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10 Most Viral Ads of 2014 (So Far) The World Cup, Super Bowl and other spots that caught fire

Score one for world football over the American kind. Perhaps not surprisingly, given the global nature of the tournament, four World Cup ads—including two from Nike—appear on Unruly Media's new list…

July 10, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT

Even If You Hate Greenpeace and Love Lego, You Have to Admire This Gorgeous Attack Ad With Shell around, everything is not awesome

Greenpeace takes a page from Chipotle's marketing playbook—haunting animation plus a distressing cover of a well-known song—in its continuing assault on Lego for partnering with Shell on a set of…

July 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

8 New England Agencies Had 72 Hours Each to Brand a Startup. Here's the Winning Entry Mmm, cake in a can

The Ad Club, the advertising trade organization of New England, recently held its first "Brand-a-thon" contest for creative agencies to come up with branding campaigns for area startups in just…

July 8, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

In Ad for Monty Python, Mick Jagger Wonders Why 'Wrinkly Old Men' Are Reuniting 'The best one died years ago!'

Today in self-deprecating celebrity humor, Mick Jagger delivers a somewhat stilted but still very amusing rant about opportunistic elderly people in this ad for the current Monty Python reunion. It…

July 2, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in May Multi-sport phenom Samsung crushes the competition

It's rare to excel professionally at both basketball and soccer, but Samsung Mobile managed it back in May—unleashing two spots that were among the top three branded videos on YouTube…

June 27, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

Man Behind Insane 'Buy My Volvo' Ad Is Back With an Equally Preposterous Sequel In the market for a 'cavernous twerk'?

Is there a better auto advertising copywriter—and by better, I mean more completely, awesomely batshit—than Christoffer Castor? You will remember the Swedish art director from his "Buy My Volvo" spot last…

June 25, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

Newcastle Imagines How Great It Would Be If Britain Had Won the Revolutionary War Ambushing the Fourth of July

Newcastle Brown Ale had a big hit with its "If We Made It" ambush campaign around the Super Bowl. Now, the British brewer has done something similar for July 4. The…

June 24, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

'What Do You Poupon?' Spoof Grey Poupon Ad Delights the Sophomoric Masses 'We're not surprised,' Kraft says

Crispin Porter + Bogusky has worked hard in the past couple of years to reinvigorate the Grey Poupon brand, which has such an iconic advertising history. But no, "What Do…

June 19, 2014, 2:02 AM EDT

Girl Fakes Getting Her Period, and Pays the Price, in Hilarious New Ad From Hello Flo Mom isn't buying it

Hello Flo, a tampon subscription service, had a major advertising hit last summer with "Camp Gyno," a hilarious long-form spot about a pre-teen girl who becomes a product- and advice-dispensing…

June 18, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

Fiat's New TV Ads Made Entirely of GIFs: Are They 'Endless Fun' or Overkill? Twerking, horse masks and more

For better or worse, Fiat's latest TV commercials might make your head spin. The brand recently commissioned some wacky GIFs from The Richards Group for the Fiat Tumblr page, but Chrysler…

June 17, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

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