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  • Volvo’s Remarkable New Films About Human Achievement Don’t Look Much Like Ads at All August 22, 2017
    Volvo journeys to the bottom of the sea and explores the remarkably resilient recesses of the human mind in these evocative, intense and ultimately uplifting brand films from London agency Valenstein & Fatt. Keeping the cars themselves mostly in the background, directors Edward Lovelace and James Hall (aka, D.A.R.Y.L.) tie the automaker's quest for […]
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  • DraftKings Summons a Daft Doctor to Cure What Ails Fantasy-Football Fans August 22, 2017
    If you're suffering from silly-sounding, made-up ailments related to fantasy sports, the DraftKings doctor will see you now. That's Dr. Aftkings (see what they did there!?), who stars in a series of ads from Deutsch that began rolling out last week. In the spot below, the doofy doc dispenses a daffy diagnosis to a distraught...
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  • The Entire History of Fire Erupts Into Your Backyard in This Bizarre and Epic Ode to Grilling August 18, 2017
    Jung von Matt turned to actor Christopher Fairbank to deliver an epic ode to the art of grilling meat over an open flame to promote German supermarket chain Edeka. Fairbanks' monologue in the spot, titled "Men of Fire," takes a look back at the history of the barbecue--way back, since cooking meat over an open...
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  • To Attract New Hires From Out of Town, a Cincinnati Agency Created a Tinder Profile…for Cincinnati August 17, 2017
    Getting to know a new city is a little bit like going on a blind date. After arriving at this insight while trying to think of ways to recruit new talent from out of town, Possible Cincinnati had an idea. The agency used Tinder to find a prospective employee from a larger city and, after...
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  • This Maternity Line for Children Was Created to Highlight 7 Million Youth Pregnancies Each Year August 17, 2017
    Finnish agency hasan & partners teamed up with Paola Suhonen, a well-known fashion designer in the country, to create a "Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old" campaign to raise awareness of the problem of childhood pregnancy in developing countries and drive donations to children's rights organization Plan International. Suhonen's "H […]
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  • An Agency Helped Create This Incredible Music Video Celebrating Feminism in the Modern Arab World August 17, 2017
    Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila's vision of the Middle East today is an amalgam of varied and sometimes contradictory influences, from the historical to the political. "Worms sculpt my body now/ The earth cradles my skin/ Why'd you sell me to the Romans?" So sings lead vocalist Hamed Sinno in his group's latest sin […]
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  • For Decades, Nazis Were Hollywood’s Ultimate Villains, the Polar Opposites of Any American Hero August 16, 2017
    Stories need stakes, something that the protagonist is either trying to make happen or working to avoid happening. Those can be big--think about any of the recent superhero movies where a giant sky laser is threatening to bring down (fill in the blank invading army)--or more personal, involving family, relationships, jobs and the like. For...
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  • HP Takes Its Newest Printer Back in Time to Blow Some Minds in 1983 August 16, 2017
    Is color printing even legal? Does it cost as much as a horse? And could the office's fancy new all-in-one print-scan-copy-fax machine have an actual security guard living inside it? If it does, Gary Fabert wants to grab a brewski with that guy and "thank him for his service." Fabert, host of the intentionally low-fi...
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  • With Names Like ‘Surge Protector’ and ‘Torpedo Tube,’ Free Condoms Are Finally Fun August 15, 2017
    Have you ever been to a Planned Parenthood, or any similar organization, to fish from their glass bowl of free condoms? It's awkward. Worse still is what you end up with: A handful of suspect brands you may not recognize, or sometimes--if you're lucky--a random pineapple-flavored one, more perplexing than exciting. Free condoms get a...
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  • The Builder From Clash of Clans Has Jumped Out of the Game and Built a Statue in Brooklyn August 11, 2017
    Clash of Clans players finally have some answers about what happened to the Builder. The character, who has been central to the 5-year-old mobile game, was the subject on a video posted online a week ago (it's gotten 42 million views on YouTube alone) in which he appears fed up with people destroying his creations....
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