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Google Just Made One of the Most Compelling Ads Yet About Gender Transition Meet Jake, and the gym where he belonged

Transgender issues have been front-page news all summer, though brands have clearly had a hard time knowing what their role should be in the conversation. But now Google—one of the world's most powerfully visible corporate LGBT advocates—is out with a new spot for Pride Month that tells the deeply poignant story of a transgender man and the small business that helped him during his transition.

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June 16, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

Traffic Cop Shockingly Lifts NYC Taxi, but It's the Ad Up Top That's the Giveaway Thinkmodo has a heart in latest prank

It turns out Thinkmodo can thrill people, not just scare them.

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June 16, 2015, 11:39 AM EDT

Why Johnny Cash Was a Terrible Choice for the New Mass Effect Trailer This is an epic space opera, not Firefly

I love Johnny Cash. I love Mass Effect. But man, are those two great tastes that taste weird together.

The next iteration of the epic sci-fi video game series was announced today via a first-look trailer at E3, and there's clearly a lot to look forward to with Mass Effect: Andromeda.

That said, let's talk a bit about the soundtrack selection: Cash's rendition of Western classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky." Specifically, let's talk about the fact that it was a dumb pick.

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June 15, 2015, 5:04 PM EDT

Southern Comfort Wants You to Tan Your Giant Belly (and Your Lemonade) This Summer Getting even more comfortable

The hirsute, rotund free spirit from Southern Comfort's famous "Beach" ad in 2012 may have been harboring a dirty secret—his famous tan might have been at least partly self-inflicted—judging by the brand's new spot, which goes to great lengths (and widths) to celebrate artificial bronzing.

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June 15, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT

Trussardi Designed These Fashionable Cans and Bottles for Coca-Cola's 100th Birthday A summer of cool

It's been a full century since Coca-Cola approved the Root Glass Company's contour bottle design that would become the soft drink brand's trademark. So, to pat themselves on the back, Coke is teaming up with Italian fashion house Trussardi for a limited-edition collection of stylish aluminum cans and glass bottles.

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June 15, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT

Angel Soft Wishes Single Moms a Happy Father's Day in Unique Take on the Holiday A twist on familiar clichés

Adult children raised by single mothers wish their moms a happy Father's Day in this intriguing, unconventional take on the holiday by Deutsch LA for Georgia Pacific's Angel Soft bathroom tissue.

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June 15, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

Jeb Bush Unveiled His 2016 Logo, and the Internet Shouted Unkind Things at It The season's most enthusiastic mark

Photo Illustration: Alfred Maskeroni; Source: Getty Image

There's nothing more infectious than good old-fashioned enthusiasm from a presidential candidate. And what better way to project that political fervor than by adding an exclamation point to your campaign logo?

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June 15, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT

Finlandia Packs 1,000 Years of Offbeat Inspiration Into One Crazy Ad Combined wisdom from very unlikely endorsers

Finlandia is gunning hard for the title of most inspirational vodka commercial ever.

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June 12, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT

Barbie Just Got a Whole Lot More Diverse With Its 23 New Fashionista Dolls Eight different skin tones and more

Barbie, the iconic doll we either love or hate—or love to hate—is finally getting more diverse. Better late than never, I guess.

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June 12, 2015, 9:21 AM EDT

Rolling Stone Wants the Whole World to Think, and Dress, Just Like Steve Jobs 'Question everything,' says new ad

In this amusing 90-second spot for Rolling Stone, men and women of all sorts dress up like Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs. They don wire-rim specs, black turtlenecks and blue jeans as they question aspects of their lives, large and small, ranging from health regimens and toupees to technology's impact on the future.

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June 11, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT

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