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Volkswagen Freaks Out a Whole Movie Theater With Devious 'Don't Text and Drive' PSA One small distraction

We've seen lots of "Don't text and drive" ads lately. With this one from Ogilvy Beijing, Volkswagen drove the message home to a captive movie-theater audience in a way they'll…

June 10, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

2 Years and 50,000 Shingles Later, This Man Has Created a Lovely Wooden Beetle A labor of love and oak

All those nerds who hot-glue gears onto stuff and call it steampunk have been outdone by a retiree in Bosnia. Momir Bojic has put his free time to good use by…

May 16, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

Bud’s Puppies Were Truly Unstoppable Last Week Brand’s seeding strategy drove the most pre-Super Bowl views

Last week, you guessed it, Super Bowl ads took slots one through 10 on the VideoWatch/VidIQ YouTube brand chart. And nobody came close to Budweiser’s puppy ad, which generated 32…

February 5, 2014, 11:38 AM EST

Volkswagen Pledges to Put Everything You Love in One Super Bowl Ad For science

If you like puppies, bikinis, babies, dinosaurs, pirates, Carmen Electra and Abraham Lincoln, then have I got the Super Bowl ad teaser for you. Volkswagen, always a highly anticipated advertiser in…

January 21, 2014, 10:24 AM EST

From Viral to Volkswagen, YouTube-Savvy Band Makes Music on a Beetle Three takes, one track by Walk Off The Earth

Canadian rockers Walk Off The Earth struck viral gold in 2012 when they squeezed five band members around one guitar for a masterful cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used…

October 31, 2013, 7:47 AM EDT

Max Page, Volkswagen's Little Vader, Makes the Most of His Jedi Powers Actor raises $50,000 for Children's Hospital

A year ago this week, Max Page—known to ad geeks as the 8-year-old actor who played Little Vader in Volkswagen's 2011 Super Bowl ad—had open-heart surgery for a congenital heart…

June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Volkswagen Uses Sinatra's 'My Way' to Great Effect in Schizophrenic New Ad Beating the odds in Vegas

Adam&eveDDB once again gambles on an unconventional approach for Volkswagen in this new U.K. spot, which offers cornball renditions of "My Way," including one performed on pan pipes, for the…

June 13, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

It's a Crime That Volkswagen's 'Mask' Ad Isn't More Frightening Tepid use of a masked man

Deutsch's new "Mask" commercial for Volkswagen's Beetle Convertible is well crafted—fine pacing, solid direction from Noam Murro, interesting photography, the "Trololo" song tossed in for good measure. But that doesn't…

February 14, 2013, 9:18 AM EST

Why Cries of Racism Won't Sink Volkswagen's Super Bowl Ad Deutsch spot still likely to air

For Volkswagen, one of the most celebrated Super Bowl advertisers of recent years, it's been a tough 24 hours. After the company released its 2013 Super Bowl spot (posted below)…

January 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

Volkswagen Is a Dog's Best Friend in Tribal DDB Spot Imitation is flattery for this pooch

See Spot run. And bark, growl, yelp and whine. This Volkswagen Golf commercial by Tribal DDB Amsterdam stars a perky pooch that makes all kinds of car sounds while out…

January 29, 2013, 10:18 AM EST

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