This Small Shop Uses a Precise Approach to Punch Above Its Weight

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Top 10 Commercials of the Week

This week, Starbucks shows some love for the most hated day of the week, Dean Winters brings more mayhem for Allstate, and Internet Explorer—like many of us—is nostalgic for the '90s.

Ad of the Day: Barclays

Considering the scorn with which the banking industry is generally viewed, it makes sense that many banks often use their ads to project a kinder, more human side to the public. By that same token, Britain's Barclays infuses the new campaign for its Family Springboard home mortgages with a trait not often associated with finance: humor.

Barclays’ spot depicts ‘fake’ new world

Barclays' "Fake" ad via Venables Bell & Partners has an Omega Man quality to it that, oddly enough, doesn't detract from its strength as a visual metaphor. Good pacing, too. […]