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Ad of the Day: Toyota

Cats hate being packed up in crates and dragged to the vet. But maybe they'll relent—hell, maybe they'll start to enjoy it—if you drive them there in a Toyota Corolla. That's the premise of this...

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Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Ad Is Total Nonsense, and I'm OK With That

Brad Pitt can always get hearts a-racing and tongues a-wagging, which is gold for any marketer he aligns with. In the case of his $7 million endorsement of iconic French perfume Chanel No. 5, Pitt's...

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The Spot: Kayak's Crooner

IDEA: Who can resist the dulcet tones of a lecherous old crooner? Hotel staff can't. Or at least, they couldn't a generation ago, when the old windbag was in his prime. Charm, and baritone pipes,...

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Glenn Beck Selling New Line of Jeans to Manly American Rocket Builders

Real men build rocket ships with their bare hands. Real men wear Glenn Beck jeans. They're American jeans, partly because they were made in America but mostly because Glenn Beck says so. They're...

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Ad of the Day: PayPal

Buying stuff on the Internet is easy and safe with PayPal, says Jeff Goldblum. The actor-comedian stars in four entertaining new online spots from ad agency Publicis & Hal Riney as part of the Web...

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JFK Library Relives the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Asks: 'What If?'

While suitably impressive as a whole, the most stirring element of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's immensely detailed and immersive "Clouds Over Cuba" interactive presentation is...

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Dear God, Save Me From the Monsters in the Drambuie Ad

Samuel Beckett meets Salvador Dali in this crazy new Drambuie ad from London ad agency Sell! Sell! and HSI director Chino Moya. We've seen some wacky liquor commercials in the past few weeks—notably...

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Ad of the Day: Microsoft Surface

What is the Microsoft Surface? It is everything, Internet. It is old people kissing and crazy guys backflipping in slow motion and schoolgirls krumping and some guy wearing body armor—or that's what...

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Brothers From 'Charlie Bit Me' Recall Their Tough Childhood in Ragú Ad

Harry and Charlie, the kids from 2007's superviral "Charlie Bit Me" YouTube video—which is closing in on half a billion views—make a humorous return in this new Ragú spot, where they recall the pain...

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Perspective: Testimonial Dinners

For all the wonders that 21st century technology has brought to the world of packaged foods—for people and pets alike—there’s one nut that’s proven perennially tough to crack: Appraising the taste of...

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Portrait: The Hive

SpecsWho Anne Smith Rainey (l.), director of client services, and DeeAnn Budney, founder, CEO, creative directorWhat Marketing and communications agencyWhere San Francisco offices Looking to avoid...

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Ad of the Day: Spike TV

Ah, conjoined-twins humor. Does it ever get old? You be the judge, as Spike TV gives you a full two-and-a-half minutes of it in the mockumentary below, produced by Hungry Man and directed by Dave...

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Bolthouse Farms Is Fine With You Shaking Your Carrots in Public

Bolthouse Farms once made its Baby Carrots seem sexy, extreme and futuristic. Now, it's shaking things up—with a new spot for Baby Carrot ShakeDowns that gets even more suggestive, as it recommends...

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Will Ferrell Now Making Old Milwaukee Ads for Swedish TV

Old Milwaukee's Will Ferrell campaign keeps getting weirder, and that's not a bad thing. After airing low-budget ads in Davenport, Iowa, Terre Haute, Ind., and Milwaukee itself last year, and then...

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Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 12-19

This week, a cute kitty with a love for its owner's Toyota Corolla trades all nine of his lives for car rides, the kids from 2007's superviral "Charlie Bit Me" YouTube video make their return in a...

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Vote Now So You Can Complain Later, Says Election Campaign

"If you don't vote, you can't complain," the old saying goes. But that's not a great foundation for an ad campaign about voting—it's the wrong way around. How about: "If you do vote, you can...

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Think Twice Before Foursquaring That Stranger, Say AIDS Ads

McCann Worldgroup Helsinki reminds you to check yourself before you wreck yourself with a stranger, because you don't know who checked in before you. The spots, for the AIDS Council, cleverly play off...

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Ad of the Day: DnB

"Some people are lucky in life. For the rest of us, saving up can be smart." That's the tagline for Try/Apt Oslo's campaign for Nowegian bank DnB, which follows the adventures of the world's "luckiest...

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

There’s no question that Burger King is a major brand that needs marketing help as it tries to reverse a market share decline. But are the agencies dancing with BK ignoring a series of red flags? BK,...

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Halo 4 Trailer Produced by David Fincher Tells Master Chief's Origin Story

Live-action advertising has become as much a part of the Halo franchise as gun-wielding aliens and multiplayer maps. The new trailer for Halo 4, directed by Tim Miller of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World...

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