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Topic: McCann

George Clooney Is Finally Pitching Nespresso in the U.S., With Help From Danny DeVito

Coffee brand imports its quirky charm from overseas

George Clooney has starred in Nespresso ads in Europe and other international markets since 2006. (We've covered a lot of those campaigns, which have often paired the Oscar winner with…

Ads for Colleges Are Usually Terrible, but McCann Melbourne Just Made a Fascinating One

Great minds collide at the University of Melbourne

Creative ads for universities are very rare. Most rate about a D+ (particularly this 2010 campaign for Drake University, whose actual theme, hilariously enough, was "D+"). But now and again,…

Comically Idiotic List of Advertising's '500 Under 500' Spoofs the Industry's Love of Rankings

McCann creatives take aim at tradition

There's no shortage of lists ranking ad people—people profess to hate them, but of course, everybody reads them. And now, Lex Singer and Jesse Yowell have unveiled the bloated, bloviating…

KFC Offers Free Meals to Victims of Social Network Outages

Tinder down? Don't panic, there's still fried chicken

It says something about the world that reporters consider it news to mention when Facebook or Twitter are down for more than a few minutes. With this in mind, KFC…

Baby Brand Tommee Tippee Made Baby Wipes From Reams of Actual Parenting Advice

Stunt helps launch #ParentOn campaign

New parents eventually get so sick of advice, they'll want to wipe their baby's butt with it. And now, infant feeding brand Tommee Tippee has made that possible—with a limited…

Mad Men Is Auctioning a Chararacter's Suicide Rope and These 9 Other Weird Props

Here are the oddest items on the block

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was nothing if not detail-oriented—each scene had to have the right wardrobe, furniture, tchotchkes, and so forth, for the time period—so it makes sense that…

New York Lottery Posts Fliers in Last-Ditch Search for Winner of Unclaimed $7 Million

Year-old ticket expires Friday

The popular knock against the lottery is that you can play it, but you're an idiot if you do, because nobody ever wins. But a new campaign for the New…

Tiny Dolls Act Out Hilarious Soap Operas Over Single Pieces of French Toast Crunch

A return to the '90s

Consumers bowled over by the recent return of French Toast Crunch after a nine-year hiatus should enjoy "The Tiny & The Tasty," a strange and silly soap-opera parody that casts…

Famous Foes Square Off and the 'Best Idea Wins' in Ads for the 2015 Clios

Mandela vs. Verwoerd and more

In life, as in advertising, the best idea usually wins. That simple insight informs McCann's campaign for the 2015 Clio Awards, featuring pairs of famous foes—Nelson Mandela and Hendrik Verwoerd, the…

Jose Cuervo Mixes a Margarita in Space and Parachutes It Back to Earth

McCann takes tequila to new heights

Brands are obsessed with space, getting to space, and anything that's been to space. This week, it was Jose Cuervo's chance to boldly go where no tequila brand had gone…

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