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Neymar Takes On Ken Block in Soccer-Racing Battle of 'Footkhana'

You've probably never wondered whether Ken Block is better at playing soccer in a car than Neymar is at playing soccer not in a car. Yet, in the run-up to the World Cup in June, Castrol presents...

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Ad of the Day: Apple Uses Pixies''Gigantic' in Infectious iPhone Spot

Apple, the company that remade the music business, is often at its best in its TV commercials when it grabs a good soundtrack and just rocks out. The prime example, of course, was the iPod campaign,...

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JetBlue's Pigeon Reflects on Human Foibles in Web Series From Funny or Die

Humans generally consider themselves to be better than pigeons in all ways, significant or not. But are we, really? JetBlue's "Air on the Side of Humanity" campaign from Mullen, which launched last...

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The Life and Times of the Snuggle Bear

In 1983, Unilever took the wraps off of Snuggle, a new brand of fabric softener designed to take on Procter & Gamble's Downy, the unchallenged, 800-pound gorilla of the segment. Since 1960, Downy...

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VH1's 'I Will Survive' Anti-Bullying Ad Is Great Fun, but Does It Send a Good...

Gloria Gaynor's disco classic "I Will Survive" gets remade as an anti-bullying anthem in this VH1 spot by Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi in Argentina, showing tormented boys and girls singing...

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Ad of the Day: Life Jacket Maker's Chilling Site Makes You Feel Like You're...

If you have an intense fear of drowning, this ad is not for you. Paris agency CLM BBDO created "Sortie En Mar," or "A Trip Out to Sea," a vivid, first-person simulation of a man being accidentally...

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See Heineken's 15-Second Film Based on a Fan's Tweet About an Evil Abe Lincoln

Fifteen seconds is short for an ad, never mind a film. But Heineken and Wieden + Kennedy New York premiered just such a movie at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night—based on a fan's tweet...

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Stick Your Fingers in These Holes If You Dare, Says Weird Outdoor Ad for...

The trend toward branded out-of-home machines that actively hate humans might have reached its apex with this stunt by PlayStation, which shocked commuters in Antwerp's Central Station by, uh,...

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In Vans Ads, Gavin McInnes Explains How to Do Absolutely Everything

Ever wonder what your fart strategy should be when trying to hit on someone? Or the best way to fight if you've never been in one? Or how to drink in a bar without annoying the crap out of everyone...

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Depressed Clown Stars in Grim but Gorgeous Job-Site Commercial

It's been a good day for at least one clown on this Earth—Ronald McDonald, who received a fashionable makeover. But it's worth remembering that things aren't so great for all the nonfamous clowns out...

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Russian Subaru Ad Expertly Veers From Shocking and Sad to Hilarious

If you've been paying attention to Subaru's ads lately, you know that dogs love driving the brand's cars. But you probably don't know how far they'll go to do so. This new dash-cam spot from Russia...

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Giddy Ad Execs Pose for Amusing Stock Photos in Ads for 2014 Cannes Lions

The ad campaign for the 2014 Cannes Lions festival amusingly celebrates creativity by spoofing the utter lack of it. In five ads produced by McCann London, well-known ad execs—from Amir Kassaei and...

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Ad of the Day: Nike Reaches High and Low in Perfectly Gleeful 4-Minute World...

Nike's launch spot for its "Risk Everything" campaign around this summer's World Cup was somber and serious—with the darkness of Jonathan Glazer's direction in some ways running counter to Nike's...

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Are Omnicom and Publicis Laying Grounds for a Divorce?

By raising tax domicile issues related to its megamerger with Publicis Groupe, Omnicom Group has drawn a line in the sand. And in doing so, the American company has only fanned speculation of mounting...

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Leica Intentionally Makes the Most Boring Commercial Ever. Can You Sit...

Leica brings its obsessive German craftsmanship into focus with this tongue-in-cheek video that shows one of its technicians hand-polishing a block of aluminum used as the base of its new T System...

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Burger King Brings Back Subservient Chicken on His 10th Birthday, and...

The only thing Subservient Chicken got on his 5th birthday in 2009 was a blog post about how the agencies involved in his creation bickered over who really deserved credit. For his 10th birthday,...

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Ad of the Day: BBDO Gets 3 Clients to Make One Autism PSA Unlike Any You've Seen

As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, BBDO New York has unveiled an interesting, ambitious project in which it got three clients—Band-Aid, Campbell's Soup and AT&T—to produce 15-second...

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Creative Ideas Die Messy Deaths in Ad School's 'Dumb Ways' Parody

It's a bit surprising that no one's done this until now, but here it is—a parody of the megaviral "Dumb Ways to Die" train-safey video showing various ways in which creative ideas die ignoble deaths...

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Rodent Control Company d-CON Puts Missing Posters for Mice Around NYC

Rats and mice are not endangered species in New York City. (There are thought to be at least as many rats as people in the Big Apple, and there could be five times as many.) But d-CON, the rodent...

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Woman Actually Enjoys a Vacation Without a Man Around in Booking.com Ad

A woman's love for her boyfriend is compared to her love for resort amenities while vacationing without him in Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam's latest ad for Booking.com. The man doesn't fare so well in...

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