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Australia Spends Two Months Deciding Whether Red M&M Is a Bully Final answer: No, he's just funny

As if our friends in Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau didn't have enough inane projects, they just wasted two months examining the social interactions of talking M&Ms in commercials. Some viewers…

August 8, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Pretzel M&M's Are you small and tasty? Best to avoid the guy with 'hungry eyes'

Is there any halfway-popular '80s song left that hasn't been used, sarcastically or otherwise, in a TV commercial? Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes," that unsettling ode to leering, stalker-ish types everywhere, from…

August 1, 2011, 10:02 AM EDT

Talking Wad of Stride Gum, Left for Dead, Is Reunited With Its Chewer

JWT Puerto Rico slapped together four new spots for Stride featuring an emotionally troubled green gumwad who's been left to ponder his mortality under a high school desk. He wallows…

July 25, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT

The Most Raunchy Skittles Commercial You Will Ever See (NSFW)

(This is a spec ad—not approved by the Skittles brand.) You take TBWA\Chiat\Day off the Skittles account, and look what you get—pure, unadulterated filth! Spec work by L.A. directing team…

July 23, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

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

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