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Archived Since:February 4, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Dollar Shave Club Trolled by Thousand Dollar Shave Society, for Guys Who 'Make Babies on Purpose'

There's a certain type of gentleman who can't be bothered with clubs. He wouldn't be associated with anything other than a society. And if you're the type of chap who needs some pampering, well, perhaps you'll be willing to pay $1,000 to shave the hair off your face. Show More Summary

Teens in Horror Movie Make the Stupidest Decisions in Amusing Geico Ad

Geico introduces its latest advertising theme, "It's what you do," in this amusing horror-movie sendup from The Martin Agency that breaks just in time for Halloween. Much like the insurer's "Did you know?” commercials, and the ads featuring...Show More Summary

KLM Warms 9 Million Hearts With Adorable Beagle Who Returns Lost Items

Anyone who says flying is a terrible experience hasn't had a missing carry-on item returned by KLM's lost-and-found delivery beagle. Say what, you say? It's simple, says KLM: Its trained beagle traces the scent of left-behind personal...Show More Summary

Yes, Barbarian Group Has a Waterless Hot Tub. But Look What Barton F. Graf Has

These agency tours of The Barbarian Group are pretty impressive. But you know who's not that impressed? Fellow New York agency Barton F. Graf 9000. When Barbarian Group released its Vimeo video showing off its giant, snake-like, resin-poured "Superdesk," Barton F. Show More Summary

Jeff Goldblum Is Out of His Mind in Tim & Eric's Loony Ad for GE Lighting

GE has been doing a lot of poignant ads through BBDO New York lately—the dreamy fantasy world of "Childlike Imagination" (an Emmy nominee this year); the haunting dystopia of "Ideas Are Scary"; the adorably odd science fiction of "The...Show More Summary

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Logos Are Ingeniously Redesigned for Breast Cancer Awareness

Ask anyone you know how they feel about boobs, and I'm pretty sure it will be positive. Indeed, you'd have a hard time finding anyone hesitant to sing their praises. Below is a fun series of ads from DDB Singapore timed to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Show More Summary

This Interactive Time Capsule Wants to Grant You Immortality as a Digital Avatar

Today's cool-but-slightly-horrifying vision of the future comes courtesy of Yourbot, which is a combination of a digital time capsule and man's search for immortality. Yourbot is a service that creates a psychological profile of you,...Show More Summary

Volvo Really Takes the Plunge in Powerful Ad That Leaves the Car on Shore

In its first global campaign for Volvo, Grey London strives for a "quietly epic" tone to position the Swedish nameplate more firmly in the premium auto space. Director Marcus Söderlund, working through Academy Films, delivers the goods...Show More Summary

Meet Frankenagency's Monster, a Beast Built to Handle Every Idiotic Client Demand

If you've ever done any work for anyone, ever, you've hopefully learned a little something about how it works. Inevitably, the person will make your life hell the entire time, and then make it worse—by throwing a million dumb and unrealistic requests at you in the 11th hour. Show More Summary

Dole Printed Some Very Special Bananas for 200 Runners of the Tokyo Marathon

Kudos to Dole and Denstu Y&R for making what might be the coolest bananas in the world. At this year's Tokyo Marathon, 200 runners received personalized Dole bananas with information like finish times and praise from Facebook friends all printed in edible ink (though hopefully nobody tried to eat the peels). Show More Summary

Breyers Shows You What Parents Do After the Kids Go to Bed, and It's Pretty Messed Up

After the kids are tucked into bed, parents like to turn the lights down low, put on some not-safe-for daytime programming, and get down and dirty... with frozen desserts. At least, that's what Breyers claims in this off-the-hook song-and-dance...Show More Summary

Why Settle for a Standing Desk When You Could Have This Giant Hamster Wheel?

Do you like the modern sensibility of a standing desk but wish it also served as a constant reminder of your work life's soul-crushing drudgery? Well then I've got good news. This 80-inch-diameter Hamster Wheel Standing Desk, invented...Show More Summary

How to Use Animated GIFs on Twitter (While Muttering Obscenities Every Step of the Way)

Some people think animated GIFs are stupid. Some find them charming. Possibly because of this rift, Twitter seems caught in a pictorial purgatory that makes everyone unhappy. Like it or not, animated GIFs have become a massively popular...Show More Summary

This Zigzag Logo Looks Crazy. But Given the Brand, It's Pretty Brilliant

Anyone who's played squash knows it's a frenetic game. Now, one British squash club has a fascinating new logo to match. Melbourn Squash Club's new branding features a web of zigzag lines designed to look like a capital "M." Created by Distil Studios, it's meant to capture the spirit of smacking a ball back and forth against a wall with a racket. Show More Summary

Monster Energy Brings the World's Craziest Truck Driving to Mexico

Monster Energy had a viral hit in 2013 with "Recoil," a seven-minute video in which extreme driver "Ballistic" BJ Baldwin drove his 850-horsepower trophy truck across the Mojave Desert at 150 miles an hour, doing all sorts of stunts in the process. Show More Summary

Volvo Trucks Returns to Elaborately Prank This Poor Guy on His First Day at Work

Volvo Trucks, the surprising brand behind YouTube's most watched ad of all time, is back with a new video. And this time, instead of Jean-Claude Van Damme, it's an unsuspecting valet who's put in an uncomfortable position. While this...Show More Summary

Airport Parking Company Apologizes for Using a Man's Death as a Marketing Hook

AirportParkingReservations.com sent out an email blast this week suggesting the mysterious death of a man at O'Hare International Airport was linked to the stress of traveling, sooooo make sure you handle your parking reservations in advance. Show More Summary

This Agency's Office Literally Disappears After Hours So You Can't Work Late

Employees at Amsterdam design studio Heldergroen won't be putting in much overtime. Not in the office, at any rate. That's because every day at 6 p.m., their desks, tables and other work surfaces, with their computers attached, are hauled up to the ceiling by steel cables normally used to move heavy props in theatrical productions. Show More Summary

Even Drone Haters Have to Admit This Cirque du Soleil Film Is Hypnotic and Charming

Non-combat drones are good for lots of stuff: carrying advertising banners, delivering beer and generally just freaking people out about privacy. And they make great dance partners, too. That is, at least, if you're Cirque du Soleil....Show More Summary

Friends or Food? Skittles' Giant Spider Ad Plays Out in Two Different Ways

Skittles gives arachnophobes even more ammunition for their fears with a new ad featuring a giant, talking spider and his run-in with Halloween trick-or-treaters. The story actually comes in two versions: a :15 with a quick punchline and a :45 that keeps the ad going in an unexpected direction. Show More Summary

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