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The Best Ad of 2014 Was Brilliant and Subversive, and It Wasn't Even Real Inside Newcastle and Droga5's ambushing of the Super Bowl

Technically speaking, the best ad of 2014 didn’t exist. Just ask Anna Kendrick. Last January, millions of viewers watched the Academy Award nominee deliver a two-minute, profanity-laden rant that took Newcastle…

November 30, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

Ad Competition From Big-Name Actors Pushes Athletes to the Sidelines The incredible shrinking athlete endorsement deal, Part 2

Remember a couple of decades ago when movie stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger would only appear in commercials airing in Japan or Europe? Now there is a long list of actors…

November 19, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

Domestic Abuse Allegations Cause Brands to Rethink Sponsorships The incredible shrinking athlete endorsement deal: Part 1

NFL star Ray Rice indicted on charges of assault and domestic abuse. Adrian Peterson indicted on charges of aggravated assault and reckless injury to a child. Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius…

November 18, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

Mark Cuban: Here Are My 6 Pieces of Advice for Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Lessons from a guy who's been there

Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion this summer after the NBA ousted his predecessor, Donald Sterling, for life. Ballmer has taken on a…

November 17, 2014, 6:44 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Nike Warms Up to the Cold in Its 'Choose Your Winter' Campaign Chris O'Dowd has your weather

Winter is here, people. And unless you're a baseball player passed out somewhere in the Caribbean sun, you're going to have to deal with it. Or rather, enjoy it. Wieden + Kennedy's…

November 17, 2014, 9:27 AM EST

After NFL Controversies, Expect a Kinder, Gentler Set of Super Bowl Ads 78% of U.S. sees chance for 'positive social messages'

Despite some saber rattling, not one of the NFL’s 30-plus corporate sponsors, including Procter & Gamble and General Motors, has yanked its deal over the domestic violence scandals swirling around…

November 17, 2014, 9:21 AM EST

The New World Cup Logo Has People Scratching Their Heads What is it, anyway?

FIFA unveiled the logo for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday (see image above). The games, which will be held in 11 different host cities in Russia, will kick off…

October 28, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: KFC Turns to Two Boys for a Lovely Take on Sports Fandom Dealing with the agony of defeat

In recent years, BBH London has focused on family relationships and offbeat stories in its KFC ads, with the product almost as a side dish and strong storytelling as the…

October 21, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

7 Totally Awesome TV Spots From the Last Time the Royals Were in the World Series 1985 was all about MacGyver and American-brewed suds

When Kansas City hosts San Francisco in Game 1 of the World Series tonight on Fox, expect the year 1985 to be referenced about 1,985 times during the broadcast. That's…

October 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Beats by Dre Thrillingly Welcomes LeBron James Home to Ohio The prodigal son returns

If you're LeBron James, hell yes you can go home again. The playbook calls for high drama as the King returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years and a pair…

October 20, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

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