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Here's an 8-Bit Video Game That Every Ad Agency Intern Should Be Playing

McMillan's gift to its cheap labor

Ad agency interns love to get real-world experience. Sometimes that means actually working for real clients. Other times it means sitting around playing 8-bit video games. The interns at Ottawa, Ontario,…

Bic Apologizes for Women's Day Ad That Mostly Just Made Women Furious

Advice to 'think like a man' falls flat

Bic continues to have trouble talking to women. The pen maker, which was the object of ridicule a few years ago for its absurd "Bic for Her" pens, failed spectacularly in…

This Designer Brilliantly Re-creates Classic Ads as Single 8-Bit Images

I'm on a pixelated horse

Graphic artist Michael Myers (not to be confused with the Wayne's World guy or the killer from Halloween) was hired by Copypop to re-create images from classic ads as retro…

Ad of the Day: Capital One Makes 150 Ads for Small Businesses Starring Their Biggest Fans

Mullen Lowe tries a fresh approach to testimonials

Capital One delivers a big campaign for small business with its "Spark Plug" initiative, shining a spotlight on 125 entrepreneurial companies in a whopping 150 advertisements created by Mullen Lowe. The…

Wheaties Is Now Making Beer, for Those Who Want a Different Breakfast of Champions

HefeWheaties tallboys roll out

Wheaties is wheat cereal. Hefeweizen is wheat beer. Now, General Mills has done the inevitable and created a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen in partnership with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton. "We were intrigued from…

This Guy Just Made the Most Hilariously Insane Political Campaign Ad Ever

Starring a giant goose, a dragon and an alien

If crazy political ads are their own kind of art form, this one is something of a masterpiece. Wyatt Scott is an independent candidate for Canadian parliament. And taking his new…

Ad of the Day: Sea Monster Terrorizes Golf Course in Geico's New 'It's What You Do' Spot

Announcers remain unfazed

If you're Geico, you whip up another comically goofy commercial and make sure everyone sees it by taking over the YouTube masthead before rolling it out to TV. It's what…

Yahoo Is Bringing Back Its San Francisco Billboard, but It Won't Be as Iconic as It Was

Motel theme is long gone

Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, it's reviving the iconic billboard that welcomed (or repulsed) San Franciscans driving on Interstate 80's eastbound approach to the…

Any Idea What These Remarkably Subtle Mercedes-Benz Ads Are Trying to Say?

Some clues hold the answer

Subtlety is a valuable thing in advertising, as consumers will always feel better about a brand that lets them connect the dots instead of hammering them over the head. But…

Everyone Is an Emoji in This Bizarre and Terrifying French McDonald's Ad

BETC spot might be a bit too close for comfort

What are we all but a bunch of emoji with arms and legs and a hankering for McDonald's? An insane new French ad for fast-food chain shows a city full of…

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