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Creepy Ads Ask, Do You Know What Your Kids Are Finding Online? Few children tell adults, advocacy group says

Here's a spot-on, if disturbing, visual for how kids stumble across disturbing images and video while browsing online. The online and print campaign, for child-safety nonprofit Innocence in Danger, features images…

June 24, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

The Truth Comes Out: Omnicom-Publicis Merger Was Actually a Zany Agency Prank Fred & Farid case study takes full credit

In the weeks since the Omnicom and Publicis Groupe megamerger fell apart, many have been asking why such a problematic union was proposed in the first place. Well now we…

May 22, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

Can an Ad Campaign for Women's Rights Succeed by Only Featuring Men? UN Women's new perspective

Women earn 30 percent less than men for the same work. Some 64 percent of the world's illiterate people are women. Almost 800 women die every day from preventable complications…

March 13, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT

Um, What Exactly Is Brian the Robot Interrupting Here? British insurance ad catches couple at an awkward moment

Recently, British insurance comparison service Confused.com and Publicis in London launched ads featuring a new mascot, Brian the Robot, who seems to have a knack for creating uncomfortable situations. Specifically,…

August 13, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

Bill Hader Can't Catch a Break in T-Mobile Ads, His First Post-SNL Gig He's not even the funniest guy in the spots

Saturday Night Live alumnus Bill Hader has teamed up with T-Mobile to become the brand's first spokesperson in several years not to wear a bright pink dress. The spots, directed…

July 11, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Joy Turns to Pain When You Flip Over These Clever Suicide-Prevention Ads Real message is upside down

Publicis's poignant print ads for suicide-prevention group Samaritans of Singapore use ambigrams to give upbeat messages negative meanings when viewed upside down. "I'm fine" becomes "Save me," "Life is great"…

June 24, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

Bug Spray Traps Thousands of Insects on Gross, Sticky Billboard All of them were harmed in the making of this!

This new billboard in Milan for an insect spray also serves as a huge pest strip, thanks to a few layers of aerosol glue. The glue was applied in the…

May 14, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

Copywriter Publishes a Book of Tweets, Gets Amish Guy to Advertise It Inside the mind of Keith Wisniewski

Keith Wisniewski, a writer and associate creative director at Publicis Seattle, likes being funny on Twitter. So, he went ahead and published a book of what he considers his most…

May 1, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

Ad for Bike Light Illuminates Cycling Magazine's Entire iPad Edition Bright idea from Publicis

Here's a clever idea from Publicis Frankfurt—an ad for a bike light that readers must "turn on" in order to be able to read an intentionally darkened version of a…

April 26, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

T-Mobile Girl Ditches Her Classic Pink Dress for Biker Duds Spokesgirl gets a sexy makeover

With a failed merger, the loss of a glut of customers and the sad lack of an iPhone, it may seem like the only thing T-Mobile has going for it…

April 19, 2012, 10:54 AM EDT

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