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Mad Men Stars Pose for Vintage-Style Product Ads in 'For Your Consideration' Campaign First time asking for votes

AMC serves up a fun Emmy Awards campaign for Mad Men, casting its stars in print work that has the look and feel of classy period advertising from the Sterling…

May 19, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

IFC Cuts Funny Custom Trailers for Library Flicks Like Alien and Napoleon Dynamite Rebrand includes new logo, jokes about content

IFC is changing ... sort of. "It's a refresh," says Kevin Vitale, marketing vp of creative and brand strategy. "It's more of a face-lift." As part of that face-lift, the cable channel…

May 6, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

The World Cup Is All Anyone Wants to Talk About in ESPN's New Ad W+K starts the conversation

If World Cup fever is getting to you, well, you're not alone. This new 30-second spot from Wieden + Kennedy in New York, shot mostly in New York, shows American soccer…

May 2, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

Feast on This Kaleesi Burger Inspired by Game of Thrones Wait, it's ... vegetarian?

The inventive chefs over at PornBurger have created another masterpiece: the Kaleesi, a slightly misspelled homage to Game of Thrones dragon mother Daenerys Targaryen. Known as Khaleesi to her Dothraki followers…

May 2, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Can't Figure Out What to Watch? Take a Spin With Netflix Roulette Developer gets streaming service's attention by refining results

Once you're done binging on Orange Is the New Black and Scandal, browsing Netflix can start to feel like rummaging through the discount DVD bin at Target. But now there's…

May 1, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

Syfy Is Making a Third Sharknado, and We've Already Written 5 Pitches for It Sequel to The Second One

Syfy tells Adweek exclusively that it has green-lit a third movie in its increasingly silly Sharknado franchise before even airing the second one (official title: The Second One). The first flick…

April 30, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Mad Men Wishes You a Happy Secretary's Day. (Wait, Peggy and Joan Aren't Secretaries!) Hello, Dawn and Shirley?

It's Secretary's Day—the more politically correct name is Administrative Professionals' Day. And Mad Men, its feet still set firmly in the '60s, is wishing you a very happy former (with…

April 23, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

Meet Watch Awards Production Judge Fred Seibert Adventure Time exec producer says viral hits are easy when you're strange

What’s the key to having a viral hit? Make sure that it’s funny, topical, sexy—and a little off-kilter, media mogul Fred Seibert explains. "I think that weird mostly works because it…

April 18, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

Tribeca Film Fest Names Vine #6SecFilms Winners Just because it’s not a full-length feature doesn’t mean it isn’t cinematic

If you blink, you may miss the majority of the content in Vine videos. However, the Tribeca Film Festival felt so strongly about the originality in some of these mini films…

April 16, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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