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The Spot: Kayak's Crooner The old lech recalls a time when a silky voice got you a great hotel room

IDEA: Who can resist the dulcet tones of a lecherous old crooner? Hotel staff can't. Or at least, they couldn't a generation ago, when the old windbag was in his…

October 16, 2012, 8:37 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Expedia Travel site endorses gay marriage in long-form spot about a father's journey to understand his daughter

Whatever the risks and rewards may be, more and more brands are openly coming out in favor of same-sex marriage—with the significant attendant media coverage surely being part of the…

October 3, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

CheapOair Lets the Horrible Puns Fly in New Ads 'Phuket … Let's travel'

Are there still New Yorkers who haven't built up a mental callus to the dense thicket of advertising surrounding them at all times? If so, they might see some pun-derful…

October 1, 2012, 7:46 AM EDT

Expedia Lets Travelers Tell the Story in First Ads From 180LA User-gen campaign is themed 'Find yours'

Expedia.com this week introduced a new brand campaign—its first work from new agency 180LA—under the theme "Find yours." The effort kicks off with an anthem spot stitched together entirely from…

July 10, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

Avert Your Eyes From Kayak's Crazy Dilated-Pupils Guy Haunting vision in BFG 9000's latest spot

Goofy pupils aside, this new commercial for travel website Kayak—the latest in a series of absurd spots from ad agency Barton F. Graf 9000—has a bit of a blurred vision.…

May 18, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Kayak.com: Deals So Good, You Just Have to Fire That Flare Gun More goofy fun from Barton F. Graf 9000

Creating a great ad campaign isn't brain surgery. Or is it? Surely it's a complex, demanding operation, and many well-intentioned efforts flatline. Barton F. Graf 9000's recent work for Kayak.com,…

February 22, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Kayak.com Finding great deals on flights and hotels isn't brain surgery

For its latest Kayak.com commercial, Barton F. Graf 9000 and director Harold Einstein fall back on that timeless old comedy chestnut—the grotesque medical experiment. Seems our brain-surgeon hero doesn't have the…

February 15, 2012, 11:46 AM EST

Don't Be a Dummy: Simplify Your Travel Search With Kayak Still, points for ingenuity

This latest Kayak.com commercial from Barton F. Graf 9000 demonstrates the virtue of working smart instead of working hard. That said, the human-dummy pantograph setup is a pretty impressive engineering…

September 16, 2011, 8:21 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Hotwire.com Travel site brings America down to size with 'Map World'

Travel site Hotwire.com has always been a down-and-dirty direct response advertiser, hammering home its message of low prices without too much regard for creativity. Now, in a pair of new…

April 28, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

Evil Shatner is no match for Shatner himself

William Shatner is always at his best when he's pretending to be his own evil twin. So, it was good to see him goatee up for this new…

March 2, 2010, 10:12 AM EST

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