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Travel Ad Features Singing Fart Bubbles, and That Might Be Its Least Crazy Part

OK, you world-wise travel people. Ever been to Wotifia? Never heard of it? It's right next to Freedonia, that fake country invented by the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup. Wotifia is actually the brainchild of ad agency M&C Saatchi in Sydney,...Show More Summary

How 9 Brands Used Twitter's Sign Bunny Meme to Make Little Billboards

Watching brands fail at Twitter has become cliché at this point. And just when you think they've gotten the idea, it's fail whale all over again. Still, they keep trying. Earlier this week, a fun meme spread through Twitter starring a cute ASCII bunny holding a sign. Show More Summary

Dancing Traffic Light Man Keeps Everyone Safe, Smiling

Compact car brand Smart expands its safety campaign with a grooving warning sign

Vancouver Whitecaps 'Sexist' Video Pulled...Because Woman Watch Soccer?

In, perhaps, the most baffling case of well, we're not quite sure, an ad for the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team was pulled because some felt the ad was sexist. We're always up for a good controversy so we watched the 18 second ad waiting...Show More Summary

This Dog's Road Trip Stretching Routine Might Be the Best Reason to Buy a Citroen

Citroen puts on the dog once again in this commercial with an anthropomorphized mutt who charmingly works out the muscle kinks and stiffness of a long drive when its owner pulls in to a desert gas station. The spot, from Les GauloisShow More Summary

Stunning PSA Shifts Time to Undo the Killing on a Syrian School Playground

Martin Stirling already directed one powerful PSA about Syria—Save the Children's incredible spot from last spring, which imagined if the crisis were taking place in London. But the Unit 9 director wasn't finished. With the United Nations...Show More Summary

On EXTREME Copywriting.

(Billboard from 2010. A phone is a bucket. With knuckles. Filled with female deer.) At some point, in the last seven years or so, advertising copywriters started an EXTREME headline movement—in your face, provocative ads that make absolutely zero sense. Show More Summary

Writing Under the Radar

Summary: If you're in the creative field, you know that not every minute of your day is spent attentively tuned to the job you were hired to do. This is what other creatives, myself included, have called going "under the radar." And, it's a very useful tool, as long as you don't take it too far. If you don't know the answer, don't ask the question. Show More Summary

Old Spice's Man-Robot Sits Down with Drew Brees, and It's Awkwardly Amusing

10 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

If watching Drew Brees talk to a hyper-awkward robot for six minutes is your kind of thing, then Old Spice has an ad for you. The New Orleans Saints quarterback keeps his cool during "4th and Touchdown," a fictional sports news showShow More Summary

Naomi Campbell Loses Her Arms on the Cover of W's October Issue

22 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

W magazine has just released five different covers for its October issue, each featuring a woman dubbed one of "The New Royals" by the oversized fashion glossy. You'll find Kristen Wiig in a retro bouffant; Ellen Page sporting a menswear-inspired...Show More Summary

People in Japan Are Making Tiny, Adorable Beds for Their Wallets and Purses

Here's an odd slice of weird from Japan. As seen on Japanese blogs, people are putting their purses and wallets into tiny beds before going to sleep themselves. The resulting pictures are strangely charming. Kazuyo Matsui TV and Internet...Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Wet, Mr. Darcy Style, for Charity Campaign

There are moments in cinema when a collective wetting of panties results in an advertising ripple heard through the decades, as marketers struggle to give the people what they want. One such moment was when Colin Firth exited a lake in a dripping-wet white shirt during the BBC's 1995 remake of Pride and Prejudice. Show More Summary

Woman Gets a Giant Reebok Tattoo, and Her Very Own Ad to Go With It

When Reebok urges its most die-hard fans to get a big tattoo of the brand's logo, it means a big tattoo. Last month, the sportswear company set up a pop-up tattoo shop at the Tough Viking competition in Stockholm, and promised to give...Show More Summary

See How Droga5 Actually Made the Insanely Intricate Sets for Moto's New Ads

Who needs CGI when you can build your own outlandishly complex ad props by hand? Clearly Droga5 is up to the challenge, as illustrated by the behind-the-scenes video just released by the agency to recap how it created four new spots for Motorola Mobility. Show More Summary

Ralph Lauren Celebrates Artist Warehouse Communities in Fashion

The fashion house's Denim & Supply brand has launched the creative initiative and global campaign, 'Project Warehouse'

Bryan Cranston Acts Out Baseball's Greatest Moments in Fantastic Ad For the Postseason

As the Baltimore Orioles became the first Major League Baseball team to clinch a division last night, baseball fans, fairweather and hardcore alike, are gearing up for the most exciting time of year—the postseason. And TBS, which plays...Show More Summary

Naked Breasts Adorn Billboards For Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel, which has previously urged college students to touch each other's breasts and presented us with the Topless Female Trampolining World Championships, is, again, placing breasts front and center...Show More Summary

Strange Prada Storefront in the Middle of Nowhere Can Remain, Texas Decides

It's the world's oddest Prada store. And now, it looks like it won't be torn down. Prada Marfa, an art installation 26 miles northwest of the West Texas town of Marfa—featuring a fake Prada storefront containing luxury goods—is not an illegal advertisement and can remain on its site off U.S. Show More Summary

Awesome Beer Cans Show the Pantone Color of the Brew That's Inside

If you always suspected that a pale ale would rate a shimmering, golden 604C on the Pantone color system, have a pint on me. Spanish agency Txaber matches brew types with their Pantone hues in this stylish package design exercise. It's...Show More Summary

Levy Out as Publicis Chief in 2016

Summary: As we observe AdLand and the movers and shakers in the industry, we try to keep tabs on the thought leaders and heads of the major holding companies in the world. Remember that time when Omnicom and Publicis were looking to merge to create the largest holding group in the world? Well, we all found out that because of cultural differences within each holding company...

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