Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Acura, McDonald's, Harry's and More

Posted 01/03/2018 - 15:00

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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Bankowsky Joins Strike Anywhere, RSA Signs Merck

Posted 01/03/2018 - 06:58

Strike Anywhere, the L.A. and San Francisco-based production company, is adding Katya Bankowsky to its roster of directors.

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: The Future of Ads on Amazon's Alexa. Plus, Diageo Suspends Snapchat Ads

Posted 01/03/2018 - 05:45

Vice: Vice Media suspended President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano as it probes harassment complaints about them, Bloomberg News reports.
Out: Patrick Scissons is out as KBS' global chief creative officer, after a year marked by high-profile departures from the agency, Ad Age's Lindsay Stein reports.

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These Beautiful Ergonomic Tools Are Like Sculptures For Your Desk

Posted 01/03/2018 - 04:00

They were designed to fit in within the modern office.

Beautiful workspaces are 21st-century recruiting and retention tools. They’re widely believed to increase workers’ happiness and productivity. But is all that slick furniture even comfortable?Read Full Story

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10 Kids Designed The Car Of The Future, And They’re Brilliant

Posted 01/03/2018 - 03:15

Forget self-driving cars. Cupcake boosters, flying rainbow houses, and magnetic hovercraft are the future.

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10 New Principles Of Good Design

Posted 01/03/2018 - 02:30

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.
2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary inventions have serious, unintended consequences.Read Full Story

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How Branding Is Fueling The Cryptocurrency Craze

Posted 01/03/2018 - 02:00

The creators of many new currencies are shrewdly marketing their coins by tying them to everything from weed and porn to Donald Trump.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From TurboTax, Honda, Geico and More

Posted 01/02/2018 - 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 seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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These 8,000 Chopstick Wrapper Sculptures Were Left Behind By Customers

Posted 01/02/2018 - 04:00

A waiter started collecting these origami art pieces back in 2012–and ended up with thousands.

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The Fraught Future Of Monuments

Posted 01/02/2018 - 02:45

From Arlington, Virginia, to Seattle, Washington, designers are hard at work reckoning with what should be memorialized.

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What Apple’s New Office Chairs Reveal About Work In 2018

Posted 01/02/2018 - 02:00

The Pacific chair by the British firm Barber Osgerby signals how radically our ideals about work have changed in the past three decades.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Coke, Royal Caribbean, KFC and More

Posted 12/29/2017 - 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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10 Must-Read Books To Get You Ready For 2018

Posted 12/29/2017 - 02:00

Knowledge is power.

Reading is a fantastic way to start a new year. These Co.Design favorites from 2017 can help you gain knowledge about the design world and the world around you; others are just great eye candy. Whatever your goals for 2018, crack open these books, and get inspired.Read Full Story

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10 Must-Read Design Books To Get You Ready For 2018

Posted 12/29/2017 - 02:00

Knowledge is power.

Reading is a fantastic way to start a new year. These Co.Design favorites from 2017 can help you gain knowledge about the design world and the world around you; others are just great eye candy. Whatever your goals for 2018, crack open these books, and get inspired.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Gatorade, New Era, Lowe's and More

Posted 12/28/2017 - 12:45

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 6 Coolest Material Breakthroughs Of 2017

Posted 12/28/2017 - 02:00

Car exhaust ink. 3D graphene. A brand new blue–and a brand new crayon.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Macy's, Kroger, VRBO and More

Posted 12/27/2017 - 12:30

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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7 Trends That Augur The Future Of Urban Design

Posted 12/27/2017 - 02:00

From autonomous vehicles to algorithmic design, the new forces shaping urban design are poised to forever change our cities and suburbs.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Nike, Kia, Bud Light and More

Posted 12/26/2017 - 15:45

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 on Christmas Day.

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The Biggest, Baddest Hardware Failures of 2017

Posted 12/26/2017 - 02:30

From the iPhone X to the Juicero, 2017 was full of poor design decisions.

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The 12 Most Innovative UX Experiments Of The Year

Posted 12/26/2017 - 02:00

The future is coming.

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The Best Photo Essays Of 2017

Posted 12/25/2017 - 02:00

Genetically modified creatures. Torturous beauty devices. The vaults that will save us from the apocalypse.

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Bye to All That: Ad Age's 2017 Year in Review

Posted 12/22/2017 - 14:43

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5 Great Thai Commercials of 2017 (Plus One That's Completely Nuts)

Posted 12/22/2017 - 13:44

Thailand's ad industry is maybe most famous for its "sadvertising" – those super-long, elaborate, heart-wrenching tales that pull every possible trigger to make you weep before trying to sell you something. This year, though, some of the Thai ads that stood out most were funny or eccentric.

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2017's Worst Buzzword

Posted 12/22/2017 - 11:12

Brands, unless you've got John Cena reading "Ferdinand the Bull" to adorable children at the Library of Congress, let's cut the word "storytelling" from our collective vocabulary in 2018. Here's the thing: No matter how "authentic" and "snackable" your content, no matter how many Insta followers your influencers have, and no matter how robust your "learnings," it's not a story.

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How Immigration Made America, In Photos

Posted 12/22/2017 - 06:02

Some of the photos in a new exhibit, which depict the persecution of Japanese immigrants during World War II, were even suppressed by the U.S. government.

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Friday Wake-Up Call: What's Next For Papa John's After Its CEO Steps Down? Plus, Apple's PR Blunder

Posted 12/22/2017 - 05:00

Facebook defends itself

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This Stylish Walker Could Help The Elderly Get Around

Posted 12/22/2017 - 03:15

The Lio prototype addresses many of the problems with current walkers.

By 2030, as many as one in five Americans could be over the age of 65. With these changing demographics, designers will have to rethink some of the devices that are meant to make older people’s lives easier.Read Full Story

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What Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News Got Wrong (And Right)

Posted 12/22/2017 - 02:30

Facebook’s design team breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly of fighting fake news.

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America’s Humanitarian Architect

Posted 12/22/2017 - 02:00

Co.Design’s Architect of the Year, Phil Freelon, is changing the profession–one building, and one architect, at a time.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Amazon, T-Mobile, Sprint and More

Posted 12/21/2017 - 12:30

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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Thursday Wake-Up Call: Uber's New COO Plans Marketing Cuts, Rolling Stone Is Sold

Posted 12/21/2017 - 07:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. What people are talking about today: Uber looks set to slash its marketing budget, thanks to brand new Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford.

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This Furniture Is Hiding Wireless Chargers–And It Feels Like The Future

Posted 12/21/2017 - 05:02

Wireless charging doesn’t need to look ugly.

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What Happens When You Ask Famous Architects To Make Gingerbread Houses

Posted 12/21/2017 - 04:00

Gingerbread as a way to teach the public about the value of design? That’s the idea behind the second annual Gingerbread City.

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Google Knows If You’ll Like A Photo Before You Even See It

Posted 12/21/2017 - 03:15

And on a scale of 1 to 10!
Sunsets. Solitary trees. Silky, long exposure water. They’re photographic clichés, and yet, we love them.Read Full Story

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Can A Redesigned Scale Really Help You Lose Weight?

Posted 12/21/2017 - 02:30

That’s the promise of the Shapa scale–which never actually tells you how much you weigh.

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The 14 Most Important Interfaces Of 2017

Posted 12/21/2017 - 02:00

Detect algorithmic racism. Redesign your commute. Hide that photo of your beer bong from a future employer. It’s all in a day’s work for the UI of 2017.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Visa, Taco Bell, Netflix and More

Posted 12/20/2017 - 15:15

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 yesterday.

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Agency A-List Entry Deadline Is Extended

Posted 12/20/2017 - 08:30

The deadline to enter the Agency A-List has been extended from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. EST.
Our grand plan was to let entrants relax as the new year began, knowing that their entries were complete and safely in our judges' hands. And we were determined not to extend. But so many people requested more time for one compelling reason or another that we gave in.

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Magic Leap’s Crazy Mixed Reality Goggles Are Finally Here

Posted 12/20/2017 - 07:42

One of the most hotly-anticipated hardware designs of the past few years launched online today.

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How MIT Students Fooled A Google Algorithm

Posted 12/20/2017 - 07:00

You and I see a cute picture of a dog. But Google’s neural network sees guacamole. The trickery behind this new way to fool AI is a bigger deal than you might think.

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Facebook's Facial Recognition, Twitter's Change of Heart and Other News

Posted 12/20/2017 - 05:30

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. Also, a friendly reminder: Applications for Ad Age's Agency A-List are due today.
What people are talking about today

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Architecture Has A Woman Problem

Posted 12/20/2017 - 04:00

Architectural history is written by men about men–a new website is challenging this bias.

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The NYT Climate Desk Wants You To Give A Damn About Global Warming

Posted 12/20/2017 - 03:15

The paper of record is increasingly using graphic design and data viz to explain complex climate science.

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The iPhone X’s Real Legacy: Making Your Face The Interface

Posted 12/20/2017 - 02:30

Wink once to open this article, and then ugly cry to close it.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Geico, Nike, Converse and More

Posted 12/19/2017 - 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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Inside The World’s “Most Humane” Prison

Posted 12/19/2017 - 13:07

It has a grocery store, workshops, and cells that look like dorm rooms. Could dignified design help reduce recidivism?

Can a prison be humane? In socially progressive Scandinavia, perhaps. The Danish Prison and Probation Service and architecture firm CF Møller have designed what they’re calling the world’s “most humane” maximum security prison.Read Full Story

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Changing Inmates’ Behavior With Architecture

Posted 12/19/2017 - 13:07

Denmark’s new prison has a grocery store, workshops, and lots of glass. It looks more like a college campus–and that’s the whole point.

Can a prison be humane? In socially progressive Scandinavia, perhaps. The Danish Prison and Probation Service and architecture firm CF Møller have designed what they’re calling the world’s “most humane” maximum security prison.Read Full Story

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N.Y.C. Passes First Bill On Bias And Discrimination In Algorithms

Posted 12/19/2017 - 06:04

It establishes a task force to investigate bias in automated decision-making by the city–and provide more transparency to the public.
As the conversation around how algorithms can perpetuate systemic biases–whether race, gender, or income-based–continues, New York City passed a bill designed to hold algorithms accountable.Read Full Story

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: Nike's Fun Homage to Kobe Bryant. Plus, Disney World's Trump Robot

Posted 12/19/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. Also, a friendly reminder: Applications for Ad Age's Agency A-List are due Wednesday. In other words, tomorrow. Here's how to enter.
What people are talking about today

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