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This Branding Agency Embraces Absurd Concepts to Get That Viral Video

Even if it means going to the dogs

Specs Who (L. to r.) Co-founders Tim Staples, Nick Reed and Cameron Manwaring What Video marketing agency Where Los Angeles and Provo, Utah It's well-known that animals are one of the hardest subjects to…

How Snapchats Hidden in Black Ops 2 Led to Today's Big Live-Action Trailer for Black Ops 3

Activision's engaging new platform for its biggest franchise

Activision unleashed its live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 today. And it's a typically impressive production from 72andSunny—a documentary-style look at a world decades from now in…

Ad of the Day: Gun Violence PSA Makes Heartbreaking Statues From Victims' Clothes

FCB's 'Unforgotten'

Eight victims of gun violence are memorialized in lifelike but faceless plaster statues in FCB Chicago's "The Unforgotten," a traveling public-service installation and media campaign. Created for the Illinois Council Against…

Ad of the Day: This Great Hertz Ad Starts Off Sweet, Then Takes a Sharp Left Turn

Moving day blues

He took the tea kettle? Ouch, that Hertz! This cute British spot from adam&eveDDB starts off sentimentally, as a middle-aged couple are saying goodbye to their son, who is moving out—with…

Ad of the Day: Cooks Cut Loose in Lurpak's Sizzling New Food Porn

Butter brand gets jazzy with W+K

Cooking with Lurpak is a full body-and-soul experience. A new ad from Wieden + Kennedy London continues the butter brand's tradition of quick-cut, hi-res food porn. In the voiceover, Rutger Hauer…

Ad of the Day: Ewan McGregor Takes the Piss Out of Advertising in Funny BT Campaign

Yet another anti-pitchman

The year of the celebrity anti-pitchman continues, with Ewan McGregor poking fun at the absurdities of the advertising process in AMV BBDO's amusing campaign for British TV and Internet provider…

Ad of the Day: Hefty Cups Turn Ordinary Moms Into Slang-Spewing Party Animals

Havas Worldwide on fleek

They may have played beer pong with red Solo cups in 1999, but moms have upgraded to crack-resistant party cups in Hefty's sharp and funny new campaign by Havas Worldwide…

Ad of the Day: Guitar Hero Live's Crazy Trailer Puts You on Stage in Front of a Real Crowd

Better be ready to rock

Guitar Hero Live isn't a virtual reality experience, but in terms of immersion, it's the next best thing, according to the just-released game trailer from 72andSunny. The game and the trailer…

Ad of the Day: Sylvester Stallone Brings the Heat in This Ridiculous Ad for a British Bakery

Fun stuff from WCRS

Yo, Adrian! Sylvester Stallone is in this British commercial for Warburtons bakery. Guess he didn't make enough dough in Hollywood. Sly rises to the occasion, though, in this wry-humored spot from…

It’s a Family Affair at This Website Maker in Williamsburg

Blenderbox, like its married founders, mixes tech with design

Specs Who Jason Jeffries, CEO, and Sarah McLoughlin, creative director What Full-service interactive agency Where Brooklyn, N.Y. A marriage of technology and design describes both Blenderbox's approach to building websites for the likes of…

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