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The Bruised Woman on This Billboard Heals Faster as More Passersby Look at Her Facial recognition technology used to fight domestic violence

Here's an interesting use of facial recognition technology on billboards—to do something a little more inspiring than target you with the right products.

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March 5, 2015, 2:12 PM EST

Pornhub Is Getting Into Wearable Tech With the Wankband. Yes, the Wankband You too can create 'dirty energy'

Pornhub is nothing if not savvy with its marketing, as seen in previous stunts like crowdsourcing a safe-for-work ad campaign and going big with a (short-lived) Times Square billboard. Now, the world's most mainstream porn site is getting into the hotness of the moment—wearable tech—with something called the Wankband. Yep, that's what it's called.

Who knows if it will ever be made—they say it's in beta testing, which they spell "beata testing." And they are collecting email addresses from people who might want to own it eventually. (I'm sure those addresses will be used for no other reasons.)

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March 5, 2015, 1:35 PM EST

Jägermeister Takes Handcrafted to Next Level With Three Incredible Wooden Works of Art Deutsch's '56 Parts' campaign

We've seen plenty of ad campaigns that have handcrafted elements meant to evoke some handcrafted aspect of the product. (Patron tequila's ads from 2013 were particularly lovely.) But Deutsch New York takes things up a notch in this beautiful work for Jägermeister.

The agency got artists Olivia Knapp, Yeahhh! Studios and DKNG Studios to create three unique wooden works of art corresponding to the brand's three pillars—heritage, ingredients and process. Each piece was constructed in 56 separate parts that fit together like a puzzle—representing the 56 different ingredients (roots, fruits, herbs and spices) that go into Jägermeister.

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March 5, 2015, 12:45 PM EST

Watch the Most Strangely Hilarious Addy Awards Best of Show Acceptance Speech Ever KFC necklaces were just the beginning

A bizarre campaign won Best of Show at last Friday's Addy Awards ceremony in Lexington, Ky. And so, fittingly, its creators made a bizarre acceptance speech to go with it.

The winning campaign was actually a product—Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Gold Necklaces, made with real KFC chicken bones. They were produced by Kentucky for Kentucky, a group led by local agency execs Whit Hiler and Griffin VanMeter that does unofficial tourism work for the state.

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March 5, 2015, 11:19 AM EST

Vince Vaughn's Hilarious Stock Photos Were Made From These Equally Ludicrous Originals Check out the great Photoshopping work

By now, you've probably seen Fox and Getty's wonderful promotion for the movie Unfinished Business, with Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson posing for boringly clever stock photos.

Well, it turns out the images were Photoshopped from real stock photos. We've done you a solid by pairing the originals with the spoofs and turning them into GIFs. 

Sorry in advance if we've shattered the illusion of Vince Vaughn ever sitting in an office. 

Credit for all the original photos: Global Stock/iStock by Getty Images

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March 5, 2015, 9:46 AM EST

Agency Allegedly Wins Vans Project. Or Not. Just Stop Asking Questions, Please Catch New York's cryptic release

Photo: Sasha Maslov

Agencies like to trumpet their account wins in breathless emails, but here's a press release that plays things closer to the vest. It seems Catch New York has been hired by Vans for an "extra super top secret project." Reportedly. Allegedly. Possibly.

See the release below.

Pictured above are agency co-founder and managing partner Joe Perello, partner and CCO Doug Spitzer, and co-founder and managing partner Arie Kovant.

At least, that's supposedly them.

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March 5, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Plastic Bottles Dream of Thrilling Future Lives in Keep America Beautiful's Recycling Ads Latest PSAs focus on bathroom products

Every plastic bottle in your bathroom dreams of a better life.

At least, they do in Keep America Beautiful's new recycling ads from Pereira & O'Dell. The next phrase of the "I Want to Be Recycled" campaign launches today, and shows bathroom bottles looking forward to future experiences that are way more fulfilling that getting your grubby body clean.

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March 5, 2015, 8:39 AM EST

How to Pronounce 15 Brand Names You've Probably Been Saying Wrong Never sound foolish again

Business Insider produced a video that corrects common mispronunciations of 15 brand names. The voiceover sounds a bit like Siri—knowledgeable but snotty.

Among the highlights, we learn that Guerlain should be pronounced "ghor-lehng," not "girl-lane"; Porsche isn't "porsh" but "POR-sha"; Zagat should be "za-GAT," not "za-get"; and Lululemon is, in fact, "loo-loo-le-mon," not "loo-loo-leem-own." (Some folks pronounce it "loo-loo-leem-own"? Really? Perhaps they drank too much "steh-lah-are-twa.")

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March 4, 2015, 3:00 PM EST

Fans Successfully Unlocked the New Avengers Trailer, and It Was Totally Worth It Twitter buzz rewarded with an epic preview

Marvel both delighted and infuriated its rabid fan base today by making them work together to unlock the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer by tweeting about it. But good news: The trailer is amazing.

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March 4, 2015, 1:54 PM EST

Delta Feels a Road Warrior's Pain in Charming Ad About the Most Grueling of Trips Comfort where you'd least expect it

Traveling constantly for work can suck, and Delta wants you to know it understands.

A new ad from Wieden + Kennedy New York tackles that familiar trope, as a drone of a man trudges through relatable little first-world indignities—the electronic keycard to his hotel room not working, getting lost going for a run in foreign streets, ironing a tie he's still wearing (but wait ... isn't that how everybody does it at home, too?).

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March 4, 2015, 1:37 PM EST

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