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Did Beats by Dre Just Out-Nike Nike With This Incredible World Cup Ad? Neymar Jr. and a galaxy of other stars

Good lord, Beats by Dre is getting great at sports commercials. We wrote at length last month about how the music company and ad agency R/GA have teamed up to make…

June 5, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

YouTube Supports Gay Athletes in Star-Studded Ad for LGBT Pride Month 72andSunny spot is themed #ProudToPlay

Jason Collins. Michael Sam. Robbie Rogers. It's been an eventful couple of years for athletes coming out publicly in professional sports. And now, YouTube, a longtime supporter of gay rights,…

June 3, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

ESPN Celebrates the Weird, Wonderful Time Warp That Happens During the World Cup Day or night, you're on Brazil time

We're only 16 days away from the start of the World Cup. And ESPN—which will present all 64 matches of the quadrennial tournament across the ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC networks—released…

May 27, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

French Dad Hates His Family but Loves Football in Citröen's New Ad Wakey wakey, Rip Van Wanker

When you wake up looking like Jim Morrison and Brian Wilson's weird soccer hooligan man-baby, you've slept too long. You might want to get up, dust off the cobwebs and…

May 15, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

The World Cup Is All Anyone Wants to Talk About in ESPN's New Ad W+K starts the conversation

If World Cup fever is getting to you, well, you're not alone. This new 30-second spot from Wieden + Kennedy in New York, shot mostly in New York, shows American soccer…

May 2, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

Neymar Takes On Ken Block in Soccer-Racing Battle of 'Footkhana' Castrol doubles up

You've probably never wondered whether Ken Block is better at playing soccer in a car than Neymar is at playing soccer not in a car. Yet, in the run-up to the…

April 23, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

Adidas Puts 6 Cameras Inside Its World Cup Ball and Sends It on a Global Journey Follow the bouncing brazucam

Adidas would like to introduce you to the official 2014 World Cup stalker ball. The brand, with help from TBWA, has put six cameras inside a very special version of its…

April 7, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

Nick Kroll Steals the Stanley Cup in Comedy Short for NBC's NHL Coverage Brooklyn Brothers switches sports

Nick Kroll really wants to play in the NHL—so badly, he'll steal the Stanley Cup and hold it hostage. At least, that's the premise of this long-form ad for NBC Sports'…

April 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

Andrew McCutchen Loves His Lox in SportsCenter Ad for Opening Day Pirate lives up to his team's nickname

Are you ready for some baseball? ESPN has Major League Baseball's Opening Day covered today with a new "This Is SportsCenter" spot starring the reigning National League MVP, Andrew McCutchen of…

March 31, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

Wieden + Kennedy Finds Its First Ads Ever, Made for Nike, on Dusty Old Tapes Client's first national broadcast work had been lost for decades

Nike running: So easy, a caveman can do it? Wieden + Kennedy made quite the discovery earlier this month. The agency says it's "pretty damn pumped" to have finally found the…

March 25, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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