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Moonshine Leaves the Woods for Store Shelves Enter Tim Smith’s Climax

Despite grumbling from some quarters that the Discovery series Moonshiners—which shines the camera light on the bootleggers of backwoods Appalachia—is a dramatization, one component of the show just got real:…

February 3, 2014, 11:18 PM EST

Anheuser-Busch Is the Super Bowl’s Top Sponsor Beer giant has spent $149 million in the big game since 2009

The King of Beers also rules the Super Bowl. According to Nielsen, Anheuser-Busch was the top spender in the last five Super Bowls, ponying up $149 million between 2009-2013. That the…

January 31, 2014, 3:54 PM EST

NFL Linebackers Love Campbell’s, but Where Have All the Real Men Gone? Cut to Clay Matthews with a digitally enlarged noggin

To get across the idea that soup is a hearty, wholesome, stick-to-your-ribs sort of food, you couldn’t do much better than hire a pro football player. As these ads show,…

January 30, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

Zevia Mimics Famous Apple Spots to Take on Aspertame-Flavored Drinks Soda brand's video-social play styled after "Mac vs. PC"

Zevia, a zero-calorie soda that uses natural ingredients, evidently wants to be the Apple of soft drinks. In a seven-video campaign launched over the weekend, the brand is casting itself…

January 27, 2014, 8:02 PM EST

A Look at How Many People Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions to Get Fit Motivation wanes as time passes

If you're like most people, you don't make a New Year's resolution. Maybe that's because few of who do make them (the vast majority of which involve getting in shape)…

January 22, 2014, 7:28 AM EST

Most Inclusive Ad Ever? Swiffer Spot Stars Interracial Family, and Dad's an Amputee Plus, he cleans the house!

Here's a feel-good moment from Swiffer. A new ad for the brand stars an interracial family, which deserves some credit, if lamentably, in light of the idiotic controversy around last…

January 21, 2014, 12:43 PM EST

Ad of the Day: P&G Has a Winner With Latest Big Tearjerker Spot for Moms W+K, Lance Acord ad is tied to the Sochi Olympics

While most of the ad industry is busy buzzing about Super Bowl XLVIII, let's not forget that other massive sporting event (i.e., branding opportunity) on the horizon: the 2014 Winter…

January 7, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Old Spice Sprays Boys Into Men, and Moms Lose Their Minds W+K's creepy-crazy musicals

Old Spice appears to be gunning directly for Axe with a new line of refresh body sprays, two new spray scents—with the explosively awesome names of Bearglove and Lionpride—and some…

January 6, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

Hello, English Ladies. Isaiah Mustafa Returns for Old Spice in the U.K. Hunt for 'the great British gentleman'

If you've been unable to sleep since the Old Spice guy faded from the spotlight, or suffered from nightmares that he was permanently relegated to playing a lesser version of…

December 11, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

Amazing Pantene Ad Defiantly Tackles How Women in the Workplace Are Labeled It's a mad world

Pantene Philippines has launched a powerful campaign pointing out how identical behavior often earns men and women different labels in the workplace. In this spot by BBDO Guerrero in Manila, a…

December 9, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

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