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Ad of the Day: Mary Todd Joins MiniAbe in Officer and a Gentleman Spoof for Illinois Whisked away for fall fun

MiniAbe Lincoln has been screaming and whoa-ing his way around Illinois for over a year in ads for the state's tourism office. But he settles down in the latest spot…

September 19, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Cheerios Tugs at the Heartstrings Again With a Dad Working the Third Shift And his kid, who wants time with him

Oh man, grumpy dad who's working weird hours in this new Cheerios ad from Saatchi & Saatchi. Don't get mad at your kid. Take a lesson from Peanut Butter Cheerios…

September 19, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

Guinness Takes You Inside Its Storied Dublin Brewery in Almost Mystical New Ad '255 years into a 9,000-year lease'

By celebrating its Irish roots, Guinness subtly sails into the mystic with "In Pursuit of More," a campaign that bows with this 90-second spot from Philadelphia agency Quaker City Mercantile. St.…

September 19, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 12-19 Comedies, dramas and one of the best sendoff ads ever

Three celebrity ads anchor this week's collection of best spots, with Samsung, TBS and Gatorade all calling on famous talent to get views. And Gatorade, in particular, really scored—with its…

September 19, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

As Scotland Counts Votes, Groundskeeper Willie Offers Himself Up as the Nation's Leader Simpsons character's ambitions grow

Should today's vote lead to an independent Scotland, the country will need a fearless leader to represent it on the world stage. Obviously, Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons is that…

September 18, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

Travel Ad Features Singing Fart Bubbles, and That Might Be Its Least Crazy Part The wonderful world of Wotifia

OK, you world-wise travel people. Ever been to Wotifia? Never heard of it? It's right next to Freedonia, that fake country invented by the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup. Wotifia is…

September 18, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

Stunning PSA Shifts Time to Undo the Killing on a Syrian School Playground NGOs band together in appeal to UN

Martin Stirling already directed one powerful PSA about Syria—Save the Children's incredible spot from last spring, which imagined if the crisis were taking place in London. But the Unit 9…

September 18, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Gatorade's Epic Farewell to Derek Jeter Will Be Tough to Beat Surprising fans in the Bronx

Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today. If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career,…

September 18, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

Old Spice's Man-Robot Sits Down With Drew Brees, and It's Awkwardly Amusing Cue the jazz, the laughs, and the pain

If watching Drew Brees talk to a hyper-awkward robot for six minutes is your kind of thing, then Old Spice has an ad for you. The New Orleans Saints quarterback keeps…

September 18, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT

Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Wet, Mr. Darcy Style, for Charity Campaign Because there's nothing quite like a grumpy wet Cumberbatch

There are moments in cinema when a collective wetting of panties results in an advertising ripple heard through the decades, as marketers struggle to give the people what they want. One…

September 17, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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