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This Agency Made a Virtual Claw Machine for Recruits to Play and Win a Job Interview 'Claw your way to the top'

B-Reel is hiring! And it would like you to claw your way, quite literally, to the top.

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November 14, 2016, 9:54 AM EST

Starbucks' Red Christmas Cups for 2016 Probably Won't Offend Anybody (Probably) Wintry spirit is back after 2015's minimalist take

Starbucks wants consumers to know it's heard their deep concerns about its Christmas cups, and has worked hard to rectify the situation.

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November 14, 2016, 9:01 AM EST

NYC Kids Enjoy a Perfect Day, Thanks to Samsung, in This Relaxed W+K Ad With much help from their gadgets

If nothing else, Wieden + Kennedy Portland's new slice-of-life spot for Samsung is an upbeat expression of the mobile-device panopticon we live in.

The spot follows a handful of photogenic New York City kids as they film themselves with their phones and Gear 360 cameras, and humorously introduce an older guy to virtual reality with a Gear VR headset that one kid just brought along for some reason. (There's something irksome to me about jumping into virtual reality when you're already outside.)

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November 11, 2016, 10:19 AM EST

Poo-Pourri Drops a Historic New Ad, as the Poop Wars With Squatty Potty Heat Up A look at butts through the years

The holidays are a big time for feasting, and hence, a major selling season for bathroom-centric products. But it might be better not to dwell too much on how one leads to the other.

Instead, enjoy the pissing match that's broken out in the poop wars between odor-eliminating toilet-spray veteran Poo-Pourri and upstart Squatty Potty.

Poo-Pourri just unveiled a new ad with its fan favorite character, the stylish and punny Bethany, metaphorically strolling through history to show us we're all still cavemen when it comes to basic bodily functions.

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November 11, 2016, 9:05 AM EST

A 360 Video of Guys Rapping Inside the Jack in the Box Mascot's Head Is Not What I Needed Right Now Weird week gets weirder

As we begin our plunge into the vortex of a Trump presidency, we'll have to adjust our operational definitions of terms like "weird" and "nonsensical," and this 360-degree Jack In the Box ad for its new "Brunchfast" menu is a good place to start.

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November 10, 2016, 2:57 PM EST

Into Bondage but Not Leather? This Line of BDSM Accessories Is 100 Percent Vegan Why should fetishes be irresponsible?

Ever want to play 50 Shades of Grey, but can't swallow the thought of all that leather and man-pandering? 

There is hope. Bijoux Indiscrets—the Spanish sex-toy retailer that recently gave us an online orgasm library—just launched Maze, a collection of bondage-inspired accessories that's 100 percent vegan, and made by women, for women. 

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November 10, 2016, 2:38 PM EST

How This Agency Got a Deceased Author to Sign Books at a Book Fair A signature for when you can't be there

Literary fans love a good book signing. But absent the actual author, the next best thing might be an autograph from a mechanical arm in his or her own style.

That, at least, seems to be the premise of a stunt from European online bookseller Bol.com and DDB Brussels at the Antwerp Book Fair this month. To mimic the handwriting of eight popular authors, the agency worked with research and design lab Beyond to analyze their original penmanship, and build a machine to recreate it.

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November 10, 2016, 1:10 PM EST

Rob Gronkowski Channels Bon Jovi to Let You Know Your Madden Roster Is Only Halfway There He's terrible, yet terribly entertaining

The first rule of karaoke is that if you're not really, really good, you'd better be really, really bad.

Anything between, and you're basically that Wall Street guy singing Coldplay on a Tuesday.

Rob Gronkowski clearly knows the rule, as he makes for a lovably terrible Jon Bon Jovi in Heat's new Madden Season video for EA.

This year's Madden Season campaign kicked off with Von Miller spoofing Justin Bieber. Today we get Patriots tight end Gronk serenading you in the full splendor of a Bon Jovi concert circa 1987. Oh sure, it's humiliating, but after his cut-off tank top last year, I think we all know Gronk is not a man encumbered by self-seriousness.

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November 10, 2016, 1:10 PM EST

Ben & Jerry's Has an Achingly Sweet Message for Those Discouraged by the Election Lemons got you down?

Many are looking for some sweetness today. Ben & Jerry's is pretty good at that. 

Following the surprising—and for many, worrying—results of the U.S. presidential election, have a look at the brand's "One Sweet World," a soft-serve story (from agency Nice and Serious) about a troubled town called Coneville.

In Coneville, angry lemons have gathered to support a divisive member of their kind. His leafy toupée is swept, not so artfully, to the side. (Subtle.) Things take a turn for the worse when a single cherry, clutching a sign that reads "We taste sweeter together," attracts notice in the hostile crowd. 

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November 10, 2016, 12:32 PM EST

Squatty Potty's Pooping Unicorn Is Back With a Hilarious, Malodorous Sequel Indeed Harmon Brothers hype brand's new toilet spray

So, a unicorn farted golden rainbows into a bottle, and the resulting, um, product is for sale. And it's guaranteed to give you "the best-smelling poop of your life" or your money back.

This is not a scatological acid trip, but it might be the closest you'll get.

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November 10, 2016, 9:45 AM EST

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