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Japan Is Selling Zoo Jeans, Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers and Bears Charity project is pretty wild

Fashion designers can be temperamental beasts, but this is ridiculous. Supporters seeking to raise funds to renovate the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan, have launched a brand billed as "the only…

July 10, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Samsung Slams iPhone Battery, but Are These Ads Losing Their Charge? Pity the 'wall huggers'

Battery life is the burning issue in "Wall Huggers," the latest installment in 72andSunny's "The Next Big Thing Is Here" campaign for Samsung. The minute-long spot shows frazzled, unhappy iPhone-carrying travelers…

July 9, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

Southwest Airlines Is Completely, Hopelessly, Head Over Heels in Love in New Ads Flying to its fields of dreams

When it comes to airports and traveling by plane, what's not to love? GSD&M spins the Beatles' flower-power anthem "All You Need Is Love" in these Southwest Airlines ads celebrating the…

July 8, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

Expedia Says Travel Makes You So Interesting, You'll Ruin the Lives of Professional Entertainers New ads in campaign honored at Cannes

Expedia travels into amusing territory with three new commercials from Ogilvy & Mather in London. In each spot, achingly average people become intensely interesting to friends and co-workers after taking…

July 7, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Lexus Puts On a Dazzling Light Show With Aerial LED Stuntmen CHI streaks across the night sky in Kuala Lumpur

Nothing says "Lexus" like a guy made of light leaping across the sky. In "Strobe," an eye-catching minute-long film from CHI & Partners, it seems as if a single shimmering figure…

July 3, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

Levi's Is Looking to Keep Things Light With Fun-Focused New Ad Campaign CMO says too many fashion brands are 'overly serious'

Levi's is trying on a simple, straightforward message in its first big push since reuniting with longtime agency FCB (and also hiring The House Worldwide) in February. Unveiling a global campaign…

July 2, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Great Ads Show the Secrets to Making Movies on the Super Cheap Lemonade production promos won at Cannes

Aaaand ... action! This clever print campaign from Leo Burnett Tailor Made in Brazil vividly captures how Lemonade Films creates "great movies" on "tiny budgets." The work, a bronze Lion winner…

July 1, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

FX Pulls Disturbing Eye-Worm Billboards for The Strain They weren't exactly a hit with parents

The worm has been turned away. Billboards for FX's The Strain, with creepy critters crawling out of (or perhaps boring into?) human eyeballs, are apparently too much for some folks to…

June 30, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Lawsuit Claims Woman Was a Victim of Dexter's Creepy Advertising Fall blamed on 'shocking and menacing' stairwell ad

Dexter usually doesn't leave his victims alive, but this seems to be an exception. Ajanaffy Njewadda claims in a lawsuit that she fell, broke her ankle and suffered a concussion last…

June 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

This British Ad With a Grumpy Ogre Turns Out to Be Monstrously Sweet A sudden change of heart

"Simon the Ogre," a two-minute mini-epic commercial from agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay, was popular in the U.K. earlier this year but went largely unnoticed in the U.S. before winning a…

June 26, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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