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This Craigslist 'Missed Connections' Ad, 43 Years in the Making, Is Simply Heartbreaking

Sometimes you read something that's so beautiful, you don't care if it's true. This Boston man's "Missed Connections" posting on Craigslist, looking for a woman who saved his life back in 1972, is one of those things. The "Missed Connections" section is an advertising art form unto itself. Show More Summary

Why Coca-Cola Hired This Man to Laugh Really, Really Hard on a Crowded Subway Train

It's usually not a good sign when someone starts laughing maniacally on the subway. But riders in Belgium seem to take it pretty well in this new Coca-Cola ad. The agency, Gonzales in Brussels—working off the insight that "happiness starts with a smile"—wanted to make people laugh in an environment where they rarely do. Show More Summary

2 Horrible Cable Companies Merge in DirecTV's Sequel to a Campaign From Years Ago

Grey New York goes back to the future for DirecTV, revisiting a concept the satellite broadcaster introduced seven years ago in commercials from Deutsch. Those original spots, directed by Christopher Guest, took place in a conference...Show More Summary

Carl's Jr. Says This Provocative 'Border Ball' Ad Is About Sexy Women, Not Immigration

Carl's Jr. likes being provocative, but not in the realm of politics. That's the message from parent company CKE Restaurants, which has gone on the record to deny claims that its latest ad with scantily clad woman, "Border Ball," plays off the current national debate over immigration. Show More Summary

5 Brilliantly Faked Viral Ads That People Still Keep Thinking Are Real

Sometimes even the smartest people you know can share something fake in social media, and correcting them is one of the few joys of being an ad geek. We've compiled some viral ads that have proven the test of time by fooling folks into clicking the share button for a surprising number of years the spots were debunked. Show More Summary

Check Out Melissa Etheridge's Cover of Janis Joplin's 'Mercedes Benz' at the Clio Awards

In addition to the usual pomp and circumstance, the 2015 Clio Awards on Wednesday were peppered with some fun little nuggets celebrating the ad industry and culture. One such moment occured as music legend Melssa Etheridge took the stage to introduce X Ambassadors. Show More Summary

Watch Zappos Hilariously Punk Google by Ambushing Its Cupcake Truck

Google recently promoted its new photo app by setting up a food truck in Austin that gave away free cupcakes. That was cool. Then a giant cardboard Zappos box set up shop across the street. And things got a lot more interesting. Yes,...Show More Summary

Will Earth in 2045 Be Heaven or Hell? See Both Sides in the Year's Most Amazing Interactive Ad

What will our planet look like in the year 2045? Will we enjoy an abundance of clean water, fresh produce and renewable energy? Or will we be unable to drink from our own taps, and see our kids have to reach beneath "pollution masks"...Show More Summary

Does the Travel Industry Have a Youth Problem?

Summary: The travel and leisure industry must rely on people willing to spend additional money and time in order to enjoy their services. Yes, it must influence people to either consider travel/leisure as a treat, or they must persuade them that it is necessary to buy out the time and budget to occasionally indulge.

A NICU Nurse Meets the Babies She Saved in This Viral Tearjerker From Kleenex

In "Tiny Miracles," an emotional video timed to Neonatal Nurses Day, Kleenex reunited a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) nurse with the children whose lives she saved at birth. With lots of tiny hands, itty-bitty scrunched-up faces, and newborn photos, the whole thing is designed to make you bawl like a baby. Show More Summary

Ads for Stereo Equipment Sure Got Weirdly Sexist and NSFW Back in the '70s

Companies got away with some pretty racy advertising in the '70s—the cocaine paraphernalia ads uncovered earlier this month certainly showed that—and, as it turns out, selling stereo equipment could be just as ribald. Dangerous Minds...Show More Summary

Aardman Animates Interviews With the Elderly in Funny, Charming PSA About Loneliness

Nick Park's animated stop-motion short Creature Comforts was one of Aardman Animations' greatest triumphs, winning an Oscar in 1990 for its hilarious clay animals talking about being in a zoo—using audio of real interviews with British people talking about the same subject. Show More Summary

Are Jonathan Glazer's New U.K. TV Promos Hypnotizing or Just Plain Bizarre?

The U.K's Channel 4 is rebranding, and the results are bizarre but stunning. A series of new idents—short video signatures to air on the network—feature natural but surrealistic scenes. In one, rocks fall from the sky to disturb a lush forest landscape. Show More Summary

Wes Anderson Meets the Addams Family in This Beautifully Crazy Ad for an Optician

You've never seen an optician ad that's anywhere near as wild as this one. Washington, D.C., agency Design Army created the spot for Georgetown Optician, and it's just a crazy mix of wry humor, gorgeously weird design and loopy narrative. Show More Summary

David Beckham Stars in a Sweeping, Surrealist, Fellini-Inspired Short Film for Belstaff

Brit clothing brand Belstaff partnered with LEGS director Geremy Jasper to bring us "Outlaws," a lush 15-minute epic-for-the-web featuring David Beckham, Katherine Waterston, Cathy Moriarty and Harvey Keitel. Richly produced, the tragic...Show More Summary

Here's Another Hilarious Ad That Tries to Get People in Denmark to Have More Sex

Danish travel agency Spies Travel is once again trying to convince the country's citizens to have more sex—by taking more trips. (Traveling, you see, makes couples more intimate, according to research.) But while the company's memorable...Show More Summary

This Very Scientific Ad for a Water-Filtering Faucet Vows to Remove Little Jobbies From Your Wawa

Ads for water-filtering technology always get so serious with their scientific demos, putting the viewer to sleep in the process. But here's one for Pfister's Clarify faucet, with Xtract Filter Mode by GE, that actually proves to be quite amusing—by making fun of the category's typical jargony mumbo-jumbo. Show More Summary

Man Caves Can Be Sophisticated, Too

The stereotypical man cave isn't for everyone, and AJ+C's Mancave designs prove that unequivocally

JetBlue Told New Yorkers to Steal Its Bus-Shelter Ads, and Rewarded Them for It

Steal this ad. No really, it's fine. No one will yell, "Stop, thief!" And even if they do, you're in the clear. More than 100 New Yorkers recently took jetBlue up on its offer of free flights and other swag by ripping off 181 bus shelter ads across the five boroughs. Show More Summary

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