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HBO Bought a Full-Page Ad in a New Hampshire Paper for Veep's Jonah Ryan

Fake congressional run gets real placement

The sheer lunacy of our current election cycle is frightening, but it's also very watchable. The same could be said for HBO's Veep, a show that many Washington, D.C., insiders…

Verizon's Old Pitchman, Paul Marcarelli, Switches to Sprint in Delicious Bit of Backstabbing

Luring away a wireless icon

The wireless wars have been getting notoriously dirty, and now Sprint has come up with the most deviously clever attack yet—signing up Paul Marcarelli, who worked for years as Verizon's…

Old Spice Just Made Its Weirdest Commercial Yet, and That's Saying Something

Nick DenBoer jams two old spots into an insane remix

It's been more than six years since Old Spice advertising started getting very peculiar indeed, with help from Isaiah Mustafa and, particularly, Terry Crews. But Wieden + Kennedy Portland has…

Fox Apologizes for X-Men: Apocalypse Billboard Showing Jennifer Lawrence Getting Choked

An exercise in superhuman backtracking

Social media has not been kind to this Twentieth Century Fox billboard for X-Men: Apocalypse, which shows the titular villain, Apocalypse, choking Mystique, with Rose McGowan urging others to yell…

Why Famous French People Are Suddenly Hating on Their Own National Soccer Team

It's not what you think

In eyebrow-raising Twitter fodder this week, the French former professional soccer player and coach Raymond Domenech tweeted, "#JeNeSupportePasLesBleus," which translates to "I can't stand the Blues." This was weird—especially in advance of the…

Century 21 Helps You Give Dad Just What He Wants for Father's Day: Nothing

A bit of land in Nothing, Ariz., that is

If you believe nothing is good enough to give Dad on Father's Day, Century 21 has the perfect gift idea for you: Why not give the big guy a parcel…

This Badass Bodyform Ad Elevates Menstruating Women to Modern Amazonian Warriors

What's a little blood?

The past couple of years have given us numerous disruptive examples of advertising in the feminine care space, including comical ones from HelloFlo and the award-winning inspirational video from Always. Bodyform joins…

Elizabeth Banks Helps People Find Their Dream Homes ... in Their Actual Dreams

Realtor.com's advertising gets stranger still

Boy, Elizabeth Banks can sure get inside your head. The actress returns for a self-consciously wacky house party in Pereira & O'Dell New York's latest work for Realtor.com. In new ads,…

Lucasfilm Ran This Ad in an Irish Paper to Thank the Locals After Filming Star Wars There

Go mbeidh an fórsa leat!

In an infinitely classy and gracious move, Lucasfilm took out an ad in the Irish Examiner to thank the communities of Crookhaven, Goleen and the Brow Head peninsula, where parts…

Nivea Made a Waterslide That Applies Sunscreen to Kids, So Parents Don't Have to Do It

FCB Cape Town's new invention

Summer at the beach for parents means the dreaded slathering of sunscreen on their kids. And when the kids want to get out and play in the sand and water,…

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