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Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 22-29 A slew of celebrities (on camera and behind it), and a truly crazy product demo

There was plenty of star power in this week's collection of best commercials, and it was mostly put to comic use. Ricky Gervais, Johnny Manziel and Jean-Claude Van Damme also turned…

August 29, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Johnny Manziel Gyrates From Hunger in Latest Snickers Ad Quarterback teaches aerobics

Johnny Manziel isn't Johnny Football when he's hungry. He's Johnny JamBoogie. In this new Snickers ad from BBDO New York, the Cleveland Browns quarterback stars as a Spandex-clad man leading an…

August 29, 2014, 7:40 AM EDT

Tweet This Hashtag in NYC, and Reebok Could Run a Pair of Sneakers Over to You Floor-to-door service is yours

Starting today, New Yorkers who tweet their shoe size and address with the hashtag #ReebokHDS could get a visit from the brand's Human Dispatch Service. The team of runners will personally…

August 28, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

Nocturnal Beer Drinkers Just Hang Around in This Batty Ad From Brazil The freaky bat-people come out at night

When you get to a certain point, usually around your mid-20s, you realize there's not much more to life than drinking delicious beer. Imagine a world where you only wake…

August 28, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: David Fincher Brings Darkness and Mystery to Gap's Fall Campaign W+K's four black-and-white spots

For years, Gap's ads—and its clothes—were all about bubbly, drenching color. But this fall, it's time for a new look in both, as the brand has brought in David Fincher…

August 28, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Bissell Cleans a Grimy Subway Floor, but That's Not the Crazy Part Down and dirty product demo

Ravi Dalchand really, really believes in his product. The senior brand manager at Bissell Canada demonstrates the effectiveness of the new Bissell Symphony All-in-One hard floor cleaner (it vacuums and steams…

August 27, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

Life Alert's New Ad Is Terrifying, and People Are Not Happy About It Brand says the end justifies the means

Life Alert now takes its marketing very seriously. Maybe too seriously. Rather than just have its old commercials be the laughing stock of anyone who's ever seen them, the company is…

August 27, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

See the Painfully Funny Science Museum Ad That Was Too Violent for Canadian TV Man takes a licking, keeps on ticking

The guy in this sublimely sophomoric spot for a Vancouver science museum should be in a world of hurt. Yet he smiles and shrugs off a nail through his shoe, a…

August 27, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

Belize Thanks Journey's Keyboardist for Visiting by Recording 'Don't Stop Beliezin' Salute to Jonathan Cain, who wrote the original

You can't make this stuff up. Jonathan Cain, the keyboard player for Journey and writer of perhaps the band's biggest hit, "Don't Stop Believing," vacationed in Belize recently—and tweeted about what…

August 26, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

New Yorkers Try to Quiet Union Square From a U.S. Open Umpire's Chair in Heineken Stunt Shhhhhhhh!

Chair umpires in tennis have a thankless job. Sure, they have real work to do, but they spend much of their time babysitting the crowd—and sometimes even babysitting the players. As…

August 26, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

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