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Diesel Relaunches 1993 Shoe With 'Pre-Internet' Campaign A return to the good old days

The pre-Internet world—just before the boom, circa 1993—hella sucked. I am, of course, too young to remember that dark and disturbing era, since I'm only 9 years old. But if…

December 6, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

Toys R Us Freaks Out as 4 Out of 5 Kids Don't Know Its Old Jingle Facebook contest aims to fix that pronto

It was once an inescapable earworm that squirmed into almost every Saturday-morning commercial break. But the Toys R Us jingle has apparently lost its hold on America's youth. In a…

November 28, 2012, 11:21 AM EST

Craftsman's Pre-Roll Ad on YouTube Steals the NBA's Holiday Thunder Great spots think alike

The NBA's new "BIG: Color" commercial is a pretty big hit. Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, the spot shows Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Russell Westbrook and Joe…

November 26, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan Lead Gap's Love-Themed Holiday Ads All colors of affection

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan represent "true love" in a holiday print ad for Gap, part of the retailer's "Love Comes in Every Shade" campaign via Peterson Milla Hooks…

November 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

Old Navy Hits 5 Million Facebook Fans, Gives Them 120-by-60-Foot Human Coupon Big savings for a big milestone

It's become customary for brands to celebrate milestone fan counts on Facebook with oversized stunts—the bigger the better, to match the swelling number of drooling followers. Old Navy hit 5…

October 10, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT

New Starbucks in Denver Looks Nothing Like a Starbucks Coffee chain experiments with tiny storefronts

Starbucks is testing out some tiny, LEED-certified drive-through/walk-up shops without the coziness their normal storefronts offer. The coffee juggernaut is trying to fend off diminishing returns from its larger-scale coffeehouses…

October 2, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

Walmart Proves People Will Literally Like Anything on Facebook Leaf-pile post rakes in the love

As we already know, brands post the silliest stuff to Facebook. But what's truly remarkable is how people eat it up. The latest example: this Walmart photo, which has gotten…

September 27, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

Jewel Turns One of Her Children's Songs Into an Ode to Walmart Singer's career comes full circle

Jewel's life came full circle with the release of her second children's album, The Merry Goes 'Round, when she sang one of the songs during a promotional appearance at Walmart—and…

September 14, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

New Ikea Commercial Is Full of Colorfully Colorful Colors So long, drab white apartment

Is Ikea selling theatrical lighting fixtures now? They're easily the most prominent part of this new British ad from Mother London that shows off the Swedish furniture retailer's colorful (super,…

September 12, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

Obama or Romney? Vote With Your Coffee Cup in 7-Eleven's 7-Election The president pulls ahead early

Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 16 points in the only poll that matters: the 7-Election. Yes, 7-Eleven's politically themed promotion is back, letting shoppers enjoy their coffee in blue…

September 12, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

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