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Recent articles by Tim:

Tostitos' New Party Bag Knows When You've Been Drinking and Will Even Call You an Uber

Doritos might have crashed out of the Super Bowl after a decade of fun ads, but Frito-Lay still has a few party tricks up its sleeve for this year's big game. → Read More

16 Brilliant Outdoor Ads That Rocked the Real World in 2016

Out-of-home remains one of our favorite advertising mediums. Yes, so much of it is an eyesore, but when it's great, there's almost nothing better. There's something particularly delightful about great work that lives in the physical world and not on a screen. → Read More

Ad of the Day: Nike Rips Into TV and Social Media in Ads About Getting Outside to Run

Television is enjoying a golden age, and social media is empowering and entertaining us like never before. → Read More

The Year in Creativity: 20 Trends That Drove Some of 2016's Best Marketing

We've chosen the 10 best ads of 2016, led by Droga5's brilliant spot for Under Armour with Michael Phelps. Now, let's look at some of the major creative trends of 2016—the themes, concepts and strategies that invigorated marketers and led to some of the year's most interesting work. → Read More

Michael Phelps, Businessman: The World's Greatest Olympian Writes His Second Act

Michael Phelps had a better 2016 than you. He got married. He had his first child. He starred in the year's best ad—an elegiac masterpiece by Droga5 for Under Armour. → Read More

Can You Figure Out the Mystery Inside This Remarkable Ad About High School Love?

Here's a pretty amazing ad from BBDO New York, with a mystery at its core. At the outset, we meet Evan, a high school kid who can't wait for summer break. He's so bored that he begins etching words into a table in the library. → Read More

Spotify Crunches User Data in Fun Ways for This New Global Outdoor Ad Campaign

Spotify puts its vast trove of listener data to playful use in a new global out-of-home ad campaign—its largest OOH effort to date—with executions that playfully highlight some of the more bizarre user habits it noticed throughout 2016. → Read More

Apple Enlists Frankenstein in This Strange, Sweet Appeal for Acceptance This Holiday

A lot of Christmas ads suggest that spending time with friends and family should be the ultimate goal of the holidays. → Read More

Heathrow Airport's Christmas Ad With Two Old Teddy Bears Makes Britain Feel Happy Again

Traveling is probably the least pleasant thing about the holidays, but apparently it's bearable (sorry) if you're a couple of elderly teddies on your way to a loving reunion. → Read More

Ikea Built a Room in One of Its Stores to Look Like a Damaged Home in Syria

Here's a fantastic use of in-store media by Ikea to bring the reality of the Syrian crisis home to those enveloped in the comforts of the West—indeed, those right in the middle of shopping for those very comforts. Everyone is familiar with the showrooms in your typical Ikea. → Read More

Here's the Lovely Salute to the Cubs That Nike Aired After the Final Out of the World Series

Timing is everything. It was true early Thursday morning for the Chicago Cubs, who are World Series champions after 108 years of futility. → Read More

Monique Luiz, Star of LBJ's 'Daisy,' Returns in Hillary Clinton Ad About Nuclear Weapons

Fifty-two years after she appeared, as a 3-year-old, in the most famous political campaign commercial ever made, Monique Luiz is back—and the subject once again is nuclear weapons. Luiz was the star of 1964's "Daisy" ad for Lyndon B. → Read More

Check Out 2016's Best Halloween Ads and Stunts From Brands and Agencies

Happy Halloween! Agencies and brands are always fond of scare tactics at this time of year. We've been tracking some of 2016's better Halloween pranks—check them out below. → Read More

Ken Bone Is Now an Uber Pitchman

That didn't take long. Just four days after becoming an instant folk hero after asking a question during Sunday's town-hall presidential debate, Ken Bone has appeared in his first ad. For Uber! → Read More

Amazon Made More Than a Hundred 10-Second Ads Asking Alexa the Funniest Things

People are using Amazon Echo in so many different ways, and asking its AI, Alexa, so many different things, that the brand decided it was perfect for little vignettes. So, it's rolling out more than a hundred 10-second spots, each with a funny little question or request of Alexa, in contextual and targeted digital, TV and social placements. → Read More

Audi Made One Hell of an Entertaining Ad for Tonight's Debate That Everyone Will Love

There's one thing almost everyone watching Monday night's first presidential debate will be able to agree on—that this new Audi commercial, "Duel," airing during the telecast, is a brilliant bit of perfectly timed entertainment. → Read More

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight's Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a 'Beer Wall'

Tecate thinks building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is a great idea—as long as it's 3 feet tall and is used as a meeting place for guys from both sides of the border (and all sides of the political spectrum) to get together and have beers. The spot below, from Saatchi & Saatchi New York, will get a perfect media placement, too. → Read More

Ad of the Day: Bad Customer Service Brings Down a Secret Agent in Adobe's New Comedy

Adobe always likes to unveil a comical new spot for Advertising Week. This year is no exception, and this time we get a James Bond-style spot in which a secret agent easily handles almost everything that's thrown at him—but is completely undone by some bad customer service. → Read More

Adobe's Cheeky New Clothing Line Celebrates Some of the Worst Stock Photos Ever

If you've ever hankered for a T-shirt collection featuring classic, awful stock photos—like Happy senior couple piggybacking at the beach, or Firm handshake between business associates—then you're in luck. Try some Adobe Stock Apparel on for size. → Read More

The Ad Council and R/GA's 'Love Has No Labels' Wins the Emmy for Best Commercial

Count Emmy Award voters among the slew of people nationwide who've been charmed and captivated by The Ad Council's famous, viral "Love Has No Labels" diversity and inclusion PSA campaign, created by R/GA and production company Mindride. As Adweek predicted when the nominees were announced, the spot, filmed on Valentine& → Read More