Brazilians Learn English by Taking Real L.A. Pizza Orders in Sequel to Famous Campaign FCB finds another way to connect

FCB Brazil had a big hit last May with its "Speaking Exchange" idea for CNA Language Schools—a campaign that connected young Brazilians wanting to learn English with elderly Americans in retirement homes looking for someone to talk to. (The work took home 10 Lions from Cannes, and was among the 10 most-awarded campaigns there.)

Now, agency and client are back with a follow-up, featuring another interesting way to get Brazilians some real-world practice with their English.

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May 26, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT

Illustrator Takes Requests on Twitter and Draws the World's Saddest Logos If brands stopped being happy

Happy brands are everywhere. But what if there were some sad brands, too?

Illustrator and author Adam J. Kurtz wouldn't mind seeing that. Kurtz, who's part of BuzzFeed's BFF team, tweeted out the following right before the holiday weekend:

For the next hour or so, he took requests from followers and churned out shrewd, snarky images, from Nike to Coke to (almost) Starbucks. We spoke with him about the project.

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May 26, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT

Tired of Sharing? Taco Bell Has an Anti-Social Nacho Just for You Meals for misanthropes

Are you a greedy person who doesn't like to share your nachos with your friends? If so, Taco Bell wants you to buy its giant nacho for one.

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May 26, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT

This Employee Won the Prize of a Lifetime at Her Agency Retreat Last Week It pays to be good at music trivia, and Hungry Hungry Hippos

If you win a contest at your agency's retreat, you're usually pretty chuffed to get that $50 Amazon gift card. So, you can imagine how Perry Morris felt when she walked away as music-trivia champion and was surprised with … a 2002 Porsche Boxster.

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May 26, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT

The 4 Most Interesting Things You'll Learn From KFC's Oddly Educational 'Hall of Colonels' Gunfighter, ferryman, amateur OB/GYN

Whether or not KFC's resurrection of Colonel Sanders achieves its goal of putting a sales dent in potent rivals like Chick-fil-A, the campaign is at least reminding America what a peculiar and fascinating life Harland Sanders actually led. 

As part of the campaign led by Wieden + Kennedy, KFC has launched a digital version of an animatronic museum called The Hall of Colonels, where robotic simulacra of Sanders will regale you with songs and stories about his life.

It's surprisingly entertaining and educational, actually. Here are a few of our favorite gleanings:

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May 26, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

Brooklyn Film Festival's New Ads Couldn't Be More Scornful of Hollywood TBWA animations keep it real

Will the Brooklyn Film Festival ever go Hollywood? Fuggedaboutit!

Four short, simple animations by TBWA\Chiat\Day deliver the message that the New York borough and its festival of independent films, which runs from May 29 through June 7, are "3,000 miles from Hollywood"—in mindset as well as distance.

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May 26, 2015, 10:16 AM EDT

Evian's Cute and Clever Print Ads Reveal One-Half of Your Inner Child More fun sight gags

Evian's famous ongoing ad campaign from BETC is all about sight gags showing adults as children. It's been enormously successful, at least in terms of staggering YouTube view counts on ads like "Roller Babies" and "Baby & Me," though some people find the whole thing cloying, even creepy.

This new print campaign, though, is straightforward fun—without the CGI that can make the videos off-putting. The beach chair/cellphone one is particularly great. And the framing and simple product placement in each execution are perfect.

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May 26, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT

Ads About Veteran Suicide Show Heartbreaking Photos of the Homes Where They Died A war photographer's images far from the combat zone

With Memorial Day on Monday, here's a look at a sad and remarkable ad campaign from Crispin Porter + Bogusky for Mission 22, an initiative the agency started to raise awareness of veteran suicide.

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May 22, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT

How This Interactive Subway Ad Got Everybody Yawning, and Wanting Coffee OOH gets contagious

This interactive outdoor campaign by Lew'Lara\TBWA is a real yawner—which is exactly what the Brazilian agency intended.

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May 22, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT

Darkly Comic Ads for ZocDoc Illustrate the Utter Hell of Calling Your Doctor Stop telling them you have rabies

ZocDoc knows how much it sucks trying to deal with doctors over the phone. Now, the online medical-care scheduling service positions itself as the cure for such headaches in a pair of humorous spots from Goodby Silverstein & Partners in New York.

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May 21, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT


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