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Adweek and Clio Awards Form a Duet for Our Annual Music Issue

Partnership tuned to the evolving relationship between artistry and marketing

We've all experienced it, the powerful, emotional upwelling when you hear a piece of music for the first time that really hooks into your soul. For me it happened with…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: March 6-13

Killer drones, mean tweets, everyday heroes and more

It was a week of good versus evil, from everyday heroes to murderous drones. And we also had two spots about mysterious growths. Check out our picks for the week's…

Ad of the Day: Meet Charles Schwab's New Intelligent, Nonhuman Pitchman

CP+B builds embodiment of the company's robo-adviser

Charles Schwab gets replaced by a robotic pitchman in Crispin Porter + Bogusky's new campaign introducing a digital platform called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. A stylized, British-accented, boxy digital monitor has the…

Ad of the Day: Ikea Praises Ordinary Household Items with Epic Irreverence

It's hard work, but someone has to do these jobs

Don't take your toilet brush for granted, says a wise new ad from Ikea. Aptly titled "Everyday Heroes," the spot—by Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors—is a moving celebration of the different…

This Chicago Shop Barters for Stakes in Small Brands, Gaining Business Smarts

But Schafer Condon Carter also loves making ads for the Cubs

Specs Who Managing partner, president David Selby (l.) and founding partner, CEO Tim Condon, with visiting pooch Charlie What Full-service agency Where Chicago Beyond creating ads for the likes of Land O'Lakes, ConAgra Foods…

Ad of the Day: Audi Is the Best Car for Fleeing a Swarm of Killer Drones

Fun, exhilarating, topical spot

One day soon, drones will kill us all and/or deliver Apple Watches from Amazon. For now, they descend from the clouds with great menace in this rousing Audi spot from…

Should Your Agency Work for That Startup? Here's a Flowchart to Help You Decide

How to tell the next big thing from a boondoggle

It's time for South by Southwest, which means hundreds of agencies and startups will be colliding in Austin, where they hope to make the marketing equivalent of a love connection. But,…

Ad of the Day: Microsoft Urges Girls to Stick With Science on International Women's Day

Recruiting for 2027?

Add Microsoft to the list of companies touting support for young girls who like science and engineering. The tech giant celebrated International Women's Day on Sunday, and Women's History Month generally,…

Ad of the Day: Air France Takes You Inside the Dreamiest Airplane Cabin Ever

'France is in the air' once again

Air France embarks on a lavish flight of fantasy in this trippy 45-second global commercial by BETC Paris. Directed by film collective We Are From LA (which also directed Pharrell's "24…

Ad of the Day: Tinder Plus Takes a Girl on Wild Adventures in Love, Sex and Travel

Romance on the go

Monday's release of Tinder Plus, the paid version of the popular dating app, was met with a certain amount of consternation, particularly among elderly users over 30. But this 90-second…

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