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Ad of the Day: Canon Reflects the World in People's Eyes in Beautiful New Spot OK, maybe slightly creepy

Ansel Adams famously said there are two people in every photograph—the photographer and the viewer. Canon offers its own, somewhat simpler take on that perspective in this beautiful new spot…

April 4, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT

Construction Workers Yell Messages of Empowerment to Women in Snickers Stunt So when you're hungry, you're not a creep?

Australian construction workers simply aren't themselves in this amusing stunt from Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne. In fact, they're actors who shout empowering statements to women on the street in a…

March 26, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: This Weight Watchers Spot Is Unlike Any You've Seen Before Pursuing the incredible you

Weight loss can be one of the most deeply emotional subjects for people. Yet the category seems almost afraid of emotional advertising, preferring to go with bright, bubbly, breezy celebrity…

March 25, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

Australia Relieved as Theft of 33-Foot Mango Turns Out to Be a Marketing Stunt Nando's admits to 'borrowing' giant fruit

There's something about roadside advertising, from Hasslehoff cutouts to giant headphones, that turns drunk morons into thieves. But every now and again, someone pulls off a heist that's so fantastic,…

March 4, 2014, 2:25 PM EST

Bourbon Ad Shows You the Peculiar Way People Get Around in Woodstock, Ky. That's just how they roll

Woodstock Bourbon's ad showing its hometown's enthusiasm for the brand is pretty funny (well, besides that "Barrellel Parking" sign—groan). But it's right on the brink of being one of those…

February 25, 2014, 4:50 PM EST

Man Trolls Girlfriend With Mean but Funny Newspaper Ad for Valentine's Day Alex's almost-proposal to Jodie

Isn't this the most romantic newspaper ad you've ever … oh, wait. This two-part classified ad appeared on Valentine's Day in Australia's Launceston Examiner newspaper. Hopefully Jodie has a sense of…

February 18, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

'Dumb Ways to Die' Returns With Adorably Gruesome Ad for Valentine's Day Be still my beating heart

Fifteen months and 71 million YouTube views after its storied premiere, McCann Melbourne's "Dumb Ways to Die" train-safety campaign is back with this cute, grotesque little spot for Valentine's Day.…

February 13, 2014, 8:04 AM EST

Stay in School or Unbelievably Bad Things Will Happen to You, Says Horrifying PSA Shocking ad from Australia

Well, this is something—a (probably fake) PSA from Australia that tries to scare its audience into staying in school by warning them of some pretty intense consequences should they play…

January 30, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

Mom Begs Son to Come Home for Chinese New Year in Front-Page Newspaper Ad That's one way to reach him

A mother bought a full-page ad on the front cover of the Chinese Melbourne Daily—a newspaper for the Australian city's Chinese community—begging her son to come home for Chinese New…

January 22, 2014, 6:10 AM EST

Can Ad Agencies Teach Women to Love Their Bodies? Marie Claire commissions print ads from six shops

Female empowerment was a major advertising theme in 2013, particularly in the area of self-esteem—led by Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches." But freed of client constraints, can ad agencies alone get…

January 9, 2014, 5:29 AM EST

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