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Ad of the Day: Every Wave Is Your First in Samsung's Lovely Celebration of Surfing Haunting Bowie cover fuels ominous but uplifting spot

"The first time you hold a surfboard, the first time you ride a wave, the first time you get barreled, the first time you win a world title—it doesn't matter…

July 24, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

Don't Play League of Legends? You'll Still Enjoy This Epic 6-Minute Trailer Beautifully animated battle brings one of today's top games to life

I'm not one of the 27 million people playing League of Legends each day, but this amazingly action-packed video kind of makes me wish I were.  "A New Dawn" is the…

July 22, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Get Why He Can't Drink Heineken Light on TV But here's the explanation, if you're interested

Most ad agencies that work with alcohol brands have a general loathing for the myriad guidelines that shackle them from showing much of anything, including someone drinking a beer.  But in…

July 18, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

Honda Targets Hispanic Millennials by Mocking the Way Brands Target Hispanic Millennials Bilingual ads bust open the 'box of clichés'

Young Latino consumers: They're hip! They're mobile! They lead active, on-the-go lifestyles! They're also, you know, pretty much like anybody else—though that's something marketers rarely want to hear when they're paying…

July 18, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

Sean Astin Is Back (Again) as Rudy in ESPN's Excellent College Playoff Promo He also had a cameo in this year's Super Bowl

A college championship that's both national and rational has long been the dream of American football fans. In fact, Rudy dreamed up the solution 40 years ago, according to this…

July 16, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

50-Foot Dead Parrot Drops Into London to Promote Monty Python Reunion Remarkable bird, beautiful plumage

What's a Monty Python reunion without a dead parrot? And why settle for a simple prop you can bang on the counter when you could have a monstrous, 50-foot-tall dead…

July 16, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Let's All Thank Weird Al for Turning 'Blurred Lines' Into an Anthem of Proper Grammar 'Word Crimes' targets a world plagued by texting and typos

Weird Al might not be the hero an illiterate Internet wants, but he's certainly the one it needs. His newest video, "Word Crimes" (a parody of "Blurred Lines"), is possibly the…

July 15, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

Why Actually Talk to People When You Can Just Speak in Netflix References? Streaming service helps you break big news (and hearts) in new ads

To help expand its reach in Canada, Netflix has released a series of new ads that play off the streaming video service's role as a sort of cultural watering hole…

July 14, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

This Sweet Video of People Dancing Naked in Public Will Charm Your Pants Off VH1 promo for Dating Naked is one fun frolic

Who feels like getting naked and dancing through the strees of Los Angeles? Wait, don't answer until you've watched this. In a charming (and essentially safe for work) video promo for…

July 14, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: This Rube Goldberg Device Promotes a Video Game by Bringing It to Life Another creation from OK Go's collaborator

While always interesting to watch, intricate Rube Goldberg devices in ads rarely seem connected to the products they're supposedly selling. But this is quite the exception. Brett Doar, the man behind…

July 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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