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Newcastle Asks for Fan Photos, Which It Promises to Photoshop Poorly Into Terrible Ads Brewer proudly does its own 'lazy branded content'

On Monday, we posted Miller Lite's new national TV spot, featuring a handful of fan photos selected from some 180,000 gathered through the immensely successful #ItsMillerTime hashtag campaign. Now, with impeccable…

August 19, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Miller Lite Got 180,000 Summer Photos From Fans, and Picked 7 for This National TV Ad Foray into UGC

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola rolled out its first TV spot made completely with user-generated content. Now, it's Miller Lite's turn to shine the spotlight on its fans. In May, the beer…

August 18, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT

Thai Life Insurance, Master of the Tearjerker Ad, Sets Its Latest Love Story to Music Salute to the healing power of song

Life in Thailand is pretty meaningful, judging by the heartrending commercials the country produces. Companies like TrueMove and Thai Life Insurance have been rolling out masterful long-form spots about the…

August 18, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Apple Beats Bud, Nike and GE to Win the 2014 Emmy for Best Commercial 'Misunderstood' takes coveted prize

Apple has had its ups and downs in advertising lately. But one recent unqualified creative success—last year's much-loved "Misunderstood" holiday spot—waltzed off with the 2014 Emmy Award for best commercial…

August 17, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

Nike Salutes Paul George in Powerful Ad a Week After His Horrific Injury 'The best is next,' says W+K

Nike has a habit of picking its players up—with tribute ads—after major injuries. The brand did so with Kobe Bryant in 2013, and it has now released the inspiring ad…

August 8, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

Jason Sudeikis Hilariously Returns as the World's Worst Soccer Coach for NBC Sports With help from Tim Howard

It was this time last year that we first met Ted Lasso, an American football coach (played by Jason Sudeikis) hired to manage London's Tottenham Hotspur Football Club—and manage it…

August 8, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

Missing Mad Men? Here's Christina Hendricks Trying to Work in a Modern Office Though the '60s aren't totally over

The final half of the seventh and final season of Mad Men won't premiere until next spring (although filming has wrapped—and according to Elizabeth Moss, there was a lot of…

August 7, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

Unwitting Star of Burger King's 'Blow Job Ad' Finally Lashes Out at the Company Likens treatment of her image to rape

UPDATE: BK has responded to this story. Scroll down for more. Five years after a famously suggestive Burger King ad ran in Singapore, the woman who appeared in it—without her permission,…

August 7, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Honda Accosts Twitter Users With Videos, Memes, GIFs and Other 'Morsels of Cheer' Summer 'Cheerance' event has real-world surprises, too

It's a special week in Honda land, as ad agency RPA is enacting a sweeping plan to spread good cheer—online and off—as part of a five-day "Summer Cheerance" event. A key…

August 5, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

See the Ad That Just Eclipsed Volkswagen's 'The Force' as the Most Shared Ever Activia ends Darth's three-year run

The mighty Empire has fallen … thanks to some yogurt. Deutsch/LA's 2011 Super Bowl spot "The Force" for Volkswagen, which enjoyed an astonishing 41-month reign as the most shared ad of…

August 5, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

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