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This Fashion Brand Just Released Its New Lookbook in Google Street View

If you're a streetwear brand, what better way to show off your fashions than through Google Street View? Clothing label OneMeth has done just that with what it's calling Google Streetwear View. Rather than put out a traditional lookbook,...Show More Summary

Clothing Line for People Who Use Wheelchairs Rebrands to Be Much More Than Fashionable

Here's a stylish corporate rebranding that's also designed to make the world easier to navigate for folks who use wheelchairs. For a half-dozen years, Canadian couturier Izzy Camilleri, whose star clients include Angelina Jolie and David Bowie, has created fashionable and functional apparel for the wheelchair community through her company, IZ. Show More Summary

This Artfully Disgusting Surfing Ad Calls for Cleaner Beaches in Brazil

13 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Surf's up? Nah, it's down—down and dirty, hazardously so—in this visually arresting Brazilian PSA from Instituto-E. The organization is seeking to raise awareness of Rio de Janeiro's polluted beaches, and urges viewers to sign a petition asking the government to initiate a cleanup ASAP. Show More Summary

Star Wars Characters Run for Office in These Amusing Parody Campaign Ads

13 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

A stock media company is paying homage to the new Star Wars movie with a series of ads featuring characters from the sci-fi series competing in a faux election to rule the galaxy. New York-based Pond5, which offers video and audio licensing...Show More Summary

600 Fake Outdoor Ads in Paris Blast Corporate Sponsors of the COP21 Climate Talks

14 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Couldn't make it to Dismaland before its rapid shut-down? That's OK. There's always Paris. Just in time for the COP21 Climate Conference, an organization called Brandalism has hijacked over 600 outdoor ad spaces in the city, replacing them with climate change-related art... Show More Summary

This Target Store Just Got Trolled by Black Friday Ads With Hilariously Fake Deals

Target was the benefactor of an online troll in August, when Mike Melgaard came to the retailer's defense on Facebook, telling commenters off for criticizing its move away from gender-based labels for children's products. But now Target has been totally played by an offline troll. Show More Summary

Why This New York Agency Is Taking All 42 of Its Employees to Japan for the Holidays

New York agency Chandelier Creative is known for many things: its ads for retailers like Target and Old Navy; its founder and creative director Richard Christiansen's taste in interior design; and its legendary holiday parties, for starters. Show More Summary

Quality Street Celebrates the Holidays With the Most Epic Littering You've Ever Seen

Around the holidays, one item you'll find in a British home is a Quality Street tin, packed with chocolates whose flavors vary by wrapper color. The appearance of the tin—developed in the 1930s, when only the wealthy could afford fancy...Show More Summary

Samsung Choreographs an Awesome Human Kaleidoscope for Its Gear S2 Watch

If Busby Berkeley were alive today and choreographing commercials for tech products, he might have come up with something like this two-minute mini-movie by R/GA for Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch. About 150 performers—musicians, yogis,...Show More Summary

Coca-Cola's 'Share a Coke' Campaign Gets Festive With Holiday Names on Bottles

Coca-Cola isn't releasing a new Christmas commercial this year, choosing instead to recycle the "Make Someone Happy" spot from last year. But to make up for it, the soda giant is rolling out some festive packaging—putting holiday-themed names on bottles as an extension of its popular "Share a Coke" campaign. Show More Summary

Why Amazon Plastered This NYC Subway Train With Nazi and Imperial Japanese Imagery

Amazon's advertising for its latest original series, The Man in the High Castle, includes symbols of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan posted all over a Shuttle train in New York City's subway. The campaign, which runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. Show More Summary

Creator of Beanie Babies Just Made Its First-Ever TV Spot, for This Brand-New Product

Beanie Babies, introduced in 1991, were once the hottest toys in the world. Yet they managed to get so popular without benefiting from a single TV commercial (aside from a McDonald's Happy Meals tie-in). But now, Beanie Babies maker Ty Inc. Show More Summary

This Ad With People Reciting the Lord's Prayer Is Blocked From Screenings of Star Wars

An ad for the Church of England, featuring people from all walks of life reciting the Lord's Prayer, won't be screened in theaters before the new Star Wars film, according to the Digital Cinema Media agency. The DCM, which regulatesShow More Summary

Katy Perry Is a Nutcracker, a Fairy Godmother and More in H&M's Loony Holiday Extravaganza

H&M has hired the perfect celebrity endorser for its over-the-top, candy-coated holiday spectacular: Katy Perry. The pop star and walking acid flashback anchors a new two-minute commercial for the clothing chain, grinning and prancing through every imaginable Christmas trope while her new single, "Every Day Is a Holiday," plays in the background. Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Just Made the Most Comically Violent Star Wars Ad of the Season

Hold on, Samantha Bee is a Jedi? Fans of The Daily Show already know Bee, of Jon Stewart's dear departed Best F#@king News Team, as an intellectual badass. But now she's laying waste to an entire bar full of space aliens in a parody of the Star Wars cantina scene. Show More Summary

Stove Top's Millennial Hipster Pilgrim Implores You to Eat Stuffing All Day Every Day

It must be frustrating to be a brand whose product is so closely associated with a single holiday that it seems odd to have it any other time. Stove Top stuffing is in that boat, but it tends to take out its frustrations through comedy—including...Show More Summary

Sorry, Britain, but This Lovely Christmas Ad From Spain Is the One to Watch This Year

Britain was the country that turned Christmas into an advertising showcase. But this year, a Spanish ad from Leo Burnett Madrid might just beat anything the U.K. turns out. The holiday season in Spain unofficially kicks off with the much-anticipated annual ad for the Christmas lottery. Show More Summary

This Bike Maker Wants Videos of the Parts of Cities You Can Explore Only on Two Wheels

Foldable bike brand Brompton Bikes has launched #MyUnseenCity, a worldwide effort to commission videos exploring the hidden parts of people's cities. Created for the launch of its limited-edition Brompton Black Edition, of which only...Show More Summary

HBO's New Teaser Poster for Game of Thrones Has Fans Absolutely Freaking Out

If you watched the most recent Game of Thrones finale, you're probably going to be a bit shocked to see the poster for next season. (I'm not really sure how to avoid potential spoilers here, so if you're not caught up on the series,Show More Summary

This Interactive Honda Ad Lets You Send a Couple on Increasingly Extravagant Dates

Great. Greater. Greatest. Those are your viewing choices in RPA's new interactive video for the Honda Civic, which lets you toggle between a couple's three date scenarios and check out vehicle features along the way. You have to watch it here on the Honda website. Show More Summary

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