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David Duchovny Daydreams of Life as a Russian in Beer Ad Exalting the Motherland Serious? Satire? Lengthy spot tries for both

Is Special Agent Mulder looking to defect? In a decidedly unexpected career move, David Duchovny appears in this two-and-a-half minute rah-rah-Russia commercial for Siberian Crown beer. The spot's schmaltzy patriotism and…

July 29, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Russian Models Troll Instagram With Super-Sexy Hashtags and Photos That Won't Load All a ploy for 4G Internet

There's nothing worse than waiting for something to download on your phone, especially if you are a 14-year-old boy waiting for sexy models to appear in your Instagram feed.  BBDO Moscow…

June 2, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

Russian Subaru Ad Expertly Veers From Shocking and Sad to Hilarious Reversal of fortune on a quiet road at night

If you've been paying attention to Subaru's ads lately, you know that dogs love driving the brand's cars. But you probably don't know how far they'll go to do so. This…

April 25, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

Would You Help a Freezing, Abandoned Baby? This Ad Stunt Isn't So Sure Counterpoint to earlier bus-stop video

Humans are so empathetic and caring. No, wait, they're selfish and horrible! Advertising stunts can't seem to decide. Six weeks ago, we were impressed by several humans who helped a smaller…

April 10, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

Check Out Tide's Extensive Vine Push for the Olympics P&G brand seems dedicated to social video

Tide's focus on Vine doesn't seem like it's going to be cut down any time soon. Following up on its Halloween effort with Twitter's social videos, the Procter & Gamble brand…

February 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

Restaurant Cooks Up a Hot Ad for Char-Grilled Steaks by Just Lighting the Billboard on Fire Yeah, it's from Russia

Today in crazy Russian advertising news: A restaurant in Yekaterinburg decided to promote its flame-broiled steaks by flame-broiling its billboard as well. It is a pretty hot idea, if maybe…

January 6, 2014, 2:49 PM EST

Russians Get Free Subway Rides for Doing Squats Ahead of the Sochi Olympics Moscow gets in shape

Want a free subway ride in Moscow? Get ready to do 30 squats. And make sure you drop it low, because the specially designed ticket vending machine can tell if…

November 13, 2013, 12:59 PM EST

Fashion Brand Makes a Colorful Entrance Into Russia With Pro-Gay Ad in Moscow Times Björn Borg says da!

Swedish fashion house Björn Borg, whose tagline is "Björn Borg says ja!," celebrated the launch of its Russian website with a full-page ad in homophobic Russia's Moscow Times showing colored…

October 1, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

Weird Burger King Ad Says It's Better to Be Addicted to Whoppers Than Drugs Which will kill you first?

In this controversial Burger King ad from Russia, a Whopper crushes a flower as a voiceover informs us: "This is a poppy. It was popular once, but now its time…

August 19, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

Snickers Makes It Easier to Unhook a Woman's Bra The hidden benefits of not being hungry

Eating a Snickers bar not only keeps you from being Joe Pesci—it also improves your fine motor skills, which are so essential to removing a woman's bra safely and effectively.…

May 31, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

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