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How BBDO and Doug Liman Got Inside One of the World's Biggest Waves for Visa Kolohe Andino rips up a gnarly spot for Checkout payment service

IDEA: It might not be the smartest idea to order pizza via smartphone while surfing an enormous wave off Tahiti. But it's good to know you could. In advertising's latest crazy…

September 23, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Budweiser Makes the Cutest 'Don't Drink and Drive' PSA Yet A return to puppies

Outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo, there is a statue of a dog named Hachiko. In the 1920s, the dog would greet his owner at the station at the end of…

September 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

Who Will Succeed Maurice Lévy at Publicis Groupe? Adweek looks at possible contenders

Publicis Groupe’s reorganization last week included the promotion of non-Parisian executives to help “lead the way for a new generation at the helm.” Most important of those roles, of course,…

September 22, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

Gravity Award Winner: Nivea Sun Solar Ad Charger FCB Brazil found a way to make a magazine ad give back to readers by charging their phones

Acouple of years ago, Max Geraldo and his team at FCB Brazil in São Paulo needed a fresh way to make Nivea Sun’s line of lotions and moisturizers shine. They…

September 22, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

This Agency Gets 90% of Its Business Through Referrals DXagency makes sweepstakes and contests for big-name clients like HBO

Specs Who (from left) Izzy the dog, employee relations; Michael Dub, partner; Sandy Rubinstein, CEO; Benjamin Hordell, partner What Agency Where Edgewater, N.J. Indie shop DXagency happily reports that 90 percent of its business…

September 22, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT

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

Ad of the Day: Gatorade's Epic Farewell to Derek Jeter Will Be Tough to Beat Surprising fans in the Bronx

Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today. If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career,…

September 18, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

How to Win a Clio Award 10 things I learned as an award judge

I was recently asked to be jury member of the Clio Awards. The Clios? An advertising award that my mother has actually heard of! But wait, it gets better. The…

September 17, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Martin Sorrell Says China's Move to Stop Graft Creates Opportunities for WPP Transparent media-buying model pays off

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell told CNBC that China's anti-graft campaign is benefiting WPP.  "[In terms of] public relations and public affairs, every time there's a crisis, to be honest, there's an…

September 16, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

How Jack Daniel's Searched All Over the Country for the Best Bar Stories Inside Arnold's rich new website

IDEA: People in bars like to talk, especially when whiskey, preferably in copious amounts, has been consumed. Often, the stories are even about whiskey, insofar as it precipitated some memorable…

September 16, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

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