Kia Optima “Shoe Store” (2016) :30 (USA)

Kia Optima “Shoe Store” (2016) :30 (USA)

Just because you drive the official vehicle of the NBA it doesn't make you an NBA player. This is kind of the oldest formula in the book in terms of advertising, but seeing this guy stand up in those giant shoes is still worthy of a chuckle.

 

Heineken presents ‘The Takeover’ (2016)

Heineken presents ‘The Takeover’ (2016)

As part of The Takeover, the crowd at a Heineken music event is given the power to decide which tracks get played next.

 

MISTRESS names new social media director, Iyana Sarrafieh

Mistress, the multi-disciplinary creative agency based here, has hired Iyana Sarrafieh as Director, Social Media, a new position. She reports directly to agency founding creative partner Damien Eley, who oversees the agency’s expanding social media portfolio.

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Citröen "Inspired by you" (2016) 50 (France)

Citröen "Inspired by you" (2016) 50 (France)

You'll spend more than four years in a car doing well--stuff. So make sure it's the car you want to be spending the time in, which should be easy as Citröen is inspired by you. Man, we do spend a lot of time in our cars, don't we. Especially where I am in L.A.

 

Duracell "How The Rebels Saved Christmas" (2016) 1:09 (USA)

Duracell "How The Rebels Saved Christmas" (2016) 1:09 (USA)

Kids make believe they're in Star Wars in an oh so charming spot in which they deliver an R2D2 with batteries in it to their sick friend. All part of Duracell's and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

A Date with the Donald. Reporter Climbed TrumpWorld's Tower of Babble and Survived

In 2003 I was assigned to write about Donald Trump, which was published as Assessing Donald Trump as brand in Adage.

When I first met Donald Trump, he did not grab.

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Cafe Calmo - Little Italy Rebrand Stunt

Slow Down and Experience the Relaxed Vibe of Little Italy
Little Italy is providing commuters with a free coffee break and a late note for work!

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JustWorks makes horror-themed ads to take the fear out of small businesses

JustWorks wants to remove small business fears in this Halloween-themed ad. Quite fun and great design and illustration, too. Details From Hell might be my favorite. I always love when seemingly "boring" clients do something really cool like this. Remember kids, don't judge a client by their brand name.

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