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FTC Wants Volkswagen to Pay American Consumers for Deceptive 'Clean Diesel' Ads

Seeks a court order to compensate buyers

The Federal Trade Commission has run out of patience with Volkswagen and its advertising campaigns. Today the FTC filed a complaint in federal court charging the auto giant with repeatedly making deceptive…

President Obama's Pit Stop at a Texas Taco Chain Gave It a Huge Boost on Social

Torchy's got a historical visit

During his visit to Austin where he delivered a South by Southwest keynote, President Obama made time for tacos—specifically Torchy's Tacos, a burgeoning chain beloved by Texas residents. Of course, the president's…

Chrysler Selects DDB Chicago as Creative Agency of Record on Its Jeep and Alfa Romeo Brands

Omnicom shop produced one of Jeep's two Super Bowl ads

FIAT Chrysler Automobiles confirmed today that it has chosen DDB Chicago as creative agency of record for its Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands, effective immediately. There was no formal review. A…

The 10 Best Ads Wieden + Kennedy Made for Chrysler and Dodge Over the Years

High points from a classic agency-client team

Today Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced an end to its six-year partnership with Wieden + Kennedy. FCA, which owns brands including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Maserati, said in a statement that…

Ad of the Day: Ford's Risky New Short Film About Divorce Is Beautiful and Sad

Director Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen explains the unconventional content

Divorce is a topic that's almost never explored in advertising. It's just too thorny and depressing. Yet it's also, of course, very relatable to plenty of people—and so Ford Denmark…

Why Jeep Ran a Vertical Ad on the Super Bowl With 112 Million Watching Horizontal Screens

Focusing the viewer on the eyes, optimized for mobile

Jeep's "Portraits" ad, which aired at halftime of Super Bowl 50 and ended up being our favorite spot of the game, wasn't just riveting in its content. It was radical…

There's a Story Behind Christopher Walken's Fancy Sock in the Kia Commercial

Red-hot brand Stance, like the automaker, has ties to the NBA

Stance socks has a starring role in a Super Bowl commercial this year, and the brand didn't have to shell out $5 million for the privilege, either. The ultra hip sock…

What the Famous Faces From Jeep's Super Bowl Ad Really Had to Do With the Vehicle

Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe and more

Jeep aired one of the more evocative commercials of Super Bowl 50 during the halftime break—a lovely 60-second spot called "Portraits" that stitched together striking photographs of famous and ordinary…

Toyota Prius Is 'Heck on Wheels' in Revamped Hybrid's Amusingly Campy Super Bowl Work

Saatchi L.A. teaser calls the vehicle a 'badass'

The Toyota Prius has been called many things, but never a "badass." Until now. The automaker is bringing the Prius to the Super Bowl for the first time in 11 years,…

Audi Heads to Space With a Stirring Super Bowl Ad Set to David Bowie's 'Starman'

Venables Bell spot pushes the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus

Audi unleashed its 2016 Super Bowl ad on Wednesday, and it's destined to have one of the most talked-about soundtracks of any commercial on the game—"Starman," the 1972 track by…

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