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How To Get Your First Copywriting Job...If You're A Female.

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NASA's Gorgeous New Space Tourism Posters Are Retro-Futuristic and Fantastic

16 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Between Interstellar and The Martian, NASA's enjoying a banner pop culture revival. To tap into that growing awareness of what lies before us, the space agency's Jet Propulsion Lab commissioned Seattle-based Invisible Creature to produce a series of lush retro space-tourism posters. Show More Summary

This Interactive Split-Screen Film From Converse Is a Valentine's Ad You Can Actually Stand

18 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Converse is out with a three-minute bit of artistic voyeurism... and it's great. Titled "Lovesick: Converse Couples," the commercial puts split-screen to exceptional use, telling the stories of dancers, drag queens, graffiti artists, musicians and stylists, and their relationships with people who share their respective crafts. Show More Summary

Nike Athletes Dropped Some Insane Product on Fans in San Francisco Last Weekend

18 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

While many advertisers were shelling out millions of dollars for TV slots on the Super Bowl broadcast last Sunday, Nike was on the ground in San Francisco getting much more up close and personal with some of its biggest fans. The sports...Show More Summary

Will AdLand Always Be a 'People Industry'?

Summary: The talk of programmatic advertising, predictive modeling, and even robots filling the hallways in offices can make almost anyone feel uneasy. We were listening to a show where the guests were talking about how self-driving cars in the commercial market could displace nearly 1 million drivers. We thought: Could that happen...

Of Love and Advertising

Summary: It is a natural tendency for humans to want for connection. In a society that only seems to be getting busier, and in a culture where productivity equates to wealth, business folks in the United States may find it difficult to make the time to build worthwhile, romantic relationships. Enter online dating. Places like Match.com, Plenty of Fishes, and eHarmony...

Leo Burnett Built a Livable Model of Van Gogh's 'Bedroom' That You Can Rent on Airbnb

From igloos to Netflix and Chill, Airbnb fans have an awesomely quirky variety of accommodation options to choose from these days. And starting Sunday, art geeks can live out their Van Gogh fantasies via Airbnb through a new effort by Leo Burnett. Show More Summary

This Agency Made a Gift Registry Asking for Absurdly Lavish Presents for Its New Office

Doner is coming out, and it wants the world to know. The agency has chosen an amusing way to announce its move into a new office in Los Angeles via a not-so-humble request for lots of very, very generous gifts. Less than a year after...Show More Summary

If Your Calendar Is Screaming FML, It's Time for a Vacation, Say These Clever Print Ads

Nobody has time to go away. We're booked to the hilt and stumble from weekend to weekend, at which time we come up for air and realize that six months have passed. If you're still crawling back into some semblance of productivity from your Super Bowl high, the sensation must be even worse: Queen Bey can't save you now. Show More Summary

This Supermarket Wants to Set You Up On a Blind Date

Couples were matched based on the contents of their grocery basket for a V-Day campaign

Didier Drogba and YouTuber Fun for Louis Star in KitKat's New Global Ads About Sustainability

Nestlé is touting Kit Kat's commitment to sustainable cocoa farming with a new series of ads set in the Ivory Coast (or Côte d'Ivoire)—starring Didier Drogba. The international soccer celebrity, who formerly captained the country's team, appears in the centerpiece video, one of four lengthy clips. Show More Summary

A Ventriloquist Betrays His Dummy in One of the Strangest Haircut Commercials Ever

Whether you're cleaning up your current look, trying something new or betraying your ventriloquist dummy, a Great Clips haircut is a step in the right direction. That third point is the subject of the brand's bizarre "Benny & Lenny" ad, directed by The Perlorian Brothers for Minneapolis agency Periscope. Show More Summary

Benetton Uses City Data to Create Racially Diverse Models

Clothing company's campaign creates portraits of the world's fashion capitals

Snarky Candy Hearts Only a Copywriter Could Love

Digital strategy group creates special heart-shaped candies from inside jokes

A Bank Set Up This 10-Foot-Tall ATM to Celebrate the Arrival of NBA All-Stars

It's not often you find yourself admiring a super inconvenient banking feature, but this time is a worthwhile exception. BMO Financial, also known as Bank of Montreal, sparked some digital buzz this week by installing a 10-foot-tall ATM in its flagship location, First Canadian Place in Toronto. Show More Summary

Can a Biotech Group Change the Conversation With an Emotional Ad About Time?

The human body is a time machine. Treatments and products developed by the biotech industry keep its parts in good order, extending our stays on the planet and allowing us to lead richer lives. That's the pitch from the Biotechnology...Show More Summary

Netflix and Chill? Here's How the Streaming Site Really Influences Dating

To the public, "Netflix and chill" is just a euphemism for casual sex—or any unspoken intentions thereof—conceived in residual Puritanical shame. For Netflix, though, it's the best kind of product placement imaginable. Think about it. Show More Summary

This Agency Creative Director Compiles the World's Weirdest Pinterest Boards

There are two persistent clichés about Pinterest—that its users are mostly women, and that it's a less fruitful social platform for creativity than networks like Twitter and Facebook. "I definitely disagree," says Will Hall, executive creative director at New York agency Rain—and he has the boards to prove it. Show More Summary

These Valentine's Day Sweetheart Candies Have Sexy Messages Just for Ad People

The folks at Calgary, Alberta, ad agency Evans Hunt really love their clients. In fact, they might be in love with them. That's judging by their Valentine's Day campaign to send custom sweethearts candies to clients marked with ad-themed...Show More Summary

This Poignant Anti-Bullying Film Was Created by a 13-Year-Old Boy From Ireland

Online bullying leaves real scars, argues a compelling short video from one young victim. Luke Culhane, a 13-year-old from Ireland, produced, edited and stars in the two-and-a-half minute film. In it, he receives verbal insults on platforms like WhatsApp, Google Hangouts and Snapchat. Show More Summary

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