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David Gianatasio
Ad of the Day: Cadillac's 'Dare Greatly' Launch Spot Has Teddy Roosevelt but No Car Teaser sets the stage for an extensive Oscars push

I'm not sure Cadillac's "Dare Greatly" spot—ushering in a big new campaign that will break Sunday on the Oscars—will ever win any awards. But the commercial, among the automaker's first…

February 18, 2015, 1:37 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Ford Pranks Guys by Sending Them on a Blind Date With a Stunt Driver Prestin Persson is hardly just a pretty face

Prestin Persson really drives men wild in Ford's "Speed Dating" prank for the Mustang. Persson, a leading stunt car driver, was hired by the automaker for a prank video from Team…

February 17, 2015, 11:26 AM EST

XO Mints Freshens Up Valentine's Day With Catchy Ballad for Ugly People A bit of love for everyone

Beauty is in the eye of the … um … sorry, I lost my train of thought. While I try to remember how that saying goes, enjoy "The Ugly Couple…

February 13, 2015, 10:23 AM EST

This Demo Video of a New Robot Dog Is Creepy, Cool and Pretty Crazy Meet Boston Dynamics' latest canine creation

Letter carriers should be afraid. Very afraid. Meet Spot, a 160-pound, four-legged, dog-like robot developed by Google-owned defense contractor Boston Dynamics. The mechanical mutt stars in the cool, hypnotic, kind of horrifying…

February 12, 2015, 12:43 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Sex Is Everywhere You Look in Lusty British Travel Spot One smutty visual joke after another

Adam&eveDDB goes the unsubtle stock-footage route in this Valentine's Day ad for travel site LastMinute.com, cramming scads of naughty visual metaphors into one fast-moving montage dubbed "Sexy Delights of Europe." Our,…

February 11, 2015, 10:59 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Cartier Tells Three Love Stories in Dazzling Short Film for Valentine's Day 'The Proposal' in Paris

Cartier rocks Valentine's Day with "The Proposal," a six-minute meditation on modern romance directed by Sean Ellis, whose 2006 short film Cashback was nominated for an Oscar. Here, we meet three…

February 9, 2015, 11:14 AM EST

Mad Men Chops Its Pilot Episode Into 154 Clips and Wants Fans to Reshoot Each One The best will get stitched together into a Fan Cut

Ahead of Mad Men's final episodes on AMC this spring, the series has launched The Fan Cut, a contest that lets would-be auteurs remake scenes from the show's pilot episode…

February 9, 2015, 7:51 AM EST

U.S. Media Agency of the Year: MediaCom's Team-First Approach Landed a Ton of New Business in 2014 Including A-B InBev and Mars

Last August, during final presentations for Anheuser-Busch InBev's $575 million domestic planning and buying assignment, Sasha Savic took his vow to raise the creative bar at MediaCom to a whole…

February 8, 2015, 8:00 PM EST

Here's the Extended Version of Nationwide's Dead Child Ad, as Imagined by Funny or Die Bummer of a new arrival in heaven

Thanks to Sunday's downer Super Bowl spot, we all learned that Nationwide isn't exactly on the side of the angels. Now, the divine comedy of this "extended cut" parody from Funny…

February 4, 2015, 9:11 AM EST

'First Kiss' Is Almost a Year Old. This Parody Imagines If One Couple Never Left Check out all their other 'firsts'

Meet two characters in search of an exit. "First Kiss: One Year Later" is Barely Political's sendup of last year's mega-viral, Cannes gold Lion-winning video from fashion label Wren that brought…

February 3, 2015, 11:06 AM EST

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