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These Creepy Ads for Synthetic Humans Have Britain All Freaked Out

Channel 4's futuristic TV promos

People in Britain who had settled in for a nice viewing of Prometheus this weekend were distressed, to say the least, when a realistic 30-second spot aired—completely unexplained—that advertised synthetic…

Ad of the Day: Elizabeth Banks Gets Comically Obsessed With Real Estate for Realtor.com

Fred Savage directs major new campaign

Elizabeth Banks is everything that ads for online real estate sites are typically not—perky, lighthearted and deadpan funny. And that's precisely why she stars in Pereira & O'Dell's new campaign…

WWF Now Lets You Donate by Tweeting the Emojis of Endangered Animals

W+K pitched the idea as a one-off project

Among the gajillion emoji campaigns out there right now, here's a clever one. Wieden + Kennedy London creatives Jason Scott and Joris Philippart recently had an idea for how to use…

After All That, the Hamburglar's First Video Is One Big Joke About His Nagging Wife

His McDonald's Twitter takeover

Are we sure we want the Hamburglar back? The cartoon character, who was reincarnated after a 13-year hiatus as a real live human man—whom the Internet simultaneously reviled and love—took over…

Miami Ad School Shows You Just How Gloriously Stupid an Advertising Career Can Be

Check your pride at the door

If you work on the creative side of advertising, you'll earn a paycheck for, among other things, crafting ads where sloths and hairdos sing and piano players caress keys with…

Outdoor Ad Company Gets CMOs' Attention by Putting Their Faces on Mysterious Billboards

Without their permission

Here's an odd little case study from outdoor ad company JCDecaux and BBDO Belgium. Frustrated that client marketing directors weren't showing up to its business presentations, JCDecaux got personal with them—by…

Fox Sports Had Quite a Surprise for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team on Mother's Day

Visit from their moms

Mother's Day surprises were aplenty this weekend, including a big one for the U.S. women's World Cup soccer team. Due to their demanding schedules, it's been years since many of the…

Max Greenfield Helps the Hipster Hamburglar Push McDonald's Sirloin Burgers

New Girl star's daily lovin' updates

The Hamburglar got the Internet's attention last week—the jury is still out on whether he's hot or creepy—but he won't be pitching the Sirloin Burger on TV, at least not this…

These 'Cancer Sutra' Posters Show How to Check Your Partner During Sex

Brooklyn artist John Solimine explains the project

Ad agency The Bull-White House's "Cancer Sutra" campaign was a provocative idea in search of a sponsor—until Stupid Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults with cancer, signed on. Central…

Move Over, Tooth Fairy. HelloFlo Tells the Story of the Period Fairy in 'Vagical' New Ad

Looking for a 'she-ro,' not a hero

In the pantheon of mythical creatures, one character has been curiously lost to history, though not to herstory—the Period Fairy, who visits girls when they get their first period. HelloFlo tells…

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