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Man Dresses Up Like Local Realtors and Plasters His Face on Their Ads

Sometimes, the combination of creative talent and too much free time can lead to some truly odd projects. Case in point: designer Phil Jones, who has been replacing realtor ads around town with his...

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Streaming Yule Log on Netflix Has Its Own Hilarious Trailer and Director's...

The original Yule Log television broadcast dates back to 1966, when WPIX-TV aired footage of a cozy fireplace to cheer up New Yorkers who lived in apartments without one. But Netflix really gives it a...

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This San Francisco Agency Celebrates Offbeat Projects for an Eclectic Client...

SpecsWho John Matejczyk (l.), ecd, and Matt Hofherr, president, director of strategyWhat Advertising and production companyWhere San Francisco offices Among the latest generation of Bay Area startups...

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Two Guys Make Arduous Journey to Middle of Nowhere to Give Third Guy a Molson...

The world-traveling Molson Beer Fridge became famous for being exclusive—when it visited European cities earlier this year, only people with a Canadian passport could open it. Now, the fridge is back,...

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Ad of the Day: Nokia Grows a Mullet in Oddest Tablet Spot Ever

In the long list of ways we've seen tablets marketed over the past few years, from highlighting their technical aspects to their family-friendliness to their excellent customer service, there's one...

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See Everything That's Beautiful About Advertising in Two Simple Print Ads for...

These are a couple of years old, but new to us—some amazing, beautifully simple print ads for a bookstore in Brazil. Delightful idea, gorgeous execution. It's stuff like this that makes people fall in...

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Wait, There's Still Time for One More Christmas Ad You're Going to Love

It's getting down to the wire, but we're still finding little gems of Christmas cheer in holiday ads on YouTube. This one's for Meijer, the superstore chain, and it should bring a smile to even the...

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Man Proposes to Woman Through Chivalrous Video Game He Built Himself

In recent years, we've seen guys propose marriage through infographics,banner ads and crowdsourcing. But Oregon 3-D artist Robert Fink outscores them all with this impressive multi-level video game he...

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Agency's Christmas Present to Friends and Fans: Custom Slogans in Two Hours...

This holiday, McCann Helsinki is seeking to make copywriters and creatives everywhere hate them with the fire of a thousand slightly burnt gingerbread men. They're offering free, tailor-made slogans...

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Microsoft Celebrates the Heroic Women of 2013 in Inspirational Bing Ad

Microsoft took a different approach this time with its year-end roundup for Bing. Instead of simply copying Google's Zeitgeist with its own year in review, it focused instead on the inspiring (and...

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Mercedes M-Class Survives a Demolition Derby Without a Scratch in Fiery New Spot

Mercedes-Benz USA puts the "demo" in demolition derby for this fun 60-second spot by Merkley + Partners touting the latest high-tech safety features of the automaker's M-Class vehicles. All hell...

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Hire 3 Women to Disrupt White-Male Hegemony

Last month, Business Insider published an article headlined “Why Advertising’s Most Powerful Creative Thinks So Few Women Are Able to Break Through,” quoting Susan Hoffman, ecd of Wieden+Kennedy, as...

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Doritos Picks 5 'Crash the Super Bowl' Finalists, and There's Already a Clear...

You've got to hand it to "Finger Cleaner" for nailing an edgy, icky tone that really sticks out among the five finalists in Doritos' annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest for consumer-generated...

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Ad of the Day: Old Spice Sprays Boys Into Men, and Moms Lose Their Minds

Old Spice appears to be gunning directly for Axe with a new line of refresh body sprays, two new spray scents—with the explosively awesome names of Bearglove and Lionpride—and some of its first spots...

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Leave It to Ben & Jerry's to Write the Best Tweet About Colorado's New...

On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone 21 or older. Sales have become so successful that stores are unable to keep up with the demand. Ben...

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Restaurant Cooks Up a Hot Ad for Char-Grilled Steaks by Just Lighting the...

Today in crazy Russian advertising news: A restaurant in Yekaterinburg decided to promote its flame-broiled steaks by flame-broiling its billboard as well. It is a pretty hot idea, if maybe overly...

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Time Freezes, and Doomed Drivers Talk, in Amazing and Heartbreaking...

This eerie safe-driving PSA from New Zealand employs an Outer Limits-style time freeze to impressive, heartbreaking effect as we watch two drivers, poised to collide in a matter of seconds, emerge...

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Netflix Revels in the Clichés in DDB's Amusing 'Pep Talk' Ad

You guys remember that blog post about that ad that did a familiar thing in a fresh way? When a creative team took a clichéd trope and offered a meta commentary illustrating how hackneyed it was, but...

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Stephen Colbert Gets Crackin' as Super Bowl Star for Wonderful Pistachios

At this year's Super Bowl, Wonderful Pistachios will take a break from its usual "what's hot this minute" approach and feature a star with a bit more lasting power: Stephen Colbert. The host of Comedy...

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NBC Celebrates NYC and Its Own Past in First Ads for Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show

The Tonight Show is moving from one smug cultural petri dish to another, thanks to Jimmy Fallon, who will be taking the show back to NYC when he replaces Jay Leno next month. To commemorate this...

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