Every Kid Gets a Trophy? No Thanks, Says Kia in This Sunday Night Football Ad 'Built for football families'

Kia Motors takes on the "participation trophy" culture that's overtaken youth sports in this new national campaign by David&Goliath for the 2016 Kia Sorento, supporting Kia's sponsorship of Sunday Night Football on NBC.

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October 5, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT

Cheerios' Latest Gem Is This Ad With a Grandpa Who Can No Longer Live Alone Matt Smukler directs another winner

Cheerios, Saatchi & Saatchi and Community Films director Matt Smukler have teamed up for a number of memorable ads—most notably, the Cheerios spot with the interracial family that caused such a stir in 2013.

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October 5, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT

Pepsi Perfect, From Back to the Future, Finally Becomes a Real Thing in the Present Day Bottles will set you back more than $20

It only took going to the future and back, but Pepsi Perfect is now a real thing.

For a limited time, Pepsi will sell the Back to the Future soda made popular—but not available—in the classic movie starring Marty McFly (no relation to this writer).

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October 5, 2015, 1:55 PM EDT

James Franco and Lenny Kravitz Try Not to Suck at Guitar Hero Live in New Ad Playing to the unforgiving crowd

One of the key features of the upcoming Guitar Hero Live is the real-time reaction of a live-action crowd, who'll tell you pretty quickly if you suck at lead guitar. And both Lenny Kravitz and James Franco don't exactly rip it up—at least in the early scenes—in this new commercial for the Activision game from 72andSunny.

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October 5, 2015, 1:02 PM EDT

Disney Characters Invade Star Wars in This Applause-Worthy Trailer Mashup It works almost too well

While it's understandable to bemoan the Disney-fication of Star Wars, here's one time we're willing to let it slide.

YouTube comedy creators PistolShrimps have made a stellar mashup of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring a bevy of animated characters from Disney films.

Yeah, I know. That sounds kinda dumb. But thanks to some slick 3-D work from animator Andreas Næs, the final product is both hilarious and impressive.

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October 5, 2015, 12:53 PM EDT

Chipotle Dresses Up as Scary Fast-Food Chain Cheapotle for Halloween Flavor-injected chicken with decorative grill marks, anyone?

Chipotle always has fun on Halloween with its annual Boorito fundraiser—offering a $3 burrito, bowl, salad or tacos from 5 p.m. until closing to those wearing costumes, with proceeds (up to $1 million) going to the brand's sustainable and healthy food foundation.

This year, the chain has added a spooky new requirement: To qualify for the Boorito deal, have to add an unnecessary ingredient to your costume—much as Chiptle's frightening rivals add unnecessary ingredients to their food.

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October 5, 2015, 12:25 PM EDT

This Astonishing Fan-Made Tesla Ad Is All CGI, Yet It Couldn't Look More Beautifully Real Automaker gets another unexpected gift

Tesla marketing, it seems, could live entirely off spec ads and do just fine.

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October 5, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

Brilliant SNL Skit Pitches a Drug That Cures Republicans Who Think They Can Be President A different use for Abilify

The 2016 Republican presidential field and pharmaceutical marketing are both topics ripe for parody—and Saturday Night Live has obliged, skewering both at the same time in this faux ad for the world's most narrowly targeted anti-dementia drug.

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October 5, 2015, 9:10 AM EDT

Pornhub Exposes the Different Porn-Watching Habits of Android vs. iPhone Users Who's faster, and who's freakier?

Who is dirtier when it comes to porn watching: Android or iPhone users?

Pornhub has the answer, which of course is, it depends on what you're into. But the porn site has crunched lots of data it's accumulated and offers various differences between the two groups in this amusingly innuendo-laced blog post.

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October 4, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT

How Snickers Got Famous Gamers on Twitch to Become Unrecognizable From Hunger 'You're Not You' keeps on giving

Snickers' "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign continues to prove fertile ground for social campaigns. A few months ago, Snickers got YouTubers to post terrible videos as if they recorded them hungry. Now, the candy brand has moved on to Twitch—the gaming platform where thousands of gamers live-broadcast video of themselves playing.

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October 4, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT


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