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Microsoft's Kin ponders nature of friendship

Microsoft has created a series of webisodes for its Kin social-networking cell phone. They're meant to test friendships. And by "friendship," I mean the new definition of it that…

May 12, 2010, 11:22 AM EDT

Palm ads improve just in time for sale to HP

Just as the future of both Modernista! and Palm seemed in doubt, a strange thing happened: They started putting out some pretty good ads together. Palm had reportedly been…

April 30, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

AT&T rethinks everything in new BBDO ads

AT&T has halted its Luke-Wilson-led charge against Verizon and now wants us all to "Rethink possible." The new campaign, from BBDO, is rather scattered, with no repeat characters, theme…

April 22, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

Anal sex not great theme for B2B phone ads

Random sodomy references are rare in B2B advertising, but it happens once in a while. This time, a British company promised to keep people from hacking into your business…

April 7, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT

Palm: a victim of bad ads or a bad product?

With Palm reportedly shopping around for a new agency, the obvious assumption is that the client was unimpressed with Modernista!'s surreal campaign starring an ethereal ingenue on a hill.…

April 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Pelephone's utopia fantastical but a bit loud

This impressive, fantastical Israeli ad from BBR Saatchi & Saatchi for Pelephone's Musix mobile-music service makes the "Got milk?" Mootopia look like Cleveland. Visual cues include Dr. Seuss,…

March 23, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

Perks dizzying in Fallon's new Orange spots

There's some really funky camerwork going on in these two new Fallon ads for European telecom Orange, posted after the jump. Combined with the fluid editing and sharp…

March 22, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

Life without Boost Mobile hard for dog-boys

Kids are soft these days. Case in point: 180/LA's latest "Unwrong'd" spot for Boost Mobile (posted below), which shows a youngster who travels inside a pet cage so…

February 23, 2010, 7:37 AM EST

Exit reality entirely with the Windows phone

I'm starting to think that if phones get any smarter, pickpockets will be able to retire by 30. Believe it or not, there was a time when people walked the…

February 17, 2010, 9:22 AM EST

Verizon does Big Red, De Beers ad parodies

Verizon Wireless is clearly feeling giddy about its relentless pummeling of AT&T in the maps commercials, and is taking the campaign in all sorts of amusing and inspired new directions.…

February 3, 2010, 11:23 AM EST

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