Topic: Finance

Bloomberg Beta to Focus on Startups

New fund's launch raises ethics questions

Bloomberg L.P., the parent company of Bloomberg News, has launched a $75 million venture capital fund on Wednesday. The fund, VentureBeat reports, is called Bloomberg Beta and will focus on…

Ad of the Day: Bank of America

BofA cedes spotlight to generations of a family's customers in Hill Holliday's retro spot

This lovely "Portraits" spot for Instagram really does wonders with the fuzzy yellow filter that just screams late '70s/early '80s, and the casting and direction bring you into this family's…

Actor With Autism Stars in SunTrust Ad About Parents Planning Retirement for Three

Patrick Storey's first TV role

SunTrust has released an interesting new ad from Agency D7 about parents who are planning retirement for three, including their live-at-home autistic son. It's notable because the actor playing the…

Alec Baldwin and Charles Barkley Strike Up March Madness Bromance for Capital One

Two wrongs somehow make a right

Capital One pitchman Alec Baldwin gets an assist from Charles Barkley in new ads from DDB Chicago and Tool director Erich Joiner timed to the NCAA's March Madness tournament, of…

Invest in Eastern Poland or Your Child Will Hate You Forever, Ads Warn

Your therapist and father-in-law will, too

Our favorite economic-development ads this week come from Eastern Poland—a region in which you simply must invest, lest you ruin your child's life forever. Somewhat more cryptically, the campaign also…

Ad of the Day: Barclays

Here's a better way to finance the avarice of your wretchedly spoiled children

Considering the scorn with which the banking industry is generally viewed, it makes sense that many banks often use their ads to project a kinder, more human side to the…

How Much Are New Year's Resolutions Worth?

Answer: They're big business for brands

As you read this, millions of American consumers are trying to make good on that annual exercise in grand aspirations known as the New Year’s resolution. According to a study…

Merrill Edge Ages You Digitally to Scare You Into Retirement Planning

Save now, before you die

I knew dealing with brokers could take years off your life, but this is ridiculous. Merrill Edge, the online brokerage platform by Bank of America, puts a new wrinkle in…

The Spot: Toy Overload

Paying for a gift is a lot easier than choosing one in BBH's Christmas ad for Barclaycard

IDEA: It's no secret that holiday shopping, particularly offline, can be hell. Britain's Barclaycard, a credit- and debit-card company, doesn't claim to ease all the pain—just a portion of it.…

The Spot: Can't Buy Me Love

Money talks, but has bigger stories to tell, in theatrical ads for TD Ameritrade

IDEA Rubber fish tossed on a chef's prep station. A skydiver caught by stagehands. A 2-D dog floating through painted pastoral scenes. Full of wires and props, scenery and costume…