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Topic: China

OK Go's First Official Ad Is for Chinese Furniture, and It's Full of Optical Illusions

Lead singer Damian Kulash directs

OK Go has collaborated with plenty of brands—including Chevrolet, Google, Samsung and State Farm—on its own music videos. But here is the first truly traditional commercial the band has ever…

This Shampoo Ad Is Lovely and All, but Can It Really Stop Couples From Getting Divorced?

40 million views, but how many reconciliations?

If you're looking for a "no more tears" kind of shampoo commercial, I'd skip this nearly five-minute Chinese ad for Procter & Gamble's Rejoice from Leo Burnett Hong Kong. It's…

Kotex Tells You to Be Gentle With Your Cat (What's Another Word for Cat?)

Putting tape on them isn't very nice

Cats are very sensitive. And when you apply sticky tape to them, they tend to walk funny. Just like when your pad won't stay in place and decides to adhere…

Nike and AKQA Create an LED Basketball Court to Help Kids Learn Kobe's Moves

Visual display fueled brand's search for Chinese talent

Global design firm AKQA and ubiquitous shoe manufacturer Nike have collaborated on a full-size LED basketball court for Nike Rise, a program designed to train Chinese youth based on the…

Apple's Powerful 'Your Verse' Campaign Rolls On, From Beijing and Through Detroit

iPad goes on tour with a Chinese band, and facilitates a Motor City bicycle rally

Apple is sticking with a good thing, continuing the rollout of its "Your Verse" campaign with two new stories about how people around the world are using iPads as tools…

Volkswagen Freaks Out a Whole Movie Theater With Devious 'Don't Text and Drive' PSA

One small distraction

We've seen lots of "Don't text and drive" ads lately. With this one from Ogilvy Beijing, Volkswagen drove the message home to a captive movie-theater audience in a way they'll…

Coca-Cola Invents 16 Crazy Caps to Turn Empty Bottles Into Useful Objects

Ogilvy's '2nd Lives' campaign

Rejoice, happy-go-lucky and environmentally conscious Coca-Cola lovers. Thanks to this new "2nd Lives" kit from the brand, you can now transform your Coke into something even more delightful. Is that just…

Print Ads Just Can't Keep Up With the Porsche 911

Quick thinking by Fred & Farid

Here's a nice, fun, simple campaign for Porsche China by the Shanghai office of Fred & Farid. And kudos to the client for agreeing to lose the beauty shots of…

Kobe Bryant Brings His Mad Beethoven-Playing Piano Skills to Lenovo Ad

Moonlight Sonata calms him down

Lenovo has moved on (at least for the moment) from comparing itself to Apple to having Kobe Bryant play Beethoven on the piano with symphonic accompaniment for no reason. Really.…

Bruce Lee Rises Again in Johnnie Walker Ad, but He's Not All There

Here's the real problem with this spot

Re-enter the dragon? Johnnie Walker and BBH resurrect Bruce Lee via CGI technology (and footage of lookalike actor Danny Chan) for this boring Chinese commercial. The spot, approved by Lee's…

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