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Ad of the Day: Andy Daly Brilliantly Reads 3.5 Hours of Real Insults About Laphroaig Scotch

And riffs on each one, in a remarkable ad-libbing performance

What happens when you mix mean tweets, improv comedy, political satire and user-generated content? This new ultra-long-form ad from scotch brand Laphroaig that's so entertaining, you might actually find yourself…

Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man May Be Different, but the Ads Aren't So Much

First full spot from Havas rolls out

Dos Equis is out with its first full commercial featuring its new Most Interesting Man in the World. And he looks, perhaps unsurprisingly, like a rugged twist on a dazzling…

Burger King Dressed Up as the Ghost of McDonald's in This Scary Good Halloween Prank

Queens trick is a real treat

Now this is a flame-broiled burn. A Burger King location in Queens, New York, has a lock on best restaurant Halloween costume of 2016 after it dressed up as the ghost…

This Coffee Is So Black, It's Being Marketed and Sold Through the Darknet

Chernyi Black is its own kind of drug

Need a fix? The darknet's got whatever you need. Even coffee. The Chernyi Cooperative is claiming the dubious title of "first legal product advertisement on the darknet." It's selling its Chernyi…

Kit Kat's Halloween Ad Shows You How to Fend Off a Homicidal Maniac in a Forest

This works every time

Could Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees be dissuaded from their homicidal ways by a candy bar? Could a sugar fix be a cure for their mass-murdering tendencies? It's likely no one's…

Hillshire's Ultra-Classy Vending Machine Comes With Its Own Maître d' and Butler

For more sophisticated snacking

Here's something no marketer has ever tried anywhere before in the history of the universe—a wacky vending machine stunt! This particular machine, set up by VML to plug Hillshire Snacking's meats,…

The Scavenging Raccoons From Geico's New TV Ad Are Doing Gross Cooking Demos Online

The Martin Agency dreams up Raccookin'

Usually when a brand unveils a TV spot, any related content online is, at best, a marginal value-add. But lately, Geico's online extras have been at least as good—and in…

Wieden + Kennedy Has Been Selling 'Donald Trump's BS' Out of a Food Truck in Portland

Baloney sandwiches, with a side of fact-checking

Fact-checking Donald Trump has been a full-time job for a lot of election observers this year. And Wieden + Kennedy has been doing its part, with a food truck in…

Two (Very) Old Friends Recall the Glories of 1934 in Charming Ads for Steak 'n Shake

Percy and Walter's journey through the past

Nothing sells fast food like cranky old people reminiscing and/or bickering with each other. That's what GSD&M is hoping, because their three new spots for Steak 'n Shake depend on it.…

How Shake Shack Achieved Rock Star Status in the Burger World

Chain’s vp of marketing is shaking up fast food

In 2001, burger chain Shake Shack debuted as part of an art installation in New York's Madison Square Park, selling hot dogs and lemonade from a cart. Edwin Bragg Ryan Pinto Since…