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Designer Shows Off His Big Talent in the World's Smallest Portfolio

Michael William Lester's great little idea

Michael William Lester, a London-based freelance designer and illustrator, isn't afraid to think small. We're talking minuscule here, people! Lester created "The World's Smallest Portfolio," a self-promotional piece that is 24…

This Remarkable Ad Shows Just How Science Can Improve Real People's Lives

Strong storytelling in short film from Royal Dutch DSM

If you think rigorous scientific research is boring or self-serving, this short film from the Netherlands just might change your mind. Amsterdam-based agency 1Camera and director Hugo Keijzer employ some deft…

Ad of the Day: Duracell Powers a Soldier's Sweet Message to His Daughter This Fourth of July

Poignant Anomaly spot gets assist from Hilary Swank

Duracell is making a strong play for the most American ad this Fourth of July by framing itself as the brand that helps keep members of the U.S. military connected…

Facebook Just Updated Its Logo Ever So Slightly. Can You Tell the Difference?

It's in a 'custom' font now

Facebook has basically used the same logo since 2005—its name in white, in Klavika font, on a blue background. But this week, the company, which is now allegedly worth more…

Nike Makes One of the Fastest Ads Ever to Sell the Zoom Air Sneaker

All-stars challenge you to run your quickest mile

A super-fast sneaker deserves a super-fast commercial, and Nike delivers one here for its Air Zoom Elite 8 running shoe. Blink and you'll miss it. The 60-second "Find Your Fast" spot—created…

Norwegians Object to Giant Penis Squirting Them With Confetti in PSA Stunt

Actually, younger people kind of liked it

Believe it or not, there are a few situations where dressing up as a giant penis and spraying people with confetti is inappropriate. Promoting condom use on behalf of a…

Kids' Wildest Dreams Come True in This Beautifully Imaginative Airline Ad

S7's creative interpretations

Here's a fun spot from earlier this year that picked up a silver Lion at Cannes last week. For S7 Airlines from Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, it features cute kids…

Can McDonald's Turn an Awkward Blind Date Into Something That's Actually Fun?

Burnett tries fast-food rom com

McDonald's won't just sate your hunger and comfort you when you're down. It will actually save your aborted love life. Or so claims a new U.K. ad from Leo Burnett London.…

After a Record 8 Lions in Cannes, Ad Council Brings 'Love Has No Labels' to NYC Pride

Extending a hit campaign

The Ad Council's "Love Has No Labels" campaign didn't just set records for the nonprofit PSA maker. With 110 million online views, the launch video is the second most watched…

Ad of the Day: The Fat Jew and Todrick Hall Rap About Viacom's Big Data

Hip-hop video targets ad partners, and even fans of the talent

The title of Viacom Velocity's three-minute music video "The Fat Jewish Is Big Data Featuring Todrick as Hadoop" pretty much says it all. What don't you understand? Social media star/E! Channel…

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