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Vintage ads capture VCRs in all their glory

Remember when VCRs were the centerpiece of home-theater technology? Of course not, because the continents hadn't broken apart yet. Good thing we can learn about those primitive times with…

June 9, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

Samsung's 3-D televisions hold city hostage

Samsung's 3-D LED TVs take over a city in this U.K. spot from CHI &  Partners. Large flat-screens are strategically stacked and positioned all over town. At one point,…

April 22, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

Kids live large in Anomaly's new Bravia ads

Here's the first Sony Bravia advertising from Anomaly, which took the European account from Fallon last year. Two commercials directed by Frank Budgen show kids playing soccer (below) and…

April 20, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

Great works of art are more awesome in 3-D

If this video for Samsung's 3-D LED TV had simply presented 3-D renderings of legendary works of art, it would've been a winner. Seeing a 3-D Mona Lisa from…

April 14, 2010, 10:07 AM EDT

Sharp TV Ad Shows You Colors You Can't See

I love this new commercial for Sharp's "Quattron quad pixel technology," and not just for the way George Takei delivers his joyously gay "Oh myyy!" at the end. Well, honestly,…

March 23, 2010, 9:03 AM EDT

Philips advertising its upcoming advertising

Bigger clowns than I have coined silly marketing terms, so here's mine: ad-vent. The definition: "Advertising that itself is an event, rather than merely supporting an event." Super…

March 4, 2010, 11:47 AM EST

Old electronics get a new life in Best Buy ad

Best Buy is going the "show, don't tell" route by using discarded electronics to promote its recycling program. A billboard in Times Square spells out "e-cycle" with old…

February 10, 2010, 11:05 AM EST

Enjoy a crazy, groovy holiday at RadioShack

I wasn't that fond of the first batch of RadioShack ads from Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners that launched over the summer. I thought they tried too hard to be…

December 8, 2009, 8:38 AM EST

Buy this stereo despite the psycho hamster

The commercial above, by Lowe Brindfors in Sweden for an electronics retailer, picks up where advertising's previous psychotic rodents left off—in particular, the kidney-eating guinea pig from the G4 Midnight…

October 26, 2009, 2:42 PM EDT

Noted TV-set killer Alice Cooper sells Sonys

Alice Cooper looks about 80 years old in this new Sony spot from TBWA, airing in the U.K. His roadie "Lloyd," who disturbingly bares his butt-crack at one point, looks…

August 25, 2009, 7:33 AM EDT