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Banksy Reworks 'Balloon Girl' in Campaign for Syria's Children Idris Elba voices Sunshine spot

Banksy's "Balloon Girl" provides a fitting image for the children whose lives have been ravaged by Syria's civil war, which just entered its third year. The British street artist drew some…

March 24, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

Chipotle Really Goes Back to the Start in Its First U.K. Ad Campaign Say my name

Mother London has cooked up Chipotle's first British campaign with print ads and posters that explain how to pronounce the burrito chain's name. "Chi-Pole-Tay," "Chi-Pottle" and "Shi-Pot-Lay" are wrong. (Now…

March 24, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

Retailers Are Finding That Data Vulnerability Can Undo Years of Brand Equity How to bolster defenses and clean up the PR mess

Data breaches, as we have all learned, can be #EpicFails with far-reaching and destructive implications for brands. Once sensitive consumer information—payment-card data, home addresses, phone numbers—are stolen, the ramifications can…

March 23, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

BBH's Stylish Ad for Dulux Paint Imagines a World Where Color Is Prohibited Cue the bootleggers

In this new spot for paint brand Dulux, BBH London creates a charming, vibrant fantasy where colors, rather than alcohol, are outlawed during America's Prohibition days. Everyone's feeling as glum and…

March 19, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

Sarah Silverman Breaks Up With an Overly Attached Coffee Cup for Orbit Comic keeps it clean, but the cup's a bit dirty

Sarah Silverman breaks off her romance with a walking, talking coffee cup in EnergyBBDO's snappy new spots for Orbit Gum. As the comic pitches ideas to Hollywood producers ("My character can…

March 18, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

The Year's Oddest Celebrity Endorsement? Shin-Soo Choo Pitches Korean Meat Bulgogi NYT ad baffles many

What a load of bulgogi. The grilled, marinated meat from Korea is suddenly on the media's plate after this strange ad was placed in The New York Times last week. Texas…

March 17, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

Olympic Skier Ted Ligety Chats With a Snowflake Depressed About Climate Change And plays the 'thigh drums'

Olympic skier Ted Ligety plays straight man to a sullen, animated snowflake in this 90-second spot from Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. It's part of CRP's "I Am Pro Snow" campaign…

March 14, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT

Ad Campaign Seeks to Help Widow Whose Husband Had Hollywood's Most Famous Scream Haunted by a sound effect

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…

March 13, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT

Duracell Bus Shelter in Montreal Heats Up When Everyone Holds Hands You're friendly, aren't you?

Nothing enhances a commute like coming into physical contact with a bunch of strangers at the bus stop. Cossette's "Moments of Warmth" campaign for Duracell had public-transport patrons in chilly Montreal…

March 12, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Q&A: The Director of That Viral Chevy Dog Ad Isn't Surprised He Didn't Win Lloyd Choi looks on the bright side

"Maddie," a minute-long commercial by young Canadian director Lloyd Lee Choi, didn't win Chevrolet and Mofilm's Oscars competition. That honor went to a whimsical exploration of creativity by Jude Chun,…

March 12, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

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