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This Agency Ran a Print Ad About How Angry It Was That No One Ran Its Print Ad

Spec strong-arming from South Africa

Here's the moment when spec advertising finally digests its own tail. The Open Collaboration (aka, OpenCo), a South African agency majority owned by TBWA, whipped up what it apparently considers a…

Heineken's New Legend Leads a Romp Through the Parisian Underground

W+K rolls out 'The Insider'

Men who drink Heineken are still going on wild romps through the world's most colorful cities, but now one is leading a gaggle of clueless tourists as well. In this new…

Orange Is the New Black's Latest Inmate Is a Character From a Virgin Ad Campaign

BBH sends its night owl to Litchfield

Last year, Virgin Media in the U.K. introduced an ad character who's literally a night owl, staying up late to binge-watch show after show on Netflix. Now, that owl—who goes…

Target Takes the Long View in This Beautifully Eloquent Ad for Pride Month

Becoming who you're meant to be

"We're not born with pride. We take pride. Pride in celebrating who we were born to be." That's the message of Target's #TakePride campaign for Pride Month, shared across the retailer's…

Housewives Get Hot and Heavy With Their Books in New Ads for Harlequin Romances

Fifty shades of ew?

Desperate housewives enjoy illicit entertainment right under their oblivious husbands' noses in this campaign for Harlequin, the romance novel publisher, from BBDO Toronto and Someplace Nice director Pete Henderson. The campaign,…

This Clever Billboard From Fiat Actually Helps Drivers Parallel Park

Distance sensor guides digitized helpers

How easy would it be to parallel park if you always had a friend to help you—even when you were driving alone? A new Fiat billboard created by Leo Burnett Germany…

If Men Had Periods, These Are the Ridiculously Advanced 'Manpons' They'd Use

Bizarre PSA from WaterAid

WaterAid wanted to draw attention to the 1.25 billion women worldwide who don't have access to a toilet during their period. So, the charity made an ad suggesting if men…

Pro Athletes Go Way Back in Time to Hype the Ultramodern Sports Drink BodyArmor

Not your grandfather's thirst quencher

BodyArmor fields an impressive lineup in "This Is Now," a commercial that positions the brand as an alternative to established players like Gatorade and Powerade. Director Brian Ford and production company…

This Ad Kicks Off Pride Month With a Sweet, Sad Story of Forbidden Love

McGann + Zhang goes back in time

Far too often, repression and discrimination fester in an atmosphere of silence, which makes it essential for those who can speak up to raise their voices for equality and understanding. That's…

Miller Lite Hits the Bodega for Indie-Style Ads About Neighborhood Characters

And they all want the same thing

Silver Man—a dude in a top hat and glasses, every inch of him coated in silver paint—really shines in TBWA\Chiat\Day's new campaign for Miller Lite. But he's just one of many…

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