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World Surf League Tries Comedy in Ads Starring the Sport's Offbeat Characters

Less drama, more humor

The World Surf League catches a whole new wave with "Beach Breaks," a series of comedy shorts from agency Zambezi and director Peter Miller. Unlike past WSL efforts that focused on…

Support Young New Talent by Hitting Well-Known Creative Directors with Cream Pies

Ogilvy London spreads just desserts for Cream

Ever want to fling something at your creative director? Now you can, and it'll look like a compliment! This year, Ogilvy & Mather London is hosting Cream, a global showcase of…

Parents of Kindergartners Heading Off to School Will Ugly Cry at This Oscar Mayer Ad

A twist on back-to-school

Ow! Our heartstrings! Real kindergarteners and first graders star with their moms in Oscar Mayer's back-to-school campaign from Olson Engage. Our story beings with three young mothers prepping their kids for the…

This Agency Compiled a Nifty Little Notebook Packed with One Client's Bizarre Quotes

Almost as good as Ogilvy on Advertising

We spend a lot of time with clients—trying to make them laugh and drink, reassuring them of our endless (sometimes even slavish) capacity to do anything they put their mind…

Don't Vacation in the Office, Says This Hilariously Deadpan Ad From Virgin Atlantic

Not all it's cracked up to be

The U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world with no minimum paid vacation leave, which at least explains the in-office purgatory many people suffer over the summer. The…

Mcgarrybowen Names New Strategy Lead, Chief Integration Officer

Conner Huber joins the team, while Phil Gaughran gets promoted

Mcgarrybowen New York has expanded its strategic leadership team again with the addition of chief strategy officer Conner Huber and the promotion of Phil Gaughran, who previously held that role,…

Adidas Takes a Shot at Under Armour With an Ad About Creativity, Not Just Hard Work

Aaron Rodgers, Von Miller among stars of new spot

Playing a sport well, and becoming a career athlete, doesn't just mean you've studied a list of plays, stuck to a workout regimen and mastered exactly how something should be…

Independent Agency Bailey Lauerman Names Former RAPP President as Its New CEO

Nebraska native Greg Andersen returns home

Omaha, Neb.-based Bailey Lauerman has hired Greg Andersen, former U.S. president of Omnicom's RAPP, as its new CEO. Andersen, who started the job this week, replaced Andy Fletcher, who departed…

Bo Jackson and Brian Bosworth Totally Cheat at Tecmo Bowl in Kia's Nostalgic New Ads

8-bit touchdown drives in a Sorento

Bo Jackson really, really, really, really loves Tecmo Bowl. Earlier today, we wrote about the former NFL star's cameo in a new Bud Light ad, in which he's seen playing the…

Ad of the Day: Bud Light Is Ready for Some Football With a Flashy Ad for Its NFL Cans

Bo Jackson, Justin Tuck and Tim Couch star in 'Your Can's Year'

We love ourselves some limited-edition custom packaging. It's the kind of non-news that works almost mindbendingly hard to prove it's worth mentioning, making it a princely marketing exercise.  That's what you…

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