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As advertising stars, monkeys never get old

Publicis's current Garnier Fructis campaign is amusing, but the ad below, with the dandruff-eating monkey, doesn't go nearly far enough. Am I alone in waiting for the little furry…

October 6, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

Hairy hands always hunt for Cadbury candy

Publicis Mojo is behind the latest oddvertising candy ads—an Australian campaign that features the tarantula-like, disembodied "Hairy Hand," a feared predator that's out to steal your Cadbury Crunchie Rocks…

September 7, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

Skaters lit on fire in Burn energy-drink spot

Skateboarders are annoying, and from time to time we've all fantasized about setting them ablaze. But Publicis Mojo and Exit Films went and did so in this short film…

July 23, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT

Death prowls streets in homelessness effort

A while back, Publicis Conseil and Samu Social showed the homeless literally melting into sidewalks. In this new campaign, tagged "Indifference kills," street people sink even deeper—several feet under—as…

June 10, 2010, 8:14 AM EDT

Animals are homeless in new Born Free ads

A new Born Free campaign from WCRS in London drums up support for animals who've lost their habitats by portraying them as homeless people. It could be construed as…

May 4, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

Extra-long condoms make public sex easier

(Click the images to enlarge.) What can you say about these Publicis India print ads for Adams extra-long condoms? At least Hitler isn't in them. See a third ad…

March 30, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

Maurice Lévy multitasks New Year's regards

Here's a quaint little New Year's video message from Maurice Lévy to his Publicis troops worldwide. It shows the French holding company's CEO ruminating on how best to approach a…

January 14, 2010, 1:42 PM EST

Publicis London lip-synchs holiday greeting

It is a bold agency that does a lip-synch video for its holiday card. Publicis London is just such a courageous shop. It shot a video of staffers lip-synching to…

December 14, 2009, 11:54 AM EST

Simian shoppers love Banana Nut Cheerios

Supermarket + guy in a gorilla suit + Banana Nut Cheerios = blah. This Publicis Modem spot aims to be goofy and outrageous, but it's mostly just dull. The background…

November 9, 2009, 9:38 AM EST

Maytag cleans you up after the giant waffles

What were the chances of Maytag producing an entertaining ad with personality-impaired "repairman" Clay Jackson? I'd have said zero, but the appliance maker proves me wrong with this obstacle course…

September 16, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT