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What Makes for an Unforgettable Celebrity Ad? Share Your Thoughts at #AdweekChat Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday

In the not-too-distant past, Hollywood A-Listers had to sneak off overseas to make easy money in advertising. But today, the stigma is lifting, and celebrity endorsements are everywhere you look. Does…

September 2, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

China Cracks Down on Laughable Celebrity Endorsements New law requires celebs to actually use the products they pitch

The U.S. market has a long tradition of celebrity spokespeople who endorse products they basically have nothing to do with. A classic example was in 1984, when soap opera actor…

September 2, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Van Damme Awesomely Sculpts a Mountaintop Ice Bar for Coors Light Bare hands, of course

Jean-Claude Van Damme is still ice cold, but also still not as frosty as a Coors Light, says the brewer. It's been more than two years since the Gen X icon…

August 25, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Craig Robinson Croons Love Ballads to Verizon FiOS in Mock Infomercial TV's most likable piano man sings from the heart

When was the last time you saw an ad for a TV provider and thought to yourself, "Wow, this is enjoyable," rather than, "Oh my God, I hate you, stop…

August 20, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Peyton Manning and Cam Newton Prank Store Customers for Gatorade Rob Belushi co-stars in 'Sweat it to get it'

Gatorade must think its customer base is too big, as the brand's new ad campaign from TBWA\Chiat\Day shows people in a convenience store being denied the sports beverage unless they're…

August 18, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Jude Law Dances for Johnnie Walker Blue in Jake Scott's Short Film Betting the house (or the boat)

Jude Law hasn't had the best of luck on boats in the past. But he puts that behind him for this stylish short film for Johnnie Walker Blue, directed by…

July 30, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Michael Jordan Is Back for Hanes and Ready to Judge Your Piss-Poor Golfing Basketball legend marks 25 years as brand's spokesman

Michael Jordan is back on TV for Hanes, once again intimidating the hell out of the mere mortals graced by his presence. Previously, he was quietly judging his fellow first-class passenger,…

July 16, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

4 Ways to Avoid Being Sued by a Celebrity Over a Tweet Legal experts share tips for brands as Heigl takes Duane Reade to court

When you're the social media manager for a brand, a celebrity being photographed with your product is probably the best and worst thing that can happen to you. It's a…

April 11, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Keira Knightley Does Her Best Bond Girl Imitation for Chanel Joe Wright directs 'She's Not There'

Since first signing on as the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance in 2007, Keira Knightley has become firmly ensconced within Karl Lagerfeld's pantheon of waifish muses, a group that…

March 26, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Feb. 21-28 Boys and girls, kitties and crazies. Vote for your favorite spot

In this week's best new commercials, Katy Perry and other famous women launch a new battle cry for CoverGirl. Jeff Gordon pulls another prank for PepsiMAX. British mobile company Three…

February 28, 2014, 8:06 AM EST

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