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Return to Rushmore: Best Buy's Back-to-School Ad Channels a Wes Anderson Classic Sadly, no Bill Murray

Wes Anderson's Rushmore was a clear inspiration for Best Buy's back-to-school spot, which, like the 1998 film, focuses on a student juggling an excess of extracurricular interests. Created by Crispin Porter…

July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

Hot Wheels Rolls a Life-Size Darth Vader Car Into Comic-Con Sure to inspire some heavy breathing

To promote its new line of Star Wars-themed character cars and die-cast ships, Hot Wheels showed up at San Diego Comic-Con this week with a life-size Darth Vader car. The car,…

July 25, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

McDonald's Will Spend the Next 18 Months Rebranding New menu and restaurant remodels aim to combat sliding sales

Amid anemic sales, employee pay issues, and an increasingly bad dietary reputation, McDonald’s has announced it will devote the next 18 months to rebranding itself as not only a cheap…

July 25, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Paris Hilton Is Back to Wash Cars and Sex-Eat Some Burgers Carl's Jr. returns to the socialite who started it all

Paris Hilton has almost come full circle, returning to the hypersexualized Carl's Jr. ad campaign that began when she sudsed up a Bentley in 2005. The fast-food chain's strategy of selling…

July 25, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 18-25 Brands salute sports, athletes, dads—and you. Vote for your favorite spot

This week, four of our five best ads pay tribute to a person or activity. Cheerios continues its trend of heartwarming family spots with a cheerful and exciting Canadian ad about…

July 25, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Oculus Rift Takes Center Stage at Comic-Con Fantasy-based virtual reality

While you can read about how your favorite characters solved a crisis or watch a movie about a doomsday scenario, there's still something to be said about going through the…

July 25, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Reebok Gets Into the Bacon Business, Catering to CrossFitters' Sizzling Indulgence Brand ships meat to athletes and takes it on the road

It's a big week for that neighbor of yours who can do a hundred pull-ups and toss tractor tires 20 yards. The CrossFit Games kicks off this week, and to…

July 25, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

Nerd Love Is Worth Millions at Comic-Con Brands spend big on superfan loyalty

Brands are opening their checkbooks to reach fans at Comic-Con in San Diego. The going rate to put an image on the facade of the Marriott Marquis, which sits next to…

July 25, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

Nike Packages Ultra-Flexible Sneakers in a Tiny Shoebox 1/3 of the Regular Size Cute, and not bad for the planet either

Here's a lovely little packaging idea from Nike, and we do mean little. The Nike Free 5.0 is one of the most flexible sneakers ever made. And that's clear right from…

July 25, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT

Internet Hero Hunts Down All 74 Stickers From Apple's New Ad He even found alternatives for most of the fake ones

If you watched that new Apple ad with dozens of stickers adorning a MacBook Air and felt compelled to track down all 74 in real life, I have bad news…

July 24, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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