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Say It With Beer: Brewer Lets You Attach Video Messages to Its Bottles More social antics from Andes

Breaking a bottle over somebody's head is one way of using beer to deliver a message. Now, Andes has developed a less violent option. Just scan the QR codes—remember those?—on an…

December 23, 2014, 8:54 AM EST

Can This Beer From CP+B Make You Suddenly, Incredibly Creative? Follow the instructions and find out

Science recently confirmed what we previously had only suspected—that alcohol, in the right amount, does tend to produce the most creative thinking. Professor Jennifer Wiley and her team at the…

December 19, 2014, 2:46 PM EST

Supermarket Surprises Shoppers by Playing 'Jingle Bells' Using the Checkout Scanners Latest big hit from Edeka

Like it or not, you can't escape holiday cheer everywhere you go. Maybe you've already taken care of your shopping, too. But have you ever heard Christmas music coming from…

December 10, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

Baby Animal Choir Sings Yaz's 'Only You' in This Ridiculously Cute Christmas Ad McVitie's expanded menagerie

McVitie's Victoria, the British biscuits brand, has been using puppies, kittens, tarsiers and owls in ads over the past year. Now, Grey London expands the baby-animal menagerie dramatically for McVitie's…

December 4, 2014, 7:49 AM EST

Diet Racism: The Official Drink of Brands That Just Don't Get It Do not buy for your social media manager

The official drink of the Washington Redskins … and Dave & Buster's? College Humor created this fake ad a little while back for Diet Racism—the drink that has all the sweet…

November 20, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

Dave & Buster's Just Posted a Tweet It's Going to Regret for a Long Time How does this stuff get through?

And your massive brand Twitter fail of the day goes to … Dave & Buster's! To advertise its Taco Tuesday, the restaurant chain made a joke that pretty clearly went over…

November 18, 2014, 1:40 PM EST

This Apple Store in London Looks Just Like a Regular Apple Store, Except It Sells Real Apples Borough Market's delightful stunt

Don't come looking for free WiFi. This Apple Store doesn't have it. That's because it sells real apples—the nontechnological kind. London's Borough Market, one of the oldest markets in the U.K., is…

November 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EST

Wil Wheaton, Giant Beer Geek, Humorously Introduces Newcastle's Scotch Ale A new beer that 'does not suck'

Newcastle has tapped Wil Wheaton as its latest anti-advertising star, enlisting the actor and Internet folk hero for a couple of amusing online videos introducing a new Scotch Ale. Wheaton does…

November 12, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

Concord Grapes Become Chatty Sitcom Characters in Welch's New Campaign Message of heart health

Is the time ripe for a sitcom starring a bunch of grapes? The VIA Agency's new campaign for Welch's mimics/spoofs the prime-time sitcom format to deliver the message that grape juice…

November 4, 2014, 2:11 PM EST

Can You Make a Great-Looking Fast-Food Ad Using Actual Fast Food and an iPhone? These guys wanted to try

It's an accepted truism that the food in fast-food ads looks nothing like the food in real life. But can it be made to look that way? Is it possible…

November 4, 2014, 11:46 AM EST