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2 Ad Agencies Produce This Holiday Season's Most Anti-Consumerist Toy

Leave it to a couple of ad agencies to upend the holiday season with the year's most radical toy. Independent shops Barton F. Graf 9000 in New York and TDA_Boulder in Boulder, Colo., partnered on a...

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Ad of the Day: Heineken Gets Holiday Revelers to Sing Karaoke for 30,000...

Depending on your views (or ability to carry a tune), karaoke can be a fun way to let loose among friends or a guaranteed path to total embarrassment. This year, in the name of holiday cheer, Heineken...

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No One in Sioux Falls or Anywhere Else Knows What the Lawyer in This Ad Is...

Scott Hoy is mad, and he wants you to stop. Will you please stop? The whole thing with the accidents, and the video games, and the backseats? It's not fair. And do not say they deserved it. He does...

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Electrifying Video Salutes the Incredible, Otherworldly Genius of Ad People

Marketing professionals, here's your Friday-morning pep talk—a video anthem honoring your astounding, preternatural, game-changing genius. You've made people follow, share, pin, tweet, re-tweet and...

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Kmart Does a Hilariously Dickensian Christmas Version of 'Ship My Pants'

You have to hand it to Kmart and Draftfcb. They've shown this whole year that they know how to whip up a good viral commercial. We had "Ship My Pants" in April and then "Show Your Joe" (aka, "Jingle...

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Brilliant Coke Ad Celebrates the Agony and the Ecstasy of Early Parenthood

In a span of 60 seconds, Coke Argentina tells a true-to-life story of the highs and lows of early parenthood in this new spot by Santo Buenos Aires for Coke Life. We see a couple go through all the...

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Mock Commercial for Beans Is Better Than Almost Any Real Commercial for Anything

Visual effects studio Cinesite produced this crazy-good mock commercial as a way to show off its creature animation skills. And one hell of a creature it is—a marauding beast who takes umbrage at...

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Ad of the Day: Airbnb Builds Birdhouse Versions of 50 of Its Most Intriguing...

It's the allure of Airbnb, but also its biggest stumbling block—its rental listings are not impersonal hotel rooms but actual people's homes. Some travelers embrace this, knowing they'll experience a...

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Model From Famous Photoshop Video Gets More Drastic Makeover for the Holidays

It's agency holiday-card season, and we're going to start posting some of the more interesting and amusing examples—beginning with this one from Victors & Spoils. It's a parody of Tim Piper's...

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Jesus, Gandhi and Mother Teresa Stump for UNICEF in Extremely Virtuous...

Forget about those famous Internet felines in Friskies' Christmas spot. The real holiday supergroup is in this campaign from Forsman & Bodenfors for UNICEF Sweden. I'm talking about Jesus, Gandhi...

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Inside James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell's Dramatic Readings for Sprint

IDEA: It might be one of the toughest jobs they've ever had. Sure, James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell are legendary actors, known for titanic roles like Darth Vader and Alex DeLarge. But Sprint's...

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Ad of the Day: Apple Ends the Year on a High Note With Delightful Holiday Spot

They say Christmas is a time for miracles. And not to overstate it, but Apple picked a good time to deliver one of its own—a lovely holiday ad to finish out what's generally been a tough year for its...

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Harley-Davidson Revs Up the Holidays With 'Silent Night' Spot

Anyone who has lived next door to a motorcycle owner knows that "Harley-Davidson" and "sleep in heavenly peace" rarely go together. But this special holiday video for the brand creates a clever...

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He's an Angry Elf! Agency Pranks Its Own Employees for Holiday Card

What better way to cap off the year in which agencies were obsessed with prankvertising than with an agency pranking its own staff? Baltimore shop Planit created the amusing video below after luring...

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Q&A: Jerry Seinfeld on His Intentionally Bad, New-Old Acura Ads

Jerry Seinfeld has written eight new Acura commercials in collaboration with Boston ad agency Mullen as part of the brand's title sponsorship of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The...

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Intel Cleverly Hides Its Logo Inside the Jerseys of FC Barcelona's Megastars

Process this: The "Intel Inside" logo has made its way inside the jerseys of Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona in a reported five-year, $25 million deal. The emblem is visible only when players pull...

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GE Makes the Most Hypnotically Pulsating Video Ever About Intermodal Freight...

You may not have known that shipping containers can dance. To promote GE Transportation, agency The Barbarian Group teamed up with Reuben Wu of British electronic band Ladytron to create a song and...

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Google Zeitgeist for 2013 Reveals the Year's Public and Private Yearnings and...

Nelson Mandela was Google's No. 1 global search in 2013, followed by the late film actor Paul Walker, Apple's iPhone 5S (suck it, Samsung, how does it feel to be No. 8?), the late TV actor Cory...

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This Delightfully Sarcastic College Recruitment Ad Will Make You Want to...

Looking for a good way to spend the next few minutes? May I recommend … (looks at camera and grins cultishly) … this amazing recruitment video for Monash College? In a coup of ironic low-budget...

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Agency Writes Original Holiday Album, Pleads With David Bowie to Cover a Song

Speaking of Christmas miracles, The VIA Agency would like to make one of its own happen. The Portland, Maine, agency's house band recorded a six-track album of holiday music, and has launched a...

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