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British Ads Remember World War I Dead Who Aren't as Famous as Their Names Quest to honor every soldier

The Royal British Legion is behind a weighty ad campaign called "Every Man Remembered," featuring soldiers from World War I who share names with famous people a century later (although…

August 8, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

Agency Wants You to Hire Its Laid-Off Staffers, and Will Pay $5,000 If They Flop Ignite Social's intriguing guarantee

Layoffs after client losses are a harsh reality of the ad business. But one agency leader is putting a $5,000 cash guarantee behind each of the 50 employees he has…

August 6, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Scottie Pippen Says He's the Greatest Chicago Bull Ever in Foot Locker Ad Tall guy, short memory

Michael Jordan's Hanes must be in a twist now that Scottie Pippen has proclaimed himself the greatest player in Chicago Bulls history in this Foot Locker commercial. Pippen's cheeky claim comes…

August 6, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

Honda Accosts Twitter Users With Videos, Memes, GIFs and Other 'Morsels of Cheer' Summer 'Cheerance' event has real-world surprises, too

It's a special week in Honda land, as ad agency RPA is enacting a sweeping plan to spread good cheer—online and off—as part of a five-day "Summer Cheerance" event. A key…

August 5, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Five Red BMWs Drift Together in Automaker's Latest High-Octane Stunt Great driving, hokey storyline

If you like watching pretty cars dance with each other, check out this new stunt driving ad from BMW South Africa. Five cherry red M235i coupes spin around each other in…

August 4, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

Self-Driving Car Wreaks Havoc, but Not for the Reasons You Think, in Hilarious Dutch Ad Boon for an insurance company

Some aspects of the techno-utopian fantasy are especially worth skewering, and Dutch insurer Centraal Beheer does a pretty nice number on one of them: the self-driving car. The brand has a…

July 30, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

We Asked Agencies to Share Their Oddest Decorations, and They Did Not Disappoint Creepy paintings, taxidermied mascots and a rather cozy panic room

Not every marketing agency can be an architectural marvel, but they do all tend to have at least one oddly compelling bit of decor that reminds you you're not in…

July 29, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

Agency Tries to Make an Ad That's All but Unskippable as YouTube Preroll Doing more in those precious first five seconds

The numbers don't lie: When a YouTube preroll ad comes on, users are primed to click the "Skip Ad" button the very millisecond it appears on screen. Research says 94…

July 29, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

ESPN Uses Golden Girls Theme Song to Salute the SEC's Animal Mascots Let's thank each one for being a friend

Do you enjoy looking at adorable animals and singing along to "Thank You for Being a Friend," the Andrew Gold song whose cover by Cynthia Fee rightfully belongs to Blanche,…

July 28, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

Stare at This Ford Print Ad for 30 Seconds, and It Will Suddenly Make Sense Optical illusion promotes park assist

BBR Saatchi & Saatchi created this print ad for Ford Israel that also happens to be an optical illusion. It promotes the Ford Explorer's Park Assist feature in a way…

July 28, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

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