Have you seen the new commercial for Mr. Sketch scented markers? It’s a total gas.
No, really, it stars a gaseous piece of fruit.
The CGI-enhanced ad, running on cable TV channels and online, shows how one of those fruit-scented coloring pens got its smell. (Hint: a flatulent blueberry.) It’s a twist you may not see coming, considering the spot’s highbrow and vaguely British voiceover, but one you might not soon forget, given…
What’s more disturbing: the 528 f-bombs dropped during The Wolf of Wall Street or this ad for a service that filters out sex and swear words from online streamed content?
The answer depends on how squeamish you are about seeing a family of four get showered with nearly 3,200 paintballs unleashed by 50 simultaneous shooters in 5.3 seconds.
That has to hurt, right?
As it turns out, the behind-the-scenes details are…
The harsh fluorescent lights in the office don’t give you that much-needed dose of Vitamin D. Neither does binge-watching Orange Is the New Black or playing Watch Dogs.
Head outside and soak up some summer, mole people.
And while you’re there, you might want to — yes — take out your phone. Through ad agency TBWAToronto, Zealios Skin Care is offering a 50% discount on its Sun Barrier sunscreen for those who use…
Samsung just hit a whole new level of trolling
The company’s latest ad for the Galaxy S5 pokes fun at Apple and its customers for a product that hasn’t even launched yet: the larger iPhone 6 models
In the ad, which has the cheeky title Screen Envy, one friend asks another if he’s heard about the rumor that Apple will put out an iPhone with a larger screen. That’s when the narrator interjects.
“You know that thing…
Heineken Light is a really great tasting brew, according to the 2013 World Beer Championships. But how would Neil Patrick Harris, its celebrity spokesman, know? He can’t even drink it.
That’s the premise, anyway, of a new commercial from ad agency Wieden & Kennedy, New York, showing the popular actor-singer-comedian-magician struggling under some arcane rules that don’t allow him to partake in the goods.
As Adweek points out, there’s actually no established law on the books that prohibits…
A month after announcing its first smartphone, Amazon has rolled out its first ad for the Fire Phone, which places heavy emphasis on Amazon’s content.
The ad features a woman in her 30s who overhears two kids chatting at a cafe
“So what you got on deck?” one kid asks. “Skyfall, Lean In and Pinterest,” says one. “You?”
“Twitter, Minecraft and then some Hunger Games,” answers the other. Then, the kids then explain that the…
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When we think “data science,” most of the headlines that come to mind are tales of the creepy and the overreaching. And unless you’re Tommy Wiseau, creepy is contrary to a good customer experience. Especially at a company like MailChimp, where I work as Chief Data Scientist.
MailChimp is the world’s largest email service provider, and the way it…
Better late than never?
Samsung released the sequel to its bizarre Galaxy 11 ad Tuesday, two days after the World Cup finals ended
The six-minute video picks up where the first left off: in the middle of a soccer game between Earth and an alien race called Hurakan to determine who gains control over the planet. Human players include Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. The team uses Samsung Galaxy technology to face off against the horned creatures, who have a penchant for…
In honor of National Nude Day, why not drop your drawers and do a little jig in public? A bunch of folks did it in downtown Los Angeles and it seemed to work out just fine.
Check out the surprisingly SFW video, which serves not just as a saucy start to the week but also an ad for VH1’s upcoming new series, Dating Naked, launching Thursday night.
The clip, from ad agency Mistress, captures a diverse group of men and women –- different ages, various sizes, a mix of ethnicities -– dancing to…