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Grammys Ads Show the Peculiar After-Effects of Loving Taylor Swift and Lorde You're never quite the same

The Grammy Awards will make even a long-maned, bearded, hard-rock dude head bang to Taylor Swift, according to this new ad from TBWA\Chiat\Day. It's a preposterous conceit, even if Taylor Swift's…

December 17, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody Funny or Die prepares us for the worst

Fans are already preparing themselves to be disappointed when Serial releases its final episode tomorrow, a fact that Funny or Die has captured masterfully in its new parody. In "The Last…

December 17, 2014, 12:28 PM EST

Employees Get Pelted With Snowballs in Super Slow Motion in This Agency's Holiday Card That's cold, Exit10

Employees at Baltimore agency Exit10 get pelted with snowballs in slow motion in this flaky and—let's be honest—rather painful-looking holiday video. No one got hurt during filming. Not much, anyway. The…

December 17, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

Agency Pitches Christmas to a Focus Group, and Their Reaction Is Anything but Merry Scrooges run amok

So, you hate focus groups. Understandable. They can make a mess of anything. In fact, they can even hate Christmas. Ogilvy & Mather in Paris put together this entertaining little (fake)…

December 17, 2014, 10:42 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Samsung's Dreamy Holiday Ad Tells a Moving Fairy Tale on 74 Screens Sweet tale, sweeter execution

Some 74 synchronized devices, from a two-inch watch screen to a 65-inch curved Samsung TV—and everything in between—make an animated dream come alive in Samsung's lovely holiday spot. R/GA created the…

December 17, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

20 Creepy, Quirky and Funny Sponsored Gifs That Blew Up Tumblr in 2014 Marketers' top entertainment posts, ranked

It's the end of the year, and Tumblr is recapping its top branded entertainment posts of 2014. With the average desktop user spending 14 minutes per visit in October, according…

December 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Another Casual Restaurant Needs Creative Help. This Time It's Golden Corral Chain spent $55 million in media last year

The search for new agencies among casual dining restaurants is continuing. Three months after Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings found new agencies for their creative accounts, Golden Corral is mulling…

December 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

14 Brilliant Outdoor Ads That Rocked the Real World in 2014 Beautiful, subversive, playful and magical

As usual, many of this year's most inspired and delightful advertisements weren't found on TV, in print or online. They were found outside, where marketers played off the real world…

December 17, 2014, 6:57 AM EST

This Agency Started Doing Influencer Marketing Before It Was Cool All about a blend of social and experiential tactics

Specs Who Managing partners (l. to r.) Sky Gellatly, Lisa Chu, Coltrane Curtis What Brand solution agency Where New York Since 2004, Team Epiphany has mixed experiential, social, influencer and public relations services for…

December 17, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed Confesses to Her Social Media Addiction Twitter and Facebook function as water cooler for writers

Specs Who Age 46 Claim to fame Author of Wild (the film adaptation, starring Reese Witherspoon, is currently in theaters) Base Portland, Ore. Twitter @CherylStrayed What’s the first information you consume in the morning?  You mean after…

December 17, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

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