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Australian bank's service dramatically good

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners makes a lush, dramatic, monochrome deal out of people getting callbacks and personal service from Australia's Commonwealth Bank in this new self-referential spot. Crikey, what's…

July 19, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

FirstBank shields you from the crazy people

A get-rich-quick expert slaves away as a bellboy. A guy's date is a psycho with a boyfriend. Another guy takes pills from someone impersonating a doctor. Those are the…

June 22, 2010, 9:54 AM EDT

FirstBank bringing its lovely lobby outdoors

"Enjoy the bank lobby, even if you bank online." That's the headline on a bunch of new FirstBank billboards from TDA Advertising & Design that feature actual lobby items—a…

April 29, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

Bonnie Tyler does glamtastic MasterCard ad

Oh, how I've wished that some marketer would remake "Total Eclipse of the Heart" as a brand anthem and cast Bonnie Tyler, the power ballad's aging, whiskey-voiced warbler, as an…

April 12, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT

Red Tettemer does year's wackiest bank ads

Philadelphia ad shop Red Tettemer gets self-consciously goofy for Citadel Bank in a series of spots (five of them posted below) that introduce Lewis, a nerdy spokesman with…

March 23, 2010, 7:10 AM EDT

Anxious economists debut giant-hamster ad

The Impossible Hamster Club, created by an economic think tank called the New Economics Foundation, is opposed to "crazy consumption and really gross domestic product," two things I…

March 15, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

Kids still getting shafted in BBH's Ally spots

Kids get hosed all over again in Ally Bank's latest spots from BBH. In the one below, a smarmy banker (not from Ally) claims an "egg-management fee" gives…

March 9, 2010, 2:42 PM EST

Heidi Montag mocks herself in financial PSA

Reality-TV star Heidi Montag, who had 10 cosmetic procedures in a single day in November, makes fun of her fondness for plastic surgery in this new PSA, directed…

March 9, 2010, 11:35 AM EST

MasterCard jar spot knows I am a sexist pig

I didn't see it coming. A guy is seen trying to open a jar of pickles, as the MasterCard announcer talks about automatically paid gym memberships. I was…

February 12, 2010, 12:09 PM EST

Credit union heals bucks in Rhett & Link ad

Rhett & Link's I Love Local Commercials series roll on with this new ad for Bucks First Federal Credit Union in Bristol, Pa. Whatever their condition upon arrival,…

February 3, 2010, 1:35 PM EST