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Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe Is DirecTV's Freakiest Rob Lowe Yet Good luck with that jar of mayo

While shy-bladder sufferers debate the offensiveness of Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, DirecTV is plowing ahead with all sorts of other less-than-ideal Rob Lowes—you know, the ones with cable and not…

November 24, 2014, 2:36 PM EST

20 Years Before It Was Cool to Cast Gay Couples, Ikea Made This Pioneering Ad Patrick O'Neill looks back at his 1994 spot

The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios and DirecTV all diving in. More power to…

October 30, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

Rob Lowe Is Ugly, Creepy and Hilarious as a Cable Customer in DirecTV Ads 'Don't be like this me,' he implores

DirecTV has gotten lots of actors to poke some fun at themselves over the years—notably Charlie Sheen in the Platoon spot. Now, it's Rob Lowe's turn to look hilariously foolish. A…

September 23, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

DirecTV Kicked Off the NFL Season With an Ad Featuring a Gay Couple Perfect (and coincidental) timing as Michael Sam joined the Cowboys

A same-sex couple locked in an embrace (or is it a tackle?) smash through their home in slow-motion in a surprisingly inclusive spot for DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. These guys have a…

September 8, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

DirecTV Strikes Gold Again With Manning Brothers Rap Sequel It's a 'Fantasy Football Fantasy'

Eli and Peyton Manning are back to rapping for DirecTV, and it's still pretty glorious. Last summer, the pro footballers and the satellite provider graced us with "Football on Your Phone."…

August 11, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV Grey's odd new ads

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too…

April 15, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

Are You Ready for Some Freakball? DirecTV Tells Tall Tales in Ads From Grey NFL Sunday Ticket guys rule

DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket, which offers every game live on any digital device, turns average Joes into "the world's most powerful fans" in three goofy spots from Grey. These godlike…

September 9, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Riding a Roomba Scores Big on YouTube Ryan Higa, PewDiePie Among Web creators topping Adweek/VidIQ's debut chart

Big Adweek/VideoWatch news! Through a partnership with VidIQ, a company that helps creators and brands build their YouTube audiences—and is sitting on loads of data—we're presenting our first of two…

August 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

Nielsen and FreeWheel Expand Online Campaign Ratings Partnership Aimed to spark OCR usage for video buyers

Nielsen has expanded its relationship with FreeWheel, as the video platform will aim to streamline the usage of Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) for their joint clients. In a best-case scenario for…

August 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

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