Clearasil May Not Know Teens, But It Knows When To Trust Its Ad Agency

Droga5 and Clearasil found a new way to talk to teens. This is from YouTube: Teens, would an uplifting video be a good way to tell you how fast our products work? We made one. For you. Because we heard you like these. We hope you like this one. Let us know if you do! […]

Max Greenfield Is Lovin’ It, But He May Be Alone In That

Where does bad TV advertising come from? It’s a question McDonald’s and their agency Leo Burnett are forcing people to ask, in response to a series of 25 spots featuring Max Greenfield, one of the stars of Fox’s TV show “New Girl.” I can’t recall the last time I disliked a campaign as much. McDonald’s […]

An Opportunity for Brands: Original Digital Video #ODV

“What are you watching?” It used to be a simple question with easy answers like, “The Love Boat.” Thanks to the media omniverse, it’s a bit more complicated today. A quarter (24%) of the American adult population—an audience of 59 million strong—is turning to original digital video programming at least once a month, according to […]

Power To The Female People

Women like NFL football. A lot! Millions will be watching later today when the Seahawks and Patriots battle for the crown. The Washington Post claims that women are the league’s most important demographic. Women make up an estimated 45 percent of the NFL’s more than 150 million American fans and have become perhaps pro football’s […]

Smile On Your Brother, Buy Him Some KFC Right Now

Everyone loves KFC and America is a melting pot. Did I just utter two obvious boasts or present a miniature creative brief? In the following spot from FCB/Chicago, I believe the answer is both. Replay the spot, and you will see a body builder and a hippie chick coming together over fried chicken. Implausible? Not […]