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Gabriel Beltrone
Agency of the Year: How R/GA Dominated Digital by Finding Its TV Groove Going big with Beats showed the shop's modern storytelling mastery

In hindsight, it's no surprise that one of the best ads of 2014 came from an unlikely corner of the advertising world: digital agency R/GA. "The Game Before the Game," for…

December 15, 2014, 12:29 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Skype Tells the Story of Earth's First Climate-Change Refugees Unfolding tragedy at Kiribati

Skype wants you to know it isn't just good for keeping in touch with geographically distant friends and family—it's a practical tool for important professionals doing good work. A new ad…

December 12, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

Ad of the Day: YouTube's Rewind Takes You on a Crazy Ride Through 2014 Pop Culture Strap yourself in

It's been a good year for YouTube—ad world highlights included a hamster eating tiny burritos, a devil baby terrorizing pedestrians, and strangers making out. The video site's annual Rewind supercut, created…

December 10, 2014, 9:19 AM EST

The Best Ad of 2014 Was Brilliant and Subversive, and It Wasn't Even Real Inside Newcastle and Droga5's ambushing of the Super Bowl

Technically speaking, the best ad of 2014 didn’t exist. Just ask Anna Kendrick. Last January, millions of viewers watched the Academy Award nominee deliver a two-minute, profanity-laden rant that took Newcastle…

November 30, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Grandmas Know What Grown Princesses Want for Christmas, and It's Not a Pony More offbeat holiday cheer from adam&eveDDB

Christmas creep is pretty much here, so it's time for an ad about opening gifts. Luckily, this one's good for some laughs. The spot, for Mulberry, is adam&eveDDB's first work for…

November 12, 2014, 9:26 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Ford Pranks Drivers by Turning a Car Wash Into a Haunted House Good clean fun for Halloween

Don't you hate it when you're just trying to get your car washed and some freaking weirdo with a wood axe pounces on your hood and starts banging on your…

October 24, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Two Friends Rampage Through Games in PlayStation's Salute to Friendly Competition Basketball, base-jumping, elephants and lasers

The great thing about video games is you can do all kinds of cool, crazy, dangerous and impossible things without actually having to do them. Instead, you just sit on your…

October 23, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

Brand of the Day: Chanel No. 5 Finds a New Muse in the Stunning Gisele Bündchen Baz Luhrmann's encore

Chanel No 5. makes you irresistible. At least, if you're Gisele Bündchen. The supermodel stars in this new three-minute ad for the brand, a sequel of sorts to Chanel's 2004 love…

October 16, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

Brand of the Day: If You Like Bush on Pandora, You Could Get a Free One-on-One Concert Streaming music service breaks second spot in series

For a few lucky listeners, using Pandora can get you a personal concert with one of your favorite artists. The Internet streaming music service today breaks the new ad below from…

October 15, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Brand of the Day: Meet the Bottled Water Company That Will Happily Sell You the Bottle Minus the Water More fun from Fred

If you like your bottled water to come with actual water in it, this might not be the brand for you. The anti-sugar crusaders at indie brand Fred Water are now…

October 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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