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X-Men Meet Mad Men in Quiznos' Newest Pop Culture Sandwich Follow-up to brand's hot 'House of Thrones'

Quiznos' Toasty.tv, a branded content hub that got an early boost from a popular Game of Thrones-House of Cards mashup, is once again pounding together two pop culture icons. The results…

May 15, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Gus Van Sant Directs Trio of Breathtaking Spots for the BMW i8 Leaning on category conventions while upending them, too

Leave it to the auteur Gus Van Sant to take some of automotive advertising's biggest clichés—self-glorifying narration over footage of a luxury car in the desert—and somehow still turn them…

May 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Will Elon Musk Reward The Oatmeal's Glowing Tesla Review With an $8M Donation? Cartoonist seeks help launching museum

Tesla Motors just got one hell of an unsolicited endorsement, in the form of a glowing review from Model S owner and massively popular cartoonist Matt "The Oatmeal" Inman. In a…

May 13, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

How Nascar Plans to 'Own' Father's Day New campaign builds on brand's multi-generational legacy

The brand marketer frenzy known as Mother's Day is only a few days behind us, but Nascar is already revving up for the holiday's under-celebrated spouse: Father's Day.  Family is a…

May 13, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

Newspaper Ad Asking 'Got Stumps?' Appears Above Photo of Amputee Definitely wasn't Anchorage business' intent

Here's a front-page ad placement disaster so awkward, it makes you feel bad for everyone involved. A tree service ad bought a year in advance ran in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News…

May 12, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

Fun Prank or Abuse of Power? Cops Pull Over Drivers to Give Them Ice Cream Not everyone's cool with ad featuring real deputies

Their intentions were good, but this ad about real police stopping motorists to give them free ice cream has left some critics saying the feel-good attempt is little more than…

May 9, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

Awkward Around People With Disabilities? These Ads Want to Help Grey London campaign looks to 'break the ice'

Ever met someone with a disability and felt unsure what to say or how to even shake hands? If so, you're not alone, and British advocacy group Scope is here…

May 8, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

Florida Newspaper's Front Page Is Practically Throbbing With 2-Hour Erection Ad No unsatisfied readers, publisher says

It can get really, really hard to turn away ad dollars in the newspaper industry, but here's a case where the raging desire for revenue is practically erupting across the…

May 7, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

Royal London Revisits Britain's Bloody, Plague-Ridden Past With Macabre Delight 'We're so yesterday'

Royal London has been around since 1861, but the insurer decided to go even further back to explain its old-school values, like loyalty, care and "helping people hide their cheese…

May 7, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

This Barbecue Bible Can Sharpen Your Knife, Light Your Fire and Serve Your Steak JWT Brazil gets chefs' attention for cookware brand

Barbecue chefs and amateur pitmasters alike know that nothing truly useful ever comes out of a cookbook. But here's one hell of an exception.  To promote the Tramontina cookware line, JWT…

May 6, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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