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Lease-to-Own Retailer Promises You'll Go From Rags to Riches in No Time

Can't afford that furniture, those appliances or those electronics? Sure you can. Aaron's, the lease-to-own retailer, has unveiled a new ad campaign that suggests leasing products from the company...

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Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: April 11-18

You can learn a lot from this week's best new commercials.  Centenarians shared the wisdom of their long lives in a Dodge ad highlighting its 100th anniversary. A boy with one leg teaches us about...

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Bud Light Does Its Own Version of 'World's Toughest Job'… for Dads

Every giant viral ad needs a parody (or a few dozen), and so Bud Light is here with a spoof of the American Greetings "World's Toughest Job" video—celebrating dads instead of moms. The joke writing is...

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K-Pop Group Twerks to the (Really) Oldies in First Classical Music Video Ever

Belgium'sB-Classic music festival, whose mission is to "give classical music the same recognition as pop and rock music," brings us a rather interesting sensory collision in the form of the music...

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Jeweler's Clever Business Card Rolls Into a Ring Sizer

I have a pile of business cards on a tray in my office, and I'd be hard pressed to remember where I met the people whose names are on those cards if it weren't for some hastily scratched notes in the...

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Ad of the Day: This Wonder Bread Campaign Is the Greatest Thing Since … Well,...

Wonder Bread takes its fair share of abuse, but this campaign from Canada is a lot of fun—appropriately light and fluffy, and more fulfilling than you might think. Produced by The Hive in Toronto,...

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Hair in a Can? This Insane Product Demo Might Actually Be Real

Is it just me or did hair-loss products evolve a million years since the days of spray-on hair? Bald dudes everywhere rejoice! Check out this demo for a product that appears to be real (although we've...

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OK, This Parody of 'World's Toughest Job' Is Actually Pretty Funny

Bud Light's spoof of the super-viral American Greetings "World's Toughest Job" video was a bit underwhelming. But now Funny or Die has delivered a more amusing one—even if the "punch line" isn't really...

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Darwin to Shakespeare: If Historical Figures Had Business Cards and Letterhead

I've often wondered what the business cards and personal stationery of William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and other historical figures would look like. I mean, who hasn't? Well, wrack your brains no...

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The Women in This Tequila Commercial Only Have Time for One Kind of Bro

This new ad for Mezcal El Silencio tequila by agency Pablo Escargot starts off the same way many beer/liquor ads do—i.e., like from a clip of Ocean's Eleven, with bunch of guys in suits walking in...

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Amy Poehler Goes From Lawyer to Fast-Food Worker in Old Navy Campaign

Amy Poehler is back to grilling strangers about their Old Navy outfits. Last month, she played a high-powered lawyer questioning a job applicant about her checkered pants. Here, she plays a server at...

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Ad of the Day: Watching Sex Scenes With Your Parents Is Weird, Says HBO

As someone who once, as a teenager, was watching this George Carlin bit when his parents walked into the room, I can appreciate SS+K's new HBO campaign, aimed at millennials, which rightly attests...

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El Al's New Airline Joins the Parade of Funky In-Flight Safety Videos

Even the discount airlines need a rockin' safety video now. Get down with the latest in-flight jam, titled "Up," created for a new budget airline also called UP, owned by Israel's El Al. The jaunty...

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Media Agencies Are Bullish on Chicago

Lately, a whole string of media agencies are falling in love with Chi-Town. As some marketers, especially heartland brands, see Chicagoans as more representative of the American consumer than those...

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Inside BBDO's Harmonious New Brand Campaign for AT&T

IDEA: Wouldn't it be nice if everyone broke into song in a commercial and it felt somewhat natural and not like a cheesy Broadway show? AT&T manages that feat in a 60-second launch spot for its...

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Has This Creepy Guy From Mother New York Been Stalking Your LinkedIn Profile?

Have you noticed a man named Donald Buscando looking at your LinkedIn profile? You'd remember him. He's wearing a beige turtleneck that somehow accentuates his eerily white teeth and his hair, which...

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National Zoo and DDB Help an Endangered Tiger by Releasing an Endangered Song

DDB is hoping the Sumatran tiger doesn't go the way of the vinyl record—particularly the quickly degradable one. For Earth Day, DDB New York and the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park and...

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Two Guys Suffer Through Relentless Downpours of Food for a Good Cause

Attention large-hearted rubberneckers: Watching some dude making dumb faces and getting slimed, Nickolodeon-style, with all kinds of food stuffs is better when some of the proceeds go to an...

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Ad of the Day: Axe Helps a Guy Get the Girl He's Chased for All of Human History

Axe is growing up. Well, sort of. In an attempt to shed its image as the preferred scent of horny, pubescent boys, the Unilever brand has been moving away from its time-honored (and not-so-subtly...

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1973 Personals Ad Reminds You Trolling Was a Thing Even in 1973

Ahh, the good old days, when men were men, women were women, the Internet didn't exist and one had to troll at a much slower pace. According to this personals ad from 1973, found by a Redditor, there...

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