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Turkish Airlines Highlights Flights to Gotham City and Metropolis in Super Bowl Pregame Ads

Clever promos from 'airline partner' of Batman v Superman

Those tuning in to CBS' Super Bowl pregame coverage probably noticed some interesting new destinations being advertised by Turkish Airlines. As presenting sponsor of part of the pregame show, the airline…

Taco Bell Is Definitely Unveiling the 'Quesalupa' at the Super Bowl. Here's How it Tastes

It's got a fried, cheese-filled shell

As the Taco Bell employee dropped my bag of secrets onto the counter with an indifferent thud and turned to walk away, I demanded he share his insider info. "How is…

Meet a New George and Weezy in Apartments.com's Super Bowl Ode to The Jeffersons

Packed with subtle visuals, it's a spot worth re-watching

Why don't beans burn on the grill? And why would you be grilling beans in the first place? Such mysteries from The Jeffersons are addressed (if not answered) in Apartments.com's…

Ad of the Day: Tracy Morgan Is Back to His Shouty, Ridiculous Best for Beats by Dre

In this Christmas ad, he's got good evidence he hasn't been naughty

Equal parts oblivious and opinionated, Tracy Morgan's loud-mouthed comic persona has always managed to make light of just about anything. And his own near-death experience is no exception.  In a Christmas…

Ad of the Day: A 4-Year-Old Pilots a Volvo Truck in Rollicking Follow-Up to 'Epic Split'

Fun off-road madness from Forsman & Bodenfors

It's one thing to say your truck is tough, but it's another to hand the wheel over to a 4-year-old and let her crash it through buildings and ravines. That's how…

Here Are Some of the World's Best Ads You Might Have Missed in 2015

Fun finds from this year's Epica Awards

Even if you feel bombarded by ads every day, you've probably missed quite a few of the better ones that never quite reached a global audience. This past week, I was…

Shiseido's Gender-Shifting Makeup Ad Wins Grand Prix in Film at Epica Awards

Mini, John Lewis and ElaN Languages also take top honors

BERLIN, Germany—Major marketers Mini Cooper and John Lewis shared the stage with little-known upstarts Shiseido and ElaN Languages in accepting Grand Prix honors from the Epica Awards. The France-based award show,…

French Copywriter's Ad Wins a Top Award Just Days After His Death in the Paris Attacks

Epica judges learned of Fabrice Dubois' role after voting

BERLIN, Germany—A Renault ad by Publicis Conseil won gold in the Epica Awards on Tuesday, and only after voting were the judges told it had been written by copywriter Fabrice…

A Translation Site's Clever Recipe Taste Test Shows How Wrong Google Translate Can Be

JWT project wins gold at Epica

BERLIN, Germany—When you have a free competitor as hugely popular as Google Translate, your only valid option is to make the most of it. That's exactly what translation service ElaN Languages…

Glad's Billboard Made of Oranges Is Honored Among the Year's Freshest Advertising

Ziploc also wins gold as Epica judges fall for packaging wrap

BERLIN, Germany—Not many U.S. ad campaigns were big winners Monday at the Epica Awards judging, and two that did score golds came from a surprising category. Packaging wrap competitors Ziploc (owned…

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