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Two (Very) Old Friends Recall the Glories of 1934 in Charming Ads for Steak 'n Shake

Nothing sells fast food like cranky old people reminiscing and/or bickering with each other. That's what GSD&M is hoping, because their three new spots for Steak 'n Shake depend on it. The three ads star Percy and Walter, whose recollections of 1934 (the year Steak 'n Shake was founded) are dim at best. Show More Summary

Snoopy Has Been Fired as the Mascot of MetLife Insurance

Summary: It's a sad day for Snoopy: The "Peanuts" character is being fired as a mascot for MetLife, a relationship that has lasted more than 30 years. MetLife announced Thursday that it's phasing out use of Snoopy to promote the brand, Bloomberg News reports. The insurance company first looked to the character in the 1980s...

This Short Documentary Tells the Story of the Great Volkswagen Ads of the '60s

In his delightful and insightful documentary "Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?" British filmmaker Joe Marcantonio explores the transcendent power of advertising to help brands overcome their limitations and—in the case of DDB's groundbreaking 1960s work for the German automaker—establish an enduring, vibrant image in the hearts and minds of consumers. read more

Ken Bone Gets a Second Shot at His 15 Minutes by Telling Americans to Vote in This Izod Ad

Ken Bone, America's favorite mustached-man-turned-meme of the 2016 presidential campaign, has teamed up with the very brand that made him famous in the first place—Izod. The Belleville, Ill., resident became an internet celebrity this month after he asked a question of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at their debate in St. Show More Summary

Giant Coffee Cups Encourage People To Recycle Their Morning Cup Of Joe

The Hubbub Foundation has created a set of themed bins meant to inspire recycling on a large scale

Guns Don't Kill People. Toddlers With Guns Kill People, Says This PSA From the Brady Campaign

McCann New York is taking a satirically Swiftian approach with its latest PSA for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. read more

Virgin America's Snazzy New Sneaker Has All the Amenities of Its First-Class Cabins

Virgin America's First Class Shoe isn't just some plain old sneaker. Hand crafted in Milan, Italy, this snazzy high-top was assembled to reflect the amenities of Virgin's first-class cabins. White leather. Wifi. Mood lighting. Video display. Show More Summary

L’Oréal Wants To Help Visually Impaired Women Apply Makeup

The cosmetics brand has developed a series of audio tutorials for Brazilian consumers with reduced sight

Design Series Turns Emojis Into A Coffee Table Book

The Emoji Book will be comprised of different artist interpretations of the ubiquitous symbols

'They Have the Advantage': What Snapchat's New Deal Means for Media

Summary: Snapchat wants to be like TV, and publishers need to adapt. That’s the message from the news that Snapchat no longer wants to share ad revenue with its Discover media partners, according to a report from Recode. Instead, the company will pay licensing fees for the content and keep all the ad revenue — the approach TV networks take.

Jeep Seeks to Unite Americans With These New 'Free to Be' Ads for the Third Debate

Viewers tuning in for coverage of the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night will see both sides working together for the greater good, blazing new trails toward a brighter tomorrow. Alas, we're not talking about the candidates for our nation's highest office. Show More Summary

This Most Horrifying PSA Portrays Addiction to One of the World's Deadliest Drugs

If you've ever wanted to try to climb inside the head of a drug addict willing to shoot up a flesh-rotting, mind-melting opioid, now may be your chance. A surreal six-minute video from Europe is aiming to battle the use of krokodil—a...Show More Summary

Uber Is Putting Ads on Drones and Having Them Taunt Drivers Stuck in Traffic

Uber is doing huge business in Mexico City, to the point where they feel comfortable using drones to taunt people who aren't using their service yet. A recent ad stunt for UberPOOL saw the company fly drones over gridlocked traffic.Show More Summary

Kathy Griffin Just Did a Hilarious R-Rated Remake of Hillary Clinton's 'Mirrors' Ad

In September, Hillary Clinton released a devastating attack ad on Donald Trump, in which young girls are seen looking at themselves in the mirror while Trump's offensive remarks about women—in particular, their looks—are heard in the...Show More Summary

Starting Out: Goodby Silverstein's Rich Silverstein on Acting Like a Pitbull

Summary: Rich Silverstein is an ad industry legend. But legends are made, not born. The co-creator of the “Got Milk?” campaign never intended to go into the agency world. Silverstein began his career in graphic design and...Show More Summary

Keegan-Michael Key Forecasts the Horrors of a Trump Presidency in Joss Whedon Spot

Joss Whedon has directed a few more ads in for his pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC called Save the Day since this star-studded effort back in September. In one, released on Oct. 6, a British man still upset over the whole #Brexit thing asks the U.S. Show More Summary

Japan Made a Smartphone Holder That Looks Like a Giant Swan Erupting From Your Genitals

Has watching too much anime on your phone left you with painful hand cramps? Then you're in luck, because Japanese anime network Animax made a hands-free, crotch-harness smartphone holder that looks like a huge swan growing out of your private parts. Now you can watch all the anime you want! read more

What This Big-Ass, Twitter-Powered Metronome Is Doing in Downtown Austin

In Austin, Texas, they don't miss a beat—or a tweet—thanks to a giant outdoor metronome created by classical music station KMFA-FM and ad agency Archer Malmo. read more

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