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High Fashion Is a Prison in These Striking Print Ads Opposing Child Labor

PSAs for the Abrinq Foundation by TBWA

The striped patterns on dresses, shirts, tunics and sweaters become prison bars—with small, sad faces peeking through—in this Brazilian campaign against child labor. Lew'Lara\TBWA created the print ads for the Abrinq…

This Clever Volkswagen Ad Is Exactly as Long as the Time You Can Spend With It

Copywriting makes it easy to skip ahead

If you don't have time to watch this whole new commercial for Volkswagen Trucks, you can just skip to the end for a quickie version—no matter where you are in…

Why Domino's Went Nuts and Wrote Hundreds of Tweets Almost Entirely in Pizza Emojis

No, there isn't a decoder

On Tuesday, Domino's flooded its Twitter feed with a heap of tweets written almost completely in pizza emojis. They looked like sentences. They were even punctuated. Not only that, but…

Crazy Youngsters Break Out in a Worldwide Dance Party for Pitch Perfect 2

Fan service with a social edge

Never underestimate the promotional power of feel-good fan service. More than 100 fans were featured out of a whopping 1,500 total submissions for this Pitch Perfect 2 promo. Together they created…

Cold Drinks Give the Women on These Bar Coasters Sudden Cuts and Bruises

Japanese fight alcohol-fueled violence

A new Japanese campaign aims to combat domestic violence in the country with inventive coasters that hope to tame excessive drinking, which can contribute to the problem. Yaocho, a bar chain,…

Watch Out, New Hamburglar, Old Hamburglar Is Out of Jail and on the Road Again

A parallel adventure

If you're underwhelmed by the new Hamburglar's antics so far—and are pining for the original criminal himself—you're in luck, thanks to a spec campaign from production company Whiskey Tongue. The #OGHamburglar…

These Creepy Ads for Synthetic Humans Have Britain All Freaked Out

Channel 4's futuristic TV promos

People in Britain who had settled in for a nice viewing of Prometheus this weekend were distressed, to say the least, when a realistic 30-second spot aired—completely unexplained—that advertised synthetic…

WWF Now Lets You Donate by Tweeting the Emojis of Endangered Animals

W+K pitched the idea as a one-off project

Among the gajillion emoji campaigns out there right now, here's a clever one. Wieden + Kennedy London creatives Jason Scott and Joris Philippart recently had an idea for how to use…

Miami Ad School Shows You Just How Gloriously Stupid an Advertising Career Can Be

Check your pride at the door

If you work on the creative side of advertising, you'll earn a paycheck for, among other things, crafting ads where sloths and hairdos sing and piano players caress keys with…

Outdoor Ad Company Gets CMOs' Attention by Putting Their Faces on Mysterious Billboards

Without their permission

Here's an odd little case study from outdoor ad company JCDecaux and BBDO Belgium. Frustrated that client marketing directors weren't showing up to its business presentations, JCDecaux got personal with them—by…

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