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Under Armour Honors Misty Copeland With Hashtag That Led to a Car Full of Flowers #PrincipalMisty gets a social salute

Under Armour couldn't sit idly by on Tuesday when Misty Copeland was named the first African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history—not after the famous TV spot that helped burnish both dancer and brand.

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July 3, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT

Designer Shows Off His Big Talent in the World's Smallest Portfolio Michael William Lester's great little idea

Michael William Lester, a London-based freelance designer and illustrator, isn't afraid to think small. We're talking minuscule here, people!

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July 2, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT

This Remarkable Ad Shows Just How Science Can Improve Real People's Lives Strong storytelling in short film from Royal Dutch DSM

If you think rigorous scientific research is boring or self-serving, this short film from the Netherlands just might change your mind.

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July 2, 2015, 9:08 AM EDT

Facebook Just Updated Its Logo Ever So Slightly. Can You Tell the Difference? It's in a 'custom' font now

Facebook has basically used the same logo since 2005—its name in white, in Klavika font, on a blue background. But this week, the company, which is now allegedly worth more than Walmart, decided to change its logo font, opting for a custom font designed in-house, according to Mashable

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July 1, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT

Nike Makes One of the Fastest Ads Ever to Sell the Zoom Air Sneaker All-stars challenge you to run your quickest mile

A super-fast sneaker deserves a super-fast commercial, and Nike delivers one here for its Air Zoom Elite 8 running shoe. Blink and you'll miss it.

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July 1, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT

Norwegians Object to Giant Penis Squirting Them With Confetti in PSA Stunt Actually, younger people kind of liked it

Believe it or not, there are a few situations where dressing up as a giant penis and spraying people with confetti is inappropriate. Promoting condom use on behalf of a sex education charity is one of those situations, according to thirtysomething Norwegians.

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July 1, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT

Kids' Wildest Dreams Come True in This Beautifully Imaginative Airline Ad S7's creative interpretations

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.

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July 1, 2015, 10:51 AM EDT

Can McDonald's Turn an Awkward Blind Date Into Something That's Actually Fun? Burnett tries fast-food rom com

McDonald's won't just sate your hunger and comfort you when you're down. It will actually save your aborted love life.

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July 1, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT

Gay Marriage Opponents Act Like an Oppressed Minority in Catholic Group's Ad Message is even styled as a coming-out announcement

About halfway through this two-and-a-half-minute film from conservative nonprofit the Catholic Vote, its treacly, overly stylized message becomes clear. These Catholics are nervous about revealing their stance on same-sex marriage because they're (spoiler alert!) against it.

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June 30, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT

Chance, the Wheelchair-Bound Dog, Will Inspire You to Tears in This Kleenex Ad Pass the (branded) tissues

With over 23 million Facebook video views in less than a week, this new ad from Kleenex is helping to make sure that the Kimberly-Clark brand's plot to keep America crying into its tissues is going deviously well.

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June 30, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT

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