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Ad of the Day: A-B Tricks Brooklynites Into Drinking Budweiser, and They Don't Hate It

Blind taste test in NYC

As part of its continued assault on microbrew-swilling beer snobs, Budweiser headed to Brooklyn during Restaurant Week and orchestrated a little stunt to get people to actually drink Bud—and even…

Ad of the Day: Here's What Happens When You Open a Gun Store in the Middle of NYC

Every weapon has a history

States United to Prevent Gun Violence and its agency, Grey New York, have teamed up for some truly hard-hitting PSAs, including 2013's famous "Ed" spot, which won a Silver Lion…

What Is London's Hottest Agency Doing at SXSW?

Cannes darlings adam&eveDDB move well beyond their famous TV work

It's a quiet Thursday morning in early November last year, and John Lewis' latest blockbuster Christmas ad, more than six months in the making, has just been uploaded to YouTube.…

Ad of the Day: Virgin Mobile's New Campaign Is the Ultimate Rickroll

Look who pops up out of nowhere

The sudden appearance of Rick Astley usually means you've been duped. But 180LA and Virgin Mobile now want it to communicate the opposite. A new campaign for the wireless carrier depicts…

Adweek and Clio Awards Form a Duet for Our Annual Music Issue

Partnership tuned to the evolving relationship between artistry and marketing

We've all experienced it, the powerful, emotional upwelling when you hear a piece of music for the first time that really hooks into your soul. For me it happened with…

Wild Virtual Reality Experience Puts You Right in the Audience at SNL 40

Chris Milk's latest project comes to SXSW

It remains mostly unclear what kinds of virtual reality experiences will be most compelling to people. But NBC, Samsung and director Chris Milk presented one VR experience at South by…

Ad of the Day: Robert Downey Jr. Surprises a 7-Year-Old With a Bionic 'Iron Man' Arm

Great spot for Microsoft's Collective Project

There are good ways to use your megafame, and bad ways to use your megafame. Robert Downey Jr. has happened upon one of the best ways to use his—by drawing…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: March 6-13

Killer drones, mean tweets, everyday heroes and more

It was a week of good versus evil, from everyday heroes to murderous drones. And we also had two spots about mysterious growths. Check out our picks for the week's…

Ad of the Day: Meet Charles Schwab's New Intelligent, Nonhuman Pitchman

CP+B builds embodiment of the company's robo-adviser

Charles Schwab gets replaced by a robotic pitchman in Crispin Porter + Bogusky's new campaign introducing a digital platform called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. A stylized, British-accented, boxy digital monitor has the…

Ad of the Day: Ikea Praises Ordinary Household Items with Epic Irreverence

It's hard work, but someone has to do these jobs

Don't take your toilet brush for granted, says a wise new ad from Ikea. Aptly titled "Everyday Heroes," the spot—by Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors—is a moving celebration of the different…

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