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Leo Burnett Built a Livable Model of Van Gogh's 'Bedroom' That You Can Rent on Airbnb A haven for art geeks

From igloos to Netflix and Chill, Airbnb fans have an awesomely quirky variety of accommodation options to choose from these days. And starting Sunday, art geeks can live out their Van Gogh fantasies via Airbnb through a new effort by Leo Burnett. 

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February 11, 2016, 4:11 PM EST

This Agency Made a Gift Registry Asking for Absurdly Lavish Presents for Its New Office Doner's wish list might be slightly unrealistic

Doner is coming out, and it wants the world to know. The agency has chosen an amusing way to announce its move into a new office in Los Angeles via a not-so-humble request for lots of very, very generous gifts.

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February 11, 2016, 12:30 PM EST

If Your Calendar Is Screaming FML, It's Time for a Vacation, Say These Clever Print Ads A nudge for a too-busy culture

Nobody has time to go away. We're booked to the hilt and stumble from weekend to weekend, at which time we come up for air and realize that six months have passed. If you're still crawling back into some semblance of productivity from your Super Bowl high, the sensation must be even worse: Queen Bey can't save you now.

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February 11, 2016, 11:53 AM EST

Didier Drogba and YouTuber Fun for Louis Star in KitKat's New Global Ads About Sustainability Nestlé visits cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast

Nestlé is touting Kit Kat's commitment to sustainable cocoa farming with a new series of ads set in the Ivory Coast (or Côte d'Ivoire)—starring Didier Drogba.

The international soccer celebrity, who formerly captained the country's team, appears in the centerpiece video, one of four lengthy clips. The Ivory Coast is the world's biggest producer of cocoa beans.

YouTube travel personality Louis Cole hosts the series, which examines different facets of the confectioner's efforts to improve the lives of farmers who produce the key ingredient in chocolate.

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February 11, 2016, 11:26 AM EST

A Ventriloquist Betrays His Dummy in One of the Strangest Haircut Commercials Ever Breaking couples up since 1982

Whether you're cleaning up your current look, trying something new or betraying your ventriloquist dummy, a Great Clips haircut is a step in the right direction. That third point is the subject of the brand's bizarre "Benny & Lenny" ad, directed by The Perlorian Brothers for Minneapolis agency Periscope. 

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February 11, 2016, 9:45 AM EST

A Bank Set Up This 10-Foot-Tall ATM to Celebrate the Arrival of NBA All-Stars Not exactly easy money

It's not often you find yourself admiring a super inconvenient banking feature, but this time is a worthwhile exception.

BMO Financial, also known as Bank of Montreal, sparked some digital buzz this week by installing a 10-foot-tall ATM in its flagship location, First Canadian Place in Toronto. A message on the towering device made the meaning clear: "The NBA All-Stars Are Coming."

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February 10, 2016, 5:06 PM EST

Can a Biotech Group Change the Conversation With an Emotional Ad About Time? Poetic spot dropped in a minefield

The human body is a time machine. Treatments and products developed by the biotech industry keep its parts in good order, extending our stays on the planet and allowing us to lead richer lives.

That's the pitch from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a trade and lobbying group, in a campaign by White64 themed, "Time Is Precious."

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February 10, 2016, 4:52 PM EST

Netflix and Chill? Here's How the Streaming Site Really Influences Dating Based on a survey of 1,000 millennials

Photo: Ezra Bailey/Getty Images

To the public, "Netflix and chill" is just a euphemism for casual sex—or any unspoken intentions thereof—conceived in residual Puritanical shame. For Netflix, though, it's the best kind of product placement imaginable.

Think about it. People can't even bang each other anymore without invoking the brand. What a great position (har!) to be in. 

With that in mind, Netflix was curious about how much its brand actually influences dating, so it partnered with market research company Ipsos to do some research. After surveying 1,008 of its American, millennial-aged subscribers, Netflix discovered that 58 percent of them use their favorite shows and movies as guide posts for compatibility. In fact, 13 percent said they'd ask someone out (or not) based solely on this metric, and more than half think sharing a Netflix account is a "big step toward a 'serious' relationship." 

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February 10, 2016, 2:49 PM EST

This Agency Creative Director Compiles the World's Weirdest Pinterest Boards Rain's Will Hall proves the platform isn't just 'for chicks'

There are two persistent clichés about Pinterest—that its users are mostly women, and that it's a less fruitful social platform for creativity than networks like Twitter and Facebook. 

"I definitely disagree," says Will Hall, executive creative director at New York agency Rain—and he has the boards to prove it. A list of free Craigslist mattresses, pictures of classic and/or creepy ventriloquists and hyper-literate takes on black magic and 50 Shades of Grey provide only a small sampling of the crazy, pin-worthy boards that Hall builds on Pinterest. 

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February 10, 2016, 12:53 PM EST

These Valentine's Day Sweetheart Candies Have Sexy Messages Just for Ad People Evans Hunt is sending them to clients

The folks at Calgary, Alberta, ad agency Evans Hunt really love their clients. In fact, they might be in love with them.

That's judging by their Valentine's Day campaign to send custom sweethearts candies to clients marked with ad-themed love notes like "Project Manage Me," "Lay That Type" and "Brief Me Good." The agency had the candies made, and then made print ads out of them, too, which you can see here:

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February 10, 2016, 12:10 PM EST

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