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Gabriel Beltrone

Rich Silverstein Discusses the Creative Pitch That Brought the Super Bowl to San Francisco

San Francisco used legendary football coach Bill Walsh's famous West Coast offense to help win its bid to host this year's Super Bowl, according to a new video featuring ad…

Man Creates Obnoxious Robot to Trick Telemarketers in Brilliant Quest for Revenge

One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold. Fed up with unwanted calls, telecom professional Roger Anderson programmed software—which he cheekily named the…

Ad of the Day: A Syrian Child Refugee's Real Ordeal Becomes a Storybook Nightmare

180LA creates jarring 'Unfairy Tales' for Unicef

A heartbreaking new animation from Unicef calls attention to the plight of the millions of children suffering in the Syrian refugee crisis.  "Malak and the Boat," a two-minute video, tells the…

Keyboard Cat and Other Real-Life Shelter Pets Star in These Adorable Adoption Ads

Celebrities star in a new PSA campaign to increase pet adoption, with a slight twist: The stars in question are two dogs and a cat, all shelter animals before their…

Tesla Electrifies a Charred World in Automaker's Latest Striking Fan-Made Ad

The breathless Tesla spec ad parade continues. In 2014, there was the car-as-kid's-spaceship spot, made by fans. Last year, we learned that Teslas are actually made of fireflies, in another video…

A Ground Beef Company Just Made This Random but Pretty Hilarious 'Like a Girl' Parody

P&G's Always scored a smash hit with "Like A Girl." Now, that women's empowerment campaign has a new parody—about the expectations society puts on hamburgers. Ground meat purveyor Schweid & Sons…

Ad of the Day: McDonald's Says Just Thinking About Its Food Will Help in a Bear Attack

Escape the harsh winter with a sandwich fantasy, says TBWA

If you're attacked by a bear while changing a tire on an icy road, McDonald's suggests hiding in your car, closing your eyes and going to your happy place—which might…

Agency Vows to Stop Objectifying Women in a Great Video Mocking Truly Egregious Ads

One agency is promising to quit one of advertising's worst habits—objectifying women. Manhattan-based Badger & Winters is making its case with a new video, titled "We Are #WomenNotObjects." The two-and-a-half-minute clip…

Diet Dr Pepper's Lil' Sweet Is Back, and Sweet-Talking All Over Your House, in New Ads

Diet Dr Pepper's fabulously dressed miniature singing mascot is back for a second round of commercials ... and they're still pretty sweet.  Justin Guarini, best known as the runner-up in the…

10 Terribly Misguided Old Drug Ads Revised With Modern Medical Information

Imagine peppy 19th and early 20th century ads for over-the-counter drug products containing cocaine and heroin, rewritten with today's medical knowledge. DrugAbuse.com, a resource for addiction treatment, did just that,…

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