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Kristina Monllos

Could Fifty Shades of Grey's Popularity Put Sex Toys on Mainstream Retailers' Shelves?

Adult industry says film could be a tipping point

In 2012, E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey opened up a whole new market for the sex toy industry. With Universal Pictures' adaptation hitting theaters Valentine's Day weekend, retailers are…

Wieden + Kennedy Fills Its Other Top Creative Opening in New York

Jaime Robinson will partner with David Kolbusz

Wieden + Kennedy has finally found a partner for David Kobusz in New York.  Kobusz, a former creative leader at Bartle Bogle Hegarty in London was hired in April 2014, filling…

Mikhail Baryshnikov Dances With Lil Buck in Masterfully Edited Fashion Ad From Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright opted to eschew the usual runway show and instead showcase their fall 2015 collection with a short film. Why? Because "runway shows…

Natalie Portman, a Runaway Bride, Gets a Helicopter Rescue in Miss Dior Ad

In this attractive new Miss Dior spot, Natalie Portman outdoes Julia Roberts' runaway bride by nabbing a helicopter after she ditches her groom at the altar. Portman's escape, soundtracked by…

Ace Hardware Has a Creative Review Underway

Retailer spends over $50 million in media annually

Ace Hardware is in the early stages of a creative review, according to sources, who said a request for proposals is likely out to agencies. It is not immediately clear…

Tricked Into Quoting Hitler, Coca-Cola Suspends Automated Tweet Campaign

Gawker prank led to #MakeItHappy images drawn from Mein Kampf

Coca-Cola has suspended its #MakeItHappy automated social campaign after a prank from Gawker had the brand inadvertently tweeting out several lines from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. The soda brand's campaign, introduced…

KFC Leaves FCB for Wieden + Kennedy After a Decade

Chicken chain's new CMO has worked with independent shop before

After over a decade with FCB, KFC will shift its creative business to Wieden + Kennedy.  Wieden + Kennedy bested longtime lead agency FCB in a closed pitch. CMO Kevin Hochman,…

Nationwide Defends the Super Bowl Commercial That Bummed Out America

Wanted to 'start a conversation' about preventable accidents

Nationwide's morbid ad narrated by a dead child generated enormous and immediate backlash during the Big Game, so much so that the company issued a statement explaining why it wanted to…

SNL Shows Housewives All the Fun They Could Be Having While Not Watching the Super Bowl

One of the things Saturday Night Live does best is skewer advertising tropes, so it's no surprise that in last night's pre-Super Bowl episode, the show did just that. With…

Nearly 15,000 People Are Upset That Nascar's Super Bowl Ad Makes Fun of Being Gluten-Free

Another GoDaddy?

A Change.org petition with nearly 15,000 signatures is asking Nascar to ditch its Super Bowl spot. The ad features Nick Offerman, making fun of being gluten-free and, according to the petition, implies that…

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