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Profile: Tommy Means

Mekanism founder Tommy Means is best known for his work directing viral Web videos. But he is about to make his mark in the movies with this month's theatrical release…

May 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

Live Commercials Return to TV

As Garmin was working on its TV plan for the second quarter last year, the company issued a challenge for itself and its network partners to come up with new…

April 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT

True Confessions: Real-People Ads Let It All Hang Out

NEW YORK A TV commercial for Commit Stop Smoking Lozenges, "Babies Aren't Easy," finds 36-year-old Lisa navigating Los Angeles traffic while dealing with her screaming baby in her car's backseat.…

March 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT

Frozen In Time

The tiny, immobile Travelocity gnome. The big-headed, always smiling Burger King. The 6-foot-tall, perfectly still Quaker Oats man. We've seen inanimate ad icons before, but more and more of them…

June 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT

Kings Of Content

Meet the Kings of Content—our picks for companies creating and/or distributing the hottest, most innovative material around. Web newcomer YouTube and ever-expanding MTV Networks have a finger on the pulse…

April 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT

Doing Double Duty

It's one thing to walk onto the set of a commercial shoot as a creative. It's another thing entirely to walk onto the set as "the director": the pressure is…

March 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

Romper Room

It is only a couple of hours into a Virgin Mobile commercial shoot, and the 2-year-old twins who are sharing the role of the baby have already torn apart a…

February 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

Selling Out Is Now In

A s those of you who have unsuccessfully courted A-list celebrities for your U.S. campaigns know, despite being offered beaucoup bucks, incredibly short working hours and ridiculously lavish perks, many…

February 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

By The Fans, For The Fans

It's an overcast September day, and Edmond Plass is doing something that he never imagined: He's volleying with tennis legend John McEnroe at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Tennis Center, where Plass…

October 10, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT

Outshining The Past

You roared out of Cannes with a gold Lion. Your campaign dominated The One Show and the Clio Awards (owned by Adweek parent company VNU) and captured a D&AD pencil.…

August 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT