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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 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 Miley…

July 10, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

David&Goliath Taps Insiders as New President, CCO Brian Dunbar and Colin Jeffery take respective posts

David&Goliath has found its new president and chief creative officer within its own ranks. Founder David Angelo has stepped down as president and CCO, handing the reins to Brian Dunbar (president)…

July 10, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: This Rube Goldberg Device Promotes a Video Game by Bringing It to Life Another creation from OK Go's collaborator

While always interesting to watch, intricate Rube Goldberg devices in ads rarely seem connected to the products they're supposedly selling. But this is quite the exception. Brett Doar, the man behind…

July 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck Tap Johannes Leonardo First work expected in spring 2015

Johannes Leonardo is getting into the floor care business. The New York agency has landed creative work for four TTI Floor Care brands, including Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck, as well…

July 10, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

Applebee's Files Trademark Application for 'No Tech Tuesday' Meanwhile, the chain plans to add tablets to its tables

Technophobes, rejoice. Applebee's has filed a trademark application for "no tech Tuesday," which would presumably curb the use of devices at its restaurants on that day, Today reports. This is despite the…

July 10, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

McCann Worldgroup Shuffles European, Latin American and Caribbean Presidents Pablo Walker, Fernando Fascioli fill top roles

McCann Worldgroup has shifted Pablo Walker from president of Latin America and the Caribbean and promoted him to president of Europe, filling the role that Gustavo Martinez left open when…

July 10, 2014, 12:01 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

10 Most Viral Ads of 2014 (So Far) The World Cup, Super Bowl and other spots that caught fire

Score one for world football over the American kind. Perhaps not surprisingly, given the global nature of the tournament, four World Cup ads—including two from Nike—appear on Unruly Media's new list…

July 10, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT

Troy Ruhanen Is TBWA's New Global Chief Tom Carroll becomes chairman

Omnicom evp Troy Ruhanen is the new chief at TBWA\Worldwide, replacing Tom Carroll, who has been president and CEO since 2007, Omnicom confirmed. Carroll has been bumped to chairman. Jean-Marie Dru…

July 9, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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