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The Entire History of Fire Erupts Into Your Backyard in This Bizarre and Epic Ode to Grilling

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:26:19 +0000

Jung von Matt turned to actor Christopher Fairbank to deliver an epic ode to the art of grilling meat over an open flame to promote German supermarket chain Edeka. Fairbanks' monologue in the spot, titled "Men of Fire," takes a look back at the history of the barbecue--way back, since cooking meat over an open...(image)

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To Attract New Hires From Out of Town, a Cincinnati Agency Created a Tinder Profile…for Cincinnati

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:49:27 +0000

Getting to know a new city is a little bit like going on a blind date. After arriving at this insight while trying to think of ways to recruit new talent from out of town, Possible Cincinnati had an idea. The agency used Tinder to find a prospective employee from a larger city and, after...(image)

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This Maternity Line for Children Was Created to Highlight 7 Million Youth Pregnancies Each Year

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:20:31 +0000

Finnish agency hasan & partners teamed up with Paola Suhonen, a well-known fashion designer in the country, to create a "Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old" campaign to raise awareness of the problem of childhood pregnancy in developing countries and drive donations to children's rights organization Plan International. Suhonen's "Hamptons" collection of maternity wear includes the...(image)

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An Agency Helped Create This Incredible Music Video Celebrating Feminism in the Modern Arab World

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:36:21 +0000

Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila's vision of the Middle East today is an amalgam of varied and sometimes contradictory influences, from the historical to the political. "Worms sculpt my body now/ The earth cradles my skin/ Why'd you sell me to the Romans?" So sings lead vocalist Hamed Sinno in his group's latest single...(image)

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For Decades, Nazis Were Hollywood’s Ultimate Villains, the Polar Opposites of Any American Hero

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:53:30 +0000

Stories need stakes, something that the protagonist is either trying to make happen or working to avoid happening. Those can be big--think about any of the recent superhero movies where a giant sky laser is threatening to bring down (fill in the blank invading army)--or more personal, involving family, relationships, jobs and the like. For...(image)

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HP Takes Its Newest Printer Back in Time to Blow Some Minds in 1983

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:59:03 +0000

Is color printing even legal? Does it cost as much as a horse? And could the office's fancy new all-in-one print-scan-copy-fax machine have an actual security guard living inside it? If it does, Gary Fabert wants to grab a brewski with that guy and "thank him for his service." Fabert, host of the intentionally low-fi...(image)

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With Names Like ‘Surge Protector’ and ‘Torpedo Tube,’ Free Condoms Are Finally Fun

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:44:52 +0000

Have you ever been to a Planned Parenthood, or any similar organization, to fish from their glass bowl of free condoms? It's awkward. Worse still is what you end up with: A handful of suspect brands you may not recognize, or sometimes--if you're lucky--a random pineapple-flavored one, more perplexing than exciting. Free condoms get a...(image)

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The Builder From Clash of Clans Has Jumped Out of the Game and Built a Statue in Brooklyn

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:05:12 +0000

Clash of Clans players finally have some answers about what happened to the Builder. The character, who has been central to the 5-year-old mobile game, was the subject on a video posted online a week ago (it's gotten 42 million views on YouTube alone) in which he appears fed up with people destroying his creations....(image)

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Cow Jokes Fall Udderly Flat in ‘Serious Meat’ Campaign for New Zealand Jerky

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:24:02 +0000

New Zealand comedian Tim Batt really milks his material, but this audience remains unmoooved. That's because Batt finds himself standing in a picturesque field, performing bovine-themed jokes for a bunch of actual cows, in these silly, short social videos from Portland, Ore., agency North for New Zealand Jerky. In the clip below, Batt explains why...(image)

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Meet the World’s Worst Voice Assistant in This Brand’s Brutal, Funny Takedown of AI

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:41:23 +0000

Robots are everywhere. And it's a problem. They clean our houses (probably while stealing our data), sit around at home getting hacked by pushy brands, take our jobs and beat us at games. Aren't you sick of it? Thankfully, insurance company SafeAuto's got the antidote: F?rnh?an, an AI voice assistant whose cold, calculating superiority is...(image)

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This Crazy, GIF-Filled Beer Ad Pleads for a Break From the Insanity of GIFs

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:40:04 +0000

Are GIFs a major problem in the world? Probably not. But Argentinian beer brand Brahma urges its fans to break the cycle of repetition in a literally loopy ad from agency Santo and director Armando Bo (the Oscar-winning writer of Birdman). The spot opens with GIF-like looping footage of a man being kicked in the...(image)

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This Retailer’s Ads Call Out Shoppers by Name, but It’s Not Quite as Creepy as It Sounds

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:35:20 +0000

Has Cost Plus World Market been spying on you? When the furniture and decor retailer says with some specificity that it knows how and where you live, it's actually true. Creepy or clever? Check it out. "Lisa and Ray Worley in the low-rise apartment near that no-frills diner on N 73rd St., you two should...(image)

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Dentsu’s Clock, With Different Hands for All 1,440 Minutes of the Day, Is a Designer’s Dream

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:45:17 +0000

Japanese stationery brand Hitotoki wanted to show audiences the joy in hand-crafting art, so it made a special clock with 1,440 different sets of hands--one for every minute of the day. There are hands made from wooden spoons, and flowers, and mini bananas. There are hands made from confetti, and cream puffs, and glow sticks....(image)

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Droga5 Takes a Long, Strange Trip Through These Twisted Comic Ads for Luxury Vacations

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:50:51 +0000

You meet the strangest people on vacation. For example, the talky trio in Droga5 London's cheeky new ads for Secret Escapes, a members-only service that sells discounted luxury hotel accommodations and travel packages. These intense folks, enjoying holidays in sun-splashed climes, just can't refrain from sharing waaay too much with anyone who'll sit still long...(image)

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‘25 Annoying Things About Being Pregnant’ Is Lighthearted and Funny, Until It’s Not

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:46:20 +0000

"Being so big that I couldn't get myself out of the bathtub without help." "Strangers coming up to touch your bump." "Knocking things over with my tummy." "Cankles." These are some of the "25 Annoying Things About Being Pregnant" Irish women initially identify in breezy, offhand fashion during the first half of Amnesty International's new...(image)

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A Man Spraypainted Hate Tweets in Front of Twitter’s Office After It Failed to Delete Them

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:22:56 +0000

To properly vent his frustrations with Twitter's lax hate-speech policies, Israeli satirist Shahak Shapia went analog, spraypainting some of the vicious Tweets he's received--and reported to Twitter--right outside Twitter's German headquarters. By his count, Shapia has reported 300 tweets for containing "serious threats of violence, homophobia, xenophobia or Holocaust denial," and only heard back from...(image)

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The Giant Chicken From KFC’s Marietta, Georgia, Store Springs to Life in W+K’s New Film

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:20:09 +0000

It's not every day you get to see a building in the shape of a giant chicken, let alone one that can get up and walk away. But that's the delightfully hallucinogenic conceit of a sweet little five-minute animated short from KFC and Wieden + Kennedy, celebrating the renovation of one of its marquee restaurants...(image)

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10 Food Chains That Should Follow Dunkin’s Lead and Drop a Word

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 23:21:16 +0000

With word that Dunkin' Donuts is considering shortening its name to Dunkin', the rest of the food industry is surely doing some soul-searching about whether to follow suit. Just as Dunkin' has become known as much for coffee as donuts, other food brands have certainly outgrown their early niche names as they've expanded their offerings....(image)

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How Movies Made From Stephen King Books Have Been Marketed Through the Years

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:55:33 +0000

If you watched the one trailer for this week's The Dark Tower, you saw text that informs the audience the movie is based on the best-selling series of novels from Stephen King. The campaign wants to make it clear it's an adaptation of material that's already very popular, the implication being that the movie will...(image)

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Travel Company’s Weird Ad With Naked Flight Attendants Doesn’t Fly With Viewers (SFW)

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:24:12 +0000

A travel company in Kazakhstan is defending a bizarre ad campaign that's been widely panned across social media for featuring models posing naked as flight attendants to communicate that the brand's services add nothing to the price of a plane ticket (get it?). The spot remains up on Facebook and YouTube despite a slew of...(image)

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BBH Interns Staged an Adorable Facebook Live Event to Help Save Puppies

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:49:25 +0000

Tasked with building big-time buzz for a good cause on a budget of $1,000, four interns at BBH New York unleashed a doggone adorable Facebook Live event, produced in partnership with Social Tees Animal Rescue. During last Sunday's two-hour livestream, about 1,000 users interacted with adoptable shelter pups using "likes," "loves" and emojis that respectively...(image)

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ESPN Is Actually Going to Air ‘The Ocho’ for One Day Only: 8/8/17

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:37:39 +0000

While 2004's Dodgeball might not have sparked a new pro sports league, it certainly created a legacy of fictional broadcast excellence: ESPN8: The Ocho. And this week, fans of "seldom-seen sports from around the globe" finally got the news they dared not dream: The Ocho is becoming reality--if only for a day. On Aug. 8,...(image)

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Grumpy Old 4th Graders Can’t Understand Kids Today in Go-Gurt’s Hilarious New Ads

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:38:14 +0000

Don't look now, but it's almost time for kids across America to go back to school. From the perspective of jaded fourth graders Tim and Charlie, this isn't cause for celebration. It's just another reason to sigh and bemoan the changing times as younger children--meaning, third graders--lose all sense of perspective. For example, when Tim...(image)

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Coca-Cola Made an Entire Stop-Motion Ad Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:13:52 +0000

It's a classic sugary-sweet love story. Boy meets girl. They fall for each other. He gets cold feet. They get drunk together one last time, and end up living happily ever after. Replace the humans with bottles of soda, and you have the rough premise of a new U.K. and Ireland ad from Coca-Cola celebrating...(image)

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Millie Bobby Brown Has All the Back-to-School Feels in 32 Excellent GIFs From Converse

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:41:15 +0000

For teens, the first day back at school brings a plethora of emotions, from excitement to dread and everything in between. In her second work for Converse, Millie Bobby Brown (aka, Eleven from Stranger Things) tries to capture all those feels in 32 fun reaction GIFs as part of a new digital campaign from Big...(image)

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BETC Created a Bunch of Throwback Ads for ’80s Products, Just to Remind Us How Far TV Has Come

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:34:54 +0000

From the return of Duck Tales to Netflix's hit wrestling look-back, GLOW, the 1980s are certainly on people's minds these days, and ad agencies are no exception. Earlier this week, we saw an Australian spot that imagined a feather-haired visitor from the '80s getting hungry eyes for 2017's streaming TV options. And today we've got...(image)

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A Soldier Statue Is Slowly Melting in London, Marking 100 Years Since a Bloodbath Fought in Mud

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:06:54 +0000

"I died in hell. They called it Passchendaele. ... I fell into the bottomless mud, and lost the light." This description of a Belgian battlefield by British soldier and poet Siegfried Sassoon has long been synonymous with World War I's Battle of Passchendaele, which began in July 1917 and lasted nearly four grueling months. This...(image)

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It’s Not Always Great to Have Wizards in the Family, as CP+B Shows for Fruit of the Loom

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:01:09 +0000

In the opening frames of this Fruit of the Loom ad by CP+B, CGI sizzles and swirls as a pair of pint-sized Harry Potters open a portal to another dimension in the living room. Yeah, kids will do that these days. Here's how it all plays out: Actually, they're not working magic. It's all in...(image)

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The ’80s Are Back, and They’ve Got ‘Hungry Eyes’ for Your Streaming Options in This Gloriously Weird Ad

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:04:47 +0000

In the 1980s, you were lucky if you could afford a VHS player, much less more than a handful of movies to play on it. So it's understandable that a visitor from those days of finite entertainment would be impressed with 2017's wide array of options. Streaming service Stan Australia brings that idea to life...(image)

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Michael B. Jordan Blows Up Cable and Goes Pants-Free in Quirky Ads for DirecTV Now

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:30:25 +0000

BBDO is back with another celebrity-fueled campaign for AT&T, this time promoting the DirecTV Now service. And while the "Terms and Conditions" campaign put Mark Wahlberg front and center, this time the spotlight is on actor Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Friday Night Lights, upcoming Marvel release Black Panther, and, of course, The Wire). That seems...(image)

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