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Ad of the Day: Cadillac, Spike Lee Tell Teddy Bridgewater's Touching Mother's Day Story A pink Escalade for Rose

When Teddy Bridgewater was 9 years old, he promised his mother Rose that when he made it to the NFL, he would buy her a pink Cadillac Escalade. The first part…

May 9, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

Huffy Bikes Go From Boys to Mom New campaign is cool, but the '70s were cooler

At the dawn of the 1970s, the Huffy Corporation (which made gas station equipment before turning to bicycles in 1934) was losing air from its tires. Cheap bikes manufactured in…

May 7, 2014, 10:06 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

How Chris Paul Became the NBA's Most Gifted Endorser(s) Chris Jr. joins the Chris and Cliff campaign

IDEA: The most entertaining campaign airing now with an NBA endorser doesn't star LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade. It's Chris Paul's State Farm campaign—or more accurately, Chris and…

April 29, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

9 Brands Halt Clippers Sponsorships After Owner's Racist Rants [Updated] CarMax, Virgin America, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and others won't stand with Sterling

UPDATED: Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Corona stated that they are halting their agreements with the Los Angeles Clippers, too, according to reports this afternoon. The racist rants by Los…

April 28, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Nike Reaches High and Low in Perfectly Gleeful 4-Minute World Cup Spot Ronaldo, Neymar and Rooney, but also Kobe and the Hulk

Nike's launch spot for its "Risk Everything" campaign around this summer's World Cup was somber and serious—with the darkness of Jonathan Glazer's direction in some ways running counter to Nike's…

April 25, 2014, 1:57 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

Data Is Transforming This Experiential Marketing Agency All Terrain's clients include The Cosmopolitan, Illinois Lottery, Chicago Blackhawks

Specs Who Co-founders Brook Jay (l.), CMO, and Sarah Eck-Thompson, COO What Experiential marketing agency Where Chicago Proponents of experiential marketing argue that it’s the original real-time marketing discipline where brands get directly in…

April 16, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

How a Music Company Made Some of the Year's Best Sports Ads Inside Beats by Dre's Cesc Fàbregas spot

IDEA: People listen to music before playing sports to find rhythm, focus, inspiration. But elite athletes do so for more complicated reasons—not just to connect to positive influences, but to…

April 8, 2014, 7:23 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

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