Summary: They sure grow up fast. Banner ads were the mark of a new age of advertising. These messages that appeared alongside websites while we were learning or tinkering with web browsing seemed to be attractive more for curiosity than anything else. During the mighty reign of AOL Explorer, Lycos, and the first mainstream browsers, banner ads didn't seem all that bad.
Victoria's Secret is under fire for its newest bra campaign featuring the tagline "The Perfect 'Body'," suggesting on first glance that these women have it, and you probably don't. More than 10,000 people have signed a U.K. petitionShow More Summary
GIFs have left the nest! The digital video files first made a jump to TV a while back, thanks to Fiat. And now they've ventured all the way outside in a fascinating Netflix campaign from Ogilvy Paris. For the streaming service's launch...Show More Summary
LeBron James can go home again. And again. And again. The NBA star's return to Cleveland from Miami was always going to be fodder for numerous ad campaigns. And indeed, we've already seen spots from Beats by Dre and Sprite this week....Show More Summary
The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios, and DirecTV all diving in. More power to them. But Ikea was the first marketer to feature a gay couple in a mainstream commercial. Show More Summary
He doesn't always go on nationwide bar crawls. But when he does, it's via Oculus Rift
Well, this might just blow your damn mind. Honda and Wieden + Kennedy London have created a rather incredible "double-sided story" on YouTube to promote the Civic and its sportier sibling, the Civic Type R. While watching "The Other Side," you can press and hold the "R" button on your keyboard to switch between parallel storylines. Show More Summary
This might be what the trailer for the 1999 Tom Cruise film Eyes Wide Shut might have looked like if it were made today...as a beer commercial...with another man as equally important as Tom Cruise, Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man inShow More Summary
"Dumb Ways to Die," the famed Australian train-safety campaign from 2012, has done a couple of encores for special occasions. First it did a Valentine's Day ad. And now it's done a little choose-your-own-adventure Halloween special.Show More Summary
If you're one of the nearly 1.2 million people who follow Lena Dunham on Instagram, you might have noticed her posts flooding your feed this morning—shot after shot of her celebrity pals wearing a new T-shirt she designed for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Show More Summary
Planning to dress up in fake ebola hazmat gear for Halloween? That's awfully douchey, don't you think? Nonprofit humanitarian group Doctors of the World has an idea, though. Why not join the "More Than a Costume" campaign and help pay...Show More Summary
This year's World Cup was, perhaps, the biggest, most exciting, most watched World Cup ever. At least here in the United States where we are still coming to the realization that real football involves a round, usually white ball that players move by kicking it with their foot. And, of course, marketers were all over the scene. Show More Summary
If you haven't seen the video of the woman walking down the street getting harassed by gawking dudes in New York City, you should probably check it out. It's truly a dispicable display of shameful behavior. And while it might seem insensitive...Show More Summary
Summary: The point of advertising is to inform, remind, or persuade a prospective audience about a certain good, service, idea, or concept. As we approach the end of one of the most prolific mid-season election sessions ever, remembering the elemental concept is important.
You'll never think about down jackets or Blue Oyster Cult the same way again after watching Patagonia's darkly informative new video set to the tune of "Don't Fear the Reaper." In the rather Chipotle-esque clip, we follow the journey...Show More Summary
These PSAs for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence must rank among the most unnervingly visual—and potentially polarizing—this category has ever produced. And that's really saying something. A somber soundtrack and director Mark Pellington's...Show More Summary
Here's a brilliant example of creativity. To tout the benefits of Sugru glue, the brand has created The Joy of Fix. Yes, it's a knock off of the famed 1970's book, The Joy of Sex. The work comes complete with diagrams on how to "enjoy the fix." There's also a second poster that gets all sexual innuendo on us. Show More Summary
Here's an infographic from UK agency Oomph that details the hidden imagery and meaning in 40 big brand logos. Many, like the arrow in the FedEx logo, you may already be aware of. Some you may not. Take a look.
We rely on our hands to get us through our various daily projects, whether it's typing on a computer, creating works of art or instructing others to follow a plan. Now, HP wants us to use the power of our paws in the digital space. HP's...Show More Summary