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Ads for the World's Greatest Baby Stroller Suddenly Sell Something Else Entirely

But not until you go online

Does your baby need a stroller that comes with 4-by-4 suspension, a sandbox, a holographic projector and a bubble machine? In our tech-crazed society, where everyone grows up to be an…

Star Wars Shut Down This Facebook Commenter Who Wants Female Armor to Look More Ladylike

Want aloe for that lightsaber burn?

Disney-owned Star Wars seems like such a cuddly, world-embracing brand these days, you'd hardly expect them to drop the occasional AT-AT stomp on a Facebook commenter. But that's what happened for…

Step Aside, Waifs. Ronda Rousey Is Carl's Jr.'s Newest Sandwich-Devouring Ad Star

Brand is into defying expectations these days

For years Carl's Jr.'s spots have had a consistent formula: Take one beautiful and scantily clad model that would probably never eat Carl's Jr., add a few double entendres that highlight…

Norm Macdonald Is Now Hosting 15-Second 'Fryerside Chats' as KFC's Colonel Sanders

It's less of a talk than a mumble, though

KFC has rolled out the next phase of its campaign with the revamped Colonel Sanders, and despite Norm Macdonald's recent arrival, he's already feeling presidential.  Earlier this month Wieden + Kennedy…

PSAs From MTV Show How Everyday Phrases Keep Bias in the Mainstream

Gender stigma is 'pervasive and insidious,' network says

The latest installment of MTV's "Look Different" anti-bias campaign looks a whole lot different than last month's showing, an over-the-top, multichannel satire about a Geek Squad-style team of uber-white corporate…

Denny's Offers to Partner With Burger King, Since McDonald's Is Being a McChicken

The continuing quest for a hybrid hamburger

For something proposed as a peace offering, this McWhopper idea from Burger King sure seems to be escalating the burger wars. Last night, Denny's blitzed its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts…

This Clever Amnesty Campaign Imprisons Your Cursor Within a Banner Ad

11% of viewers signed group's petition

Sometimes an ad idea just doesn't get the reach it deserves, and this is certainly one of those times. Polish agency The Digitals created a little-seen banner/pop-up ad last year that…

McDonald's Wouldn't Create the McWhopper, So I Did, and It's an Abomination

What happened when we called Burger King's bluff

As a wise Jeff Goldblum once put it, we were so busy wondering if we could, we didn't ask if we should. Well I'm here to tell you: No. No we…

A Bluetooth Speaker Becomes a Bee-Whispering Device in This Ad for a British Audio Brand

Looks like a hive, sounds like a hive

Here's an unusual way to sell a consumer audio product: Stick a microphone inside an active beehive. In this three-minute (headphones recommended) ad for Bowers & Wilkins, sound recordist Sam Nightingale…

Drought-Stricken SoCal Battles Wasteful Habits With a Water-Themed Pandora Station

Time your showers to tunes

This is the soundtrack of our dry-weather lives in Southern California: TLC's "Waterfalls," Blind Melon's "No Rain," Bruce Springsteen's "The River" and about 100 more H2O-themed ditties playing on an…

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