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Tim Nudd
Ad of the Day: Hyundai's 'Exobaby' Might Be the Oddest Metaphor Yet for Its Drivers Feeling safe yet?

It's tough to make babies the star of car commercials, seeing as they're a long way from driving age. Not that advertisers haven't tried. Now, Hyundai jumps in with perhaps…

December 18, 2014, 3:37 PM EST

14 Brilliant Outdoor Ads That Rocked the Real World in 2014 Beautiful, subversive, playful and magical

As usual, many of this year's most inspired and delightful advertisements weren't found on TV, in print or online. They were found outside, where marketers played off the real world…

December 17, 2014, 6:57 AM EST

The 13 Biggest Brand Fails of 2014 The year's silliest, scariest and stupidest screw-ups

What were they thinking? That's about all you ask from the marketers on this list of 2014 brand fails, which run the gamut from arrogant to sexist to obscene to just…

December 16, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

Johnnie Walker Goes Walking After Midnight in New Year's Eve Ad Filmed on a Moving Stage Inside BBH's single-take spot

One of the great ads of the past decade was the 2009 Johnnie Walker spot, filmed in a single take, with the brilliant Robert Carlyle telling the brand's history while…

December 16, 2014, 7:40 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Apple Goes Back 60 Years to Find Its Lovely Holiday Ad for 2014 A duet across generations

Technologies evolve, but love is timeless. That's the message of Apple's quietly poignant 2014 holiday commercial, which broke Sunday. And indeed, exactly one-half of the ad is about non-Apple tech from…

December 15, 2014, 6:52 AM EST

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 5-12 Lego inspires, Skittles stays goofy, and Facebook gives quirky and fun tutorials

A mockumentary, a feel-good prank, an emotional long-form spot, a series of tutorials. This week's best ads took all sorts of different forms, but they were all fascinating and engaging.…

December 12, 2014, 8:49 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Life Isn't Easy for a Man Made of Skittles in Candy Brand's Mockumentary Struck by a rainbow

The best Skittles advertising has always been about anatomical oddities. The examples are endless: the sheepboys, the guy with the living beard, the man whose touch turns everything to Skittles,…

December 11, 2014, 9:08 AM EST

State Farm Shows You How to Fit 60 Seconds of Story Into a 30-Second Spot DDB's charming 'Never' ad

Creatives often wish their :30s could be :60s. Here, oddly enough, it's the opposite. DDB Chicago covers a lot of ground in its 30-second "Never" spot for State Farm, as we…

December 11, 2014, 7:49 AM EST

The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in 2014 Nike and Budweiser rule the list with two entries each

Nike's World Cup spots outplayed all other advertising on YouTube in 2014, taking the No. 1 and No. 2 slots on Adweek and Google's YouTube Ads Leaderboard list for the…

December 9, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Lego Finally Makes an Inspiring, Empowering TV Ad for Girls Imagination meets independence

It's not like Lego hasn't done great ads with girls over the years. In fact, it was ahead of its time. (Everyone has seen the famous "What It Is Is…

December 5, 2014, 12:17 PM EST

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