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Ad of the Day: Smart Car Gives Lie Detector Tests to Drivers in Front of Their Loved Ones

The Smart Fortwo Cabriolet is the only convertible in its class that has a roof that truly opens completely. And so, its drivers should be "open," too—at least according to this fun, awkward brand stunt from BBDO Berlin.

Smart Car Tells an Instagram Story for Two, on a Pair of Devices Side by Side

We've seen a few clever marketing campaigns over the years that had to be activated by two people in order to work. Coca-Cola has done a lot of this, promoting its subtheme of togetherness with stunts like the virtual vending machine that only appeared for couples, and the Coke bottle that could only be opened by another Coke bottle. Now, Smart car has created an interesting Instagram experience designed for two people—promoting the 2016 Smart Fortwo, a vehicle whose very name suggests a commitment to being good for pairs.

Kids Swear Their Faces Off in This Uncomfortably Hilarious Ad for Smart Cars

Next up in our Kids Behaving Inappropriately series, BBDO Berlin got a bunch of children to yell extremely dirty words to make a point about Smart cars, and how they can lead to a more calm, lighthearted temperament.

Smart Car Makes Crosswalks Safer (and More Fun) With Dancing ‘Don’t Walk’ Guy

How do you get people to stop for the "Don't walk" guy in the crosswalk? Make the "Don't walk" guy a little more interesting to look at.

Adweek’s Top 5 Commercials of the Week

By car or by boat, brands are trying out new vehicles this week to drive consumers down the path to purchase.

Ad of the Day: Shifting Gears, Smart Makes the Biggest City Car Ever

German compact-car maker Smart is so smart, it's playing dumb. And that, as it turns out, makes for some pretty entertaining marketing.

Smart Cars Will Fit Anywhere, Even in the Slim Space Between Other Ads

In a world of crowded ad spaces and precious few parking spaces, Mercedes and Madrid agency Contrapunto BBDO are hoping to make the most of both shortcomings with these cleverly placed Smart car ads.

8 Types of Real-Time Marketing, and the Brands That Got It Right

Like Mother Goose's girl with the curl on her forehead, real-time marketing can be very, very good—but when it is bad, it is horrid. "Just because you can doesn't mean […]

The World’s Best Commercials, 2012-13

It was a long haul of judging for Sir John Hegarty, Joe Pytka and their jury teams at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last week. Hegarty's Film Lions jury watched 3,125 commercials. Pytka's Film Craft Lions jury watched 2,029. In total, they awarded three Grand Prix, along with 21 Gold Lions, 38 Silver Lions and 70 Bronze Lions.

The Best TV Commercial From Cannes That You Never Saw Before

If there were a Crowd Pleasing Lions contest at Cannes, this Smart car commercial from BBDO Germany would have run off with it this year. It's all the more delightful because it was something of a surprise—a TV spot that hadn't been blogged and reblogged endlessly over the past year.