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Ad of the Day: YouTube's Rewind Takes You on a Crazy Ride Through 2014 Pop Culture Strap yourself in

It's been a good year for YouTube—ad world highlights included a hamster eating tiny burritos, a devil baby terrorizing pedestrians, and strangers making out. The video site's annual Rewind supercut, created…

December 10, 2014, 9:19 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Save the Children Does a Hairy, Hilarious Holiday Spoof of Southern Comfort Save my eyeballs from Harry Enfield while you're at it

If 'tis indeed the season to be jolly—and being jolly involves either putting on some clothes for charity, or taking them off—then today is your lucky day! Save the Children, which…

December 9, 2014, 12:33 PM EST

Ad of the Day: JCPenney Has Store Shoppers Surprise Complete Strangers With Gifts Awkward stunt then gets all warm and fuzzy

Is giving to others the greatest gift of all? Even the sourest Scrooge might admit the idea has merit after checking out JCPenney's #JustGotJingled campaign from EVB and Victors & Spoils. In…

December 8, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Lego Finally Makes an Inspiring, Empowering TV Ad for Girls Imagination meets independence

It's not like Lego hasn't done great ads with girls over the years. In fact, it was ahead of its time. (Everyone has seen the famous "What It Is Is…

December 5, 2014, 12:17 PM EST

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 1-5 Creatures great and small, extreme transparency and another Christmas miracle

Yet another heartwarming Christmas ad makes our list of best spots this week, but it's hardly the only minor miracle on the list. Airbnb and Canon both made exquisitely crafted…

December 5, 2014, 7:25 AM EST

FTC: No, Agencies Can't Ask Staffers to Casually Tweet Nice Things About Clients A cautionary tale about disclosure in social media

As brands push their messages through social media platforms like Twitter, the Federal Trade Commission is reminding marketers they need to disclose any bias on their promotional materials—even if they…

December 4, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Masha Sings a Sultry Remake of 'Werewolves of London' for Three Olives Vodka A beast on the prowl

So, you're a werewolf, and it's your night to howl. Your drink of choice would be … a Bloody Mary? A piña colada at Trader Vic's? A Coors Light, aka…

December 4, 2014, 9:44 AM EST

Is Vagueness Killing Advertising? Let's drop meaningless phrases like 'digital advertising' and 'content marketing'

The rise in popularity of mobile advertising, content marketing, native advertising and the continued focus on digital leads me to one question: Does anyone really know what they are? I’ve never…

November 30, 2014, 11:36 PM EST

The Best Ad of 2014 Was Brilliant and Subversive, and It Wasn't Even Real Inside Newcastle and Droga5's ambushing of the Super Bowl

Technically speaking, the best ad of 2014 didn’t exist. Just ask Anna Kendrick. Last January, millions of viewers watched the Academy Award nominee deliver a two-minute, profanity-laden rant that took Newcastle…

November 30, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

Ad of the Day: This Generous TD Bank Stunt Is the Perfect Ad to Watch on Thanksgiving $30,000 and 24 hours to make people's lives better

Here's $30,000. Now, go out and do something great for your community. And we do mean now. You've got 24 hours to bring your dream to life. That's the challenge TD…

November 27, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

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