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Executive Kidnapping Fears Trigger BMW's New Armored SUV for Russia Just don't expect Vladimir Putin to get one

As the traditional wisdom goes, a brand that prospers is the one that answers the needs of its market. The nimble R&D team at BMW AG proved this maxim at…

August 29, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

Here Are the Two New Clash of Clans Ads, Which Will Get a Gazillion Views Barton F. Graf shows a softer side to the Wizard

There are fewer explosions and more dialogue in Barton F. Graf 9000's new ads for the Clash of Clans mobile game. In the process, we see a softer, less violent…

August 29, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

LG Asked for 'Mom Confessions,' and Moms Delivered From parenting life hacks to a hungover Easter bunny

LG launched its #MomConfessions campaign earlier this year with a series of cynically amusing TV spots, and since then, real moms have started to get in on the confessional action. While…

August 29, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

Eight O'Clock Coffee Is Bringing to Life the Central Perk Coffee Shop From Friends Pop-up store set for NYC

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…

August 29, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

9 Charity Stunts That Want to Be the Next Ice Bucket Challenge From bear mace to camel toes

Eventually, every celebrity and politician (though hopefully not every brand) will have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. So, what next? The moment the ALS campaign went crazy, we braced for the…

August 29, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

60% of U.S. Families Have No Disaster Plan, but This Ad Hopes to Change That Deutsch N.Y. takes somber approach to FEMA campaign

In the case of a true disaster, how prepared will your family be? A bleak new PSA raises the question in ways that emergency managers hope will get Americans thinking. Preparedness…

August 29, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

Snuggle, Jockey, Jolly Time Get Nostalgic in New Ads Promote comfort in products even our grandparents loved

Vintage. Classic. Throwback Thursday (#tbt). Flashback Friday (#fbf). It’s hip to be nostalgic these days. And the comfort foods and brands that have thrived through the generations—in some cases 100 years…

August 29, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 22-29 A slew of celebrities (on camera and behind it), and a truly crazy product demo

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…

August 29, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

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

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…

August 29, 2014, 7:40 AM EDT

Master and Apprentice Are Back, and Ridiculous as Ever, for Steak 'n Shake New spots from Carmichael Lynch

The latest ads in Carmichael Lynch's master and apprentice campaign for Steak 'n Shake continue to use sound effects and choice props to comic effect. This time, the main featured sound…

August 28, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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