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ZzzQuil Isn't Feeling the Love From Its Tweet About Landing a Husband

Sleep-aid ZzzQuil left some followers wondering what year it was when they saw the brand's recent engagement-themed tweet. "SLEEP LIKE he finally proposed," the tweet noted. "And you have been dating for a decade. #SleepLike #engaged...Show More Summary

Here's the Simple, Powerful Starbucks Ad You Probably Missed on MLK Day

Amid all the dubious tweets and outright fails from advertisers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday, here's a little gem from Starbucks that flew under the radar. "It's time to look at things differently. Again," says the copy on the newspaper version of the ad, which ran in The New York Times. Show More Summary

Skype Is Great for Lots of Stuff, Like Helping Russian Pet Detectives Find Dogs Named Donut

There's a real-live Ace Ventura in Moscow, and Skype wants you to know he uses its technology to help find lost cats and dogs. Meet Valeriy Subrigov, a former police officer and now a pet detective of 25 years who stars in Pereira & O'Dell's new documentary-style ad for the video chat and messaging service. Show More Summary

Ad Student Hijacks Agency Hashtags on Instagram, Hoping for Job Interviews

File this one under creative ways to get agencies' attention. In hopes of landing an internship at an ad agency, Dutch student Max Kurstjens, who's studying in Sweden, took matters into his own hands. Kurstjens tells AdFreak via email that he struggled to get in touch with the agencies, so he targeted their Instagram hashtags instead. Show More Summary

Apple's New China Store Has One Hell of a Beautiful Facade and a Great Story to Tell

The new Apple Store in China unites ancient and contemporary design elements to striking effect—its modern steel-and-glass exterior draped by a simple yet elegant mural that contains the text, rendered in traditional Chinese characters, of a 2,000-year-old poem. Show More Summary

"EAT LESS FOR PUTIN" Propaganda Posters.

The AP reported this morning that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at Davos, said that the Russian people will "eat less" for their dear leader as the country struggles through a recession and Western sanctions.Russia's...Show More Summary

Movie Stars From Iconic Scenes Stare Right at You in FX's Intense, Eerie Promos

How would you feel if, during high-tension moments in your favorite movies, the cameras cut to slow motion and the lead actors turned to stare right at you? Now you might find out, thanks to a new campaign by from Fox Entertainment's movie channel, FXM. Show More Summary

How Much Time is Needed to Be Effective?

Summary: "What have you done for me lately?" Though the question is rarely verbalized, the marketing team or agency constantly feels pressure from the C-Suite and other departments when it comes to producing quantifiable results. Marketing...Show More Summary

Tumblr Initiative Pairs Artists With Brand Soulmates

The Creatrs Network will operate as a creative agency that connects content curators with leading brands

This Heartbreaking Puppy GIF Is the Perfect Teaser for Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad

Budweiser pretty much won the Super Bowl, advertising-wise, with last year's "Puppy Love," a success the brewer hopes to reclaim with this year's sequel. "Lost Dog" continues the story of last year's Clydesdale-obsessed pup, and Anheuser-Busch today released several images and even a few animated GIFs to tease the gameday ad. Show More Summary

Audi Jumps in the Deep End With an Epic Tale of Rebellion at a Swimming Pool

This Audi spot from Venables Bell & Partners presents a pint-sized rebel with a full tummy who's eager to cannonball into a pool even though a sign clearly says, "Wait one hour to swim after eating." Will he or won't he? What's yourShow More Summary

Once Again, Carl's Jr, Unleashes Massive Bouncing Breasts to Sell Hamburgers

Well, there's really isn't anything we can say that we haven't said a hundred times before about Carl's Jr. and, well, every other brand that has employed the heaving, pulchritudinous mass otherwise known as the female breast. And what,...Show More Summary

'Shit Girls Say' Returns for One More Episode, and It's a Hair Commercial

Those of you who've been pining for another episode of Shit Girls Say are in luck: Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey's amusing web series, based on the popular Twitter account, just did a spot for haircare brand Aussie—in the same style as their unbranded videos. Show More Summary

Wonderful Pizza Hut Ad Shows People Being Totally Disgusted by Its New Pizza

There's a brave niche approach in advertising where you show your audience just how much people despise your product. Laphroaig scotch has been doing this for while, turning its polarizing taste into a selling point. Now, Pizza Hut Australia is doing something similar. Show More Summary

Terry Crews Screams Again for Old Spice, Particularly When He Sees Mrs. Terry Crews

Ready for more screaming, twitchy muscles, explosions and horrifying hallucinations? Good, because Terry Crews just made another Old Spice commercial. The ad, by Wieden + Kennedy and directors Fatal Farm, continues the brand's "Get Shaved...Show More Summary

Super Bowl 2015: All About the Dads?

Summary: As we have said before, we have the opportunity to pepper nearly 200 young men and women between the ages of 15–18 with questions regarding marketing and advertising, their lifestyle choices, and the trends they are seeing within their social environments. We love it. So recently we had the chance to show them the extended version of the Toyota Camry...

Craig Robinson Tries to Crash the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Pepsi's New Online Ads

Katy Perry will be Pepsi's top act for the Super Bowl halftime show. But how much better would it be if Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious were the headliners? Pepsi might not want you to ponder that specific question. But the soft-drink brand has gotten the former Office star and his real-life band involved in its "Hyped for Halftime" campaign. Show More Summary

Kickstarter for Exploding Kittens Asked for $10K Over a Month. It Got $2 Million in 24 Hours

In another crazy viral Kickstarter phenomenon, Mathew Inman, creator of the popular webcomic The Oatmeal, fully funded his Kickstarter for a game called Exploding Kittens in just 20 minutes on Tuesday. In less than an hour, it was 1,000 percent funded. Show More Summary

Pizza Joint Responds to McDonald's Ad With Great Tribute to Its Own Stupid-Funny Signs

When McDonald's debuted its well-intentioned "Signs" ad a few weeks ago, it was met with some praise but mostly mockery and derision. Joining in the fun is Dallas pizza place Zoli's NY Pizza, which threw together the clever video below, featuring its own unique spin on inspired signs. Show More Summary

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