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George Clooney Celebrates 50 by Doing Lame Italian Ad

Is reluctant ad star George Clooney's latest commercial for Italian telecom Fastweb as witless and egomaniacal as his earlier efforts for the firm? Yes, it is. Why is the sweaty,…

May 10, 2011, 8:35 AM EDT

Boost Mobile Offering Plans Without the Puppets

Here's an amusing little spot from 180 for Boost Mobile. It's populated by ceaselessly upbeat puppets who hound our hero from the moment he wakes up. Like most of this…

April 26, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

William & Kate Boogie Down the Aisle for T-Mobile

Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding is just a few weeks away now, but T-Mobile has stolen a bit of the royals' thunder with this amusing video from Saatchi &…

April 17, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT

Silent for a Decade, the Verizon Guy Finds His Voice

The Atlantic has published a profile of Paul Marcarelli, Verizon's "Can you hear me now?" guy. What's next, a three-part series on Flo from Progressive Insurance? But actually, it turns…

April 15, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT

Vodafone projection-maps history of mobile

It's 3-D projection-mapping day on AdFreak! Here's another cool production on a much smaller scale than the Hyundai building side. It's a clip from Vodafone U.K. by TBG Digital showing…

April 7, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

Japan cell-phone ad stars a giant xylophone

This is just amazing—a three-minute Japanese cell-phone ad featuring a giant wooden xylophone (or really, a marimba) hand-built in the woods of Kyushu, Japan, that plays Bach's Cantana 147 ("Jesu,…

April 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

Be wary of thumb harvesters, phone ad says

During last month's Super Bowl, Sony Ericsson brought us the macabre story of a back-alley surgeon who was willing to stitch on extra body parts, no questions asked. Now we…

March 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

Virgin Mobile perfect for crazy stalker types

I don't like where Virgin Mobile's "Kelsey and Brad" series of ads is going, because there's only one logical way for it to end. Now that Miss Crazy-Go-Nuts has set…

February 16, 2011, 11:17 AM EST

AT&T shouting your love from mountaintop!

AT&T is getting into the real-time video craze (pioneered by the Old Spice guy and his response videos) with this Valentine's Day campaign on Facebook from BBDO New York, in…

February 14, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

Sprint users always on, always out of touch

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners' campaign touting Sprint's "Everything Data" plan continues to phone in droll observations about the way folks communicate (or fail to) in our high-tech age. This latest…

February 3, 2011, 10:05 AM EST