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Grey London Takes Promo Grand Prix for LifePaint, Which Lights Up Cyclists at Night

Safety and PSA campaigns do well across the board

CANNES, France—Grey London, which has joined the ranks of the elite creative agencies in recent years, won its first Cannes Grand Prix here tonight, topping the Promo & Activations Lions…

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Just Invented Pretty Cool Takeout Packaging for Cyclists

Pedaling through the drive-through

CANNES, France—Advertisers are pretty obsessed with cycling lately, judging by a number of remarkable campaigns that have been entered in the Cannes Lions festival here. (Look for a couple of…

How Jessica Walsh and Gerry Graf Turn Data Into Art in Their Advertising

The benefits of playing, not thinking

CANNES, France—Two well-respected creatives preached the gospel of jumping in, and then letting go, as they described their personal process of making advertising at a Cannes Lions seminar presented by…

180LA Tries to Recruit a New Creative Director With a Sneaky Award Entry at Cannes

Targeting the judges directly

CANNES, France—Where can you find the world's best creative directors? They're sitting on Cannes Lions juries. So, if you're looking to hire a great new CD, why not approach those…

Loverboy Frontman Recants 'Working for the Weekend' in This Throwback Job Hunting Ad

Now, jobs are fun

If you were wondering what the frontman of '80s Canadian rock back Loverboy is up to these days, the answer is second guessing the lyrics to "Working for the Weekend"…

Ad of the Day: How One Travel Agency Fell in Love With a Giant Beached Sausage

Hey, it could happen

If you want to see a contender for the year's most bizarre ad, here's one about a bunch of people stroking a giant sausage on a beach. McCann Mexico created the…

Denver Water's Outdoor Campaign Gets Even Cooler With These Incredible Handmade Ads

'You can't make this stuff'

The well of inspiration apparently never runs dry for Denver Water's long-running "Use Only What You Need" campaign. And while Sukle Advertising's lauded conservation initiative often features eye-catching public installations,…

'Holiday's Over' for Germs in These Awesomely Gross Ads for a Unilever Cleaning Brand

Great illustrations from Bangkok's Illusion and DLKW Lowe

Attention, germaphobes. Here are your worst nightmares realized. Unilver cleaning brand Domestos is out with three new print and poster ads in the U.K. that vividly imagine microorganisms as gross cartoons…

Ad of the Day: A Driver Looks Back Once, and Then Forever, in This Beautifully Bleak PSA

Irish road-safety ad will have viewers spinning

It's been a while since we've seen a really brutally depressing road-safety PSA. But Ireland obliges—with help from master craftsman director Martin Stirling—in the spot below, which warns against behavior…

Tylenol Further Explores the Changing Face of the American Family in New Ad

Same-sex and interracial couples

Tylenol is continuing its celebration of diverse families with a new commercial from J. Walter Thompson in New York featuring same-sex and interracial couples. Titled "How We Family," the ad is…

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