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Costumed Man Sexes Up a Giant Ear in Very Strange Ads for Headphones Sensual massages and candlelit baths

After an inexplicable quiet period, we have a resurgence of giant ears in advertising, thanks to this incredibly silly McKinney campaign for Sennheiser's Urbanite headphones. A scraggly-bearded guy with a German…

September 16, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

How Jack Daniel's Searched All Over the Country for the Best Bar Stories Inside Arnold's rich new website

IDEA: People in bars like to talk, especially when whiskey, preferably in copious amounts, has been consumed. Often, the stories are even about whiskey, insofar as it precipitated some memorable…

September 16, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

Why This BBDO Creative Director Is Lying on the Ground and Licking a Screen for You Carlos Moreno salutes his own work

You can be proud of your ads. But reenacting them in real life? That can get awkward. Carlos Moreno, though, takes one for the team in the video below—a promo for…

September 16, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

Brand of the Day: How Ikea Brings Design Ideas to Life in Social Before-and-after tips and more

The world's largest furniture retailer by sales doesn't even put most of its products together. Yes, Ikea has built an enormous business—and a beloved brand—around making the annoying and time-consuming…

September 16, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Pampers Gives Moms a Sweet Surprise on Their Baby's First Birthday It's their milestone, too

Sit back and take four minutes to watch this lovely ad by Pampers Japan. Titled "Mom's First Birthday," it celebrates a big milestone in a new mom's life—her baby's one-year checkup.…

September 16, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT

How Campbell’s Tomato Soup Became a Legend in a Can Warhol painted it, and 2 billion of us still eat it

Next time you open a can of Campbell’s—and, each year, over 2 billion of us do—say “Bon appétit” (yes, instead of “Mmm mmm good,” which is trademarked). After all, it…

September 15, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

Watch GoDaddy's New Ads, and Tell Us What on Earth You Think You Just Saw Barton F. Graf goes full-on crazy

GoDaddy has tried various things to break out of its reputation for sleaze. First, it kept the attractive women but added some geeky guys. Then it had an attractive woman…

September 15, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Smart Car Makes Crosswalks Safer (and More Fun) With Dancing 'Don't Walk' Guy Grumpy red icon loosens up

How do you get people to stop for the "Don't walk" guy in the crosswalk? Make the "Don't walk" guy a little more interesting to look at. That's what Smart car…

September 15, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola Puts Names to Familiar Faces in Latest Charming Stunt The kindness of strangers

Who's someone you see every day, and often thank, but don't know by name? Coca-Cola thinks you should make up for being maybe a little rude to that person by buying…

September 15, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

Here's How Samsung Gloatingly Responded to Apple's Larger iPhone Screens New ad says I told you so

This Samsung ad, which debuted over the weekend, teases the October release of its Galaxy Note 4—and also, more mercilessly, teases Apple for being late to the phablet game at…

September 15, 2014, 9:21 AM EDT

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