Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era

The computer revolution didn't come into people's homes overnight. There was a long period when the public was still discovering all the things they could do if they owned a computer — and this led to some truly outrageous TV ads. Check out the most hilarious and creative classic home computer ads ever made. » 3/26/15 3:29pm Thursday 3:29pm

Whoa, Studio Ghibli Animator Makes Even A Liquor Commercial Magical 

Yoshiharu Sato is an animator who has worked on My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, and The Secret World of Arrietty. And here, in less than two minutes, he spins a touching tale of home and family — and that's just for a liquor commercial. » 1/08/15 8:00pm 1/08/15 8:00pm

Japan's Hand-Drawn Animated Promo For Big Hero 6 Will Make You Weep

While most promos for movies use footage from the actual film, this Japanese promo for Big Hero 6 takes a different tack, using hand-drawn animation to highlight the emotional relationships at the center of the film. After watching this, I need a big Baymax hug. » 11/18/14 11:40am 11/18/14 11:40am

The New Hunger Games Propaganda Web Series Is Delightfully Creepy

We love how so much of the marketing for the Hunger Games movies builds on the world of Panem, and the new web series to promote Mockingjay, District Voices, is a perfect example of that. In each episode, members of a Panem district describe their labor with Capitol-enforced cheer. » 10/21/14 9:40am 10/21/14 9:40am

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2014

The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across San Diego. And this year, the advertising was everywhere. Some good, some pretty terrible. So we picked through the swag and the interactive experiences, to find the very best and the very worst of Comic-Con advertising. » 7/29/14 2:23pm 7/29/14 2:23pm

The New England Aquarium Has Some Great Advertising

Over on its website, the New England Aquarium has archived all of its ad campaigns from the past six years. And some of them are truly great. » 4/20/14 1:00pm 4/20/14 1:00pm

Totally Ludicrous: A 2001 Tribute With Fruits And Vegetables

This advertisement for Danish butter brand Lurpak features some of the silliest riffs on 2001: A Space Odyssey we've ever seen. You have to love the carrot rocket and the potato asteroids. And now, we crave butter. » 4/10/14 3:40pm 4/10/14 3:40pm

Amazing Cyberpunk Beer Commercial By The Makers Of Ghost In The Shell

In a grim cyberpunk future, a group of sword-wielding warriors traverses the neon-lit city in search of...Murphy's Irish Stout? » 3/29/14 4:00pm 3/29/14 4:00pm

No, this definitely isn't a viral for Back to the Future 4

There's a bunch of online speculation that this celebrity-filled fake hoverboard commercial is actually a secret viral for Back To the Future 4. But we're pretty sure it's just a fake ad, plain and simple.
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The Best (and Worst) Super Bowl Ads of 2014

Last night advertisers of all brands and commodities shelled out millions to get their ads in the coveted Super Bowl commercial break. So what did these million dollar spots produce? A whole lotta 80s nostalgia and a few tears. Here's our list of the best and worst commercials from the 2014 Super Bowl. » 2/03/14 8:20am 2/03/14 8:20am

Tom Hiddleston stars in "Why Are All Bad Guys British?" Super Bowl spot

Jaguar has assembled the very big bads to answer that age-old question: why are all Hollywood villains British? Perhaps the villainous trio of Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston can answer for us. » 1/28/14 9:50am 1/28/14 9:50am

Scientific evidence that booth babes don't sell products

There's been a raging debate over "booth babes" in the tech community for years. Should companies hire sexy models to work in their sales booths at events like CES, or is this an outdated, degrading practice? But nobody had ever asked whether booth babes were good for sales. So Frontback head of marketing Spencer Chen… » 1/16/14 10:33am 1/16/14 10:33am

Gorgeously animated Walking with Dinosaurs ads with dino fun facts

The latest series of video ads for the upcoming movie Walking with Dinosaurs shows off the myriad animated beasts trotting, flying, and stomping through the film. It also shares so quick factoids about its prehistoric stars. » 11/16/13 3:00pm 11/16/13 3:00pm

Charmin's Thor-themed ad reminds us their toilet paper is Asgardian

Toilet paper seller Charmin had the most winning Thor 2 tie-in with this punny image, complete with a toilet paper roll forged for the butts of the worthy. » 11/09/13 1:00pm 11/09/13 1:00pm

NYC Subway Shuts Down for Lord of the Rings Ent Maintenece

One does not simply walk into Mordor — one takes the J.R.R. line. Alas, Post-Isengard replanting of the Fangorn forest has caused some delays on the subway. Check out these adorable signs that were posted all over the NYC's subway system. » 10/29/13 3:20pm 10/29/13 3:20pm

Amnesty Ads Create a Portal into Real World Violence

Amnesty International hosted a very smart ad campaign on the streets of Zurich, titled "It's not happening here. But it's happening now." We think the images speak for themselves. » 10/25/13 1:40pm 10/25/13 1:40pm

Horror-themed ads invite you to visit haunted hotels—If you dare

Looking for a haunted vacation destination this October? This series of wonderfully creepy ads channels horror movie posters to promise a spooky stay in America's haunted hotels. » 10/20/13 9:00am 10/20/13 9:00am

This vending machine only gives you coffee when you yawn

Douwe Egberts is a Dutch producer of coffeemakers. Direct is a very clever South African advertising agency. Combine the two, and what do you get? An awesome vending machine in Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport that distributes free cups of coffee to the people it sees yawn. » 10/07/13 8:20am 10/07/13 8:20am

Make Doritos a Super Bowl commercial, win a job on the Avengers 2 set

Every year Doritos manages to scam free ads for the Superbowl by crowd-sourcing the public. The winners get a Super Bowl spot and 30 seconds of fame. But this year they've upped the rewards big time, and the two bests Super Bowl commercial creators will win jobs on Avengers 2. » 9/16/13 8:20am 9/16/13 8:20am