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Kevin Spacey Joins E*Trade's New Ad Campaign as a 'Type E*' Talent Scout

When Kevin Spacey appears on screen these days, you expect him to speak to camera in a South Carolina drawl, assess his chances at screwing over a rival, and perhaps even (spoiler alert) kill a person...

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Extreme Oatmeal? Not Real, but the Gamers at Pax East Didn't Know That

Pwnmeal Extreme Gaming Oatmeal goes way beyond steel cut. This hot, lumpy cereal is EXTREME!!! Alas, the caffeinated glop won't be coming to breakfast aisles anytime soon. The "official porridge of...

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Who Will Save This Famous Billboard in Baltimore With Mr. Boh and the Utz Girl?

After seven years overlooking Baltimore's Penn Station, the Smyth Jewelers billboard showing National Bohemian beer mascot Mr. Boh proposing to the Utz girl has to move. Turns out the dorks who own...

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24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise. (Scroll down to the bottom of credits, or watch the video to find out.) The Boston agency...

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Brands Need to Stop Trying to Play Hero

Illustration: Miguel Montaner Did you ever know that you’re not my hero? There. It had to be said (or sung). Consider this amusing yet pertinent disconnect in the spirit of helping brands with...

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Agency Stages the Most Charming Car Wreck Ever in an Ad for Chamomile Tea

IDEA: TV commercials frozen in time, with a camera moving through and surveying the scene, have an undeniable charm and style. Even the horror of Philips' ultra-violent "Carousel" spot was rendered...

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Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too literal. Still,...

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Miller High Life Celebrates the Least Interesting Man in the World

Miller High Life would like you to meet Rich, the least interesting man in the world. The champagne of beers, absent on national TV since 2012, is returning to the airwaves Monday with a new campaign...

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Klondike Bar Plays Doctor With a Hot Candy Nurse, and a New Product Is Born

Best ice-cream bar ever conceived? That would be the Klondike Kandy Bar, born an indeterminate number of months after an illicit tryst between a regular Klondike Bar and a tall, striking, chocolatey...

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Join a Conversation Headed for Catastrophe in Honda's Anti-Texting Ad

On the heels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's sobering scenario announcing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Honda and agency RPA bring us the latest campaign in the...

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Ad of the Day: Maxwell House Says Its Coffee Is Good, Not Great, and Means It

In an age where you can find a Starbucks on every block and a trendy café frequented by coffee snobs who wouldn't be caught dead in a Starbucks on every other block, the task of making old-school...

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Samsung Ad Introduces the Cutest, Pluckiest Smartphone Memory Card Ever

A Samsung SD smartphone memory card morphs into a cute, miniature robot action hero in this engaging 45-second clip from Cheil Worldwide in Seoul and Museum Film. The ad, running exclusively online at...

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Don't Drink and Drive. In This Powerful Ad, It Really Does Sound Like a...

This is what it sounds like when you drink too much, then get behind the wheel. Surprise: It does not have a happy ending. A new PSA by ad agency La Chose for French road safety organization...

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Mini-Documentary Looks at Advertising's Most Unsung Artists

It's easy to forget that for every flashy, handpainted wall advertisement you see in a city, there are a handful of people who endure discomfort (and risk death) to put it there. Online tabloid...

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St. John Ambulance Hits the Pool for Its Latest Shocking First-Aid PSA

St. John Ambulance, the first-aid teaching and awareness organization, has put together some incredible, horrifying PSAs through the years. We've covered many of BBH London's ads for the group. Last...

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Ad of the Day: Powerade Tells Nico Calabria's Amazing Story in Best World Cup...

For decades, athletes saw emotional vulnerability as something to be shunned, a personal shortcoming that must be internalized and kept out of the limelight at all costs. Competitors seemed to hatch...

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Data Is Transforming This Experiential Marketing Agency

SpecsWho Co-founders Brook Jay (l.), CMO, and Sarah Eck-Thompson, COOWhat Experiential marketing agencyWhere Chicago Proponents of experiential marketing argue that it’s the original real-time...

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Ad of the Day: Duracell Joins 2 Guys on Insane Boat Ride Across the Atlantic

Row, row, row your boat … 3,000 miles without stopping!? Meet Luke Birch and Jamie Sparks, two British endurance-sports mavens who recently became the youngest pair ever to row across the Atlantic....

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Just Watching This Pedigree Ad With Adorable Dogs Helps Ones Who Aren't as Lucky

The Internet really is a boon for pet-food marketers clever enough to capitalize on animal-obsessed Web culture without seeming too mercenary. Pedigree New Zealand gets extra brownie points for this...

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Dodge Celebrates 100 Years With Great New Ad Starring Centenarians

Elderly people tend to get short shrift in commercials, much as they do most everywhere in life. Kudos to Dodge and The Richards Group, then, for celebrating the automaker's 100th birthday by putting...

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