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Ad of the Day: Craving Mr. Peanut? Planters' Animated Mascot Returns, With an Attitude

One tough nut

Planters' iconic mascot is getting to be a real nut-buster these days. Slap on your monocle and watch how Mr. Peanut taunts his nemesis, Richard the Nutcracker, in the new ad…

Wieden + Kennedy Names New Creative Leadership at Portland Headquarters

Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin are known for their Old Spice work

This week, Wieden + Kennedy Portland announced a new creative leadership team formed by the return of Jason Bagley, the promotion of Eric Baldwin and the departure of Mark Fitzloff. Bagley…

Ad of the Day: Adults Hate Christmas So Much That Walmart Hypnotized Them Into Enjoying It

Chris Jones stars in Saatchi's 'Holiday Hypnosis'

Walmart's holiday ad begins by reminding us of something we already know: Kids love Christmas. They can't sleep. They tear their presents open like wild animals. They scream.  Adults, on the…

Santa Abducts and Tortures a Single Mother in 2016's Weirdest Christmas Ad

Russian spot is met with outrage

A bizarre Christmas commercial from Russia is under fire for showing Santa Claus trying to teach a single mother a lesson in being a better parent—by abducting her and dragging…

This Women's Choir Bleats Out Goat Versions of Christmas Carols for a Good Cause

ActionAid's follow-up to 'All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat'

It isn't easy refreshing your Christmas music playlist. A worthy original with just the right mix of novelty and nostalgia is hard to find.  But last year, giving contenders a run…

This Agency Made an App That Lets Your Cat Take Its Own Selfies

Smile, you're on Candid Catmera!

All in all, cats are pretty clueless. Show them some pixelated fish, mice and treats, and they'll jab their fangs right against the digital screen and try to take a…

Ad of the Day: Britain's Channel 4 Ran a Breathtaking Live Ad of the Assassin's Creed Leap of Faith

Don't close your eyes

We love it when an ad comes with a "Don't try this at home" disclaimer, because you know you're about to see something that somebody's gonna want to try at…

The 4 Largest Holding Companies Are Now Involved in Federal 'Bid Rigging' Probe

WPP confirmed subpoena today

The federal government's investigation into allegations of antitrust practices at major ad agencies has expanded to include WPP, the world's largest holding company. WPP this morning released the following statement on…

Ad of the Day: Smart Car Takes on Cinematic Clichés in a Peppy New Campaign

Driving off the beaten path

Why do epic car chases always happen in slow motion? You won't get the answer to that, but the trope will at least be addressed in the latest amusing campaign…

IPG Mediabrands Names a New Global Leader for Reprise, Its Search Agency

Tim Ringel is a digital marketing veteran

The media wing of Interpublic Group announced the appointment of digital veteran Tim Ringel as the global president of Reprise, its search and digital experience agency. Reprise provides search engine marketing,…

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