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Volkswagen Picks PHD to Handle Its $3 Billion Global Media Account

Omnicom wins the year-long 'Mediapalooza' review

German auto giant Volkswagen picked Omnicom's PHD as its new global media agency of record, ending its relationship with WPP's MediaCom after nearly two decades. The news marks PHD's biggest…

Ad of the Day: Kia Hamsters Give Deliverance a New Spin, and a Happier Musical Ending

Rodents and humans make beautiful music together

That prize banjo scene from the film Deliverance gets a CG-infused makeover in Kia's latest ad, featuring its trademark hamsters, who have basically become the Barbie doll of brand mascots—they…

Ad of the Day: Smart Car Gives Lie Detector Tests to Drivers in Front of Their Loved Ones

To see if they're as 'open' as the Fortwo Cabriolet convertible

The Smart Fortwo Cabriolet is the only convertible in its class that has a roof that truly opens completely. And so, its drivers should be "open," too—at least according to…

Autotrader Bets on Indie Band Sjowgren in Its Latest Hook for Millennial Car Buyers

A bohemian love story for the 'Tinder' of cars

In its latest effort to pitch Autotrader to the 18- to 35-year-old crowd, Zambezi casts the online service as a kind of Tinder for millennials looking to hook up with…

Subaru Goes Stargazing in Dreamy Campaign Made With Canada's Royal Astronomical Society

When did you last see the heavens?

Twinkle, twinkle, little car. Subaru Canada channels the magical feeling of a night drive beneath celestial lights in a new campaign from Red Urban. Developed with the Royal Astronomical Society of…

Ad of the Day: A Son Betrays His Father in the Most Painful Way in This Infiniti Spot

Family tradition goes out the window in CP+B's latest

The luxury auto wars get personal in Crispin Porter + Bogusky's new 60-second spot for Infiniti, as a young man bearing a terrible secret travels to meet his father, knowing…

IBM's Watson Helped Fashion House Marchesa Design a 'Cognitive Dress' for the Met Gala

Data meets couture

IBM's Watson is set to make a splash on one of fashion's biggest stages: the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala. IBM teamed up with design house Marchesa to create…

Honda Says If You Can't Do This While Texting, You Shouldn't Drive While Texting Either

Phone down, eyes up!

Since April is apparently Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Honda is running a series of short videos called #PhoneDownEyesUp that urge us to respect our own limits when it comes to…

Chevy's 'Little Red Corvette' Tribute to Prince Is So Good, It's Running in Print Too

Ad hits several newspapers Friday

Brand tributes to Prince following his death Thursday at age 57 have been hit or miss. But Chevrolet's Corvette tribute was among the best—a lovely minimalist message from a brand…

Facetime: Awards Season Kicks Into Gear

Ashley Benson, Arianna Huffington, Michael Lombardo, Megyn Kelly and more

This year's award season is off to a powerful start. In LA, MTV held its annual Movie Awards in LA while TV Land's Icon awards brought out big stars. Check…

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