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People Terrified by Haunted Apartment in Real Estate Company's Ad Prank But it's the disconnect that's really scary

2012 called, and it wants its prankvertising back. Danish real-estate site Lejebolig.dk and production company Mayday Films staged a hidden-camera apartment haunting that was designed to warn the public to use…

July 30, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

David Duchovny Daydreams of Life as a Russian in Beer Ad Exalting the Motherland Serious? Satire? Lengthy spot tries for both

Is Special Agent Mulder looking to defect? In a decidedly unexpected career move, David Duchovny appears in this two-and-a-half minute rah-rah-Russia commercial for Siberian Crown beer. The spot's schmaltzy patriotism and…

July 29, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

You'll Nether Believe How Mr. Sketch Scented Markers Get So Stinky Flatulent fruit infusion

And you thought beans were the musical fruit. This memorable ad from BBH New York humorously suggests that Mr. Sketch scented markers get their smell from actual fruit farts—as we see…

July 28, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

Return to Rushmore: Best Buy's Back-to-School Ad Channels a Wes Anderson Classic Sadly, no Bill Murray

Wes Anderson's Rushmore was a clear inspiration for Best Buy's back-to-school spot, which, like the 1998 film, focuses on a student juggling an excess of extracurricular interests. Created by Crispin Porter…

July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

'Better Call Saul' Billboard in Albuquerque Really Turns Back the Clock Meet James M. McGill, attorney at law

Breaking Bad fans, this time you'd better call James! Those dying for a taste of AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff series, Better Call Saul, got a nice little present this week, as…

July 24, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

Jaws in Lake Ontario? Nah, It Was Just a Shark Week Video Prank Discovery hoax causes some gnashing of teeth in Canada

If you thought there was something fishy about that YouTube video of a shark swimming off Lake Ontario's Wolfe Island, you were absolutely right. The clip—uploaded on July 10, with nearly…

July 23, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

Rosetta Stone Says Learning a Language Is Good for You, and Great for the World Newly aspirational message

With millennials eager to travel abroad and a wealth of language-learning options available, Rosetta Stone doesn't want to get lost in translation. So the company teamed with Energy BBDO and…

July 22, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

Lars Ulrich Has the Best Line in the Outtakes From Metallica's SportsCenter Ad Getting by in a post-Mariano world

Wieden + Kennedy's latest SportsCenter spot, featuring Metallica, has gotten lots of attention, and almost 800,000 YouTube views, since its debut a week ago. The veteran band visits ESPN HQ and…

July 22, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

Devin SuperTramp Creates a 260-Foot Water Slide Down a San Francisco Street Bear Naked Granola is YouTube influencer's newest client

YouTube influencer Devin SuperTramp is a man who knows how to get what he wants. And in this case, he wants to ride a 260-foot water slide down the streets…

July 18, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Samsung's Sci-Fi Soccer Epic Reaches Its Final Chapter After 8 months, the Galaxy 11 finish their game for the fate of Earth

Samsung Mobile's epic sci-fi soccer battle, which has been playing out in big-budget videos since last November, has finally reached its conclusion. "The Match Part 2," released this week as a…

July 17, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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