriends in Denmark that pulls off a rare trick. It's both edgy and traditional—with several F-bombs in the voiceover balanced out by an actually...

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GoldieBlox Deletes Beastie Boys Song but Not Without a Few Choice Words for...

GoldieBlox went from hero to zero in one short week, putting our ad-loving hearts through a roller coaster of emotions. Now, it's belatedly making amends by removing its parody of the Beastie Boys'...

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Logo TV's Twerking Turkey Will Give You Thanksgiving Nightmares

Logo TV reminds its "savvy audience of gay trendsetters and straight friends who are ahead of the curve" to twerk their turkeys this Thanksgiving, but not with stuffing or ham. What's their gripe with...

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Dan Wieden and Others Reveal the Work They Wish They'd Done in D&AD Ads

Envy makes advertising go round—when creatives aren't busying copying ideas, they're coveting them. D&AD celebrates that dynamic with a series of new spots, created by Wieden + Kennedy in London,...

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Crayola Expands Its Palette With Major Push Into Toys This Holiday

After years of cornering the market on all things magenta and turquoise, Crayola makes a big, public shift into the toy category with its new "This Holiday, Get Creative" campaign. The oh-so-WASP-y...

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Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors an Actual Local News Broadcast in Bismarck, N.D.

The Ron Burgundy blitz continues. Now, instead of congratulating movie stars on landing porny roles or hawking Dodge Durangos, Will Ferrell is making your wildest dreams come true by co-hosting, in...

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Activewear Maker Lucy Urges Women to Drop Into a Yoga Pose at the First Sign...

How do you deal with holiday stress? Activewear maker Lucy is humorously urging women to try something unconventional this year. Try dropping to the floor and adopting the "child's pose" from...

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Ad of the Day: KFC Makes the Holidays a Little Less Horrible With a Musical...

For all the earnest and sappy Christmas ads out there, there's a countervailing trend toward presenting a more realistic view of the holiday season—i.e., that it's actually a very stressful time of...

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Watch the Most Shared Ads of the Past 8 Years on Unruly Media's 'Viral Spiral'

To get a sense of the scale of online ad-sharing growth since 2006, look no further than Dove. The Unilever brand had a major viral advertising hit that year, and again this year—"Evolution" and "Real...

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Ad Agency Tries Letting Clients 'Pay What You Want'

Interactive design and branding company 8k in Poland is getting some visibility from its "Pay What You Want" pricing system ($1 minimum) that covers services including logos, slogans, letterheads,...

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Burger King Creates Pre-Roll Ads That Share Your Hatred of Pre-Roll Ads

Everyone who's ever tried to watch a video on the Internet knows that pre-roll ads are generally annoying. The Burger King marketing team also knows this. But marketers always want to have their cake...

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Ad of the Day: Kobe and Messi Trade Epic Selfies for Turkish Airlines

More Messi, more Kobe—this time, Turkish Airlines (which, you will remember, has pitted the two athletes against each other before) has the epic-est epic selfie contest of all time. There is much...

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