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How Mullen Brought Century 21 Into the 21st Century With Fun, Fast Social Ads

IDEA: Days before the Breaking Bad finale last fall, a curious home for sale popped up on Craigslist. "3BR/2BA Albuquerque ranch is fit for a king," it read. "Great local schools with dedicated...

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Beckham and Zidane Star in Adidas World Cup Ad That's Actually, You Know, Fun

Epic ads are crowding the field ahead of Thursday's World Cup kickoff, but Adidas doesn't mind just having a little fun, sometimes. This spot from the official sponsor, via TBWA\Chiat\Day, finds...

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Volkswagen Freaks Out a Whole Movie Theater With Devious 'Don't Text and...

We've seen lots of "Don't text and drive" ads lately. With this one from Ogilvy Beijing, Volkswagen drove the message home to a captive movie-theater audience in a way they'll surely remember. Watch...

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Ad of the Day: Hashflags Raised, Twitter Storms Brazil for the World Cup

Twitter is doing plenty of digital activations around the World Cup, and now it's done a good old-fashioned video to get you pumped up as well. The spot, from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, isn't...

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Waiting in Line Goes From Boring to Brutal in Free-Sample Stunt

How far are people willing to go, physically and emotionally, to get a free sample? Australian agency Clemenger BBDO continues its quest to find out by making consumers work hard (and sometimes look a...

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McDonald's World Cup Ad Puts a Fun Family Spin on the U.S.-Mexico Rivalry

You can always count on McDonald's for more modest World Cup advertising—simple stories about family and friends, not flashy spots with overpaid stars. Some of it can be hokey, though sometimes it...

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This Is India's Most Viral Ad Ever, and It Will Make You Weep for Humanity

How precocious are digital natives today? They take charge of things literally from birth, according to this somewhat terrifying spot from MTS Telecom, which the company claims is now the most-viewed...

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Ad of the Day: Verizon Reminds Parents That Girls Aren't Just Pretty but...

It's 2014. We're in a post-feminist society, right? Ha ha. Nope. That's why campaigns like "Inspire Her Mind," from Verizon, in partnership with Makers, are so important. The initial spot, which had...

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Dead Island 2 Trailer Isn't as Artful as the Original, but Is Still Plenty...

The 2011 trailer for the original Dead Island is one of the most notorious video game ads ever made. It won a gold Lion in Cannes that year, yet it was booed at the screening in the Palais and is...

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Volvo Tells Millennials They Can Ride in a Volvo Again, This Time Facing Forward

Hey, millennials, 20 years ago you might've been riding in the third row of a Volvo station wagon, staring out the back window and maybe trying to stave off the slight nausea that can accompany your...

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Coca-Cola Has Flower Power in Ogilvy Ads for Its New PlantBottles

Coca-Cola's orgy of happiness continues with recyclable plastic beverage bottles made partially from plants, touted in cute ads from Ogilvy New York. The ads are rendered in Coke's signature colors...

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Nothing's Sacred: 'Dumb Ways to Die' Is Now Being Used to Hawk Life Insurance

One of the lovably misguided characters from "Dumb Ways to Die" sold both his kidneys on the Internet. Now, the client behind the beloved campaign has made a similarly greedy deal with the devil....

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'Dear Kitten' From Friskies Proves Cats Still Rule the Internet

Friskies has partnered with BuzzFeed to produce some chunky, meaty kitten content fresh out of the YouTube can. The video below, quickly closing in on 10 million views, is voiced by Ze Frank, who...

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PETA Wonders How You'd Feel If Your Hair Was Ripped Out Like an Angora Rabbit's

Plucking Angora rabbits to use their fur in clothing is like waxing the hair off unwilling humans, says PETA's latest human-shaming ad. Characteristic of the animal advocacy group's PSAs, it's...

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Apple's 'Go, You Chicken Fat, Go' iPhone Ad Has an Odd History Behind It

Why is JFK's youth fitness anthem marketing the iPhone 5S? Apple has a new 5S spot out, and the musical choice is even odder than the previous 5S spot, which featured a reworked version of "Gigantic"...

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Ad of the Day: Real-Life Eco Activists Battle Police for Replay's Natural...

Can environmental activists also be effective corporate shills? It's a tough balancing act. But 180 Amsterdam wanted only authentically aggrieved talent to star in its striking, filmic new global...

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Canal+ Lets You 'Be the Bear' in Fun Interactive Sequel to Famous TV Spot

I'm roaring with approval for this interactive sequel, of sorts, to "The Bear," the 2012 Grand Prix-winning commercial from BETC Paris and French movie channel Canal+. In the original, an ursine...

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India's Internet Baby: Agency Says Cannes Contender Is Beautiful, Not Terrifying

CANNES, France—Maybe India's Internet Baby isn't as horrifying as he seems? If you think about it, the preternaturally social star of the MTS Telecom campaign—who learns to cut his own umbilical cord...

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Aaron Paul's Xbox One Ad Is a Little Too Good: It Can Accidentally Turn Your...

If a new Xbox One ad gone awry is any indication, the voice-command function on the Microsoft Kinect device is working a little too well for some gamers. The commercial shows Aaron Paul, best known...

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Sarah Harbaugh and Jon Gruden Fight the Scourge of 'Dad Pants' for Dockers

Dockers prepares men for fatherhood, among other things, in these two videos from Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners, timed to Father's Day. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden gives a...

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