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Staff Writer — Adweek
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Contributor to @adweek and @adfreak.

Ad of the Day: Duracell Powers a Soldier's Sweet Message to His Daughter This Fourth of July — Duracell is making a strong play for the most American ad this Fourth of July by framing itself as the brand that helps keep members of U.S. military connected to their young kids while deployed overseas. A new spot from Anomaly features a dad in uniform who uses Duracell's batteries to power a teddy bear that records his voice.

Kids' Wildest Dreams Come True in This Beautifully Imaginative Airline Ad — Here's a fun spot from earlier this year that picked up a silver Lion at Cannes last week. For S7 Airlines from Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, it features cute kids being themselves, namely by describing wonderful places or things they'd like to visit, but are also impossible ... or so they think.

Can McDonald's Turn an Awkward Blind Date Into Something That's Actually Fun? — McDonald's won't just sate your hunger and comfort you when you're down. It will actually save your aborted love life. Or so claims a new U.K. ad from Leo Burnett London. The burger chain plays matchmaker, featuring a couple with basically no chemistry on what appears to be a first date.

This Faucet Brand Just Set a World Record for Most People Showering Together — Getting covered in mud is a big part of obstacle races like Warrior Dash. So, faucet company Delta set up a giant product demonstration after Saturday's event in Indiana-and claimed the Guinness World Record for most people showering simultaneously. Some 331 runners, including 1992 Olympic gold medalist and television personality Summer Sanders, helped Delta cinch the title in Crawfordsville.

This Clever Browsing Tool Lets You Replace Banner Ads With Images You Actually Like — A new company is hoping to put an end to obnoxious banner ads by letting viewers choose images they want to see instead. But ultimately, you'll have to pay for the privilege.

Ad of the Day: LGBT Couples Just Want to Travel Freely in This Beautiful Airbnb Ad

Ad of the Day: Poo-Pourri's Latest Crass Character is a Randy Granny Who Loves to Pee — Poo-Pourri's marketing team would like you to know its odor-trapping spray isn't just for poo. You can use it to save water, too, by not flushing your pee. To make its case, the company is out with an ad featuring a foul-mouthed octogenarian who spouts a steaming stream of double entendres about urinating.

Looking to Network at Cannes? This Tinder-Like Site Matches You With Other Attendees — In case your meeting calendar at Cannes isn't already jam-packed enough, one company created a mobile site modeled on Tinder to help foster casual (business) encounters on the Riviera.

Loverboy Frontman Recants 'Working for the Weekend' in This Throwback Job Hunting Ad — If you were wondering what the frontman of '80s Canadian rock back Loverboy is up to these days, the answer is second guessing the lyrics to "Working for the Weekend" in an ad for job listings site

Ad of the Day: How One Travel Agency Fell in Love With a Giant Beached Sausage — If you want to see a contender for the year's most bizarre ad, here's one about a bunch of people stroking a giant sausage on a beach. McCann Mexico created the spot for online travel agency Best Day. Why, you might ask?
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Dec 10, 2013

.@nudd's annual 10 best ads list, nice balance of viral hits and exceptionally well-produced spots

Dec 10, 2013

@rhettandlink thanks for writing a fun song, and reading, and tweeting. (Sent, of course, from my phone). Cc @Adweek

Dec 09, 2013

@eringriffith good times - thanks again for the intro. @SandersAK thanks for the coffee and the chat - looking forward to more soon.

Oct 02, 2013

@EranEyal hey, thanks for the heads up, working on sorting it out.

Sep 30, 2013

Coke loses laurels as world's top brand, slipping to third behind Apple and Google. by @chris_heine

Sep 17, 2013

"[VW] must have figured enough of the target market was soaking up MTV in the mid-1980s to make this worthwhile."

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