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David Gianatasio
Things Are About to Get Even Worse for the NFL, When This Ad Runs on SI.com Sports site reverses course, accepts hard-hitting spot

Sports Illustrated has reversed its call and will run an NFL-themed domestic violence ad from advocacy group Ultraviolet on its website Thursday, three days before the Super Bowl. The 15-second video…

January 26, 2015, 12:31 PM EST

Pepsi's Music Chief Makes the Super Bowl Sing On the brand's ties with artists like Katy Perry

Emma Quigley, who joined PepsiCo last October as its first North American head of music, is a heavy hitter in music, having spent the previous two years leading global marketing…

January 25, 2015, 10:00 PM EST

Apple's New China Store Has One Hell of a Beautiful Facade and a Great Story to Tell A 2,000-year-old poem rendered in calligraphy

The new Apple Store in China unites ancient and contemporary design elements to striking effect—its modern steel-and-glass exterior draped by a simple yet elegant mural that contains the text, rendered…

January 23, 2015, 10:24 AM EST

Audi Jumps in the Deep End With an Epic Tale of Rebellion at a Swimming Pool Brand lessons learned early

This Audi spot from Venables Bell & Partners presents a pint-size rebel with a full tummy who's eager to cannonball into a pool even though a sign clearly says, "Wait…

January 22, 2015, 12:17 PM EST

Acura Catches Lightning in a Bottle, Quite Literally, in Mullen's New ILX Spot Joey Santiago reworks a Pixies song for the soundtrack

An engineer ventures out during a thunderstorm and literally catches lightning in a bottle to power the Acura ILX in this cinematic spot from Mullen. Johnny Green of Reset Productions—much lauded…

January 20, 2015, 12:50 PM EST

This Samsung Headphones Ad Is Such Utter Arty Nonsense, It's Actually Kind of Good High camp factor

Moody black-and-white photography. Whispered dialogue. Ethereal soundtrack. Pouty orgasm faces. Sensual mid-air ballet. Amazingly, this isn't a perfume or fashion ad from the '90s but Cheil Worldwide's latest spot for Samsung…

January 16, 2015, 1:38 PM EST

Advertising Could Use Another Adorable Dog, Right? Sure It Could, Says Dr Pepper Meet the mop

Deutsch LA unleashes some potent adorbs for Dr Pepper in this ad starring a super-shaggy "mop dog"—a Hungarian herding pooch known as a Puli with a dreadlock-style corded coat. Try as…

January 15, 2015, 2:17 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Reebok and a Plucky Chicken Urge You to 'Live Free Range' A campaign most fowl

Why did the chicken cross the road? "To send a clear message that the reason people fall off the wagon and go back to their sedentary habits is because they've bought…

January 14, 2015, 8:51 AM EST

3 of Britain's Oldest Couples Recall Their Happiest Moment in Insurer's Touching Video Why you should live in the moment

Three elderly couples recount the happiest moments of their lives in this sweet slice of branded content from British insurance company Beagle Street. The four-minute film, directed by Gary Tarn, features…

January 9, 2015, 12:05 PM EST

Here Are the Funniest, Quirkiest Ads You'll See About Having Your Home Invaded Kwikset tells Amy's sad-comical story

Kwikset, the keyless entry and re-keying company, unlocks the humor of home invasions in these amusing, mildly edgy tales of suburban paranoia to promote its SmartKey technology. The ads, running exclusively…

January 8, 2015, 8:42 AM EST

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