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Ameriprise Gets a New Lead Agency

McCann Erickson Detroit succeeds R/GA

Ameriprise Financial has found a new lead agency. McCann Erickson Detroit has beaten three other finalists to land the company's core creative account, with annual media spending of nearly $40 million.…

Ad of the Day: Doritos Loves Fake Ads This Time of Year, but Will Hate This One

'Crash the Super Bowl' crashed again

It's supposed to be Doritos' time to shine. But this year, everyone seems to be crashing the brand's "Crash the Super Bowl" contest. First, Newcastle Brown Ale piggybacked on the competition…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

Ad of the Day: Real-Life Eco Activists Battle Police for Replay's Natural Denim Jeans

Beautiful, and angry as hell

Can environmental activists also be effective corporate shills? It's a tough balancing act. But 180 Amsterdam wanted only authentically aggrieved talent to star in its striking, filmic new global campaign for…

Ad of the Day: Greenpeace Imagines a Brave New World With Robot Honeybees

Worried about colony collapse? Problem solved

This gorgeously realized two-minute Greenpeace film posits a near future where honeybees, currently threatened by colony collapse, are replaced by robotic simulacra that pollinate fields and keep our ecosystem in…

Ad of the Day: Robert Redford and Will Ferrell Ludicrously Debate How to Help the Colorado River Delta

Fun way to tackle a dry subject

Robert Redford wants to restore the Colorado River Delta, which has dried up severely over the past century, to its former lush glory through the "Raise the River" project. Will Ferrell…

Ad of the Day: Chipotle Makes Magic Yet Again With Fiona Apple and a Dark Animated Film

Move into gaming, too

Fiona Apple, CAA Marketing and the Oscar-winning animators at Moonbot Studios prove to be impressive collaborators as Chipotle takes the formula that worked so well two years ago—celebrity cover of…

Ad of the Day: Legacy

The Butler Bros. and Psyop magnify the focus on an unlikely source of toxic waste

Attention smokers. You're not just destroying yourselves. You might also be destroying the planet. As Earth Day 2013 has again reminded us, environmental advertising is often not as engaging as it…

Nascar Goes All-In With Green Initiative

New O&M spot to bow during Fox’s STP 400

As part of an ongoing eco-friendly initiative, Nascar on Sunday will roll out a new spot designed to illustrate how its drivers and corporate partners are chipping in to help…

Ad of the Day: Toyota

This sweet animated Prius spot and its catchy jingle will have you humming

Once upon a time, catchy, sometimes cloying jingles were the go-to solution for brands trying to leave an impression. Toyota, it seems, wants to bring back those days. Last week, the…

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