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British Ads Remember World War I Dead Who Aren't as Famous as Their Names Quest to honor every soldier

The Royal British Legion is behind a weighty ad campaign called "Every Man Remembered," featuring soldiers from World War I who share names with famous people a century later (although…

August 8, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

Did Penguin Just Design the Worst Book Cover of All Time on Purpose? Creepy image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory provokes outcry

The 50th anniversary publication of Roald Dahl's children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is leaving a bad taste in some mouths. Controversy surrounds the cover of the Penguin Modern Classics…

August 8, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Kids' Ideas for the Car of the Future Will Warm Your Cold, Old Heart Concepts in Toyota contest could save the world

Live long enough and you just might see an automobile that sucks up discarded plastic bottles anteater-style through its front and spits them out the back as recycled plastic bricks…

August 7, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

Maybelline's 'Ideal Woman Rubber Mask' Makes All Cosmetics Obsolete Spoof video mocks beauty standards

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's a horrifying latex mask. The Onion just rolled out this spoof Maybelline ad mocking conventional standards of beauty. In it, the brand introduces a…

August 7, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

Scottie Pippen Says He's the Greatest Chicago Bull Ever in Foot Locker Ad Tall guy, short memory

Michael Jordan's Hanes must be in a twist now that Scottie Pippen has proclaimed himself the greatest player in Chicago Bulls history in this Foot Locker commercial. Pippen's cheeky claim comes…

August 6, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

Honda Accosts Twitter Users With Videos, Memes, GIFs and Other 'Morsels of Cheer' Summer 'Cheerance' event has real-world surprises, too

It's a special week in Honda land, as ad agency RPA is enacting a sweeping plan to spread good cheer—online and off—as part of a five-day "Summer Cheerance" event. A key…

August 5, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

See the Ad That Just Eclipsed Volkswagen's 'The Force' as the Most Shared Ever Activia ends Darth's three-year run

The mighty Empire has fallen … thanks to some yogurt. Deutsch/LA's 2011 Super Bowl spot "The Force" for Volkswagen, which enjoyed an astonishing 41-month reign as the most shared ad of…

August 5, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

Red Bull's Danny MacAskill Rides the Playboy Mansion in the Best Action It's Seen in Years Pro cyclist's bunny hop

Traditionally, the Playboy Mansion's main attraction has been the small army of Playmates who hang around it. But professional cyclist Danny MacAskill manages to overshadow even the bunnies, as he…

August 5, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

Millions Are Thankful for This Feel-Good Bank Ad and Its Overly Generous ATMs TD dispenses Coke-like happiness

TD Canada Trust proved it knew its customers better than most banks by turning a few of its ATMs into Automated Thanking Machines and rigging them to hand out more…

August 4, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

Apple's New iPhone Ad Shows You More Incredible Ways You'll Never Use Your iPhone But you can dream

Apple's new ad for the iPhone 5S is called "Dreams," though it might have been called "In Your Dreams." Like other recent iPhone spots (and iPad spots, for that matter), it…

August 4, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

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