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Ad of the Day: Virgin Mobile Wayne Coyne and Colonel Meow retrain your brain, or at least mess with it

I usually have at least one question for our intrepid Ad of the Day candidates. But I have several for Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. First, why did you make…

March 13, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Sony Xperia Z Tarsem and David Bowie team up for one very special smartphone ad indeed

Fun fact: Associating with David Bowie, whether in physical or purely musical form, instantly increases your cool factor by about 1 trillion percent. See: fashion model Iman, TV series Flight…

February 28, 2013, 2:57 PM EST

URL on Bus Shelter Ad Rewards You With Ride in Lamborghini or Dog Sled Qualcomm stunt attempts to create 'Best Bus Stop Ever'

While TNT has set the bar pretty high for interactive stunts in public spaces (in Holland, at least), there's still something charming about this "Best Bus Stop Ever" video from…

February 21, 2013, 12:34 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Samsung If you're working on Unicorn Apocalypse, don't be caught dead with a BlackBerry

If you've got a job, there's a decent chance you're dealing with a dual-device situation—you know, a work phone given to you by the office (probably one that's useless for…

January 25, 2013, 3:17 PM EST

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth They love computing and creativity. And now the quants may be poised to take over the ad business

A math major with a specialty in abstract mathematical concepts like combinatorics, Ben Liang envisioned a future as a financial analyst—outside of academia, a natural career path for number crunchers…

January 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Sprint Nickelodeon stars sing a holiday medley inside smartphones in this intricately choreographed single-take spot

For the record, Frank Loesser's "Baby It's Cold Outside" is a duet about a guy who spikes his date's eggnog in the hope that she'll stay the night. Christmas! I will…

December 19, 2012, 2:17 PM EST

Old Media, New Tricks Can The New York Times' R&D Lab tech-heads help save the battered news brand?

"You’ll notice we’ve got lots of electronics around—most of which we’ve taken apart,” says New York Times R&D Lab creative technologist Alexis Lloyd, casually sidestepping two turquoise exercise balls. Walking…

November 27, 2012, 4:09 AM EST

FiOS, Xbox Team Up to Stream WatchESPN Verizon adds bells and whistles to the gaming sports experience

Verizon FiOS subscribers with an Xbox (and an Xbox Live Gold account) can now use ESPN's WatchESPN service over their consoles. Viewers can now stream popular ESPN shows including SportsCenter, College…

November 20, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

Media All-Stars A dozen of the most talented and innovative media point people for leading brands

In an expansive, ever-morphing multimedia world, never has the media buy been more complex—and never have media buyers worn as many hats. Negotiator. Analyst. Cultural guru. Digital expert. Mathematician—and in…

November 19, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Fenton the Dog's Viral Video Remade in Grand Fashion for New Ad Grainy clip suddenly looks stunning

A year ago today, a 13-year-old boy uploaded a hilarious video of his cursing father chasing their dog Fenton—who himself was chasing a pack of deer—through London's Richmond Park. The…

November 13, 2012, 11:43 AM EST

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