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Ken Griffey Jr. Gets a Lovely Tribute Ad From Mariners and Their Longtime Agency

Celebrating the legend's Hall of Fame induction last weekend

There was the dramatic, series-winning slide into home base in 1995. There was the gravity-defying, wall-climbing catch in 1991 (and then another one, four years later). There were the hundreds…

This Ad for a Snorkeling Mask Is So Elegant, You Won't Want to Hit the Beach Without One

A surprisingly serene experience

This ain't your grandpa's snorkeling mask. To promote Tribord's Easybreath full-face snorkeling mask, French agency Rosapark released a spot that almost seamlessly blends water and sky—a visual metaphor for how the…

Ad of the Day: The Origin Story of Running Legend Usain Bolt, as Told by Gatorade

Animated levity from Moonbot Studios

We've learned a lot about Usain Bolt through advertising—that he broke the 100-meter world record in 9.58 seconds, hails from Jamaica, a former colony of England (at whose capital he's appeared,…

David Ortiz Is Planning for Retirement by Picking Through Papi Puns in ESPN's New Ad

'Papi gonna be rich'

With retirement looming, Red Sox designated hitter/first baseman David Ortiz is preparing for the next stage of his life the only way he knows how: By making terrible puns as…

Ad of the Day: Gillette's Grand Olympic Spot Takes a Dark Look at Athletes' Sacrifices

Grey follows the ups and downs of four global stars headed to Rio

The athletes gathering next month in Rio may be dazzling spectacles of human achievement, but getting there took a lot of ugliness. A new Olympic ad from Gillette tackles a familiar…

Ad of the Day: Stunning New 'Superhumans' Paralympics Spot Goes Well Beyond Sport

Channel 4's infectious musical might be the best ad ever made about disability

The U.K.'s Channel 4 pulls out all the stops, as well as a a few prosthetic limbs, for this joyous, awesomely over-the-top three-minute musical film celebrating the broadcaster's upcoming coverage…

Ad of the Day: Who Needs Perfect? Ronda Rousey Doesn't in This Intense Reebok Ad

UFC fighter makes a bold statement after losing her title and undefeated record

It's been seven months since the fight in which she lost her bantamweight title. But now Ronda Rousey is back in the spotlight—this time for Reebok—and it looks like she's…

Q&A: Laila Ali on Sports Humanitarians and How Much Her Father Cared About People

Plus, being a contestant on the new Celebrity Apprentice

Ahead of the ESPY Awards Wednesday night on ABC, ESPN will hold its second annual Sports Humanitarian Awards tonight. The event at the Conga Room at L.A. Live will air…

Bryce Harper Sweats the Numbers in His Snazzy New Under Armour Ad (and Shoes)

But they're not the endgame

Stats might be a big deal in baseball, but four-time all-star Bryce Harper wants young players to know there's something more important—their feet. Under Armour is out with a new campaign…

Ad of the Day: W+K India's First Nike Ad Celebrates the Power of Sport in Women's Lives

A visual manifesto where movement feels revolutionary

Sport in India has a massive image problem, particularly for women." So says Mohamed Rizwan, creative director at Wieden + Kennedy India.  This represents an interesting challenge for a client like…

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