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What Does It Take to Win the Super Bowl on Social Media? With each year, the real-time marketing bar rises higher

Advertisers once again are bringing out all the digital bells and whistles for the Super Bowl, the biggest marketing event of the year. But after last year's Samsung-powered selfie with Ellen…

January 6, 2015, 12:25 PM EST

TurboTax Is Returning to the Super Bowl With More Comedy From Wieden + Kennedy William H. Macy steps in for John C. Reilly

TurboTax aired a surprisingly entertaining ad on last year's Super Bowl, with Wieden + Kennedy and director Bryan Buckley teaming up for an amusing metaphor about how the game—for most…

January 5, 2015, 4:41 PM EST

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Refreshes 'I'm Lovin' It' and Suddenly Feels a Lot Like Oreo Archenemies become friends in Leo Burnett's launch spot

Can't we all just get along? McDonald's thinks so—and pushes global harmony hard in its new brand campaign, which refreshes the long-running "I'm lovin' it" tagline by putting more focus…

January 5, 2015, 1:51 PM EST

Agency and Brand Leaders Weigh in on Digital's Mounting Ad Viewability Issues 2015 promises a huge battle on this front

Ad viewability is perhaps the hottest digital advertising topic heading into the new year, thanks to a little back-and-forth between the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the 4A's. So why not…

December 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

December 23, 2014, 4:12 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Netflix Films Unscripted Spots in Real People's Homes on Movie Night The joy of watching together

Tis the season to pile into the family room and argue over what to watch on Netflix. R/GA Los Angeles runs with that general theme—sweetened significantly—in its new Netflix campaign, themed…

December 23, 2014, 11:24 AM EST

Ad of the Day: It's Hump Day All Over Again in Geico's New Commercial Classic spot has unforeseen repercussions

Spoofing your own ads. It's what you do. The Martin Agency's work for Geico has often been hilariously self-aware. The whole "So easy, a caveman can do it" thing was advertising…

December 22, 2014, 11:34 AM EST

Corning and the MythBusters Guys Show You How to Get Millions of Views on a 10-Minute Pre-Roll Product testing that's fascinating and fun

Who wants to watch 10 minutes of industrial product testing? If Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are doing it, the answer is millions. The co-hosts of Discovery Channel's MythBusters filmed two…

December 22, 2014, 9:20 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Hyundai's 'Exobaby' Might Be the Oddest Metaphor Yet for Its Drivers Feeling safe yet?

It's tough to make babies the star of car commercials, seeing as they're a long way from driving age. Not that advertisers haven't tried. Now, Hyundai jumps in with perhaps…

December 18, 2014, 3:37 PM EST

Carnival Asks Consumers to Choose Its First Super Bowl Commercial Voting begins on four BBDO rough cuts

Carnival Corp. wants the public to select its first Super Bowl spot from among rough cuts of four commercials produced by new agency BBDO in Atlanta. The spots are "Getaway," which…

December 18, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

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