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

Every Super Bowl Tech Ad, Ranked

Unlike recent years, 2014 saw some Super Bowl ads for tech companies that were actually... good? Inconceivable! We've gathered them all here, in easily processed ranking form. As always, all rankings are totally subjective and legally binding. » 2/03/14 10:01am 2/03/14 10:01am

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

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 dock… » 3/28/13 1:00am 3/28/13 1:00am

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

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 that… » 2/06/13 10:00pm 2/06/13 10:00pm

Here's GoDaddy's Super Bowl Commercial with a Supermodel Kissing a Nerd

Because the Super Bowl brings out the sleaziest in GoDaddy (no small feat!), its commercial is always water cooler fodder the Monday after Super Bowl. So get this: supermodel Bar Refaeli making out with uber-nerd (and extraordinary extra) Jesse Heiman because that sells websites. » 2/01/13 11:00pm 2/01/13 11:00pm

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 Hail … » 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 good? … » 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 using… » 10/16/12 10:20pm 10/16/12 10:20pm

What do Zooey Deschanel, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Malkovich Have in …

Some of us would probably prefer for all of Apple's Siri ads to feature Zooey Deschanel asking inane questions. But Zooey/Siri jokes are getting a little tired—and the Samuel L. Jackson ones never caught on. Luckily, two new Siri spots aired this evening, both featuring the inimitable John Malkovich. » 5/23/12 11:00pm 5/23/12 11:00pm