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Topic: Finance

Ad of the Day: Ally Bank

Nobel Prize-winning economist Thomas Sargent lends his expertise, or not, to Grey's threatrical campaign

This week's honors for least likely endorser in a commercial go to Thomas Sargent, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics, who, for whatever reason, agreed to shoot one…

Ad of the Day: Credit Suisse

Euro RSCG hauntingly updates a classic Ovid poem to promote the client's Titian exhibition

In the classic tradition of the financial world bankrolling the artistic one, Credit Suisse is sponsoring an exhibition titled Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 at London's National Gallery this summer—and called on…

Politico Is Making Money With Subscriptions

The site's sub service boasts a 96% renewal rate

In an era where it has been difficult to get anyone to pay for quality reporting, Politico is finding ways to make some cash. Eighteen months ago, Politico went out on…

Ad of the Day: FreeCreditScore.com

Two years after getting kicked to the curb, the original band is back

You just can't keep a bad band down. Well, that's not entirely fair. The original FreeCreditScore.com band, led by French Canadian frontman Eric Voilette, were actually pretty good—at lodging infernally catchy…

Ad of the Day: John Hancock

Anxious investors literally speak the same language in Hill Holliday's theatrical new TV spots

Serious ads aren't always the quickest and easiest road to take, but they can be very effective. Financial-services company John Hancock has a novel take on the bear-market blues with…

Capital One

Alec Baldwin mingles with the Visigoths in DDB Chicago's latest

Agency: DDB Chicago • The Visigoths are a force to be reckoned with, as is Alec Baldwin—just ask your average flight attendant. Here, they join forces for Capital One, with…

Ad of the Day: People's United Bank

Philip Seymour Hoffman brings a subtle humanity to his first work as a commercial director

It's not every day that an Oscar-winning actor, at age 44, decides he wants to direct his first TV commercials—and for an unglamorous brand, at that. But that's the case…

E*Trade and Century 21 Release Their Super Bowl :30s

More final creative ahead of Sunday's game

It's been quite amazing how many finished Super Bowl spots, not just teasers, have been released online before this year's game. This morning we have two more 30-second spots—E*Trade's "Fatherhood"…

FirstBank Urges You to Go Pee During Its Super Bowl Spot

You won't miss anything, seriously

FirstBank's regional Super Bowl debut (the ad will air only in Colorado) via agency TDA in Boulder, touting superior service, features a banker type who sits in a comfy chair…

Ad of the Day: E*Trade

The baby, now best man at a wedding, pitches a new investing dashboard

E*Trade's new investing tool is so easy to use, even the E*Trade baby's man-child of a best friend can do it. Maybe. The financial company's infant spokesman is back in a…

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