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Adult Swim Is Touring U.S. Colleges With an Inflatable Fun House

Yes, you read that correctly: Adult Swim is making the rounds with a gigantic black-and-pink blow-up castle filled with (sponsored) attractions like a KFC-branded rotating mirror-tunnel, an Ice...

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Norway's Pro-Gay Olympic Ad Is Cheesy and Absurd, but Also Kind of Incredible

Thanks to the country's anti-gay laws, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia have turned into a de facto platform for LGBT marketing. Earlier, we had the Canadian ad that said the two-man luge is "a...

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Ad of the Day: Heineken Wants Guys to Show Their Feelings This Valentine's Day

It's Feb. 11. You know what that means? There are only three days left until Valentine's Day! Oh, and it also means you'd better have solid dinner plans for Friday night, because all the good...

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Q&A: How Cards Against Humanity Won the Holidays With a Whole Load of B.S.

Cards Against Humanity's promotions are as bitingly sarcastic as the game itself—whether they're charging more for the game on Black Friday, experimenting with a "Pay what you want" model (which...

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Caribou Coffee Builds Five-Story-Tall Pinterest Board at the Mall of America

Caribou Coffee, whose previous out-of-home ad stunts have included heated bus shelters in Minneapolis, is back with another special campaign—a giant, five-story-tall Pinterest board built (with help...

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Ad of the Day: Love Is in the Details in the Year's Most Romantic Commercial

What's more difficult than making a commercial that's funny or sad? Making one that's earnestly romantic. As we're reminded each year in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, marketers are...

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Organic Food Makers Hilariously Take Down Bogus 'All Natural' Labels on...

Hey, professional truth-benders. Here's a sweet mockumentary-style PSA about professional truth-bending. Extra bonus if you also happen to be a tree hugger. In addition to fairly broad swipes at snake...

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Diddy, Snoop Dogg Pop Up in Even More Ads You Never Thought They'd Do

It's flashback week for fans of 1990s hip-hop, with Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Snoop Dogg making advertising cameos that would have seemed inconceivable 15 years ago. Combs, known these days as...

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The Year's Most Provocative Valentine's Day Ad Is Also One of Its Most Touching

There's a lot going on in this 60-second Valentine's Day commercial, but it would probably spoil things to reveal either the product or the plot. Suffice it to say there are several surprises here,...

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This Production Firm Stays True to Its Storytelling Roots

SpecsWho Founding partners (from left) Jen Lucero, managing director, and executive creative directors Brien Holman and Jayson WhitmoreWhat Design and production studioWhere Los Angeles office With one...

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'Dumb Ways to Die' Returns With Adorably Gruesome Ad for Valentine's Day

Fifteen months and 71 million YouTube views after its storied premiere, McCann Melbourne's "Dumb Ways to Die" train-safety campaign is back with this cute, grotesque little spot for Valentine's Day....

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Is Cadillac's New Ad Totally Inspiring or Completely Repulsive?

In Cadillac's latest commercial from ad agency Rogue, airing during the Olympics, we take a tour of the souped-up American dream while our host (played by Neal McDonough) waxes poetic about the...

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Ikea Lights Up a Forest in Gorgeous Ad Celebrating Move to Energy-Efficient...

Ikea planted lots of LED lamps in the woods for this 60-second commercial for the U.K. and Ireland touting the home-furnishing company's commitment to sustainability. Created by Mother London and...

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Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola Brings U.S.-Russia Olympic Rivalry to Space

Have you heard the one about the astronaut and the cosmonaut watching hockey together in the International Space Station during the Olympics? The American team scores against the Russian team, and the...

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Ad of the Day: Don't Watch This North Face Video If You're Even Mildly Afraid...

It's just kind of weird helping your friend do something that you know could potentially lead to his death." So says videographer and climber Cedar Wright, as the camera pans over a graveyard in the...

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Velveeta Explains What to Do With That Cast-Iron Skillet You Carry Around...

You have a weird, ineffable obsession with your cast-iron skillet. You carry it with you everywhere like a safety blanket. You believe like it could make you feel joy, but it does not, because...

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Paris Is Prepared for Love Emergencies With Breakable Flower Boxes for...

If any unexpected flames of love start flickering in Paris for Valentine's Day today, the Cupid-shot lovesick fools will be ready. That's because the Flower Council of Holland (an industry group that...

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Will Video Game-Toy Hybrids Save the Industry or Eat It?

Until recently, your kid’s brain has been the best place to stage battles between Spider-Man and Skeletor. But technology has made this a brave new world, and digital architects have built a whole new...

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Big Mac Turns Your Brain Into a Drooling Pile of Oblivious Mush in British Ad...

McDonald's puts our minds to the test in this British campaign from Razorfish that features prankvertising and an online quiz. The premise is that people can't concentrate on anything else when the...

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Man Trolls Girlfriend With Mean but Funny Newspaper Ad for Valentine's Day

Isn't this the most romantic newspaper ad you've ever … oh, wait. This two-part classified ad appeared on Valentine's Day in Australia's Launceston Examiner newspaper. Hopefully Jodie has a sense of...

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