David Gianatasio

David Gianatasio is a longtime contributor to Adweek, where he has been a writer and editor for two decades. Previously serving as Adweek's New England bureau chief and web editor, he remains based in Boston.


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A Dark and Gripping PSA Shows How ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Breeds Toxic Masculinity

Creativity

White Ribbon's short film about the seeds of violence highlights Canada's Anti-Bullying Day.

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ASMR Marketing Is Officially Dead After This Soothing 4-Minute Clip About Shaving Your Balls

Creativity

Lynx gets up close and personal with three surprisingly entertaining 'shavetorials.'

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Subaru Highlights the Joys, Anxieties and Lifelong Memories of Owning a Forester

Creativity

Carmichael Lynch captures different stages of ownership in 3 vignettes.

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Nothing Says Love More Than a ‘Beef Bucket’ KFC Cooked Up in France

Creativity

Hoax causes Valentine's Day mayhem among chicken fans.

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Need a Temporary Cat? These Odd U.K. Ads Encourage You to Lure Away Your Neighbor’s Pet

Creativity

Adam&eveDDB stumbles into weird insight for Mars Petcare brand.

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In Amusing New Ads, Deutsch Revives the Refreshing Sound of Buschhhhhhhhhhh

Creativity

Two years later, the can still sends out a siren's call—to animals, the blindfolded, camo masters and more.

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These Comical Cartoon Spots Cut Through the Clutter of Dull Energy Advertising

Agencies

Anomaly’s debut for U.K. startup Bulb is quirky and fun.

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A Nonprofit’s Powerful Video Tackles the Stigma Around Menstruation in Developing Countries

Creativity

Care France and CLM BBDO show how period taboos can derail education.

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Veggies Are Monsters You Must Eat to Defeat in This Fun Ad Urging Kids to Snack Healthy

Creativity

British spot from adam&eveDDB shows a world in peril, plagued by produce.

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Gamers Get Dropped Offline at the Worst Possible Moments in This Brutal Marketing Prank

Creativity

Promoting a Danish app that detects Wi-Fi weak spots, the ad shows teens losing their minds over lag.

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Lovable NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Is Now a Brand Safety Firm’s ‘Chief Blocking Officer’

Creativity

Hall of Famer stars in loopy pitch for CHEQ.

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This Film Captures the Sights and Sounds of a Mission to Help Veterans Vanquish PTSD

Creativity

FCB Canada harnesses the healing power of nature.

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Gary Cole, the Actor You Know From Everything, Is Now the Time-Traveling Spokesguy for Kabbage

Brand Marketing

He's got news from 10 minutes in the future.

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Tazo Pokes Fun at Sedate and Serene Tea Ads in First Campaign From Vice’s Agency, Virtue

Brand Marketing

Now owned by Unilever, the brand wants to show it 'isn’t that kind of tea.'

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This Twisted Agency Video Imagines If Trees Chopped and Decorated Humans for Christmas

Agencies

Anomaly London continues its tradition of dark holiday tales.