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Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Jan. 18-25 Nike counts on Kobe, Barclays counts your pennies, and you can count on the Guinness clock

This week, Starbucks shows some love for the most hated day of the week, Dean Winters brings more mayhem for Allstate, and Internet Explorer—like many of us—is nostalgic for the…

January 25, 2013, 8:42 AM EST

The Spot: 'Mayhem' Forever Dean Winters is reborn as Leo Burnett's iconic Allstate campaign keeps making mischief

IDEA: Two and a half years after it was born, Allstate's "Mayhem" campaign is now going into labor. As mayhem personified, Dean Winters has played dozens of mischievous roles, representing…

January 22, 2013, 5:37 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 28 - Jan. 4 Nike disses the NHL, Fiat raps about motherhood and Pixar goes back to college

This week, cigarettes get tumorous and even more disgusting in a new PSA, Cookie Monster quickly breaks his New Year's resolution and Apple's timing is off in its promotion of…

January 4, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

Allstate Features Home Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in Ad, but Fights Owners on Claim Staten Island couple cry foul

Allstate finds itself weathering a storm of bad publicity owing to a recent commercial that showed its "agents of good" rushing in to provide assistance in the wake of the…

January 4, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

When Pigs Fly: Geico Brings Back Maxwell for Airplane Ad New spot pushes insurance app

Maxwell the talking pig returns in an amusingly twisted tale (tail?) from The Martin Agency and Geico. The oinker uses the company's smartphone app to pay his insurance bill while…

December 31, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

Ad of the Day: State Farm Kids offer their take on Hurricane Sandy in concert-timed spot from DDB and Joe Pytka

Last night, a long list of legendary musicians got together at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. The median age of the artists—a group that included…

December 13, 2012, 3:32 PM EST

Insurance Ad Promises Coverage for Cars Sliced in Half by Lightsabers Hey, you never know

Lots of insurance policies promise protection from unexpected mayhem. Only DBS in Singapore claims to cover cars sliced in half by lightsabers. And to advertise that promise, Tribal DDB put…

October 29, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

Flo Survives Progressive Scandal, Fronts New Charity Initiative Character's red-carpet dress auctioned on eBay

Remember six weeks ago, when people were calling for Flo's pale, peppy head on a platter after Progressive supposedly defended a customer's killer in court? Well, we knew Flo was…

September 25, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

Giant Idiot on Speedboat Needs Good Insurance, Better Swimsuit Centraal Beheer's latest comical spot

Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer is known for its amusing TV ads, and its latest, from DDB Amsterdam, more than measures up. It features a doofus in a red Speedo—containing…

September 5, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT

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