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Philip K. Dick estate paranoid about Google

In what would be a milestone for any evil, monopolistic corporation, Google has earned the official disapproval of Philip K. Dick—or at least, the estate of the long-dead sci-fi…

January 11, 2010, 9:40 AM EST

James Lipton's beard protecting teens' junk

LG and Young & Rubicam have enlisted James Lipton, and his great and powerful beard, for some amusing PSAs urging young texters to "give it a ponder" before…

December 2, 2009, 9:31 AM EST

Boost Mobile has Mrs. Claus on naughty list

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus star in separate Christmas-themed Boost Mobile ads from agency 180, part of the long-running "Unwrong'd" campaign. When it comes to wrongness, Mrs. Claus is way…

December 1, 2009, 10:39 AM EST

Vodafone ads show sad face of text bullying

It's not such a g'day Down Under when text-messaging bullies go all Qwerty on your ass. That's the basic thrust of this Colenso BBDO print campaign for Vodafone…

November 20, 2009, 9:02 AM EST

Never stop talking again, with Virgin Mobile!

Virgin Mobile's new ad campaign takes garrulousness to a new level. The commercial posted below shows a woman yammering into her phone while in a gym locker room.…

November 18, 2009, 9:27 AM EST

Fred Willard gets in holiday spirit with Alltel

Fred Willard and the nerdy Alltel sales guys in a rhyming holiday spot? You're not tripping on eggnog—it's true! Fred amiably narrates the proceedings in the ad below,…

November 17, 2009, 9:21 AM EST

Droid phone will enthrall and/or enslave you

Mix the totalitarian subjugation of 1984 with the sinister cybernetic intelligence of 2001, and you get mcgarrybowen's launch spot (posted below) for Verizon's much-ballyhooed Droid phone. (I swear…

November 9, 2009, 4:08 PM EST

Creators of anti-Droid ad unmasked (sort of)

It turns out pros are behind the Apple-fanboy spoof ad (above) of the Verizon Droid ad spoofing Apple ads. The Wall Street Journal's Digits blog has an interview with the…

October 29, 2009, 2:29 PM EDT

Vodafone recommends stalking Eva Mendes

The nerdy narrative thrust of this 60-second Vodafone spot from Argentina by ad agency Santo is impressive, as is the payoff, which rings so true. What would any of us…

October 29, 2009, 1:12 PM EDT

Apple fan strikes back at Verizon Droid spot

It was inevitable. The Verizon Droid spoof of an Apple commercial (below) has now been spoofed by an Apple fanboy in the video above. It just changes the copy with…

October 27, 2009, 5:52 PM EDT

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