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'MiniAbe' Explores More of Illinois, and Couldn't Be More Whoa-ed JWT brings back the wee emancipator

If you were a miniature version of Abraham Lincoln, you'd be super excited about modern Illinois, according to the state's tourism campaign, which has brought back MiniAbe for another round…

March 26, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

Mayoral Hopeful Makes Ad Soaking Wet in His Underwear, Swears Off Strip Clubs Kookiest political spot ever?

Man, who woulda thunk Midwestern municipal politics could make Anthony Weiner's campaign antics look boring? But Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner has pulled it off, emerging from a lake dressed…

September 13, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

Steve Martin's Ad for Bob Kerrey: A Wad of Paper and a Prayer Comedian helps struggling Senate campaign

Can Steve Martin and a wad of paper save Bob Kerrey's bid to become a U.S. Senator for Nebraska again? For months, polls have suggested Kerrey is in deep trouble…

October 5, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

Anti-Gay Group Sued for Using Gay Couple's Wedding Photo in Attack Ad 'Defilement of a beautiful moment'

Another day, another Republican political campaign running into copyright issues. The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing an anti-gay group—called the Public Advocate of the United States, of all things—for…

September 28, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT

T-Mobile Attack Ad Is a Real Drag for Sprint

An attack ad funded by Sprint to oppose AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile, featuring a man in a dress patterned like the T-Mobile spokeswoman's, has been pulled after accusations of…

May 12, 2011, 7:23 AM EDT

10 Great Tweets by American Celebs About Bin Laden's Death

News of Osama bin Laden's death first broke on Twitter. And that's where Americans have been (largely) crowing about it ever since. Here, for your edification, are 10 tweets on…

May 2, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT

Osama Bin Laden Sold Condoms, Among Other Things

Osama bin Laden wasn't the subject of much serious advertising over the years. He and Hitler (and sometimes Stalin and Mao) would frequently show up together as shorthand for evil…

May 2, 2011, 10:04 AM EDT

Osama Bin Laden Sold Condoms, Among Other Things

Osama bin Laden wasn't the subject of much serious advertising over the years. He and Hitler (and sometimes Stalin and Mao) would frequently show up together as shorthand for evil…

May 2, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

Print Campaigns That Really Speak to You QR codes get dictators talking in free-press appeal

Print ads are hitting above their weight lately. Recently, you could test drive a Volkswagen right inside a print ad, thanks to a special app. Now, QR codes are being…

April 27, 2011, 9:59 AM EDT

10 Freakiest Campaign Ads from Election 2010

The candidates in the 2010 election bludgeoned us for two years with advertisements ranging from the uninspired to the obnoxious. Thankfully, though, a handful of the commercials were so over…

April 15, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

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