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David Gianatasio

10 Visual Artists Who Are Changing the Way We See Advertising, and the World

Where fine art meets commerce

Advertising might not be art, but it's certainly artful. And it relies on the most skilled fine artists to keep its craft at the highest level. For Adweek's Creative 100,…

Ad of the Day: People of Color Finally Get White Privilege on Demand With White Squad

MTV tackles race in an entertaining and pointed campaign

Thought provoking, exceptionally well executed and controversial, MTV's satirical "White Squad" is one of the best social-issues campaigns in recent memory. Part of the cable network's broader "Look Different" anti-prejudice initiative,…

Ad of the Day: Samsung Goes Deep With This Epic Surf Spot From 72andSunny

Stirring stuff, but could the brand be in over its head?

72andSunny catches a new wave with Samsung in this short film created with the World Surf League, which Samsung Mobile sponsors. A sequel of sorts to last year's Cannes Gold Lion-winning…

Real Shoplifters Star in Ad for Harvey Nichols, Where There's a Better Way to Get Freebies

Shoplifters get their comeuppance in adam&eveDDB's latest work for Harvey Nichols, which promotes the chain's Rewards App with the tagline, "Love freebies? Get them legally." The 90-second spot uses "100% genuine…

Ad of the Day: Nike's 'Short a Guy' Is a Fun, Frenetic, Multi-Sport Masterpiece

W+K spot couldn't be cooler

Nike's "Short a Guy" ad from Wieden + Kennedy is a real pick-me-up. In it, we meet the luckiest, most athletically inclined kid on the planet. While out skateboarding, he meets…

Ben Bailey Crashes Aldi and Gets the Shoppers to Say What They Love About It

Attention, Aldi's shoppers: Do not be alarmed. The big man with a megaphone is harmless. We think. Comedian and TV host Ben Bailey trades in his cash cab for a grocery…

Ad of the Day: Ikea Fills a Jungle Kitchen With Monkeys Just to See What Will Happen

Mother's menagerie

This Ikea ad is as much fun as a kitchen full of monkeys. In fact, it is a kitchen full of monkeys. Plus some tropical birds, snakes, a deer and an…

Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola Unveils Crown Jewel of Its 'Crossroads' Series on Teen Friendship

Dustin Lance Black directs his 'most personal' ad yet

The bond between two teenage boys, one of whom is gay, is sensitively explored in the latest installment of Pereira & O'Dell's "Crossroads" campaign for Coca-Cola in Latin America. Launched this…

Jane Lynch Wrote and Stars in These Pleasantly Goofy Ads for Coconut Water

Jane swing through jungle on vine. Where Tarzan? Jane Lynch, so awesome as the cheerleading coach on Glee, wrote and stars in a new series of ads for Vita Coco coconut…

Infiniti Spoofs the Highway Flirting From National Lampoon's Vacation, With a Special Guest

Infiniti recreates the "flirting on the highway" scene from National Lampoon's Vacation with one of that 1983 film's original stars (not Chevy Chase, unfortunately) in this Crispin Porter + Bogusky…

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