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The World's Biggest Dandy Wants to Teach You All About PUR Water

Arnold has enlisted a Chris McDonald (circa Thelma and Louise) doppelganger to tout the taste of water filtered with PUR. The new spots feature Arthur Tweedie, a self-proclaimed water critic, and his...

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Ad of the Day: Van Damme Awesomely Sculpts a Mountaintop Ice Bar for Coors Light

Jean-Claude Van Damme is still ice cold, but also still not as frosty as a Coors Light, says the brewer. It's been more than two years since the Gen X icon philosophized about his tight, frozen pants...

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Female CEOs Pose for Underwear Ads: A Step Forward or Back for Women in Tech?

Is it controversial to be a CEO in your underwear? Many brands have been changing the way they use models in their ads lately. Several have promised not to airbrush models, and one used only women...

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Airbnb Posts Its Strangest Listing Yet, Inviting You to Spend the Night at Ikea

I love the smell of Hemnes in the morning. Some lucky Australians will soon wake up in an Ikea store in New South Wales after spending a night there as part of an oddball promotion with Airbnb....

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Gap's New Celebrity Ads Tell Us to 'Dress Normal.' What Does That Mean, Exactly?

See this Gap ad with Anjelica Huston? How would you describe her look? Stylish? Sophisticated? Exceptional? Not according to Gap, which, as you can see, chooses a more unlikely word: Normal. "Finding...

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New Agency Wants to Turn Every Ugly Craigslist Ad Into a Thing of Beauty

Craigslist is not a place where you tend to find beautiful, creative, compelling advertising. It's almost all amateur ads, after all, and created within a fairly limiting framework. Still, we've seen...

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Houston Astros' Spoof of Viral Shopping Mall Ad Is Almost as Bad as the...

When you have a .420 winning percentage, you come up with creative ways to put butts in seats. And Houston Astros pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh certainly didn't balk at the idea of giving...

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Why Droga5 Thinks Its Jockey Campaign Could Last for a Decade

IDEA: What would Buzz Aldrin do? It depends on his underwear. He did impressive things in the '60s while wearing Jockey briefs—walking on the moon, for one. But imagine what he'd conquer today in more...

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John Malkovich Makes a Pretty Damn Good Vampire in This Fun French Ad

John Malkovich plays a vampire in this amusing, cinematic spot from Buzzman promoting French streaming video service Canal Play. His character is also a bank manager. The fangs work either way. You...

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New Yorkers Try to Quiet Union Square From a U.S. Open Umpire's Chair in...

Chair umpires in tennis have a thankless job. Sure, they have real work to do, but they spend much of their time babysitting the crowd—and sometimes even babysitting the players. As part of its...

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Belize Thanks Journey's Keyboardist for Visiting by Recording 'Don't Stop...

You can't make this stuff up. Jonathan Cain, the keyboard player for Journey and writer of perhaps the band's biggest hit, "Don't Stop Believing," vacationed in Belize recently—and tweeted about what...

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See the Painfully Funny Science Museum Ad That Was Too Violent for Canadian TV

The guy in this sublimely sophomoric spot for a Vancouver science museum should be in a world of hurt. Yet he smiles and shrugs off a nail through his shoe, a bitey dog, a neighborhood kid's expertly...

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Life Alert's New Ad is Terrifying, and People Are Not Happy About It

Life Alert now takes its marketing very seriously. Maybe too seriously. Rather than just have its old commercials be the laughing stock of anyone who's ever seen them, the company is doing its best to...

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Ad of the Day: Bissell Cleans a Grimy Subway Floor, but That's Not the Crazy...

Ravi Dalchand really, really believes in his product. The senior brand manager at Bissell Canada demonstrates the effectiveness of the new Bissell Symphony All-in-One hard floor cleaner (it vacuums...

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Ad of the Day: David Fincher Brings Darkness and Mystery to Gap's Fall Campaign

For years, Gap's ads—and its clothes—were all about bubbly, drenching color. But this fall, it's time for a new look in both, as the brand has brought in David Fincher to drain the color, quite...

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Nocturnal Beer Drinkers Just Hang Around in This Batty Ad From Brazil

When you get to a certain point, usually around your mid-20s, you realize there's not much more to life than drinking delicious beer. Imagine a world where you only wake up when it's time to imbibe a...

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Tweet This Hashtag in NYC, and Reebok Could Run a Pair of Sneakers Over to You

Starting today, New Yorkers who tweet their shoe size and address with the hashtag #ReebokHDS could get a visit from the brand's Human Dispatch Service. The team of runners will personally rush pairs...

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Ad of the Day: Johnny Manziel Gyrates From Hunger in Latest Snickers Ad

Johnny Manziel isn't Johnny Football when he's hungry. He's Johnny JamBoogie. In this new Snickers ad from BBDO New York, the Cleveland Browns quarterback stars as a Spandex-clad man leading an...

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Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 22-29

There was plenty of star power in this week's collection of best commercials, and it was mostly put to comic use. Ricky Gervais, Johnny Manziel and Jean-Claude Van Damme also turned in amusing...

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Eight O'Clock Coffee Is Bringing to Life the Central Perk Coffee Shop From...

Rejoice, Friends enthusiasts! Your dream of sipping coffee at the iconic Central Perk will soon become a reality. It's been 20 years since Ross, Phoebe, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Rachel first graced...

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