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Can McDonald's Turn an Awkward Blind Date Into Something That's Actually Fun? Burnett tries fast-food rom com

McDonald's won't just sate your hunger and comfort you when you're down. It will actually save your aborted love life.

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July 1, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT

Gay Marriage Opponents Act Like an Oppressed Minority in Catholic Group's Ad Message is even styled as a coming-out announcement

About halfway through this two-and-a-half-minute film from conservative nonprofit the Catholic Vote, its treacly, overly stylized message becomes clear. These Catholics are nervous about revealing their stance on same-sex marriage because they're (spoiler alert!) against it.

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June 30, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT

Chance, the Wheelchair-Bound Dog, Will Inspire You to Tears in This Kleenex Ad Pass the (branded) tissues

With over 23 million Facebook video views in less than a week, this new ad from Kleenex is helping to make sure that the Kimberly-Clark brand's plot to keep America crying into its tissues is going deviously well.

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June 30, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT

This Faucet Brand Just Set a World Record for Most People Showering Together Delta soaks 331 muddy warriors

Getting covered in mud is a big part of obstacle races like Warrior Dash. So, faucet company Delta set up a giant product demonstration after Saturday's event in Indiana—and claimed the Guinness World Record for most people showering simultaneously.

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June 29, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

How Do You Improve Sex on the Cannes Red Carpet? Bring Along a Mattress and Pillows Creative stunt ended the festival on the perfect note

"It is your last night in Cannes. Make it more comfortable."

That's the message, printed on pillows, that awaited Cannes Lions attendees who discovered a mattress on the event's red carpet during the festival's final hours.

The stunt was a well-played callback to this year's much-buzzed-about moment when two unidentified people had sex on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals around 4:30 a.m. last Tuesday.

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June 29, 2015, 10:42 AM EDT

This Clever Browsing Tool Lets You Replace Banner Ads With Images You Actually Like Alas, it's not free

A new company is hoping to put an end to obnoxious banner ads by letting viewers choose images they want to see instead. But ultimately, you'll have to pay for the privilege.

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June 26, 2015, 1:56 AM EDT

These Luxury Hotel Ads Use Instagram Shots Instead of Professional Photos Unusual indeed for the category

Catch New York combed through social media for guest photos taken at Loews Hotels and Resorts and integrated the candid, unsolicited images into the chain's new "Travel for Real" ad campaign.

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June 25, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT

Here's the Story Behind My Photo of Two People Having Sex on Cannes' Red Carpet They've become the festival's surprise stars

CANNES, France—Around 4:30 a.m. local time Tuesday, I tweeted a photo of two people going at it on one of advertising's most iconic destinations: the Cannes Lions red carpet.

Then I went to bed. By the time I got up, the tweet was already getting some attention. Then Wednesday came along, and everything truly went crazy.

By the end of the day, my photo had been retweeted more than 400 times, was on the front page of Reddit, and had been covered in Page Six, Gawker, Us Weekly, Perez Hilton, Barstool Sports, E! Online, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and probably a few other places I haven't noticed yet.

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June 24, 2015, 7:46 PM EDT

Want to Look 20 Years Older Than You Are? This Amazing Product Can Make It Happen Order the Wrinkler now

Yesterday we saw a skin cream specially designed to give you wrinkles. In that same vein, check out the spot below for "The Wrinkler," a product that will help you look 20-30 years older than you actually are, without the hassle and expense of moving to Arizona and letting the sun bake you into a husk.

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June 24, 2015, 3:23 AM EDT

Chevrolet Just Wrote a Press Release Entirely in Emojis. Can You Decode It? 'Words alone can't describe' the 2016 Cruze

We may be nearing peak emoji, as Chevrolet has become the latest brand to play around with the familiar icons—writing a press release almost entirely in emojis to announce something (who knows what?) about the Chevy Cruze.

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June 23, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT

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