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Topic: Telecom

T-Mobile Masters Trolling With Its Verizon Earnings Call Drinking Game

Here's how to play

There's no love lost in the cutthroat telecom world, as T-Mobile fights what it openly calls the "duopoly" of AT&T and Verizon. But this week, T-Mobile has raised its trolling…

See How Droga5 Actually Made the Insanely Intricate Sets for Moto's New Ads

Four spots share one truly elaborate sound stage

Who needs CGI when you can build your own outlandishly complex ad props by hand? Clearly Droga5 is up to the challenge, as illustrated by the behind-the-scenes video just released by…

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,…

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…

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 &…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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