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Traumatized Man Speaks Only in Advertising Slogans in New Indie Movie Ad genius is consumed by his craft

How many times have you busted out a well-known advertising slogan because it seemed to be the wittiest thing to say in a conversation? Never? Fine, wordsmith, but the rest…

March 28, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

Lucky the Leprechaun to Waldo the Wizard: The Evolution of Lucky Charms A look back for St. Patrick's Day

Leprechauns are creepy, whether they're starring in a horror movie or plastered on the front of a cereal box. There's no telling if that's why General Mills briefly tried another…

March 14, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

Taco Bell Explodes in Your Face With 3-D Cinema Spot Finally, you get your Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco

Doritos go boom on the big screen! Never mind what they do when they land in your belly. As part of an all-out commercial assault for its newest hybrid taco,…

March 14, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Litter Genie's Drugged-Out Kitties Are Back, and They're Hotter Than Ever And look, a product demo as well

If it were easy to create a branded video that's smart and delightful, and at the same time completely on message, everybody would be doing it. But they're not. Looking…

February 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Santa Claus Never Met a Product He Didn't Want to Endorse A gallery of St. Nick ads

Jolly old fat dude Santa Claus is a pop-culture icon, but he's technically not a licensed entertainment character. He's in the public domain, which means he's always been up for…

December 13, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

Paintball Gets Kid Friendly With the JT SplatMaster Marketer shoots up cable with new spot

Behold this new kid's product—with national TV ads breaking this holiday—and try hard not to conjure the familiar refrain, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" It's called the JT SplatMaster,…

December 13, 2012, 11:55 AM EST

Game of Thrones Takes Over HBO's Manhattan Storefront Get your fix in between seasons

Christmakwanzakah comes once a year, but dire wolf bookends are forever. And if you're a Game of Thrones fanatic, that piece of swag may be a must-have. HBO, like most…

December 12, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

Snoop's Druggy Pistachios Ad Drives the Networks Nuts Marketer also hits up Twitter and Google

Having your latest commercial in a long-running campaign dubbed "too hot for network TV" can only be a good thing. So, congrats to Paramount Farms' Wonderful Pistachios for its cheeky…

November 16, 2012, 11:13 AM EST

Man 'Cleans His Lenses' in Public in Marc Jacobs Ad No, really, that's what he does

Dude, cut that out. Right now. It's unseemly, wrong and so very public. And as any purveyor of fine eyewear will tell you, wiping your sunglasses on your shirt is…

November 14, 2012, 11:50 AM EST

David Beckham's Latest H&M Ads: Less Skin, More Porn 'Stache Still, beggars can't be choosers

Most of the time I say, "Screw you, H&M!" Screw your pseudo-celebrity ad campaign with the laconic, tone-deaf Lana Del Rey. And screw your limited-time, impossible-to-get discount duds from hotshot…

November 13, 2012, 11:10 AM EST

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