Simon and Garfunkel for the Headline Win

A front-page variation attuned to the print reader's median age.

Nationwide Defends the Super Bowl Commercial That Bummed Out America

Nationwide's morbid ad narrated by a dead child generated enormous and immediate backlash during the Big Game, so much so that the company issued a statement explaining why it wanted to air the depressing spot. 

10 Tweets That Show How Big a Buzzkill Nationwide Was With Its Morbid Super Bowl Ad

Nationwide decided to use one of its two Super Bowl ad slots tonight to highlight the lethal potential of preventable child accidents. The result wasn't exactly festive fare. Here's a pretty accurate cross-section of Twitter's response, which you probably experienced firsthand when the spot came up during the game's first half.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Makes a Splash With GQ Feature Debut

As noted in our Revolving Door column, hard-working former Mediabistro staffer Taffy Brodesser-Akner (2001-2007), who was always a writer and in fact came up with the name “Revolving Door,” recently pulled off […]

Ad of the Day: Gatorade’s Epic Farewell to Derek Jeter Will Be Tough to Beat

Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today. If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career, he can get a job on Madison Avenue, since he wrote some of the copy here and even suggested the Frank Sinatra song that serves as soundtrack for the ad, by TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles.

Ad of the Day: Proud New Yorkers (and a Few Other Familiar Faces) Tip Their Hats to Derek Jeter

Respect. That’s what Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is about.

Playboy TV Debuts ‘Sextreme Makeover’

All matters relating to the Playboy empire are cleared through legal. Still, FishbowlLA is somewhat surprised that the TV end of Hef’s holdings was able to call a new show […]

Myth of the Surfer

David Ogilvy once called Guinness ads "part of the warp and woof of English life." From John Gilroy's pint-balancing toucan to Rutger Hauer's "Pure Genius," the ads are as popular in Britain as shepherd's pie, and as resilient as the Queen Mum.