Watch the newest ads on TV from Coke, Bud Light, Domino's and more

Posted 06/12/2018 - 15:30

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: All about the #TrumpKimSummit, 'The Bachelorette' and Dennis Rodman

Posted 06/12/2018 - 06:30

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.

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Creatives you need to know: Robbin Ingvarsson, Arnau Bosch and Kako Mendez

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

The idea "started with the product and its great sound quality," Mendez says. "We thought that great sound has the power to make any space sound bigger than it is. And we can all relate to that moment when you need some emotional and mental space.

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Creatives you need to know: Daniel Lobatón, Paul Bichler and Jacopo Biorcio

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

"We could easily establish a look for a car commercial" that the audience would recognize, Bichler says. The same went for jewelry and workout ads. Beyond that, the team looked for brands with "great equity" that would make for a funny reveal. "Old Spice and Mr. Clean are well established and easily recognizable [and] willing to play along with us," he says.

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Creatives you need to know: Evelina Rönnung and Hugo Wallmo

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

Working with med-tech company Mercene Labs to develop the technology, which (fittingly) took nine months, was complicated. Challenges included making a strip compatible with a magazine page, and a way for the liquid to seal itself on the strip without leaking, says Wallmo.

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Creatives you need to know: Dillah Zakbah, BBH Singapore

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

Zakbah, a native of Singapore, spent months in Manila for the project, hanging out with the kids on the courts, figuring out what training they needed, unraveling the local tech challenges and making sure the videos worked for everyone, even those with basic phones.

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Creatives you need to know: D.W. Pine

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

Think of Time's cover—which Pine, the magazine's creative director, masterminds each week—as not only one of the most enduring and iconic pieces of media real estate, but an ongoing creative campaign. One that has to perfectly nail a news-driven moment (many of which, of course, have been personally driven by one Donald J.

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Creatives You Need to Know 2018

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

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Creatives you need to know: Azsa West, Wieden & Kennedy Tokyo

Posted 06/12/2018 - 03:00

The video was shot in winter in South Korea with a big cast. "There were all sorts of logistical problems with the weather and with also the language barrier," says West. "When you're working overseas in a new country, it can be very humbling in some ways, as there are a lot of things about the culture and process that are ever evolving and new."

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Cannes Lions Festival of Technology? Digital presence can seem more crass than creative

Posted 06/12/2018 - 00:03

From a T-Pain show on a yacht for an ad-tech outfit to a giant yellow Ferris wheel/oven on the Palais to promote Snapchat, flamboyant promotions have transformed advertising's largest festival into something more crass than creative, to hear some industry leaders tell it.

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Watch the newest ads on TV from Nike, PlayStation, LG Mobile and more

Posted 06/11/2018 - 16:25

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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Watch a Fox News anchor apologize for calling Trump a dictator

Posted 06/11/2018 - 11:40

ICYMI, this happened:
What you're hearing there is Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman—one of the co-hosts of the weekend edition of "Fox & Friends," President Trump's favorite TV show—calling the president a dictator as she set up a question for guest commentator Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director.

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Monday Wake-Up Call: Martin Sorrell's denial. Plus, your guide to the Cannes Lions 2.0

Posted 06/11/2018 - 06:15

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: In case you missed the breaking news this weekend about WPP founder Martin Sorrell, here it is ...

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Amid Cannes parties, a CMO Growth Council will meet in France

Posted 06/11/2018 - 04:00

Over the years, Cannes became something like a lot of packaged-goods brands, as Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard sees it. "Over-SKUed" is the term in packaged-goods parlance, meaning too many stock-keeping units clogging shelves and muddying notions of what brands stand for.

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Cannes preview: Going back to the start

Posted 06/11/2018 - 04:00

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Move over Marcel: The Publicis publicity win was bigger than the bot

Posted 06/11/2018 - 03:00

Last year, just days after the bombshell announcement by Publicis Group CEO Arthur Sadoun that the agency company would abstain from awards shows in 2018, two of its agencies won Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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Tick tock: Our 2018 Creativity contest winner tackles gun violence

Posted 06/11/2018 - 00:30

Cover illustration by Dany Alberto Sosa Gálvez

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Watch the newest ads on TV from Mitsubishi, The Home Depot, Geico and more

Posted 06/08/2018 - 13:20

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Friday Wake-Up Call: The new anti-opioids ads are here. They're scary, like President Trump wanted

Posted 06/08/2018 - 06:50

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: There's a new White House-backed anti-opioids campaign out, and it's terrifying.

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Watch the newest ads on TV from Jeep, Adidas, American Express and more

Posted 06/07/2018 - 14:30

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From State Farm, ADT, DirecTV and More

Posted 01/17/2018 - 13:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: New Fallout From H&M's Really Bad Ad. Plus, YouTube Changes

Posted 01/17/2018 - 06:00

About the boy in H&M's 'monkey hoodie' ad

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Old School Mechanical Displays Are Making A Comeback

Posted 01/17/2018 - 05:30

Your shopping list has never looked so hip.

The technical term is “split-flap display.” But nobody knows the signs by that name. They’re the “neat, flippy signs” or “those old alarm clock displays” or “the signs they used to have at train stations.” They’re signs that update not with lights or pixels, but with a stack of tiny printed tags that flip into place.Read Full Story

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Stink Signs Back, Holland Joins Fancy Content, Peralta Moves to Chelsea Pictures

Posted 01/17/2018 - 05:05

Stink Films has signed Academy Award-winning director Joachim Back to its roster.

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This Map Shows Commuting Times Across The Entire Planet

Posted 01/17/2018 - 04:45

A new map reveals how long it takes to get to the world’s cities–an important indicator for the economic health of any community.

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An Ingenious Approach To Designing AI That Doctors Trust

Posted 01/17/2018 - 04:00

Doctors, while eager to try out the newest procedure or medicine, are typically dead set against a machine telling them what to do. John Zimmerman, a professor of human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon, just might be able to change their minds.

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These Hilarious Sweaters Are Urban Camouflage

Posted 01/17/2018 - 03:15

The Navy Seals had better find themselves a knitting circle, stat.

Military fatigues may be the best way to blend into a jungle environment. But what about suburban underpasses? Metro stations? Running tracks? Even cross-country coach buses? Those require a bit more chameleonic improvisation.Read Full Story

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed

Posted 01/17/2018 - 02:30

Look closely at the Siren. She looks perfect. But by design, she’s not.

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The Two-Week Race To Design The Biggest Protest In U.S. History

Posted 01/17/2018 - 02:00

After the election of Donald Trump in 2016, a few women set out to stage a protest that blossomed into a movement. Here’s how they built an identity from scratch.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Uber, Wells Fargo, Geico and More

Posted 01/16/2018 - 13:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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The Internet Is In Love With Google’s Fine Art Selfie-Matching App

Posted 01/16/2018 - 06:12

Does Google’s Arts & Culture app think you look like a Vermeer duchess? Or Goya’s terrifying Saturn?

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: CVS Cracks Down on Airbrushed Ads. Plus, Critics Slam a Victoria Beckham Campaign

Posted 01/16/2018 - 05:40

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.

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What Went Wrong In Hawaii, Human Error? Nope, Bad Design

Posted 01/16/2018 - 04:01

The author and eminent design researcher Don Norman examines how poorly designed software spread panic in Hawaii–and offers tips for avoiding such incidents in the future.
“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” That was the false alert sent to people in Hawaii, January 13, 2018.Read Full Story

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Grieving Is Hard, Long Work. Could Technology Help?

Posted 01/16/2018 - 04:00

The phone booth where people go to grieve for loved ones lost in the 2011 tsunami is the centerpiece of a new VR experience.

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Even Experts Can’t Agree On Monuments–And That’s Okay

Posted 01/16/2018 - 03:15

A group of architects, historians, and artists came together to decide whether to keep four of N.Y.C.’s most controversial monuments. Here’s what happened.

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Meet The Preeminent Illustrator Of The Trump Era

Posted 01/16/2018 - 02:30

Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban immigrant with an uncanny gift for satire, is America’s illustrator in chief.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Apple, Zelle, Little Caesars and More

Posted 01/15/2018 - 17:15

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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Why Microsoft Resurrected A 15-Year-Old Mouse

Posted 01/15/2018 - 02:00

Microsoft tried to kill its familiar corded IntelliMouse Explorer years ago. But the most discerning pointing device users on the planet weren’t willing to give it up.

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Why We Still Love Using Mice

Posted 01/15/2018 - 02:00

Microsoft tried to kill its familiar corded IntelliMouse Explorer years ago. But the most discerning pointing device users on the planet weren’t willing to give it up.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From 23andMe, IKEA, Google Home and More

Posted 01/12/2018 - 13:55

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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The Aging Beauty Of Soviet Control Rooms

Posted 01/12/2018 - 05:54

They look like the sets of glorious sci-fi B-movies.

With their hundreds of buttons, blinking lights, and spartan, Space Age aesthetic, the control rooms of power plants in the old Soviet Union would be the perfect sets for a Flash Gordon movie directed by Stanley Kubrick–which all of the sudden I really wish existed.Read Full Story

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Friday Wake-Up Call: Facebook Deals a Blow to Publishers, and Marriott Gets Punished For a Gaffe

Posted 01/12/2018 - 05:30

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Chinese authorities are punishing a foreign brand -- Marriott International -- by shutting down its China website and app for a week. What happened?

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These Adidas Sneakers Are A Functioning Free Pass On Berlin’s Subway

Posted 01/12/2018 - 04:45

They’re embellished with the transit system’s iconic upholstery pattern, plus a pass for 2018.

Normally you need a ticket to ride the Berlin subway. But the city’s transit authority BVG is releasing a pair of sneakers that will double as a subway pass, letting you catch the metro for free for most of 2018.Read Full Story

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The Flashlight Is A Surprisingly Perfect Interface For AR

Posted 01/12/2018 - 04:00

Who needs a headset when you can just grab this magic flashlight?

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The Obama Presidential Center Makes Design Changes After Criticism

Posted 01/12/2018 - 03:15

Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are iterating on their design for the center after the community raised a slew of concerns over the plan.

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The Dishwasher Gets A Redesign For Tiny Apartments

Posted 01/12/2018 - 02:30

The transparent cube fits on a countertop–and it can do double duty washing clothes and cooking food.

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Are We In A Renaissance Of Great Public Architecture?

Posted 01/11/2018 - 19:01

This year’s AIA Honor Awards illustrate how sophisticated public works design has become.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From JC Penney, Starbucks, Amex and More

Posted 01/11/2018 - 14:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Pereira & O'Dell Has a New Chief Creative

Posted 01/11/2018 - 13:00

Following its win of BMW Mini's creative account in the fall, Pereira & O'Dell has elevated co-executive creative director Rob Lambrechts to chief creative officer, while founder PJ Pereira steps into the newly created role of creative chairman.

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Time's Running Out! Enter the Creativity Awards Before Today's Deadline

Posted 01/11/2018 - 06:00

It's time to get your entries in for Ad Age's second annual Creativity Awards, an expansion of our long-running Agency A-List honors that recognizes the best and most innovative campaigns, people and products of the year just finished.

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Thursday Wake-Up Call: Twitter Pledged Ad Transparency, But We're Still Waiting. Plus, Super Bowl Spending

Posted 01/11/2018 - 05:30

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. Also, a reminder: The deadline for our Creativity Awards is today at 5 p.m. EST.

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The Ingenious, DIY Basketball Courts Of The Philippines

Posted 01/11/2018 - 04:45

A new photography series documents how the sport is integrated into public space.

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