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David Gianatasio

Hallmark's Mother's Day Ads Are Shockingly Edgy. Just Kidding, They're Really, Really Sappy

Adland's trend toward weepy gratitude continues, just in time for Mother's Day, as Hallmark rolls out a series of videos from Leo Burnett in which people express love and appreciation…

Ad of the Day: Gun Violence PSA Makes Heartbreaking Statues From Victims' Clothes

FCB's 'Unforgotten'

Eight victims of gun violence are memorialized in lifelike but faceless plaster statues in FCB Chicago's "The Unforgotten," a traveling public-service installation and media campaign. Created for the Illinois Council Against…

Ad of the Day: This Great Hertz Ad Starts Off Sweet, Then Takes a Sharp Left Turn

Moving day blues

He took the tea kettle? Ouch, that Hertz! This cute British spot from adam&eveDDB starts off sentimentally, as a middle-aged couple are saying goodbye to their son, who is moving out—with…

W+K Travels to 1960s Iceland for This Wry and Beautiful Yogurt Commercial

Somebody get this kid a bike! (And snowshoes, while you're at it.) Orri, the plucky lad in this fanciful Wieden + Kennedy London spot introducing Arla's Skyr Icelandic yogurt to the…

Milton Glaser Explains the Value of Design Beyond Just Selling Stuff

"By the time I was in kindergarten, I had been designated as class artist. Some of the older kids discovered that I could draw girls doing unspeakable things, and I…

Fort Lauderdale Really Heated Up Bus Shelters in Boston and Chicago This Winter

At the height of winter, a goofy costumed dude called "Mr. Sunny," the official mascot of Fort Lauderdale tourism, hung out at Pompano Beach and bantered in real time via…

Tourists Give Jason Sudeikis Some Directions in AT&T's Tribeca Film Festival Ad

Live from New York … it's Jason Sudeikis. The former Saturday Night Live cast member appears in "The Tourists," a 45-second video from BBDO promoting AT&T's sponsorship of the Tribeca Film…

Whoa, Sony Trained This Octopus to Take Photos of Visitors to Its Aquarium

Holy mackerel, this octopus can use a camera! Sony and FCB Auckland trained a female octopus named Rambo (no relation) to take pictures with a Cyber Shot TX30 camera for this…

Ad of the Day: Sylvester Stallone Brings the Heat in This Ridiculous Ad for a British Bakery

Fun stuff from WCRS

Yo, Adrian! Sylvester Stallone is in this British commercial for Warburtons bakery. Guess he didn't make enough dough in Hollywood. Sly rises to the occasion, though, in this wry-humored spot from…

Stihl Heads Into the Void to Show the Otherworldly Power of Its Leaf Blowers

Houston, we have a blower. French agency Altmann + Pacreau gets cosmic in this ad for Stihl leaf blowers, employing astronaut imagery and the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme to fine…

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