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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

Ad of the Day: Skyy Vodka Gives You Cosmic Tips on Having a Better Night Out Booze, the universe and everything

Renowned ad critic Neil deGrasse Tyson should really be the one reviewing Skyy Vodka's new ads from Venables Bell & Partners, but we'll fill in for him this time. The spots,…

July 8, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Guinness Has Made the Only Ad You Need to See This Fourth of July Cheers to absent friends

Guinness is on a roll globally with its "Made of More" advertising. Now, for the Fourth of July, the brand has released the latest installment of the campaign in the…

July 4, 2014, 10:17 AM 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

Finally, Ads for Discount Furniture That Don't Just Yell, 'Come On Down!' Translation gives American Signature's brands a new voice

IDEA: Ads for discount furniture aren't usually very funny—at least, not intentionally so. But Translation's new work for American Signature Inc. breaks away from the category's tired old direct response…

July 2, 2014, 10:00 AM 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

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