Topic: Griner

Hilfiger TV spots get predictable soundtrack

In July, I described the Hilfigers as looking like a "highly coordinated clan tailgating outside the Vampire Weekend concert." Well, what do you know. What began as a print and…

November 24, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

Old Spice ad director is working on a movie

In a surprising coup for ad junkies, this month's Esquire devotes an impressive two and a half pages to Tom Kuntz, director of instant commercial classics like Old Spice's "The…

November 23, 2010, 12:35 PM EST

21 ads that (almost) make you miss the '80s

Grating jingles, DayGlo wardrobes, shrill child actors, cheesy dance montages. If you wanted annoying, you could find it in the commercial breaks of the 1980s. But today, 21…

November 22, 2010, 8:55 AM EST

Could you design the worst logo of all time?

It's easy to spot a bad logo, but how easy is it to make one? Now's your chance to find out, thanks to the "How Low Can Your Logo?" contest.…

November 19, 2010, 11:04 AM EST

Jilted baristas stalk your BK-patronizing ass

Burger King's November promotion, Free Coffee Friday, doesn't seem to be a big hit with your neighborhood coffee-shop baristas, who turn to stalking their former regulars at work in new…

November 18, 2010, 10:29 AM EST

One-testicled man has a ball with fundraiser

Slackers of the world have a new patron saint. Mark, the one-testicled Torontoan who spent 25 days at home on camera in his underwear, has raised $50,000 for the Canadian…

November 11, 2010, 11:21 AM EST

Robert Downey Jr. gets nutty as Mr. Peanut

Robert Downey Jr. continues to get more work than you can shake a Victorian cane at, this time providing the first-ever voice of Mr. Peanut in the new Planters spot…

November 10, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

Which advertising actors could make it big?

One of this week's top stories on Digg is a celebration of commercial actors who turn average spots into "short-form entertainment." Obviously, the post highlights Isaiah "Old Spice Guy" Mustafa,…

November 5, 2010, 9:13 AM EDT

T-Mobile wows fliers with Heathrow concert

Continuing its impressive series of flashmob stunts, T-Mobile recently held an a cappella concert welcoming travelers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport. The performers bust out a diverse array of lyrics,…

November 1, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

The most-read stories on AdFreak this week

    1. Bogusky reboots as a consumer advocate    2. Antoine Dodson hawking a sex offender app    3. 'Ghost billboard'…

October 29, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT