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Intel Digs Deep to Source Conflict-Free Minerals for Its Chips New 'Look Inside' ad follows five-year effort

IDEA: In a keynote speech at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich spoke of the company's commitment, begun five years ago, to source conflict-free minerals for its…

May 21, 2014, 7:12 AM EDT

Pinterest Lets the Pictures Tell the Story in Quiet, Lovely Ads From Molecule Visual storytelling in motion

IDEA: Pinterest's new Guided Search function offers more structure to your Pinterest searches but retains an element of serendipity. It's programmed loosely enough that exploring certain topics can lead you…

May 13, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

This Chaotic, Hypnotic Autism PSA Is Truly (and Literally) Sensational What sensory sensitivity feels like

IDEA: The world that people with autism inhabit isn't just indescribable; in many ways it's unknowable. But one symptom many people on the spectrum experience—sensory sensitivity—can be illustrated, or at…

May 6, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

How Chris Paul Became the NBA's Most Gifted Endorser(s) Chris Jr. joins the Chris and Cliff campaign

IDEA: The most entertaining campaign airing now with an NBA endorser doesn't star LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade. It's Chris Paul's State Farm campaign—or more accurately, Chris and…

April 29, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

Inside BBDO's Harmonious New Brand Campaign for AT&T People and their devices sing as one

IDEA: Wouldn't it be nice if everyone broke into song in a commercial and it felt somewhat natural and not like a cheesy Broadway show? AT&T manages that feat in a…

April 22, 2014, 8:06 AM EDT

Agency Stages the Most Charming Car Wreck Ever in an Ad for Chamomile Tea DLV BBDO's lovely set piece

IDEA: TV commercials frozen in time, with a camera moving through and surveying the scene, have an undeniable charm and style. Even the horror of Philips' ultra-violent "Carousel" spot was…

April 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

How a Music Company Made Some of the Year's Best Sports Ads Inside Beats by Dre's Cesc Fàbregas spot

IDEA: People listen to music before playing sports to find rhythm, focus, inspiration. But elite athletes do so for more complicated reasons—not just to connect to positive influences, but to…

April 8, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT

Inspirational Makeup Ads Reveal Rather Than Conceal the Women's True Selves Dermablend's magic trick

IDEA: Makeup ads have a hard time being authentically inspiring, complicated as they are by issues of vanity and manufactured beauty. But Dermablend Professional is different. The brand's corrective cosmetics are…

April 1, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

Why Ricky Gervais Was Right for Audi's A3 Campaign 'Uncompromised' talent, and an assist from Queen

IDEA: Endorsers needn't be universally loved. They just need to reflect—or better, embody—the brand promise. Take Ricky Gervais. Some people love him; others loathe him. But he's great for any brand…

March 25, 2014, 8:16 AM EDT

Dr Pepper Ten Brings Back Fizzly Adams in Another Amusing Spoof of '70s Beer Ads Deutsch fine-tunes the brand's dated masculinity

IDEA: Masculinity was different in the '70s. It was gentler, hairier, John Denver-ier. And it was captured memorably in the outdoorsy beer ads of the era from brands like Coors…

March 17, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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