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Miller Lite Got 180,000 Summer Photos From Fans, and Picked 7 for This National TV Ad Foray into UGC

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola rolled out its first TV spot made completely with user-generated content. Now, it's Miller Lite's turn to shine the spotlight on its fans. In May, the beer…

August 18, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT

Did a Missouri Shopping Mall Just Make the Worst Local Commercial Ever? Well, you'll know where to get your backpack

Advertising is easy. You can sell anything you want nowadays if you just pick up a camera, press record and then upload the results to the Internet. Music? No problem!…

August 18, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

Why Tim Hortons Totally Blacked Out This Location in a Small Quebec Town Customers were in for a fright

Who turned out the lights? Tim Hortons and JWT Toronto plunged customers at one of the coffee and donut chain's Quebec locations into inky darkness for a prank introducing a new…

August 18, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Thai Life Insurance, Master of the Tearjerker Ad, Sets Its Latest Love Story to Music Salute to the healing power of song

Life in Thailand is pretty meaningful, judging by the heartrending commercials the country produces. Companies like TrueMove and Thai Life Insurance have been rolling out masterful long-form spots about the…

August 18, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Inventor of the Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Helping to Ruin the Internet Ethan Zuckerman calls for revenue reform

If you were looking for someone to blame every time a pop-up ad mars your Web-browsing experience, here's a guy who'd like to nominate himself—and offer his apologies. Ethan Zuckerman, Internet…

August 18, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

Apple Beats Bud, Nike and GE to Win the 2014 Emmy for Best Commercial 'Misunderstood' takes coveted prize

Apple has had its ups and downs in advertising lately. But one recent unqualified creative success—last year's much-loved "Misunderstood" holiday spot—waltzed off with the 2014 Emmy Award for best commercial…

August 17, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

This Little-Known Robin Williams Ad Will Break Your Heart All Over Again A fitting reminder of the joy he brought

Earlier this week, we recapped some of the best moments from Robin Williams' contributions to advertising, but a reader pointed out that we omitted one of his last—and most touching—commercials. In…

August 15, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

Kevin Hart Will Destroy Your Car and Haunt Your Dreams Until You Play Him at Madden Or maybe he just hates Dave Franco

It's Madden season, which apparently is a good time not to be friends with Kevin Hart.  In EA's new three-and-a-half-minute promo for Madden NFL 15, we witness the extreme lengths to…

August 15, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

The Bacardi Story Is Now a Graphic Novel, Created by Two of the Industry's Top Talents They even used rum in the ink

What goes great with rum, besides Coke? A graphic novel, maybe? Bacardi tapped famed comic writer Warren Ellis and artist Mike Allred to create a graphic novel celebrating the history of…

August 15, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

U.K. Food Truck Goes Full Phallic With Its Logo That is, indeed, one Dirty Bird

If U.K. food truck Dirty Bird was hoping for shock value, mission accomplished. The eatery's logo is a rooster, and it's shaped like a penis. "It's based on lowercase 'db' linked…

August 14, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

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