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Sears Holiday Spots Are Decked With Danger and Destruction Christmas chaos with The Denskies

Sears puts some stupid in your stocking as the Denskies, an enthusiastic but hapless family of four, return in a trio of spots by mcgarrybowen. We're talking Little Caesar's-level silliness…

November 18, 2013, 8:43 AM EST

Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph Help Best Buy Stave Off Showrooming Storybook celebration of brick and mortar

Halloween is here, which means it's time for Christmas ads to appear. And Crispin Porter + Bogusky's "Your Ultimate Holiday Showroom" push for Best Buy helps usher in the season…

October 31, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT

Ikea or Death: Can You Tell the Difference? Game pits Swedish furniture against metal bands

Pittsburgh ad agency Gatesman+Dave put together an online quiz called Ikea or Death that tests your knowledge of both Ikea products and heavy metal. The quiz gives you an ominous,…

October 15, 2013, 6:39 AM EDT

Shop at Burlington, and Never Awkwardly Discuss Your Fashion Sense in Public Again Silver + Partners to the rescue

After years of the hard sell, some regional and national retailers are actually trying to build brands. Last month, Men's Warehouse jettisoned its bearded chairman from its advertising (after jettisoning…

September 13, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

Kmart Ad Turns Schoolyard Taunts of 'Yo Mama' Into Compliments Whose mama got the best stuff on layaway?

Draftfcb stages a spirited, brand-centric schoolyard game of "Yo Mama" to tout Kmart's free back-to-school layaway plan in this new commercial. "Yo mama get that hoodie at Kmart?" "Yeah, dawg."…

July 16, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

Men's Wearhouse Ads: Do You Like the Way They Look Without George Zimmer? No guarantees

George Zimmer, who founded Men's Wearhouse in 1973 and served as its CEO and ad spokesman until two years ago, was fired in June by the company's board of directors…

July 15, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

Architect Sweats, and for Good Reason, in Old Spice's Latest Bar-Soap Ad Parody He means well

Old Spice had a couple of hits back in April with its "Shower" and "Watermelon" ads for its Fiji Bar Soap. Now, the brand's Swagger Bar Soap gets some play…

July 15, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

Ikea Has the Hottest Malms on the Internet at Slutty HotMalm.com Site Rogue project from Droga5 and friends

Ikea is a family brand, except when it comes to showing dozens of Hot Malms in compromising positions. A new website, HotMalm.com, shows loads of explicit (yet completely safe for work)…

July 8, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

Thirsty for the Hoff? He's Back, and Singing About Iced Coffee, for Cumberland Farms Chain goes back to the well

Hey, David Hasselhoff, want to make a cheesy video? That rhetorical question came from East Coast convenience-store chain Cumberland Farms. His answer? Well, what do you think? The Hoff, long…

July 8, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

Converse Has More Springfield in Its Step With New Simpsons Sneakers For kids and sorta-grownups

Let's say it like Comic Book Guy: Best. Collaboration. Ever. Fox's dysfunctional yet loving animated family, The Simpsons, have joined with Converse for a line of screen-printed Chuck Taylor sneakers.…

June 25, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

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