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Um, Did Pop Secret Just Make the Worst Commercial of the Year? It's like a sad, seizure-inducing nightclub for corn

You can almost picture the marketing meeting that led to this ad. "OK, we need to get millennials to like our popcorn. What are they into? What kind of ad would…

July 10, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

Colorless Coca-Cola Can Is Lovely, and Might Be Good for the World, Too Spec project by Ryan Harc ditches the red

Most spec redesigns of classic brand logos aren't that great, so I cringed when I saw that someone was putting a new spin on Coca-Cola cans. Turns out I underestimated…

July 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Japan Is Selling Zoo Jeans, Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers and Bears Charity project is pretty wild

Fashion designers can be temperamental beasts, but this is ridiculous. Supporters seeking to raise funds to renovate the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan, have launched a brand billed as "the only…

July 10, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT

German Radio Station Sums Up the Destruction of Brazil in This Simple 9-Second Ad Adding more insult to injury

Just when we thought we'd seen enough reaction to Germany's shellacking of Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup match, here is German radio station Radio Bayern 3 with a concise metaphorical…

July 9, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

Even If You Hate Greenpeace and Love Lego, You Have to Admire This Gorgeous Attack Ad With Shell around, everything is not awesome

Greenpeace takes a page from Chipotle's marketing playbook—haunting animation plus a distressing cover of a well-known song—in its continuing assault on Lego for partnering with Shell on a set of…

July 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

Neutrogena Warns Men Not to Wash Their Junk and Their Face With the Same Soap Yes, it's called Junkface

Neutrogena is very concerned about "Junkface," which is apparently what happens when a man washes his Downtown Manville and then his face with the same bar of soap. Naturally, the…

July 9, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Thailand Does It Again With an Ad That Will Leave You Bawling Like This Baby Grab some tissues and your phone charger

We've all been there, as a father, family member or designated baby holder. Mom hands off her bundle of joy to you as she grabs four minutes of alone time…

July 9, 2014, 9:07 AM EDT

8 New England Agencies Had 72 Hours Each to Brand a Startup. Here's the Winning Entry Mmm, cake in a can

The Ad Club, the advertising trade organization of New England, recently held its first "Brand-a-thon" contest for creative agencies to come up with branding campaigns for area startups in just…

July 8, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

Old Geezers Battle Young Whippersnappers at Basketball in Centrum's Short Film Guess who doesn't keel over

Sometimes experience proves more powerful than youth. That's certainly true in this new long-form spot for Pfizer's Centrum from Leo Burnett in Chicago, which pairs middle-aged basketball players against a…

July 8, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

BMW Goes for a Spin on the World's Most Insane Racetrack: An Aircraft Carrier Probably fake, but the feeling is real

It's one thing to drive at breakneck speeds around a barren salt flat or abandoned airport, but the pucker factor goes up a few notches when you're teetering on the…

July 8, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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