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Advertising Week Called Out Agencies by Name in 6 Cities Ahead of This Week's Event

Barker billboards urge ad people to 'change the conversation'

Can the advertising industry "change the conversation" to things that really matter, like gender, diversity, client/agency distrust, transparency and more? Advertising Week made that the theme of the ad campaign…

McCann Created an Escort Service That Had a Macabre Surprise for Anyone Who Tried It

And you thought Ashley Madison was scary

Prostitution has always been fraught with the risk of violence, but today the internet provides broader scope and anonymity. Alongside the sense of entitlement that some people get when they…

Oreo Is Now Making Tasty-Style Recipe Videos for Some of Its Stranger Flavors

With help from U.K.'s Twisted

If you're looking for a low-calorie dessert that mixes avocados and chocolate, then Oreos has a video for you. To promote new special-edition mint and strawberry-cheesecake flavors of the classic sandwich…

Audi Made One Hell of an Entertaining Ad for Tonight's Debate That Everyone Will Love

A much more enjoyable 'Duel'

There's one thing almost everyone watching Monday night's first presidential debate will be able to agree on—that this new Audi commercial, "Duel," airing during the telecast, is a brilliant bit…

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight's Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a 'Beer Wall'

A structure that will unite, not divide

Tecate thinks building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is a great idea—as long as it's 3 feet tall and is used as a meeting place for guys from…

Jack Daniel's Puts the Townspeople of Lynchburg Front and Center in Its New Ads

Town of 600 has plenty of colorful characters

If you don't know jack about the townsfolk of Lynchburg, Tenn., that's about to change. Lynchburg's most famous resident, Brown-Forman brand Jack Daniel's, puts the spotlight on some of its less-renowned…

Parents Will Love This Sweet, Heartbreaking Ikea Ad With a Kid Picking Out Furniture

Time flies when you're furnishing your life

The first trip a person makes to Ikea is often with his or her parents. Buzzman Paris brings that bittersweet visit to life in "My Son," an ad that opens…

Ad of the Day: Bad Customer Service Brings Down a Secret Agent in Adobe's New Comedy

A flashy new Adobe Marketing Cloud spot for Advertising Week

Adobe always likes to unveil a comical new spot for Advertising Week. This year is no exception, and this time we get a James Bond-style spot in which a secret…

2 New Movie Trailers From This Week Show How Hollywood Is Evolving the Format

How to better hook the audience

There's been a movement in two directions over the past few years in how movie trailers are edited and assembled. They've adapted to new media platforms and audience tastes to more…

Ad of the Day: Pine-Sol Is Clueless, Except When It Comes to Cleaning, in 19 Fun Prerolls

Critical Mass spots are pegged to popular searches

Most folks won't be floored by these brief, humorous Pine-Sol vignettes. But that's probably OK with the venerable brand, which just wants to tell viewers that its grease- and stain-fighting…

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