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Ad of the Day: Mary Todd Joins MiniAbe in Officer and a Gentleman Spoof for Illinois Whisked away for fall fun

MiniAbe Lincoln has been screaming and whoa-ing his way around Illinois for over a year in ads for the state's tourism office. But he settles down in the latest spot…

September 19, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Whisky Makers Applaud Scots' Vote Against Independence Why your J&B won't cost more

The Scottish people have spoken, and the country’s powerful whisky industry is raising a quiet toast to the vote against independence.  After voters chose to keep Scotland within the U.K., David…

September 19, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Joan Rivers Touts iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave What an unusual Facebook marketing snafu

While many people are struggling to get their hands on an iPhone 6, it seems comedian Joan Rivers was able to posthumously acquire one of the desired devices. The funny…

September 19, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

Brand of the Day: Jackie Kennedy Loved Lilly Pulitzer, but the Label Isn't Stuck in the Past Just look at the resort chic wear maker's Instagram numbers

Few brands can cause socialites—or at least, those who would like to look high society—to brawl. But Lilly Pulitzer is one of them. The fashion brand's annual warehouse sale is such…

September 19, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

Cheerios Tugs at the Heartstrings Again With a Dad Working the Third Shift And his kid, who wants time with him

Oh man, grumpy dad who's working weird hours in this new Cheerios ad from Saatchi & Saatchi. Don't get mad at your kid. Take a lesson from Peanut Butter Cheerios…

September 19, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

Oops! One of the First People in the World With an iPhone 6 Drops It on Live TV Hate when that happens

Unless you're living under a rock, you know the iPhone 6 hits stores today. And if you're one of the souls brave enough to endure insane lines to get your…

September 19, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

Guinness Takes You Inside Its Storied Dublin Brewery in Almost Mystical New Ad '255 years into a 9,000-year lease'

By celebrating its Irish roots, Guinness subtly sails into the mystic with "In Pursuit of More," a campaign that bows with this 90-second spot from Philadelphia agency Quaker City Mercantile. St.…

September 19, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 12-19 Comedies, dramas and one of the best sendoff ads ever

Three celebrity ads anchor this week's collection of best spots, with Samsung, TBS and Gatorade all calling on famous talent to get views. And Gatorade, in particular, really scored—with its…

September 19, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

On the Day of Its IPO, Here's What Americans Think Alibaba Is [Video] New Yorkers give their best guesses

The Alibaba Group is having its initial public offering today. There is no question the "Amazon of the East" is set to make several people wealthy, including co-founders Jack Ma…

September 19, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

As Scotland Counts Votes, Groundskeeper Willie Offers Himself Up as the Nation's Leader Simpsons character's ambitions grow

Should today's vote lead to an independent Scotland, the country will need a fearless leader to represent it on the world stage. Obviously, Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons is that…

September 18, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

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