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St. Jude spot poignant, but won't haunt you

Ads for children's hospitals are often soul-crushingly sad, except in Finland, where they're horror-movie creepy. This Hill, Holliday spot is neither. It promotes Chili's support of St. Jude's Children's Research…

September 29, 2009, 10:36 AM EDT

Cereal will resent your Dunkin' Donuts habit

I haven't been a big fan of Hill, Holliday's recent Dunkin' Donuts work, but this latest "Where's Dan?" ad strikes just the right chord. There's a cube-jockey workplace setup, and…

September 11, 2009, 7:52 AM EDT

Dunkin' Donuts helps plump up the piggies

"It's breakfast, not broke-fest, at Dunkin'," the voiceover says in this Hill, Holliday Dunkin' Donuts spot, just in case viewers were conflicted on that point. Now, the notion of feeding coins…

July 20, 2009, 8:23 AM EDT

Avoid the creepy park dweller Barry Switzer

Adweek's Eleftheria Parpis enjoyed this cross-promo spot by Hill, Holliday for SpikeTV's Pros vs. Joes and Dunkin' Donuts. I find it creepy. Ex-college football coach and sportscaster Barry Switzer pops…

June 5, 2009, 8:53 AM EDT

Pedroia defeats Goliath in new Dunkin' spot

American League MVP Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox enhances his performance with a turbo-shot-infused Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee in this spot by Hill, Holliday. The Biblical theme caught…

April 27, 2009, 7:40 AM EDT

Chili's: our meals are tastier than cardboard

Commercial directors know how difficult it can be to make food look appealing in ads. That's no problemo in Hill, Holliday's latest campaign for Chili's, which features some intentionally unappetizing…

April 14, 2009, 9:30 AM EDT

Liberty Mutual's quirky ad family needs help

Liberty Mutual poses some heavy questions about "doing the right thing" in this latest ad from Hill, Holliday, part of the insurer's ongoing Responsibility Project. I'd like to save the…

April 1, 2009, 12:41 PM EDT

Are Dunkin' Donuts better for you than TV?

Hill, Holliday calls this Dunkin' Donuts spot "Tractor Beam," but that freaky TV seems to be channeling (ha!) Poltergeist more than Star Trek, as it pulls the kids toward the…

March 31, 2009, 1:17 PM EDT

In down times, the lottery's bigger than ever

Could the slumping economy drive a renaissance in lottery advertising and spur sales as the newly unemployed seek quick fixes for their money woes? The question hadn't crossed my mind…

March 24, 2009, 8:30 AM EDT

Hit 'print' and you'll kill a cute leaf turtle

Hill, Holliday enters the popular "stuff that resembles other stuff" sub-genre by touting a corporate recycling program to all U.S. employees of healthcare giant Covidien. The posters were wisely…

February 20, 2009, 7:55 AM EST