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'Got Milk?' Isn't Dead. In Fact, It Just Made Two Curious New Ads Tackling sales slump with comedy and drama

There was major media hubbub earlier this year about the death of the "Got milk?" campaign. But while it's no longer being used nationally by the Milk Processor Education Program…

August 21, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

W+K Develops a Series of Underwater Apps for Sony's Waterproof Phone The life aquatic, half an hour at a time

If you ever hoped to pretend your phone were a fish or an aquatic plant, Sony would like to present its Xperia Z1S. The brand, along with Wieden + Kennedy and…

August 20, 2014, 9:18 AM EDT

Newcastle Asks for Fan Photos, Which It Promises to Photoshop Poorly Into Terrible Ads Brewer proudly does its own 'lazy branded content'

On Monday, we posted Miller Lite's new national TV spot, featuring a handful of fan photos selected from some 180,000 gathered through the immensely successful #ItsMillerTime hashtag campaign. Now, with impeccable…

August 19, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Why Tim Hortons Totally Blacked Out This Location in a Small Quebec Town Customers were in for a fright

Who turned out the lights? Tim Hortons and JWT Toronto plunged customers at one of the coffee and donut chain's Quebec locations into inky darkness for a prank introducing a new…

August 18, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Thai Life Insurance, Master of the Tearjerker Ad, Sets Its Latest Love Story to Music Salute to the healing power of song

Life in Thailand is pretty meaningful, judging by the heartrending commercials the country produces. Companies like TrueMove and Thai Life Insurance have been rolling out masterful long-form spots about the…

August 18, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Apple Beats Bud, Nike and GE to Win the 2014 Emmy for Best Commercial 'Misunderstood' takes coveted prize

Apple has had its ups and downs in advertising lately. But one recent unqualified creative success—last year's much-loved "Misunderstood" holiday spot—waltzed off with the 2014 Emmy Award for best commercial…

August 17, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

Nike Salutes Paul George in Powerful Ad a Week After His Horrific Injury 'The best is next,' says W+K

Nike has a habit of picking its players up—with tribute ads—after major injuries. The brand did so with Kobe Bryant in 2013, and it has now released the inspiring ad…

August 8, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

Jason Sudeikis Hilariously Returns as the World's Worst Soccer Coach for NBC Sports With help from Tim Howard

It was this time last year that we first met Ted Lasso, an American football coach (played by Jason Sudeikis) hired to manage London's Tottenham Hotspur Football Club—and manage it…

August 8, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

British Ads Remember World War I Dead Who Aren't as Famous as Their Names Quest to honor every soldier

The Royal British Legion is behind a weighty ad campaign called "Every Man Remembered," featuring soldiers from World War I who share names with famous people a century later (although…

August 8, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

Agency Wants You to Hire Its Laid-Off Staffers, and Will Pay $5,000 If They Flop Ignite Social's intriguing guarantee

Layoffs after client losses are a harsh reality of the ad business. But one agency leader is putting a $5,000 cash guarantee behind each of the 50 employees he has…

August 6, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

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