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Ad of the Day: Mary Todd Joins MiniAbe in Officer and a Gentleman Spoof for Illinois Whisked away for fall fun

MiniAbe Lincoln has been screaming and whoa-ing his way around Illinois for over a year in ads for the state's tourism office. But he settles down in the latest spot…

September 19, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 12-19 Comedies, dramas and one of the best sendoff ads ever

Three celebrity ads anchor this week's collection of best spots, with Samsung, TBS and Gatorade all calling on famous talent to get views. And Gatorade, in particular, really scored—with its…

September 19, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

As Scotland Counts Votes, Groundskeeper Willie Offers Himself Up as the Nation's Leader Simpsons character's ambitions grow

Should today's vote lead to an independent Scotland, the country will need a fearless leader to represent it on the world stage. Obviously, Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons is that…

September 18, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

Stunning PSA Shifts Time to Undo the Killing on a Syrian School Playground NGOs band together in appeal to UN

Martin Stirling already directed one powerful PSA about Syria—Save the Children's incredible spot from last spring, which imagined if the crisis were taking place in London. But the Unit 9…

September 18, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

Strange Prada Storefront in the Middle of Nowhere Can Remain, Texas Decides Ruled not to be an illegal ad

It's the world's oddest Prada store. And now, it looks like it won't be torn down. Prada Marfa, an art installation 26 miles northwest of the West Texas town of Marfa—featuring…

September 17, 2014, 10:38 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Charmingly Do a Lot of Nothing for Samsung With the Galaxy Tab S, you'll never leave the house

Samsung serves up a giant helping of adorable in this ad with real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, who are seduced by the Galaxy Tab S into ditching their…

September 17, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

How Jack Daniel's Searched All Over the Country for the Best Bar Stories Inside Arnold's rich new website

IDEA: People in bars like to talk, especially when whiskey, preferably in copious amounts, has been consumed. Often, the stories are even about whiskey, insofar as it precipitated some memorable…

September 16, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

Why This BBDO Creative Director Is Lying on the Ground and Licking a Screen for You Carlos Moreno salutes his own work

You can be proud of your ads. But reenacting them in real life? That can get awkward. Carlos Moreno, though, takes one for the team in the video below—a promo for…

September 16, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

Watch GoDaddy's New Ads, and Tell Us What on Earth You Think You Just Saw Barton F. Graf goes full-on crazy

GoDaddy has tried various things to break out of its reputation for sleaze. First, it kept the attractive women but added some geeky guys. Then it had an attractive woman…

September 15, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Smart Car Makes Crosswalks Safer (and More Fun) With Dancing 'Don't Walk' Guy Grumpy red icon loosens up

How do you get people to stop for the "Don't walk" guy in the crosswalk? Make the "Don't walk" guy a little more interesting to look at. That's what Smart car…

September 15, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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