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Man Feels His House's Pain in Crazy New Home-Improvement Ad

Hornbach is the world's most outrageous home-improvement advertiser. Every few months, the German chain releases a bizarre new commercial, usually showing the main character experiencing the rush of...

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Simon Cowell Really Wants to Sell You These $300 Sony Headphones

Do you wear a lot of plaid, dance on top of cars, swim in your clothes, buy real records and hone the perfect bed head? Then does Simon Cowell have a set of headphones for you, you lovely young thang....

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Old Navy Hits 5 Million Facebook Fans, Gives Them 120-by-60-Foot Human Coupon

It's become customary for brands to celebrate milestone fan counts on Facebook with oversized stunts—the bigger the better, to match the swelling number of drooling followers. Old Navy hit 5 million...

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Alex Bogusky Takes a Shot at Coca-Cola in 'Real Bears' Music Video

Unless you're Mike Bloomberg, taking on big soda is not easy. And while soft-drink makers may have lost in the Big Apple, nutrition advocates are well aware that was only one battle. Now, the Center...

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Lexus Print Ad Roars to Life, With a Little Help From an iPad

We've written before about print ads that don't just sit there looking pretty. Here's the latest one: a Lexus ad in the Oct. 15 Sports Illustrated that suddenly becomes animated—the engine revs, the...

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Jell-O Searching Online for the World's Fastest Pudding Eater

Even when it doesn't involve cockroaches and death, competitive eating is sort of gross. That may explain why food marketers are sometimes reluctant to get involved with it (Nathan's hot dogs and...

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iPods Bouncing for Joy as Apple Gives Them a New TV Commercial

Welcome back, iPod advertising. You remember iPod ads, right? They had energy and fun colors and other things that weren't fingers sliding lazily across iPhone screens. All the old iPod energy is back...

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10 Ads That Make Vans Look Badass

With underemployed millennials buying a lot fewer cars today than kids in the '80s did, auto blog Jalopnik came up with a bold solution: Sell them vans. The reasoning is that today's young people...

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Egg Choir Sings Praises of Online Groceries in Insane British Ad

Which came first: the chicken or the tiny Welsh choir singing stridently about online supermarket shopping? The eggs in this loony new British TV spot are well past their sell-by date—to the point...

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Wendy's Keeps the Burgers Old-Fashioned but Freshens Up the Logo

Wendy is growing up, just a little. Fast-food chain Wendy's on Thursday unveiled a new logo—its first refresh since 1983—giving the iconic redheaded pigtailed girl (based on founder Dave Thomas's...

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Gucci Tries 'Pinnable' Banner Ads

Here's a new definition for wasting time: pinning Gucci ads online. The marketer has begun sticking "Pin it" buttons on its fall/winter 2012 Web banners. Clicking through reveals larger ad images and...

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Justin Bieber Makes Decent Anti-Bullying Ad, Despite Being Forced to Do It

Justin Bieber's new anti-cyberbullying PSA may have been mandated by a plea deal to bail his manager out of reckless endangerment charges, but it's still surprisingly heartfelt. And judging by some of...

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Ad of the Day: Costa Coffee

Do you love coffee? Probably not as much as your average barista at Costa Coffee, the U.K.'s biggest coffeehouse chain (and the world's second largest, behind Starbucks). According to this crazy new...

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Scrap Value

Ric Van Sickle’s an ad man who bleeds gasoline. This weekend, he and a handful of his employees at Chicago agency Plan B will put their pedal to the metal in the low-budget junk car endurance race 24...

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Ad of the Day: Fred

Sugar sure is taking its lumps this week. "Sugar Is Killing Us," the title of this short animated film made in-house by bottled-water vendor Fred, should provide a clue about where the creators are...

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Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 5-12

This week, DDB hijacked the #FirstWorldProblems hashtag for a good cause, polar bears wanted you to skip the Coca-Cola, and your family could never love you as much as HBO Go does. Many of the...

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Viewers Use Twitter to Determine the Course of Mercedes TV Spots

Mercedes-Benz pulled off a choose-your-own-adventure TV commercial last weekend in the U.K. as part of its interactive #YOUDRIVE campaign. The ad, which followed a young pop star riding out to an...

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Never Mind the Bollocks, BBH N.Y. Presses On

Call it the umbilical cord syndrome. The New York office of London-based Bartle Bogle Hegarty continues to rely on home turf clients like Diageo and Unilever and mostly imported CEOs, including Cindy...

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Lenovo's Short Film for the IdeaPad Yoga Is a Downward-Facing Dog

Call me Dr. No, because I'm dissing this James Bond-style short from Saatchi & Saatchi in New York touting Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga, a "bendable" laptop/tablet hybrid that can be configured in...

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Snoop Wants You to 'Pocket Like It's Hot'

The newly christened Snoop Lion, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, is back and has remixed his 2004 hit song "Drop It Like It's Hot" into "Pocket Like It's Hot" for none other than Hot Pockets....

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