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This Real-Time Game from Adventure Time's Creator Is the Best Thing on Twitter in Years

Tweet your Zork-like commands to Quest Attack

Just as the doubters were writing Twitter's obituary, animator and Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward had to go and show that the network can still have a few fun surprises…

John Oliver's Parody Ad Skewers GM With Bleak Phrases From an Internal Memo

These cars totally aren't 'Kevorkianesque'

While it's true HBO is not an ad-supported network, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver made an exception Sunday, uttering the words rarely heard on the premium cable network: "We'll be…

Wieden + Kennedy Wasted This Client's Money on Awful Ads, but That Was the Point

Billboard made of hair, anyone?

Hiring a fashion designer to make a T-shirt for a rat. Sponsoring a soccer team best known for its embarrassing losses. These seem like particularly odd ways to spend an…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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