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Giant Ben Franklin and Giant Cheesesteak Battle in Inexplicably Weird Philly Tourism Ad

An odd way to employ the city's legends

The City of Brotherly Love looks hip, inviting and postcard-perfect in a scenic new tourism ad ... that is, until a skyscraper-size Benjamin Franklin starts pounding the pavement to do…

Quicken Loans Wants to Save the Entire U.S. Economy in Its First Super Bowl Ad

It all begins with getting a mortgage with a click

Quicken Loans' Rocket Mortgage app doesn't just simplify the home financing process. It can start a chain reaction that could brighten the prospects of the entire American economy, according to…

Amazon to Air Its First Super Bowl Ad, Starring Alec Baldwin and Dan Marino

Are you ready for #BaldwinBowl?

Amazon will air its first-ever Super Bowl ad on Feb. 7, Adweek has confirmed, and it has recruited Alec Baldwin for his first Super Bowl campaign since Hulu in 2009. The…

This Art Director Built an Igloo in His Backyard in Brooklyn and Listed It on Airbnb

Patrick Horton's chilly slice of heaven

Looking for a cute little "Boutique Winter Igloo for 2" that you can rent on Airbnb for a few nights of chilly bliss? This one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sounds awesome: "Dripping…

Abe Vigoda Did It All in Advertising, From a Live 1951 TV Spot to the 2010 Super Bowl

A look at the character actor's commercial cameos

Not many actors can boast a career spanning seven decades, but Abe Vigoda—who died Tuesday at age 94—was one of them. And his commercial career was just as long, beginning…

Assemble Your Own Artistic Masterpiece With Ikea's New Adult Coloring Book

Meditate over meatballs

If you like assembling Ikea furniture, you'll love coloring in Ikea coloring books. Ikea just released an adult coloring book sure to appeal to the fast-growing segment of adults who believe coloring…

This Ad Copywriter Is Raising Money to Run an Anti-Trump Attack Ad in New Hampshire

'The man is the epitome of bad advertising,' says Louis Wittig

Trump would date his daughter! Trump's son likes hunting! Trump says he could shoot a man and still win!  We're sick of seeing Trump in our Facebook feeds. Thankfully, we aren't alone: Louis Wittig,…

Why a Digitally Savvy Finance Brand Decided to Go 'Old School' With a Super Bowl Ad

SoFi exec says nothing could match the Big Game's reach

Despite some initial skepticism about whether it was the right move, financial services company Social Finance, or SoFi, is now all in on the Super Bowl. Part of a larger introductory…

Agency Vows to Stop Objectifying Women in a Great Video Mocking Truly Egregious Ads

Because who's actually given a sandwich a blow job?

One agency is promising to quit one of advertising's worst habits—objectifying women. Manhattan-based Badger & Winters is making its case with a new video, titled "We Are #WomenNotObjects." The two-and-a-half-minute clip…

Ad of the Day: Ellie Kemper Helps Buick Get Quirky for Millennial Love

DigitasLBi airs out an old brand with honest dorkiness

Kimmy Schmidt may be unbreakable. But hey, Ellie Kemper, give that retractable roof button a rest already!  The actress shifts her quirky-geek persona into high gear for a fun Buick campaign…

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