Justine Sacco Fired by IAC for 'Hope I Don't Get AIDS' Tweet But company discourages 'wholesale condemnation of an individual'
December 21, 2013, 5:10 PM EST
Brands, Web Celebrities and Anonymous Join Global Mockery of PR Pro's AIDS Tweet IAC's Justine Sacco deletes Twitter account
December 21, 2013, 12:21 AM EST
IAC's PR Chief Apparently Tweeted a Bizarrely Tasteless Joke About AIDS and Africa Company owns Match.com, Vimeo, CollegeHumor and more
December 20, 2013, 3:05 PM EST
Wait, There's Still Time for One More Christmas Ad You're Going to Love Meijer really spreads some cheer
December 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EST
Here Are the New American Stereotypes, According to French Ads for McDonald's Hockey, bullying and Baywatch
December 20, 2013, 12:49 PM EST
See Everything That's Beautiful About Advertising in Two Simple Print Ads for a Bookstore Lovely work from Brazil
December 20, 2013, 12:38 PM EST
Nelson Mandela Memorial Billboard in India Accidentally Features Morgan Freeman Actor played the world leader in 'Invictus'
December 20, 2013, 11:16 AM EST
It was a mixed bag for TV generally in 2013, but not a bad year for TV promos—in fact, some of the most inventive ads on the dial (or the Web) were from folks promoting new or returning shows.
For the most part, good marketers eschewed parades of "Our show is so great!" quotes, cliffhangery snippets of dialogue and trying to unironically mimic movie trailers—and just let a few powerful images, or sometimes a single powerful image, speak to the viewer. Sometimes it was a clever in-joke, sometimes a stylish montage, sometimes the sheer chutzpah of the idea. But we picked 10 of the promos that wowed us the most from a surprisingly large pool of good creative.
From edgy cable fare like Archer to a broad network series like Community, there was plenty to love before the show even started. Tell us what you think (and what we missed) in the comments.
December 20, 2013, 11:13 AM EST
Mullen Makes Ad-Blog Comments More Pleasant With the Hater Translator The season's most festive machine
December 20, 2013, 11:09 AM EST
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