I wish all ads were as good as this classic Dirt Devil commercial

I was looking at this new commercial for 66ºNorth winter jackets when I realized it's made by the same German filmmakers who made the excellent Exorcist ad for Dirt Devil. If you have never seen it, it's a must-watch. It all goes as you expect in a horror film—until the very end. » 5/27/14 8:23pm 5/27/14 8:23pm

The Bizarre and Controversial World of Late-Night Lawyer Ads

When it's three o'clock in the morning and everything is going wrong in your life, there's a certain kind of ad you might see on basic cable. Lawyers–usually guys–promise to battle the heartless, tight-wad insurance companies on your behalf. There's disaster footage and stiff readings off of cue cards. The ads look… » 4/02/14 3:00pm 4/02/14 3:00pm

This incredibly touching ad is better than most movies

This moving commercial about Bell's whisky does more in two minutes than most movies do in two hours. Give it a try. I went in expecting nothing—I mean, it's a commercial!—and walked away gently holding my heart. It's definitely better than any commercial that aired during the Super Bowl and probably more heartwarming… » 2/08/14 12:33pm 2/08/14 12:33pm

The 98-Year-Old MS Paint Prodigy in Microsoft's Super Bowl Commercial

Remember Hal Lasko, the 98-year-old semi-blind artist who makes beautiful prints using Windows 95-era Microsoft Paint? He was in Microsoft's gorgeously sentimental commercial that aired during last Sunday's Super Bowl, as Mashable points out. Which is great, because we love the guy and his gorgeous work. » 2/08/14 10:00am 2/08/14 10:00am

Sony Made a Volcano Spew 8 Million Flowers For This Stunning 4K Ad

If there's one thing Sony knows how to do, it's sell its technology with cool imagery. In past commercials the company has blasted buildings with paint, sent millions of rubber balls bouncing down a street, and even unleashed a small army of Play-Doh bunnies. But this time around, Sony's dumping eight million flowers » 11/01/13 10:21am 11/01/13 10:21am

Haha, Microsoft Uses Siri to Make Fun of the iPad in a Commercial

Microsoft, which has been trying to force Windows Phone into the Android and iPhone conversation in its recent commercials, is going head on against Apple in its latest spot. That's not surprising (as Samsung loves to pick at Cupertino all the time), but what's hilarious is that Microsoft is using Apple's own Siri to… » 5/22/13 8:55pm 5/22/13 8:55pm

If Vine Tried to Make a Commercial About Vine Using Vine

Because Twitter wants to force lightning twice with self-imposed limitations on communication, Vine has been awkwardly limited to 6 seconds of video. But what does that 6 seconds mean? Could Vine promote Vine in 6 seconds? Could you explain what Vine is in 6 seconds? Is 6 seconds longer or shorter than you think? » 5/16/13 8:00pm 5/16/13 8:00pm

What If Buying Hard Cider Was Like Buying an Apple Product

Somersby Cider in the UK created a cheeky commercial that pokes fun of Apple product launches by imagining a world where buying hard cider is like getting a new iPhone. The Genius Bar would be a real bar and workers would talk about how many cores inside the apple, how many pits and how to use the "in to face" and… » 3/28/13 1:00am 3/28/13 1:00am

Watch Every Super Bowl Commercial Mashed Up Into One Super Long and Fun…

If you need some entertainment tonight or are going through football withdrawals or are punishing yourself for eating five too many wings on Sunday or are just missing the hell out of big and cheesy and conversation-inducing commercials, check this out: it's a mash up commercial that uses nearly every commercial… » 2/06/13 10:00pm 2/06/13 10:00pm

10 Greatest Super Bowl Tech Ads of All Time

While most Super Bowl ads tout products you can eat, drink or drive, the smattering for tech products have been among the game's most memorable commercials. This year Best Buy, Time Warner Cable and Cars.com will continue their Super Bowl ad traditions, while BlackBerry will run its first game time ad - a bit of a… » 1/31/13 3:20pm 1/31/13 3:20pm

The Secret to Making Food Look So Delicious in Ads (Hint: Slow Motion)

You know when you watch a beer commercial or an ad about fruit or anything relating food and think, man, that looks absolutely delicious? And then when you go to the market to get that same exact food, it looks absolutely nothing like the commercial. It happens every time! How do ad men make the products look so… » 11/29/12 10:00pm 11/29/12 10:00pm

This Has Got to be the Worst Commercial Sell Out of a Viral Video Ever

When Charlie bit his brother's finger in 2007, the entire Internet fell in love. It's one of the most popular YouTube videos ever at nearly 500 million views and those adorable little boys could do no wrong. Until, well now. Five years later it looks like the family has teamed up with Ragu to slang tomato sauce… » 10/16/12 10:20pm 10/16/12 10:20pm