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Hot Wheels Climbs In for Vanguard's Third Fun, Furious Stop-Motion Toy Car Chase

Driven to fantasy

IDEA: Vanguard Pictures won plenty of fans with its first two, unbranded Nitro Warriors films—see them here and here—exquisitely made stop-motion shorts that showed toy cars in wonderfully frenetic car…

Inside Philips' Lovely, Time-Traveling Stop-Motion Ad Showing How Lighting Has Changed

One family and 150 years in 85 seconds

IDEA: Still using that same old incandescent lightbulb that was invented in the 19th century? Get with the program, Luddite. That's the basic message, told more charmingly, of this expertly constructed…

How BBDO and Doug Liman Got Inside One of the World's Biggest Waves for Visa

Kolohe Andino rips up a gnarly spot for Checkout payment service

IDEA: It might not be the smartest idea to order pizza via smartphone while surfing an enormous wave off Tahiti. But it's good to know you could. In advertising's latest crazy…

How Jack Daniel's Searched All Over the Country for the Best Bar Stories

Inside Arnold's rich new website

IDEA: People in bars like to talk, especially when whiskey, preferably in copious amounts, has been consumed. Often, the stories are even about whiskey, insofar as it precipitated some memorable…

How an Oil Painting Two Centuries Old Inspired PlayStation's Latest Salute to Gamers

Art of the game

IDEA: There would seem to be a large cultural gap between 19th century art and 21st century entertainment. But BBH didn't see it that way. "The team came in with a…

Axe Gets Pumped for Mondays and Wednesdays in Flashy Ads From BBH

Can they get guys to try harder during the week?

IDEA: Thank God it's Wednesday? Unless you're the Geico camel, you've never uttered those words. And Monday's even worse, particularly if you're not that into football. But Axe wants to redeem…

Why Droga5 Thinks Its Jockey Campaign Could Last for a Decade

Planting a flag and 'Supporting greatness'

IDEA: What would Buzz Aldrin do? It depends on his underwear. He did impressive things in the '60s while wearing Jockey briefs—walking on the moon, for one. But imagine what he'd…

Inside the Strangest Ad for Earphones You'll Ever See

Normal channels '60s sci-fi

IDEA: "There is something always a bit funny about the past's version of the future," said Anthony Sperduti, executive creative director at Partners & Spade. For Sperduti, going back to the…

Oh, Snap! Slim Jim Brings Back Famous Old Tagline, With a Modern Twist

DDB explains new campaign

IDEA: It's been two decades since "Macho Man" Randy Savage bellowed at young men to "Snap into a Slim Jim." Many in the current target market for the ConAgra meat…

Heavy Metal Band Tours in a Greyhound in Cinema Ad That Goes to 11

Enjoy rock-star amenities

IDEA: Rock stars are afforded certain, ahem, amenities aboard their multimillion-dollar buses. But Greyhound has some nice on-board features, too, and becomes the touring vehicle of choice for a heavy…

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