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Rob Lowe Mocks Hollywood Horror for Butterfinger

After almost 30 years of churning out Hollywood flicks, Rob Lowe has more insight than most into the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the movie business. For the past two months, he's…

July 18, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

Man-Boobs and Marionettes: Just Another Insane Candy Ad

(Video possibly NSFW.) Here's an example of candy oddvertising at its most weird and randomly disturbing—a Italian spot by Milan agency Selection SRL for Vivident gum featuring a couple of…

July 12, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

Much-Loved Girl From Candy Ad Revealed to Be Non-Human

Here's an odd little story about a Japanese ad. (I know, big surprise.) A recent spot for Ezaki Glico candies featured the all-girl Japanese theater group AKB 48—and introduced a…

June 27, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT

Relive the Rainbow: 18 Great Skittles Ads by TBWA

It's the end of an era. TBWA has been stripped of its Mars business—which means, among other things, that the agency's storied run of fantastically weird Skittles commercials is over.…

June 7, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

Ass-Backwards Starburst Dog Isn't Really a Contradiction

This is probably nitpicking, but what is Starburst's definition of a contradiction? The candy brand's whole current campaign is based around the word. In earlier ads from TBWA\Chiat\Day, Scottish Koreans,…

June 1, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

Naomi Campbell Rips Cadbury Ad Likening Her to a Chocolate Bar

Given Naomi Campbell's fiery temper, which she even spoofed in a commercial a few years back, you'd think marketers would tread extra lightly when invoking the supermodel's name in ads.…

May 31, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

Mentos Gum's Dial-In Number Gives You Plenty of Options

This is sort of funny. Mentos is launching a new gum called UP2U, which includes two flavors in the same pack, giving you the choice of which to chew. To…

May 19, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

Cadbury's Dancing Monks Are a Total Embarrassment

Cadbury's Glass and a Half Full Productions comes up empty with this visually lush but oddly soulless 90-second spot filmed in China by Ogilvy Johannesburg. It features a monastery of…

May 18, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

Joe Pesci Is a Dick in New Snickers Spot

Not exactly playing against type, Joe Pesci portrays an irritable hothead in this latest Snickers spot from BBDO New York, continuing the "You're not you when you're hungry" theme. He…

May 13, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

Thrift-Store Clothes Boogie Down in Latest Cadbury Spot

Fallon is out with another installment of its Glass and a Half Full series for Cadbury Dairy Milk. This time, we're in a British charity shop, and we see second-hand…

May 6, 2011, 9:32 AM EDT