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Art Director's Portfolio in a Bottle Gets Him Off Desert Island and Into an Agency Job

Castaway no more

To stand out in the piles of applications DDB Istanbul received when it was looking for an art director, Canhür Aktuglu sent out an SOS and presented his portfolio as…

Painfully Funny Airbnb Parody Reminds You Who'll Really Be Staying in Your House

And he isn't very kind

Airbnb's existential-crisis ad with the waddling baby didn't lend itself to being taken all that seriously in the first place. Now, a parody is helping it along the path to…

Taylor Swift Stars in Global Rebrand for Keds: 'Ladies First Since 1916'

kbs+ celebrates today's trailblazing women

A year ahead of its centennial, footwear brand Keds is launching a global brand platform and fall 2015 ad campaign around female empowerment, and has gotten one of the world's…

Sweden's Favorite Fishy Paste Delights in Disgusting the Rest of the World With It

Kalles Kaviar is latest to find comic value in an acquired taste

Ever hear of Kalles Kaviar? It's cod roe, and you eat it out of a toothpaste tube. Cringe away, but Kalles is a beloved Swedish product. They put it over eggs…

Congrats, Omaha, You Now Have the Country's Most Disgusting Billboards

STD warnings look like infected flesh

A graphic sexual health campaign aims to combat rising STD rates in Omaha, Neb., by grossing out young people with giant flesh-and-pus letters that deliver off-putting puns. Billboards and bus posters…

A Ticket to This Music Festival in Transylvania Will Cost You Two Pints of Blood

Clever plasma payment plan

To sell tickets to its inaugural event, the Transylvania-based Untold Music Festival is working the Dracula angle. In partnership with Romania's National Blood Transfusion Institute, it has launched "Pay With…

AT&T's Latest 'It Can Wait' Ad Shows a Brutal Crash in Reverse, but There's No Going Back

Message evolves beyond texting, includes VR

AT&T's "It Can Wait" texting-and-driving campaign from BBDO New York has included many notable executions, including the painful Werner Herzog documentary from 2013. And the latest spot is no exception,…

These Emoji Flashcards From Domino's Will Teach You How to Talk to Your Kids

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These days, if you can't understand emojis, life is not worth living. But there is hope, thanks to an "Emoji Literacy" campaign from Domino's and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. As you…

Geico's 'It's What You Do' Campaign Is in Fair Condition After Emergency Surgery

Classic game crashes latest ad

Is Geico's "It's What You Do" campaign on life support? Not yet, but it's been hospitalized with a severe case of the non sequiturs. I'm not a huge fan of the…

TBWA Ads for Gatorade and Nissan Are Among 6 Emmy Nominees for Best Commercial

W+K misses party for once

A year after TBWA\Media Arts Lab walked away with the 2014 Emmy Award for Best Commercial (for the Apple spot "Misunderstood"), TBWA\Chiat\Day has placed two spots among the 2015 nominees…

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