Darkly Comic Ads for ZocDoc Illustrate the Utter Hell of Calling Your Doctor Stop telling them you have rabies

ZocDoc knows how much it sucks trying to deal with doctors over the phone. Now, the online medical-care scheduling service positions itself as the cure for such headaches in a pair of humorous spots from Goodby Silverstein & Partners in New York.

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May 21, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT

Michael Jordan Waxes Poetic in Gatorade's New Paean to Sweat It's not all created equal

Gatorade really does love sweat.

Last year, the brand's hidden-camera ads with Peyton Manning and Cam Newton required customers at a convenience store to "sweat it to get it." If would-be consumers couldn't show visible signs of a workout, they couldn't buy Gatorade.

Now, an epic new spot—created by TBWA\Chiat\Day and voiced by Michael Jordan—makes it clear that "not all sweat is created equal." 

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May 20, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT

These 'Abused Emojis' Can Help Kids Tell Someone They're Being Hurt Project from a Swedish children's helpline

A children's helpline in Sweden just released an upsetting set of emojis showing kids being physically and verbal abused—in the hope that young victims of violence might use them to communicate their situation when words fail.

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May 20, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT

This Ikea Pop-Up Store Serves Breakfast in Bed to Lucky Londoners Get a little closer to those bedroom products

Last month, Ikea launched an online wedding service. Now, it's one step closer to offering the full honeymoon package, with a stunt that will bring breakfast in bed to guests of a temporary restaurant.

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May 20, 2015, 12:37 PM EDT

Pizza Hut Takes Down Selfie Sticks in This Hilarious Ad for Its 2-Foot Pizzas Spoof PSA takes selfie obsession to next level

Have you taken a selfie lately? If the answer is yes, then you're the target audience for this new over-the-top parody PSA from Pizza Hut.

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May 20, 2015, 12:06 PM EDT

Your New Favorite Tumblr Shows What Mad Men Would Be Like in the Digital Age Don Draper would rock a Snapchat campaign

Mad Men may be over, but it's sure to live on forever in our hearts—and our animated GIFs.

An entertaining Tumblr, Mad Men Integrated, imagines what the show might look like in today's digitally fueled agency environment.

Making light of digital strategy jargon might seem like low-hanging fruit—the word hashtag is immediately funny in this context—but the whole concept and execution here is delightful. Even if you don't work for a digital, social or media agency, the reactions of Peggy, Pete, Don and the gang will give you a smile. 

Check out some of the GIFs below and head to the Tumblr for more.

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May 20, 2015, 11:36 AM EDT

The Kids From SunnyD's Goofy '90s Rollerblading Ad Are Back, and They Never Grew Up Older, but not wiser

If you watch the ad below and conclude there's nothing new under the sun, you're half right.

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May 20, 2015, 9:10 AM EDT

This Foot-Care Brand Made the First Magazine You Read With Your Feet Put your toes to work

What better way to sell foot-care products than with an entire magazine for and about feet?

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May 19, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

This Outdoor Ad in Moscow Hides From the Police When It Sees Them Coming How to go undetected when selling illicit food

Last summer, Russia imposed a full embargo on food imports from the European Union (as well as the U.S.) in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. This left authentic European food merchants in Moscow in a bit of a bind.

But one Italian grocery store there, Don Giulio Salumeria, kept selling its real Italian food—and came up with a bizarre out-of-home stunt to advertise to consumers without tipping off the police.

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May 19, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

Daily Mail Used a Steak House's Photo to Illustrate a (Probably Fake) Story on Cannibalism That's chateaubriand, not long pork

Sure, it can be hard to find a good photo to illustrate an article about cannibalism, but that's really no excuse for trying to pass off a restaurant's steak as man-meat.

The owner of London's Hawksmoor steak house understandably took issue with British tabloid The Daily Mail using a photo of his (quite lovely) chateaubriand to illustrate a story about a supposed restaurant serving human meat in Nigeria.

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May 19, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT


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