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Devastating Gun-Control Ad Reminds You That Kids and Firearms Don't Mix

Grey New York and its client, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, won a silver Lion in Film at Cannes last year for "Ed," their brutal spot about gun violence, set in a workplace. The sequel,...

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First Wine in a Box, Now Wine in a Can?

Raise your brushes and rollers to toast Lithuania's McCann Vilnius, which recently packaged France's famed Beaujolais Nouveau in limited-edition paint cans for a fun self-promotion. McCann says it...

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Can You Please Watch This Romantic Turkish Ice Cream Ad, and Tell Me What's...

So, here's a lovely little four-minute love story from Unilever's Cornetto ice cream brand in Turkey. And you're probably smarter than I am and can figure out what's actually going on in it. I've...

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If You Can Sit Through This 7-Minute One Direction Perfume Ad, You're a...

They pout, they preen, they shill. And more than likely, they score. The members of One Direction, boy band and global merchandising phenomenon, star in a new video that's not a total goof (not...

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This Music Marketing Firm Mixes Brands, Bands and Fans

Mirrored MediaWho Justin Lefkovitch, founder and CEOWhat Experiential music marketing firmWhere Santa Monica, Calif. In marketing, the relationship among brands, bands and fans can be tricky. Brands...

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The Story of Microsoft's 'Bliss,' One of the Most Famous Photos Ever Taken

Microsoft wants to make sure you remember the famous image of the blue sky and rolling pasture that graced so many computer screens for so long. As the world mourns (or not) the end of the road for...

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Ad of the Day: Alison Brie and Adam Scott Host a Socially Awkward Party With...

If there's one age-old trick that's worked for mid-priced brands, it's poking fun at the prententiousness of their costly competitors. Smirnoff's new campaign is no exception, though it somehow...

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Ad for Popped Wheat Thins Has the World's Slowest Airborne Police Chase

Wheat Thins revisits the golden age of ballooning in this weird spot from New York agency Being for the cracker brand's new air-popped snacks. Why they went with cops trying to pull someone over, I...

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Ad Guys Make Popsicle Stick Jokes That Are So Sad, They're Hilarious (GIFs)

You probably remember popsicle stick jokes as a fun, charming, innocent part of your childhood. Jason Kreher and Matt Moore are here to wreck those memories. The pair of creatives at Wieden + Kennedy...

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Tell Everyone What You're Doing This Sunday Night With Mad Men Out of Office

If you can't wait for Mad Men to return for part one of its seventh and final season this Sunday, and you're itching to declare your intention to watch it to all your social media friends, AMC would...

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Olay’s Twins Study Tries to Tap Into Fountain of Youth

Olay wants to prove that its products really do make a difference on your skin. In order to hit home with its point, the company let one half of a set of twins try Olay Pro-X. The other wasn’t allowed...

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Reincarnation Isn't Kind to Trump, Zuckerberg and Gates in Luxury Magazine Ads

Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg get reincarnated as an owl, a llama and a sheep, respectively, in AlmapBBDO's unusual campaign for Top Magazine, a luxury fashion and lifestyle title in...

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This Japanese Vitaminwater Ad Set in New York City Is So, So Bizarre

It's usually off-putting when inanimate objects have faces, but in this new Japanese Vitaminwater commercial, which features a person with a boom box for a head and spinning turntable eyes, that...

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Ad of the Day: Speeding Drivers Are Invited to Their Own Funerals in Surreal...

Unless you're Phil Shifley, you probably haven't been to your own funeral. But some Belgians have, as you can see below in a bizarre stunt PSA for a safe-driving awareness campaign. It's never...

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Brewer Goes for Adorably Terrifying With Half-Pony, Half-Dinosaur Mascot

Durham, N.C., resident Keil Jansen may have quit his job as a teacher to start a nanobrewery, but judging by its name, Ponysaurus Brewery, his old profession clearly rubbed off on him. Raleigh ad...

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The New Head of McCann Erickson N.Y. Misses the Rain and Camaraderie of London

SpecsWho Chris MacdonaldNew gig president, McCann Erickson New YorkOld gig CEO, McCann Erickson London; chairman, McCann WorldgroupAge 47You grew up in Oxford. Did you ever think you would work in the...

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DirecTV Turns to Fans for 'Cable Effects' Ad

Fed up with cable? DirecTV wants to hear your frustration. The satellite TV provider is asking fans for suggestions for its new "Cable Effects" storyline. A panel of judges will review the submissions...

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H&R Block Has Spent Most of This Tax Season Making Fun of Hipsters

Mocking hipsters was cool until H&R Block started doing it. (Actually, it's probably been passé for a while now. Really, it was so 2012.) Nonetheless, in an effort to reach millennials, the tax...

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Ad of the Day: IBM Ran 62 Different Spots on the Masters. So, How Did That Go?

IBM wants you to know it's everywhere. It especially wants you to know that if you are a golf fanatic or C-suite executive who watches the Masters from start to finish. With the help of Ogilvy &...

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This Rad Mountain Dew Bottle Has a Built-In Hex Nut Wrench, So You Can Fix...

Fresh from the gnarly folks at Mountain Dew comes "the first soda that is also a tool." A nifty new Dew bottle designed by Sancho BBDO Colombia is fitted with a hex nut wrench in the cap, so you can...

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