Chrysler Hires Italian Agency To Make This Crappy Car Ad With Taxpayer…

Chrysler's Italian masters at Fiat fired BBDO Detroit, bringing in an Italian agency to do one commercial for the 300C gansgter-mobile. The ad stars Mikhail Gorbachev and calls for Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's release. My name is-what the fuck? » 12/04/09 1:30pm 12/04/09 1:30pm

New Mercedes Ad Highly Textual

This awfully clever commercial from Mercedes, plugging their new pre-safe brakes, presents a twist on the dangers of texting and driving. [YouTube via Very Short List] » 5/13/09 5:45pm 5/13/09 5:45pm

Industry Slump Trickling Down To Detroit Ad World?

An inside rumor has the Detroit arm of ad giant BBDO laying off 120 workers this coming Friday, the 7th, while Campbell-Ewald supposedly comes under the axe the following Friday, November 14th. We're not too surprised about BBDO: With Chrysler as its main source of revenue — and that source of revenue possibly drying… » 11/06/08 9:30am 11/06/08 9:30am

Volkswagen Knows How To Handle A Load

What It's Selling: Volkswagen Trucks

Where It's At: South America

What This Ad Literally Says: "Volkswagen Trucks. For every kind of load."

What This Ad Intends To Say: All of your consumer goods get delivered in a truck. We make trucks. » 7/18/08 3:45pm 7/18/08 3:45pm

Pre-Owned BMW Ads Now Completely Indiscernible From Syphilis PSAs

What It's Selling: Pre-owned Bimmers


Where It's At: Greece


What This Ad Literally Says: "You know you're not the first"


What This Ad Intends To Say: Would you say no to a sexy looking woman just because she's not a virgin? Probably not unless you're one of those "religious types." Therefore, BMW hopes you'd… » 7/16/08 11:20am 7/16/08 11:20am

Ad Watch: The Dodge Nitro — Now With Twice The Time, Twice The…

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to show you the new 30 second BBDO NY spot for the Dodge Nitro, with a hint we'd seen a bigger version of this breaking-through-the-earth ad over the weekend. Well, we've now got the big and anything but cute 60 second Nitro "Planet" spot, and here it is — but other than… » 11/09/06 10:06am 11/09/06 10:06am

Ad Watch: Dodge's Higher Caliber Of Viral Video — Shoots Bear In Face,…

BBDO already created a silly li'l set of ads to sell Dodge's Caliber CUV — and now, thanks to an enterprising reader we see they've got some silly li'l viral video to go with it. Watch three friends — bear, pig and Caliber — enjoy a lovely afternoon trip to the meadow to dance and sing. What could possibly go wrong?… » 5/16/06 8:14pm 5/16/06 8:14pm

Trail-Mix-a-Lot Marketing


Who doesn't love trail mix (minus those prone to anaphylactic shock) and otherwise mixing it up on the trail? BBDO-Detroit hopes prospective buyers of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are all over the outdoors like a mad squad of earwigs. The agency concocted a series of print ads to promote the new four-door Jeep that… » 4/18/06 5:26pm 4/18/06 5:26pm