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2014's Bleakest World Cup Ad Is Full of Cheering but Will Leave You Devastated Chilling PSA from England

We've talked a lot about the connection people feel for their respective teams during the World Cup, and the advertising that celebrates it. But this haunting PSA reminds us that…

June 25, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: May 23-30 Happy ads and a haunting PSA. Pick your favorite

From the horror of domestic violence to uplifting scenes of domestic bliss, this week's best ads show very different sides of life and the human condition. Adidas's most famous Argentinian brand…

May 30, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

Shocking PSA Might Make You Think Differently About Domestic Violence How would you react to these two incidents?

Hidden cameras have been used in various PSA campaigns lately to shed light on how people react in public to distressing situations. Notably, there was the Norwegian stunt where a…

May 23, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

After Viral Success of Inequality Ads, Creators Say They Will Expand Campaign 'Auto-Complete Truth' sparks global debate

Late last week, a creative twist on print advertising became a global phenomenon, as the "Auto-Complete Truth" campaign for UN Women exploded across social media and generated worldwide discussion. AdFreak's writeup…

October 24, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide Simple visual for inequality

Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature. Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather…

October 18, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Austin Bar Makes Amends After Putting Out the Year's Worst Sidewalk Sign Employee fired, cash raised

There are awesome chalkboard sidewalk signs, and there are less awesome chalkboard sidewalk signs. Minibar, a bar in Austin, Texas, recently put out a less awesome chalkboard sidewalk sign—and then…

October 10, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

Ogilvy Creates Saudi Arabia's First Major Ad Campaign Condemning Violence Against Women 'Some things can't be covered'

Saudi Arabia, which ranked 131st out of 134 countries for gender parity in a recent report from the World Economic Forum, has unveiled what is believed to be its first…

April 30, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 Internet Explorer trolls itself, Santas go surfing, and GE gets the robots moving

This week, Bing bashed Google for "Scroogling" your holiday shopping searches, StubHub's ticket tree mourned its piney and formerly ornamented cousin, and Expedia unleashed a rare commercial that will have…

December 7, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Refuge Lauren Luke covers up cuts and bruises in BBH's well-placed domestic-violence PSA

Lauren Luke is an expert at covering things up—which is why she's the perfect spokeswoman for a campaign urging the opposite when it comes to domestic violence. Luke, 30, is a…

July 2, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

Man Headbutts Wife in Horrible Ad for Social-Event Website Play on site's name gets lost in translation

Here's your daily dose of horrible violence against women in advertising—a Portuguese commercial for a social-events website in which a husband gives his wife a nasty headbutt. Lovely. Adweek's resident…

May 25, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

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