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David Gianatasio

'Better Call Saul' Billboard in Albuquerque Really Turns Back the Clock

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…

Mad Men Stars Pose for Vintage-Style Product Ads in 'For Your Consideration' Campaign

AMC serves up a fun Emmy Awards campaign for Mad Men, casting its stars in print work that has the look and feel of classy period advertising from the Sterling…

Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too…

Here's What Happens When You Ask Netflix to Go to Prom With You

Muthana Sweis, a student at Marist High School in Chicago, took two dates to his junior prom—and one of them was Netflix. In a January tweet, the 17-year-old asked the company…

Ad Campaign Seeks to Help Widow Whose Husband Had Hollywood's Most Famous Scream

Sheb Wooley comes screaming out of the mists of pop culture into the commercial mainstream in FCB's new campaign for pay-TV channel Canal+ in Spain. Wooley is the voice actor who…

Breaking Bad Thanks Cast and Crew in Simple, Great Ad for the Series Finale

Two shows left, bitches! AMC's Breaking Bad airs its last episode on Sept. 29, and the network whipped up this print ad promoting the series finale to thank the cast and…

SportsCenter Ad Discovers Secret to Rafael Nadal's Success With the Ladies

Fresh from his U.S. Open triumph, Rafael Nadal comes on like the candy man in ESPN's latest tongue-in-cheek SportsCenter spot from Wieden + Kennedy in New York. Network personalities John…

Are You Ready for Some Freakball? DirecTV Tells Tall Tales in Ads From Grey

DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket, which offers every game live on any digital device, turns average Joes into "the world's most powerful fans" in three goofy spots from Grey. These godlike…

Finally, a Cable Company That's Honest About How Much It Hates You

"Fuck you. You'll take what we give you." That's easily the line of the year from any parody ad so far, and it comes around the 18-second mark of "The…

Zombies Swarm Around Infected Hashtag in Clever Campaign for Walking Dead

Whenever I write about zombies, I tend to bury the lead. That's a grave mistake. Anyway, here's a case study about how the Darewin Agency used social media to make…

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