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The Super Bowl Is Stephen Colbert's Opening Act, and He's Ready to Make the Most of It

Sunday may bring his biggest audience ever

CBS should have no problem drawing at least 110 million viewers to its Super Bowl 50 broadcast on Feb. 7, but the network has even grander ambitions for what could…

Ad of the Day: Subaru's Driving Dog Family Returns for More Adorably Comical Spots

The Barkleys are back

Subaru's hilariously human-seeming dog family, the Barkleys, were a big hit when they drove onto the scene two years ago in ads from Carmichael Lynch. And now they're back for…

Fred Armisen Can't Keep Quiet in Portlandia Web Series for Subaru

'Talkative Driver' is next step in longtime brand partnership

Portlandia creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have teamed up with longtime partner Subaru for a four-part Web series tied to their hit IFC show. In "Talkative Driver,"…

What Marketers Need to Know About Cars as the Next Must-Have Mobile Devices

Self-driving rides are just around the bend

Drive-time DJs and radio ad-sales folk must be shuddering at the thought of a world in which the self-driving car is a reality. As if music streaming apps weren't bad…

Ad of the Day: Subaru Just Made Another Great Father-Daughter Tearjerker

Pass on the car, keep the memories

Does any advertiser do father-daughter storytelling better than Subaru? The automaker and Minneapolis agency Carmichael Lynch have been churning out emotional "Daddy's girl" spots for years. Most famously, of course, there…

In an Unusual Upfront Pitch, IFC Says Its Viewers 'Don’t Stink'

Network caters to 'responsible rebels,' not hipsters

For a network that prides itself on comedy with a twist, it's not surprising that IFC also has been shaking up the standard upfront meetings this year. As Vanessa Benfield, svp…

How Subaru and Shazam Helped Make Odessa a Star

Music exec used app to discover folk singer

It's rare that ads make the artist, but in the case of singer-songwriter Odessa, it was in fact just that—a TV commercial for Subaru launched her career. The automaker's "Flat Tire"…

Ad of the Day: How Subaru Perfectly Poked Fun at Itself With Its Great Tree-Hugger Ad

Laughing at, but also loving, a stereotype

Subaru's "Memory Lane" ad from Carmichael Lynch, with the hippie grandma teaching her granddaughter to love nature, has been out for more than a month. But it's still airing, and…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: April 25-May 2

These new spots were all about overcoming obstacles. Vote for your favorite

This roundup of the week's best ads speak to the various obstacles we encounter in our lives—both the small hurdles and those that at first may seem insurmountable. The lesson…

Samsung Steals the Show With Demo of New Galaxy S5

Brand has 2 of the best YouTube brand videos this week

Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is off and running, with a basic demo spot showcasing the phone's features easily the most-viewed brand video on YouTube this week. With a whopping 10.6…

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