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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…

This Brewer Made the World's Most Expensive Potato Chips to Go With Its Fancy Beer

Five chips for a mere $56

You sit down to enjoy a lovely, high-quality craft beer. And then you ruin the gourmet experience by shoving a bunch of Pringles into your gob. One brewer in Sweden is…

If You're Scared of Clowns, Do Not Watch This Candy Ad. You've Been Warned

Plus, Trump and Clinton monsters for Halloween

Texas confectionary Atomic Candy is getting into the Halloween spirit with a creepy new commercial that capitalizes on the current wave of clown mass hysteria. The spot, from Innocean USA, features…

John Cena Is Not an Elephant, but Now He's Playing One on TV for Wonderful Pistachios

Voices 'Ernie' in new campaign

Hey, that elephant sounds awfully familiar! WWE superstar and commercial pitchman extraordinaire John Cena, named to Adweek's Creative 100 this year, voices Ernie, an animated mascot debuting today in a new…

Pete Campbell Lands the KFC Account, as Vincent Kartheiser Is Your New Colonel

The Nashville Hot Colonel, in fact

Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and … Vincent Kartheiser? Yes, the 37-year-old Mad Men star is the latest (and most unlikely) actor to dress up as Colonel Sanders for KFC's…

An Embattled Chipotle Is Looking for a New Creative Agency Partner

The brand is trying to move past its E. coli scare

Fast casual chain Chipotle has begun the process of bringing a new ad agency partner on board to help guide its marketing efforts. The Denver-based company has previously eschewed traditional television…

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