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Here's What Happens When Stoners Try Actual Coffee at an Amsterdam Coffee Shop

Moyee's very special taste test

Amsterdam is known for its famous "coffee shops," but coffee is not the main attraction. Amsterdam-based coffee brand Moyee hopes to change that—and make the city better known for coffee…

Why Cuba’s Best Cigar Is Still Hot (Despite a 52-Year Embargo)

The full-flavored story of H. Upmann, JFK’s favorite smoke

It was Friday, Feb. 2, 1962, and President John F. Kennedy summoned his press secretary Pierre Salinger into his office for an urgent meeting. "I really need some help," said Kennedy. "What…

McDonald's Launches the Big Mac Lifestyle Collection for Fans of Beefy, Cheesy Everything

Wallpaper, bed sheets, clothes and more

Taco Bell is calling McDonald's a disgusting communist pig, but McDonald's doesn't care, because McDonald's still has the Big Mac. And now, the Big Mac is getting its very first…

Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery

That despotic clown

Egg McMuffins aren't just mediocre pastries stuffed with microwaved eggs, bright yellow cheese and ham product. They are a form of tyranny. That, at least, is the upshot of "Routine Republic,"…

4 Trends That Will Keep Your Brand Globally Competitive

Adapting to cultural contexts is key

Specs Claim to fame Shankar Gupta-Harrison, vp of strategy at 360i; makes the best sangria in the world. Base New York Twitter @SGMagnus When marketers take their brand positioning and messages global, a lot…

Grolsch Literally Puts 400 Bottles of Beer on a Wall to Mark the Brand's Quadricentennial

Please, don't start singing

How does Grolsch beer celebrate its 400th birthday? By hiring street-art collective Graffiti Lite to create an outdoor 3-D installation from 400 swing-top Grolsch bottles. Don't worry, there's more to it…

This Man's Insane, Towering Cheese Sculpture Is a Giant Monument to Chutney

A nod to Close Encounters of the Third Kind

This commercial takes the concept of artisanal cheese to a whole new level—and it's not even trying to sell cheese. In an amusing 30-second spot for Branston Chutney, Mcgarrybowen channels a…

Ad of the Day: A-B Tricks Brooklynites Into Drinking Budweiser, and They Don't Hate It

Blind taste test in NYC

As part of its continued assault on microbrew-swilling beer snobs, Budweiser headed to Brooklyn during Restaurant Week and orchestrated a little stunt to get people to actually drink Bud—and even…

The Internet Is United in Despising Starbucks' 'Race Together' Cup Campaign

It got people talking, but not positively

Starbucks is encouraging its baristas to write the words "Race Together" on cups to get customers talking about racial issues. The idea started internally when about 2,000 Starbuckians attended a…

Kevin Bacon Does Ads for Eggs, Because What Goes Better With Eggs Than Bacon?

American Egg Board finds its perfect endorser

Kevin Bacon has traded off the whole "six degrees" thing in ads for years. Now it's time to put the Bacon to work. And that he does in an amusing if…

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