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Mini Drivers Dream Up the Craziest, Coolest Test Drives Ever … and Then Go Do Them 10 amazing videos introduce the new Hardtop

I'm positively floored by the fun series of Web videos by Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and Tool of North America introducing the BMW Mini Cooper Hardtop. Client and agency asked…

April 4, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

Gary Busey Likes Amazon Fire TV Because You Can Talk to It Like a Narcissistic Madman Odd intro spot from WongDoody

Gary Busey's at his manic, unhinged best in WongDoody's spot introducing the $99 Amazon Fire TV set-top box. Everyone's favorite gnarled, Oscar-nominated lunatic begins, "If you're like me, you like talkin'…

April 3, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Sorry, Cats. Cravendale Falls in Love With a Cute but Creepy Cookie Puppetry meets animation

Barry the Biscuit Boy splashes onto the scene in a slam-dunk spot for British dairy Cravendale, a cautionary tale from Wieden + Kennedy in London and production house Blinkink. The heady…

April 2, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

Dad Obsessed With Indie Movies Tells His Girl the World's Worst Bedtime Story Newport Beach's latest insane ad

From the folks who brought you "Mandible," perhaps the most twisted film-festival promo in history, comes a sequel that's also messed up—if less visually gruesome. RPA and Tool's new spot for…

April 2, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: KFC Takes a Long Ride in the Slowest-Cooked, Fast-Food Ad Ever BBH takes its time

Languid tales of southern Americana always make me feel hot and itchy. So, right from the start, I might not be the best audience for BBH London's 60-second "Bus" spot…

March 31, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Vodafone Salutes Emergency Responders in Quietly Explosive New Ad Grey London strikes again

Grey London takes an unconventional approach for Vodafone U.K., focusing on British emergency responders, more than three-quarters of whom, we're told, use the telecom's services. "The Call," a riveting 60-second spot…

March 28, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

Tired of Not Having a Grocery Store, Village Engineer Invents a Vending Machine Dispenses eggs, milk and more

The town of Clifton in central England hasn't had a grocery store for almost 15 years, so a local engineer invented a giant vending machine that dispenses milk, eggs, bread,…

March 27, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

Construction Workers Yell Messages of Empowerment to Women in Snickers Stunt So when you're hungry, you're not a creep?

Australian construction workers simply aren't themselves in this amusing stunt from Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne. In fact, they're actors who shout empowering statements to women on the street in a…

March 26, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

Gary Oldman Shines, Despite the Weather, in HTC's New Anti-Advertising Rare ad work from the actor

Rather than drone on about product features or provide a demonstration, Gary Oldman instructs viewers to "Ask the Internet" if they want to learn more about the HTC One M8…

March 25, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

Love Knows No Bounds for Budgie and Cat in Charming British Spot Freeview ad inspired by free entertainment of pets playing

Cat and budgie—sworn enemies in the real world, last time I checked—join forces to tout British TV service Freeview in these extremely silly spots from Leo Burnett London. Kitty paws open…

March 25, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

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