Tim Nudd

The 20 Most Viral Ads of 2016

A Christmas ad tops the list, as Unruly ranks the year's most shared spots

Christmas, the Olympics/Paralympics and OK Go. Those are three reliable buckets for great advertising, and they all show up in Unruly's new list of the most shared ads of 2016. The…

How the Simplest Idea Led to One of the Most Magical Car Commercials Ever

BBDO's Matt MacDonald picks his 3 favorite spots of all time

  brightcove.createExperiences(); If the script for Volkswagen's "Pink Moon" commercial came across your desk today, would you recognize the brilliance underneath…

Margaret Johnson Reveals Her 3 Favorite Ads, and Who Inspires Her Creatively Today

A stunt, a social experiment and a Super Bowl crowd pleaser

  brightcove.createExperiences(); The latest installment of our "Best Ads Ever" video series features Margaret Johnson, the chief creative officer at Goodby…

Ad of the Day: Ram Trucks Salutes Blue-Collar Workers in Big, Poetic Ad for Thanksgiving

'Praise' by The Richards Group is reminiscent of 'Farmer'

Ram Trucks is giving thanks this holiday in classic Fiat Chrysler style with a big, sweeping, poetic paean to blue-collar American workers—in a 90-second spot from The Richards Group, airing…

Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Dove: How Great Brand Platforms Lead to Brilliant Executions

Johannes Leonardo's co-founders pick their favorite ads and more

  brightcove.createExperiences(); Our "Best Ads Ever" video series continues today with Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico, the co-founders of New York…

The Ad Council Says Its Work Is More Crucial Than Ever in Dark Times

'It's up to us to bring the light,' says CEO

While its work includes a number of campaigns in support of left-leaning causes, the Ad Council is officially an apolitical organization. Still, the results of last week's presidential election, and…

Jeff Goodby Reveals His 3 Favorite Ads of the Past, and the Artists Who Inspire Him Today

From FedEx's fast-talking man to Ai Weiwei

  When he's not making tequila, Jeff Goodby is immersed in the worlds of art and advertising. The co-founder and co-chairman…

Inside Fashion's Coolest Ads, From Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga

Trey Laird's favorite spots, including a famous one from Apple

  brightcove.createExperiences(); As one of the top fashion-focused creative directors in advertising, Trey Laird has worked with plenty of big names,…

The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in October

Google and Microsoft lead the way with product intros, and BMW Films makes a grand return

People love their new-product videos. They're a regular staple on Adweek and Google's monthly YouTube Ads Leaderboard, ranking the most viewed brand spots on the video site. And Google, Microsoft,…

Cap'n Crunch Just Created a Fake Morning Show That Airs in the Middle of the Night

Inside the cereal's comedy series with Ben Schwartz and Funny Or Die

Yes, Cap'n Crunch is a kids' cereal. But it has another significant fan base—millennial males, who snack on the stuff at non-breakfast times, including late night, while playing video games,…