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How to Make Your TV Commercials Look Epic, Even on Zero Budget

iStock by Getty Images has the solution

How can marketers with modest budgets—local home renovators and heating-system installers, for example—create "epic" advertising without going broke? Brazilian agency AlmapBBDO suggests tapping into the royalty-free video and image library…

Carl's Jr. Makes the Most Absurdly American Ad for Its Hot-Dog-and-Chips Cheeseburger

Samantha Hoopes dials up the patriotism

Putting a hot dog and potato chips on your cheeseburger is the ultimate expression of American-ness, according to Carl's Jr. So, this 72andSunny ad for that monstrosity—an official menu item…

3M Makes Retargeted Banner Ads Less Annoying by Turning Them Into Post-it Notes

You won't mind if they come back

Retargeted banner ads are the sledgehammer of the Web, bashing you again and again with the same random product you looked at once, whether you like it or not. But 3M…

If You Like Cute Pigs and Happy Endings, Vodafone Has an Ad for You

Piggy Sue's great adventure

Vodafone New Zealand is out with a heartwarming ad that tells the story of a mailman who finds and befriends a lost pig, then goes on a mission to reunite…

Kyra & Constantin's Hilarious Round Animals Roll Their Way Into British Bread Ads

Getting wild in the food store

The young Swiss-German directing duo of Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow is famous for the hilarious "Rollin' Wild" videos—showing how tough life would be for animals if they were completely…

Ad of the Day: Aaron Paul Guns It in Mazda's Time-Traveling New Spot

Key moments in a driver's life

Zoom zoom, bitches! Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul contributes an awesome voiceover to "A Driver's Life," the first spot in Mazda North America's new "Driving Matters" campaign. Created by WPP's The Garage/Team…

Vine's Amanda Cerny Does a Historically Accurate Striptease for Breathless Resorts

A cheeky peek at the history of the bikini

Riding the viral success of numerous other evolution videos, a genre that started with "The Evolution of Dance," Breathless Resorts has scored a hit with "The Evolution of the Bikini"—an…

This Household Cleaning Brand Has the World's Most Immaculate Twitter Feed

Nothing but white space, with hidden notes

If you're a cleaning brand, you'd better have your house in order—which means making your social media feeds as spotless as possible. French brand Spontex has done just that on…

Nikon Strapped a Camera to This Dog's Heart and Took Photos When He Got Excited

But not everyone is convinced

Times are tough for camera companies. Humans are abandoning digital point-and-shoots in droves, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets. And this has apparently forced Nikon to extreme measures,…

Ad of the Day: Scrabble Tells a Delightful Love Story Entirely in Anagrams

Lola Madrid spot gets a high score

When it comes to telling a brand story through anagrams, Lola Madrid's new Scrabble spot tops them all. Luckily, the wordplay in this charming 80-second film is more clever and compelling…

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