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Can Bissell Clean Up This Year's Puppy Bowl, Which Promises to Make a Giant Mess?

Rescue puppies meet spaghetti, meatballs, gravy and more

What's just as important to advertisers as the Super Bowl? The Puppy Bowl, of course.  The Animal Planet event has now run for 11 "seasons," and this year's sponsors include Bissell, Geico, Dairy…

Giant Ben Franklin and Giant Cheesesteak Battle in Inexplicably Weird Philly Tourism Ad

An odd way to employ the city's legends

The City of Brotherly Love looks hip, inviting and postcard-perfect in a scenic new tourism ad ... that is, until a skyscraper-size Benjamin Franklin starts pounding the pavement to do…

This Art Director Built an Igloo in His Backyard in Brooklyn and Listed It on Airbnb

Patrick Horton's chilly slice of heaven

Looking for a cute little "Boutique Winter Igloo for 2" that you can rent on Airbnb for a few nights of chilly bliss? This one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sounds awesome: "Dripping…

Abe Vigoda Did It All in Advertising, From a Live 1951 TV Spot to the 2010 Super Bowl

A look at the character actor's commercial cameos

Not many actors can boast a career spanning seven decades, but Abe Vigoda—who died Tuesday at age 94—was one of them. And his commercial career was just as long, beginning…

Assemble Your Own Artistic Masterpiece With Ikea's New Adult Coloring Book

Meditate over meatballs

If you like assembling Ikea furniture, you'll love coloring in Ikea coloring books. Ikea just released an adult coloring book sure to appeal to the fast-growing segment of adults who believe coloring…

This Ad Copywriter Is Raising Money to Run an Anti-Trump Attack Ad in New Hampshire

'The man is the epitome of bad advertising,' says Louis Wittig

Trump would date his daughter! Trump's son likes hunting! Trump says he could shoot a man and still win!  We're sick of seeing Trump in our Facebook feeds. Thankfully, we aren't alone: Louis Wittig,…

Agency Vows to Stop Objectifying Women in a Great Video Mocking Truly Egregious Ads

Because who's actually given a sandwich a blow job?

One agency is promising to quit one of advertising's worst habits—objectifying women. Manhattan-based Badger & Winters is making its case with a new video, titled "We Are #WomenNotObjects." The two-and-a-half-minute clip…

Why Jamie Foxx and Jason Biggs Are Chatting With DirecTV's 'Settler' Guy on Twitter

Plus, a new TV spot in the campaign

As the preferred social platform for griping about #firstworldproblems, Twitter is the next logical destination for DirecTV's "Settlers" campaign, which is all about accepting a less-than-perfect life (where, among other…

Pro-Breastfeeding Ads Come With Produce-Style Freshness Stickers for Your Boobs (NSFW)

BooneOakley targets new moms in hospitals

Breasts and supermarket produce go well together in advertising lately. A few month ago, we saw melons in a grocery store made up to look like breasts for a breast cancer awareness…

U.S. Bank's New Ads Imagine the Future, Thanks to Some Clever Visual Tricks

Exploring spaces that don't yet exist

U.S. Bank's new campaign from Carmichael Lynch leaves a lot to the imagination. For example, in "New House," a young couple tour their dream home ... which hasn't been built yet.…

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