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Vans Celebrates Its Fans and Their Lifestyles With Incredible Documentary Series

Vans has released an ambitious new documentary project titled "Living Off the Wall" with a gorgeous scrolling website and so much great content that no one in their right mind has time to watch it...

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The Barbarian Group Just Built a 'Superdesk' That You Have to See to Believe

The upsides and drawbacks of common work spaces have been debated in the agency world for decades. But no one can deny the cool factor of The Barbarian Group's newly designed offices—and the amazing,...

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Sony Visits World's Largest Model Railroad to Test Its Cameras on Miniature...

Last month, Sony rolled out a sweeping celebration of its own contributions to technology and the arts. Now, it's diving deep on the same subject, taking viewers on a tour of Northlandz, a giant model...

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Watch Cats Basically Hump Direct Mail Coated With Kitty Crack

In retrospect, it seems obvious. To get cats to pay attention to your direct mail, just soak the damn fliers in catnip—and watch the kitties lose their minds when the mail arrives. That's what...

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Vanilla Ice Reminds Us of His Other Song in Cheesy Ad for Kraft's Ninja...

Go Ninja Go! Who says Vanilla Ice never had any street cred? Everyone, I guess. And when it comes to hip-hop, they're right. But … who cares? The rapper (term used loosely) is prop-ah as hell in this...

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What's Wrong With This Picture? BuzzFeed's Video About Beauty Turns Many...

BuzzFeed's attempt at an inspiring, empowering video for women falls short, and the target audience is having no problem letting BuzzFeed know it. "Photoshopping Real Women Into Cover Models" opens...

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Gatorade and Dwyane Wade Give High School Basketball Team the Surprise of a...

We've seen this marketing stunt countless times: Big brand dips into its deep pockets to give some hardworking, deserving, photogenic youngsters a new playground or a concert or a trip to Toys R Us....

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Jessica Simpson Flaunts Slim Figure for Weight Watchers but Says She's Happy...

If 2014's battle cry for women is "Love who you are" (see all the "real women" campaigns out there), then weight-loss brands need to tread lightly in their marketing. Weight Watchers has done that in...

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Old Spice-Styled Hair Can Play 29 Different Huey Lewis Songs on the Keyboard

When you use Old Spice hair products, your hair is capable of anything. First, it leaps off your head—that's a given. Then, as we've seen, it either hits on women at work or skillfully operates claw...

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Coke Finds a Way to Cure Your Social-Media Addiction and/or Stop You Licking...

Brands with real-world appeal have been faux-criticizing social media for years—often in social media—by suggesting that you get off the damn phone already and take stock of your actual surroundings...

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Ad of the Day: Samsung Inspires You to Stage Your Own Winter Olympics

We're deep into the third month of the 2014 Winter Olympics—that's how long they've been going on, right?—and the games' gazillion sponsors are still rolling out TV spots in hopes that at least some...

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Injured U.S. Skier Stars in New Ad, Thanks to a Tweet From Alex Bogusky

Funny how Alex Bogusky is still seeing opportunities where brands and agencies are missing them. Case in point: A recent tweet to Liberty Mutual urging the insurance company—whose Winter Olympics ads...

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This Agency Keeps Collecting Hits in Seattle

SpecsWho From left, Jim Copacino, co-founder and ecd; Betti Fujikado, co-founder and director of account management; Tim O’Mara, director of engagement strategy; Brandy O’Briant, managing director; and...

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Samsung Breaks Out Its Own No. 2 Pencil as It Mercilessly Mocks Apple Again

Samsung is keeping up with its favorite advertising pasttime: beating up on Apple. A new spot from 72andSunny takes aim at the iPad air, poking fun at the grandiose Apple commercial, voiced by Bryan...

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Hidden-Camera Video With Freezing Child Is a Whole Lot Warmer Than Most Ad...

If you saw a boy without a coat shivering alone at a bus stop, would you ask if he needed help? Would you lend him your gloves, scarf or jacket? Commuters do just that for 11-year-old Johannes in this...

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GE Gazes at Its Wondrous Inventions Through the Eyes of a Child

IDEA: Here's one little girl who's going to lose her mind on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. The 6-year-old narrator of GE's striking new 60-second ad weaves fantastical stories of otherworldly...

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Ad of the Day: Old Navy Just Made Its Best TV Commercial in a Long Time

Old Navy had a long and largely fruitful relationship with Crispin Porter + Bogusky. But the retailer seems reinvigorated creatively since splitting from CP+B last summer. Part of the problem was that...

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Neil Patrick Harris Sings a Sexy Song for His Favorite Sleep-Inducing Beverage

Neil Patrick Harris goes all Miley Cyrus on a bottle of Neuro Sleep in this goofy music video for the brand's "Sleep with Neuro" campaign. The video was directed by Jon Jon Augustavo, who also did...

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A Little Girl and Her Cat Sing the Perfect Duet in Britain's Latest Adorable...

It must be nice to be Three. The British mobile network has the most fun-loving advertising slogan around: "We all need silly stuff." And Wieden + Kennedy in London makes the most of that promisingly...

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Why It's Still Fun to Work in Advertising, Even Without the Hookers and Coke

You yearn for the '60s and the Creative Revolution. You want to go back to the '80s and all those yachts, prostitutes and cocaine. Hell, you'd even settle for the 2000s, before Yahoo plastered its...

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