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Dove Straps Heart Monitors on Men to See How They React to Models, and Their Loved Ones

Portuguese spot makes a questionable point

Imagine you're asked to assess the beauty of airbrushed photos of professional models—and then regular snapshots of your spouse, or a close family member. A new Dove ad from Portugal does…

Consuming Too Much Info? You Might Be Infobese, Say These Very Strange Ads (NSFW)

Surreal, Magritte-like print work from Glory Paris

There's more than one way to feel the flab. But however much time you spend on the treadmill, French ad publication Influencia hopes to draw your attention to a more…

This Porn Star's Startling Ad for a Sex Show Accuses Spain of the Ultimate Hypocrisies

Amarna Miller's provocative crusade makes waves

A striking new ad from Spain is making waves there, accusing the nation's culture of being completely disingenuous—and using an adult film star as its righteous messenger.  "My name is Amarna…

A Lone Red Balloon's Journey Ends Joyfully in Latest 'Practically Magic' iPhone 7 Spot

Apple pushes iOS 10's expressive messaging

Among iOS 10's shiny new toys is a messaging feature that allows you to add effects to your message bubbles, send full-screen animations with your messages, add handwritten notes and…

Who Is Louise Delage? The Troubling Truth Behind an Overnight Instagram Success

When likes act as enablers

We all know a girl like Louise Delage. You've been on Instagram for years and are scraping by with 50 likes on a good day—then she appears on the scene,…

Columbia Sportswear Is Making Job Candidates Literally Climb Mountains for Interviews

Seeking a 'director of toughness' to travel the world

There's been no dearth of dubious job titles in the recent years, thanks in large part to the tech boom. But outerwear marketer Columbia Sportswear is reaching for new and…

How the Title Sequence Can Become the Single Best Ad for Any TV Show

A moment's invitation into a whole universe

What makes a good TV title sequence? YouTuber Ryan Hollinger of Screen Smart explores that question in a video of nearly seven minutes, using the starting sequences of American Horror Story,…

Need a Little Sausage Support? Johnsonville Experts Are Now Just a Phone Call Away

With recipes, meat-themed jingles and more

Sooner or later, everyone's sausage needs some support. If you find yourself in such straits between now and this Friday—say, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time—go ahead and call…

New York City FC's First Brand Spot Is a Gritty Paean to the City It Calls Home

Johannes Leonardo takes us inside the soccer team's new ad

When Major League Soccer began play in 1996, those of us who lived in New York City had only one team to root for—the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. But despite…

Step Right Up and Watch This Air Acrobat Attempt the Most Irresponsible Circus Act Ever

Branded stunt is madness, or is it?

One December day at the International Scene of Contemporary Dance in Stockholm, Sweden, a man named Olle, one of the best air acrobats in the world, did a triple-somersault jump.…

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