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Havas Chicago Is Loaning Out Its Summer Interns to Local Businesses That Need Them

So, how's that going?

I asked Havas Worldwide Chicago to #GimmeAnIntern for this post. The agency sent me three. Along with honing their skills in various agency departments, the 14 lucky folks in Havas's 10-week summer…

Ad of the Day: This Bug Spray Made Glorious Blood Portraits From Squashed Mosquitos

BBDO put on a whole exhibition, linked to blood donation

Cormac McCarthy gave us Blood Meridian. Jay Reatard gave us Blood Visions. And now BBDO Russia has given us the equally badass "Blood Portraits" to promote mosquito repellent Glorix. The name,…

India's First Ad With a Lesbian Couple Goes Viral

Ogilvy pushes boundaries for clothing brand Anouk

An Indian clothing company is out with an ad that news reports are billing as the socially conservative country's first to feature a lesbian couple. Anouk and Ogilvy & Mather Bangalore…

Traffic Cop Shockingly Lifts NYC Taxi, but It's the Ad Up Top That's the Giveaway

Thinkmodo has a heart in latest prank

It turns out Thinkmodo can thrill people, not just scare them. The viral marketing agency, best known for its frighteningly good Carrie and Devil's Due prank videos, takes a refreshingly different…

Ad of the Day: Sony PlayStation Vue Is the Stuff of Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Fantasy

Johannes Leonardo likens the service to never-before-seen marvels

Wouldn't you?" is the salient question posed in Johannes Leonardo's first ad campaign for Sony's PlayStation Vue since the streaming TV service was announced in March (the agency was awarded…

Southern Comfort Wants You to Tan Your Giant Belly (and Your Lemonade) This Summer

Getting even more comfortable

The hirsute, rotund free spirit from Southern Comfort's famous "Beach" ad in 2012 may have been harboring a dirty secret—his famous tan might have been at least partly self-inflicted—judging by…

Angel Soft Wishes Single Moms a Happy Father's Day in Unique Take on the Holiday

A twist on familiar clichés

Adult children raised by single mothers wish their moms a happy Father's Day in this intriguing, unconventional take on the holiday by Deutsch LA for Georgia Pacific's Angel Soft bathroom…

Ad of the Day: Panera Gets Into Lifestyle Branding With Manifesto About Healthy Living

Anomaly's first work on the account

New ads for Panera Bread lean into the food-as-lifestyle trend—and in that sense, play in the space of Chipotle and, to a lesser extent, Chobani. While Panera's ads, which break today,…

Finlandia Packs 1,000 Years of Offbeat Inspiration Into One Crazy Ad

Combined wisdom from very unlikely endorsers

Finlandia is gunning hard for the title of most inspirational vodka commercial ever. A new two-and-half-minute ad, "1,000 Years of Less Ordinary Wisdom," features offbeat heroes like a drag wrestler and…

Ad of the Day: Toyota Honors Dads With a Pair of Short Documentaries for Father's Day

Quietly poignant work from Saatchi L.A.

After its paternal score in the Super Bowl, Toyota steers the conversation back to dads with two short Father's Day films from Saatchi and Saatchi Los Angeles. The carmaker is…

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