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Powerful 'Lockdown' PSA Marks a Grim Statistic: Nearly 100 School Shootings Since Newtown The new reality in American classrooms

Classroom lockdown drills—at my first grader's school and every other school in America—have become the norm since the tragedy at Newtown, two years ago this Sunday. The powerfully sad PSA…

December 9, 2014, 3:24 PM EST

Infographic: How Retailers Subconsciously Sway Your Senses to Make You Buy More Stuff Sight, sound, smell and even touch

As you go about your holiday shopping, it's good to keep in mind that you're being manipulated in the extreme by retailers who've read every book and consulted every expert…

December 9, 2014, 2:36 PM EST

This Agency Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit With Its Anti-Christmas Song and Dance Office cheer in a single take

It's that time of year again—agency holiday card season. The pressure is high to come up with the funniest or coolest concept. Or maybe all you really need is lots of…

December 9, 2014, 12:57 PM EST

Santa Is a Hipster, and a Pretty Funny One, in This Agency's Holiday Video Free-range reindeer and all

Is Santa Claus a hipster? He's got the unkempt mane and alternative lifestyle down pat. Yet he seems too obsessed with consumer goods and fourth-quarter commerce to qualify. It feels like…

December 9, 2014, 9:03 AM EST

Photograph These Ingenious Ads, and You'll Learn How to Save Kids From Eye Cancer One easy trick for early detection

If you take a flash photograph of a child, and one of his or her pupils looks white in the resulting image, it can indicate an eye tumor. In the…

December 9, 2014, 8:13 AM EST

Learn How to Block Your Ex and More in Facebook's Cute, Quirky Tutorial Videos Editing posts, untagging photos, etc.

Facebook, at long last, finally seems to be getting the hang of the whole advertising thing. In addition to the pleasantly whimsical "Say Anything Better" ads, which have been rolling out…

December 8, 2014, 2:28 PM EST

Burger King Surprised Apartment Hunters With One Whopper of a Kitchen Upgrade A fully staffed restaurant, just for you

If you're apartment hunting for a three bedroom/two bath/one Burger King, this might be the spot for you. Spanish agency La Despensa equipped a tasty pad in downtown Madrid with a…

December 8, 2014, 1:55 PM EST

Ad People Are the World's Bravest, Say Firefighters, Astronauts and Bomb Disposal Experts Enter your most courageous work in the Andy Awards

Yes, disposing of bombs is stressful. So is operating on someone's brain, or rocketing into the endless void of space. But none of those things require quite as much courage…

December 8, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

Salt-N-Pepa Tell Football Players and Pregnant Ladies to Push It for Geico Push it real good

If you're excited by rumors of a Salt-N-Pepa reunion album, you'll thoroughly enjoy this Geico ad where Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella don their famous jackets and tell everybody to…

December 8, 2014, 9:47 AM EST

1-800-Contacts Ran the Perfect Ad on 'Eaten Alive' and It Wasn't Even (Totally) Planned Goofy plot was a coincidence at first

Those who were disappointed that Paul Rosolie wasn't completely and totally eaten alive by the snake on Discovery Channel's Eaten Alive last night got a consolation prize—this comical ad for…

December 8, 2014, 9:13 AM EST

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