Vayntrub has appeared in 40 spots for AT&T, although she was only supposed to be in one. Photography by Robert Ascroft
"Mean Joe" Greene is returning to television tonight as Coca-Cola resurrects the 1979 ad featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers' former defensive tackle shedding his tough-guy vibe—all thanks to a kid and, of course, a Coke. Arguably one of the most iconic commercials, the 60-second spot will air during the Nascar Darlington Southern 500 race in South Carolina.
A handful of the most effective ads that aired on TV in the last quarter—from April 1 to June 30, 2015—were to-the-point spots in which brands showed off new products or services.
The connected-home company, Nest, is about to air its first TV commercials, a series of four humorous spots that show off the company's smart thermostats, smoke alarms, Web cameras, etc. Google owns Nest, competing for the growing interest in smart devices controlled by mobile phones.