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Swedish Insurer Still Magically Making Everything Better Burglary spot follows burned-out toy store

Do you believe in magic? Forsman & Bodenfors and director Adam Berg play visual tricks once more—with movable sets and deft camerawork instead of CGI—in this Swedish spot for If…

August 18, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

Does This Farmers Insurance Ad Get Its Physics All Wrong? Eggheads say yes, agency says no

In case you're laboring under the delusion that advertising is rocket science, a pair of physics teachers want to set you straight. The eggheads—Dale Basler and Rhett Allain, writing in…

August 11, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

Do Not Hand Your Children Off to Robots, New Geico Ad Warns

Geico is back with a few new spots, taking a break from the "hypothetical questions" shtick in favor of strange money-saving situations. King among the new ads is "Robot Daycare,"…

August 3, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

Thai Life Insurance Ad Will Leave You a Blubbering Wreck

Man, advertising doesn't get much more throat-lump-inducing than this. Oh hell, go ahead and weep uncontrollably at your desk, it's OK. Another tear-jerker in a long line of tear-jerkers for…

July 28, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

Meet the New Voice of the Aflac Duck Dan McKeague quacks his way to a new gig

It doesn't look like a duck, but it quacks like a duck, and that's all that matters to Aflac. After a monthlong search, the insurance company has chosen 36-year-old Dan…

April 26, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

Weezer records full-length State Farm jingle

State Farm asked Weezer to record a version of its jingle last year, and since Weezer had already sold its credibility to whoever makes Snuggies back in 2009, they said,…

February 18, 2011, 10:20 AM EST

Allstate study rates drivers by zodiac signs

I'm hell on wheels, but I didn't know it had to do with my zodiac sign until Allstate told me. The insurance company recently released a study that linked car…

February 2, 2011, 12:28 PM EST

The Best Online Advertising Placement Ever?

This could be it—at least until Barnum & Bailey starts advertising on Web pages about coulrophobia. Via BuzzFeed.

January 26, 2011, 12:55 PM EST

Romanian car-insurance spot is auto erotica

Hot chicks in lingerie bounce around on big blue balls to a syncopated beat and crash into each other. A hot-chick cop, also in lingerie, shows up with nightstick and…

January 19, 2011, 9:02 AM EST

State Farm ad: racist, or just run of the mill?

The latest ad in State Farm's "Magic Jingle" campaign (via ad agency Translation) is generating some debate over its portrayal of a black couple—specifically, the nagging, obnoxious girlfriend. While few…

December 21, 2010, 10:13 AM EST