Best Ads Ever

JWT Explains Its Black Lives Matter App That Lets Black Americans Mark Themselves ‘Unsafe’

In a powerful twist on Facebook's "Safety Check" feature, J. Walter Thompson and Black Lives Matter launched "Unsafety Check"—a web app that allows black people on social media to mark themselves unsafe for being black in America.

These 3 Commercials Show Brand Storytelling at Its Finest

Droga5 group creative director Juliana Cobb chooses her three favorite ads of all time. And while they're stylistically different, each one is an example of top-notch storytelling.

How Nike and Apple Set the Bar for Anthemic Advertising With These Two Spots in the ’90s

Some of the most memorable executions in the history of advertising go aren't just ads. They are, as William Gelner puts it, more like acts—statements of purpose, or calls to action to make the world better.

How the Greatest Ads for VW and Red Bull Fully Embodied the Brand Purpose

The best ads go well beyond a simple sell or a fulfillment of a strategy. They can embody what an entire company stands for—a vision in the form of an execution.

How the Simplest Idea Led to One of the Most Magical Car Commercials Ever

If the script for Volkswagen's "Pink Moon" commercial came across your desk today, would you recognize the brilliance underneath the seemingly mundane plot?

Margaret Johnson Reveals Her 3 Favorite Ads, and Who Inspires Her Creatively Today

The latest installment of our "Best Ads Ever" video series features Margaret Johnson, the chief creative officer at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.

Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Dove: How Great Brand Platforms Lead to Brilliant Executions

Asking Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico, the co-founders of New York agency Johannes Leonardo, to name their favorite ads of all time was tricky. To them, great executions usually arise out of a larger concept or brand platform.

Jeff Goodby’s 3 Favorite Ads of the Past, and the Artists Who Inspire Him Today

We asked the co-founder and co-chairman of Goodby Silverstein & Partners to name his three favorite ads of all time, and fill us in on the cool work that GS&P has been doing lately.

Inside Fashion’s Coolest Ads, From Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga

Trey Laird, the founder, CEO and chief creative officer at Laird + Partners sat down with Adweek to talk about his favorite ads ever. And not surprisingly, several of them were fashion spots that broke through and became cultural moments in their own right—particularly for Gap.

This Simple Insight Led Droga5 to Make Hillary Clinton’s Best Ad of 2016

Droga5 has quietly created a lot of advertising for Hillary Clinton during Election 2016. The most simple and powerful spot in the bunch, "Role Models," has been effective enough that it's been getting a second airing in the weeks leading up to today's vote—after initially rolling out in July.