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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

Nokia points the way with huge London sign

To tout Nokia's navigation technologies, Swedish agency Farfar pulled off an ambitious feat: building and hanging a giant digital arrow above London that the public could control by…

February 2, 2010, 11:06 AM EST

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