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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

Ad of the Day: Coke and Pepsi Storm the Field With Dueling World Cup Campaigns One grand, one playful

World Cup fever is heating up fast. Soon you'll need one of the globe's two major soda brands to help you cool down. Following the release of Nike's new soccer ad…

April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Nike Launches 'Risk Everything' Campaign Ahead of the 2014 World Cup Jonathan Glazer directs Neymar, Ronaldo and Rooney

It's a World Cup year, which means only one thing for soccer's major international stars. They're about to feel an almost unbearable amount of hellish pressure. Nike—which isn't a World Cup…

April 1, 2014, 1:56 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

Allstate’s Marketing Boss Talks Up ‘March Mayhem’ Assessing the ROI from such a large-scale push

From the now-ubiquitous Good Hands field goal net program to the increasingly chaotic pratfalls of anarchic pitchman Dean Winters, Allstate’s Pam Hollander, senior director of integrated marketing communications, has developed…

March 25, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

The Year's Oddest Celebrity Endorsement? Shin-Soo Choo Pitches Korean Meat Bulgogi NYT ad baffles many

What a load of bulgogi. The grilled, marinated meat from Korea is suddenly on the media's plate after this strange ad was placed in The New York Times last week. Texas…

March 17, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

Sam Champion Wants to Make The Weather Channel a One-Stop Shop for News Also, thoughts on naming storms

Specs Name Sam Champion Age 52 New gig Managing editor, anchor,The Weather Channel Old gig Weather anchor, Good Morning America You’ve said that your new morning show, AMHQ, will cover news, business, sports and other nonweather…

March 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

The Winner of March Madness? Nike in a Rout 43 of the 68 tournament teams sport the swoosh

While it’s anyone’s guess as to which team will cut down the nets in AT&T Stadium on April 7, the consensus favorite on the apparel front is Nike. Last season, Nike…

March 17, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

Kobe Bryant Handcrafts Pianos and Sneakers in Ad That Makes Lionel Richie Cry Nike and Foot Locker's latest

Kobe Bryant doesn't just play pianos. He makes them. Or so it would appear from the opening scenes of this new ad from Wieden + Kennedy pitching "The Kobe Piano," from…

March 12, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

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