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Clothing-Store Mannequins Come to Life and Mirror Your Movements

In Japan, of course

Airport clothing-store outlet United Arrows built a custom window display in its Tokyo location in which MarionetteBots (half mannequin, half robot) were wired with Kinect technology to mimic the movements…

Target Rolls Out Four More Amusingly Fashionable Grocery Ads

Mono campaign extended on Golden Globes

If you enjoyed the first four Target grocery ads that pretended to be fashion spots, here are four more—selling diapers, lightbulbs, oatmeal and fruit snacks. They broke Sunday night during…

4-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Stars in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Campaign

Seb White brings holiday cheer

Marks & Spencer's use of 4-year-old Seb White (at bottom right), a little boy with Down syndrome, in its Christmas ad and catalog this year is being hailed as a…

L.L. Bean Has a Laugh About Tumblr Saluting Its Hunky Models

Liz Pride's fantasies get noticed

All anyone here in Maine can talk about this week is Your LL Bean Boyfriend, a Tumblr started by Liz Pride, a native Mainer, dedicated to the hunky, outdoorsy dudes…

Diesel Relaunches 1993 Shoe With 'Pre-Internet' Campaign

A return to the good old days

The pre-Internet world—just before the boom, circa 1993—hella sucked. I am, of course, too young to remember that dark and disturbing era, since I'm only 9 years old. But if…

Toys R Us Freaks Out as 4 Out of 5 Kids Don't Know Its Old Jingle

Facebook contest aims to fix that pronto

It was once an inescapable earworm that squirmed into almost every Saturday-morning commercial break. But the Toys R Us jingle has apparently lost its hold on America's youth. In a…

Craftsman's Pre-Roll Ad on YouTube Steals the NBA's Holiday Thunder

Great spots think alike

The NBA's new "BIG: Color" commercial is a pretty big hit. Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, the spot shows Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Russell Westbrook and Joe…

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan Lead Gap's Love-Themed Holiday Ads

All colors of affection

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan represent "true love" in a holiday print ad for Gap, part of the retailer's "Love Comes in Every Shade" campaign via Peterson Milla Hooks…

Old Navy Hits 5 Million Facebook Fans, Gives Them 120-by-60-Foot Human Coupon

Big savings for a big milestone

It's become customary for brands to celebrate milestone fan counts on Facebook with oversized stunts—the bigger the better, to match the swelling number of drooling followers. Old Navy hit 5…

New Starbucks in Denver Looks Nothing Like a Starbucks

Coffee chain experiments with tiny storefronts

Starbucks is testing out some tiny, LEED-certified drive-through/walk-up shops without the coziness their normal storefronts offer. The coffee juggernaut is trying to fend off diminishing returns from its larger-scale coffeehouses…

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