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Whole Neighborhood Learns Sign Language to Surprise Deaf Resident in Samsung Ad Sweet stunt from Turkey

Samsung Turkey has launched a website with a video call center for the hearing impaired, and it's announced it with quite the stunt.

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March 12, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT

14 People Who Are So Over SXSW Before It Even Starts Are we at peak backlash yet?

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Here we are, less than 24 hours from the spectacle that is SXSW. As the minions descend on Austin, and the rest of the world gawks from afar, there's a vocal contingent who literally can't even.

A healthy disdain for SXSW has developed in recent years, and seems to be hitting a crescendo, oh, right about now. Below, check out some snark-laden tweets from people who are going, can't go—or are already there but would rather be anywhere else.

See you in Austin, haters!

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March 12, 2015, 12:37 PM EDT

Facebook Gets Even Friendlier With Striking Outdoor Ads and Mosaic of Digital Content Looking more and more like an iconic brand

A few weeks ago, we posted Facebook's great new commercials about friendship, directed by Mike Mills. But there's a lot more where that came from—in various other media.

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March 12, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT

Clever Outdoor Ads List Cost of Their Own Square Footage If They Were Homes in England Protesting U.K.'s soaring real estate prices

Several hard-hitting outdoor campaigns have protested soaring home prices in the U.K. lately, including these bleak billboards narrated by people who've been priced out of London. Now, AMV BBDO has unleashed a clever campaign on behalf of Homes for Britain, which advocates pressuring politicians to help build homes people can afford.

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March 12, 2015, 8:46 AM EDT

NatGeo's Killing Jesus Website Might Be the Greatest Story Ever Scrolled Mullen's latest epic digital project

Mullen has created a digital experience of Biblical proportions to support National Geographic Channel's Killing Jesus, a three-hour docudrama premiering March 29, which is Palm Sunday. The show is based on the best-selling book of the same name.

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March 11, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT

Carlsberg Makes the Most NFSW Ad Ever, Along With a Few Other Gems It's also pretty great at karaoke, probably

Carlsberg doesn't do things half-ass. If the Danish brewer is going to do something, it will make it the best in the world—at least, according to three new ads admitting that might not actually be true at all.

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March 11, 2015, 11:26 AM EDT

Getty Images Talks Vince Vaughn, and How Stock Photos Have Gotten Better by Getting Worse The influence of social on notions of perfection

Vince Vaughn's fake stock photos for the movie Unfinished Business were hilarious because they were so cheesy. But they were Photoshopped from real stock photos—showing just how clichéd a lot of stock business imagery has been.

But it's evolving, says Getty Images, which did the Vaughn campaign with New Regency 20th Century Fox. And it's taking its cues more than ever from social media, as the visual language of photography evolves thanks to apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest.

AdFreak chatted with Rebecca Swift, director of creative planning at iStock by Getty Images, about the Vince Vaughn photos and why "perfection" is no longer everything when it comes to business images.

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March 11, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT

Huge Mole on Man's Face Becomes an Advertising Superstar in Brilliantly Insane Video An awards call for entries to rule them all

We've seen hilarious ad awards call for entries. We've seen slutty ad awards call for entries. Now, it's time for a brilliant but batshit crazy ad awards call for entries.

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March 11, 2015, 5:20 AM EDT

Phone Need a Charge at SXSW? Mophie and a Pack of St. Bernards Want to Help Rescue dogs find a new calling

Photo Illustration: Alfred Maskeroni Source: Getty Images

Since we're still living in a world where unlimited phone batteries don't exist—and a world where dogs are still super awesome—cell-savior Mophie is coming to SXSW with a pretty unique promotion. 

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March 11, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

Another 'World's Hardest Job' Campaign Says Moms Should Be Paid $260,000 a Year Try the calculator yourself

A new British campaign from Interflora for Mother's Day (which is in March in the U.K.) has almost an identical concept as last year's famous "World's Toughest Job" from American Greetings—but with a little twist.

This one is called "Hardest Job in the World" (that's not the twist), and it included a fake ad that ran Monday in the Times newspaper. Styled as a job ad, it said candidates must be willing to work 119 hours a week, be willing to learn on the job, be tenacious with impeccable time management skills, be on call 24/7, have unlimited patience and be calm under pressure.

The difference is, while American Greetings listed Mom's salary as $0, the Interflora ad said the salary is £172,000 a year, or about $260,000 per annum. At least, that's what moms should earn—if they were paid 40 hours a week (plus 79 hours a week of overtime) in jobs like teacher, chauffeur, psychologist, housekeeper, head chef and personal assistant.

Moms, try the calculator here, and see how much you should really be earning.

March 10, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT

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