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This Watchmaker Does Not Care If You Pre-order a Damn Thing From Apple Today

Old-school grumpiness from Shinola

Traditional watchmakers are in a bit of a bind with the launch of the Apple Watch. Do they just ignore it, or do they make fun of it—and in so…

Ad of the Day: Artfully Chilling PSA Shows How Kids Learn Your Bad Driving Habits

Like puppets on strings

The notion that kids grow up to emulate their parents' driving habits fuels "Strings," an unusual spot created by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for Australia's Transport Accident Commission. "Parents can't deny that…

The Trick Copy on These Clever Ads Shows Another Side to Homelessness

Text tells two completely different stories

Here's a clever outdoor campaign from Publicis London for the homelessness charity Depaul that manages to tell two different stories with the same copy. The ads are being placed on corners,…

Ad of the Day: Lego Awesomely Leaps Into Toys-to-Life by Way of Joel McHale's House

Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle usher in Lego Dimensions

The so-called "toys-to-life" category is about to get an enormous jolt, as Lego and Warner Bros. Interactive have announced their upcoming Lego Dimensions game—and teased it with this entertaining five-minute…

DirecTV Ditches Rob Lowe for Hannah Davis and a Horse in Shamelessly Silly New Ads

Don't take her word for it

DirecTV doesn't want you to have to look at ugly cable wires and boxes. So, it's putting Hannah Davis on your screen instead (and saying goodbye to Rob Lowe). Sports Illustrated's…

Snickers Got YouTubers to Post Terrible Videos as If They Recorded Them Hungry

Another fun take on 'You're Not You'

For a campaign that's five years old, Snickers' "You're Not You When You're Hungry" is having quite the creative renaissance this year. The Super Bowl ad was fantastic (as was the…

Mexico Tourism Board Made Billboards Out of Snow in Chicago This Spring

Cool messages of warmth from Lapiz

There was enough snow this winter, and spring, that agencies started making ads with it. At least, Lapiz did in this fun campaign for the Mexico Tourism Board. After an unexpected…

Remembering the 'Guerrilla Satirist' Who Inspired Ad Creatives and Weird Al Yankovic

Stan Freberg died Tuesday at 88

Stan Freberg, whose freewheeling comic career in advertising garnered him worldwide acclaim and whose satirical entertainment abounded on TV, the radio and vinyl records, has died. He was 88. Freberg died…

HBO Punks Creator of 'Take My Money, HBO' by Sending Sopranos Guys to Shake Him Down

Jake Caputo's time to pay up

Last week, we saw HBO replying to 3-year-old tweets from cable cutters who wanted a stand-alone HBO option back then—something it is now launching with HBO Now. Today, the network…

A Real Pigeon Skanks to a Ska Song in Virgin Money's Ludicrous New Ad

That's talent

Plenty of birds can sing, but how many can dance the skank? Well, none, probably. But the pigeon in this minute-long Virgin Money spot that just broke in Britain comes damn…

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