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This Digital Agency Went From a Spare Bedroom to Winning Awards Grow’s major clients include Google, HBO and Rdio

Specs Who Drew Ungvarsky, owner and creative director What Digital agency Where Norfolk, Va. Ten years ago, a computer science major named Drew Ungvarsky who loved designing and developing started Grow in the spare bedroom…

July 17, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Proud New Yorkers (and a Few Other Familiar Faces) Tip Their Hats to Derek Jeter Jordan Brand's round of respect for a retiring legend

Respect. That’s what Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is about. Everyone from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to Yankee haters tip their caps to Jeter in an epic…

July 14, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: 'First Kiss' Director Gets to Second Base With 'Undress Me' Sequel (SFW) More awkward fun as strangers disrobe in Showtime promo

Who needs Tinder when Tatia Pilieva is making ads? The director of Wren's super-viral "First Kiss" ad (86 million views to date) moves to the next stage of intimacy in this…

July 11, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Samsung Slams iPhone Battery, but Are These Ads Losing Their Charge? Pity the 'wall huggers'

Battery life is the burning issue in "Wall Huggers," the latest installment in 72andSunny's "The Next Big Thing Is Here" campaign for Samsung. The minute-long spot shows frazzled, unhappy iPhone-carrying travelers…

July 9, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Skyy Vodka Gives You Cosmic Tips on Having a Better Night Out Booze, the universe and everything

Renowned ad critic Neil deGrasse Tyson should really be the one reviewing Skyy Vodka's new ads from Venables Bell & Partners, but we'll fill in for him this time. The spots,…

July 8, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Guinness Has Made the Only Ad You Need to See This Fourth of July Cheers to absent friends

Guinness is on a roll globally with its "Made of More" advertising. Now, for the Fourth of July, the brand has released the latest installment of the campaign in the…

July 4, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Lexus Puts On a Dazzling Light Show With Aerial LED Stuntmen CHI streaks across the night sky in Kuala Lumpur

Nothing says "Lexus" like a guy made of light leaping across the sky. In "Strobe," an eye-catching minute-long film from CHI & Partners, it seems as if a single shimmering figure…

July 3, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

This Agency Was Tackling Search Before Google Even Existed Acronym wants your company to be an SEO superstar, too

Specs Who Michael Bruh (l.), president, COO; Selina Eizik, U.S. CEO; Anton Konikoff, founder, global CEO What Paid search and SEO agency Where New York, London and Singapore Talk about old school. Launched in…

July 2, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

Finally, Ads for Discount Furniture That Don't Just Yell, 'Come On Down!' Translation gives American Signature's brands a new voice

IDEA: Ads for discount furniture aren't usually very funny—at least, not intentionally so. But Translation's new work for American Signature breaks away from the category's tired old direct response model…

July 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

How the Fashionable Miss Dior Devolved Into a Mass-Market Perfume for Millennials The smell of branding gone bad

A green chypre laced with patchouli, Miss Dior was somehow both well-mannered and seductive. The Guerry Colas-designed bottle managed the same feat. A testament to Miss Dior’s enduring appeal, this ad required no messaging beyond the name…

July 1, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

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