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Meet the Doll That's Proportioned Like a Real Woman, and Comes With 'Imperfection' Stickers Cellulite, moles, grass stains and more

She's just like the iconic Barbie, but normal. The Lammily doll has the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman's body, based on data from the CDC—unlike the Barbie doll, whose proportions…

November 20, 2014, 8:39 AM EST

Brand of the Day: Pizza Hut Wants You to Know Italians Hate Its Pizza And with a spicy rebrand, the chain is OK with that

There was a time when Pizza Hut was famous for deep-dish pies and a waiting list to be seated. Unfortunately, that was a long time ago. This week, the restaurant…

November 20, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner A public service for the industry

FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a…

November 20, 2014, 6:19 AM EST

Santa Is Caught With His Pants Down in Poo-Pourri's Hilariously Inappropriate Christmas Ad Even St. Nick has to poop

When you think of Santa Claus dropping loads all over the world, you envision bags full of gifts. But it seems jolly St. Nick leaves less happy presents in people's…

November 20, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

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What If Facebook Stopped Sharing Publishers' Content? 6 ways to own your distribution

In the journalism and the content industries, changes are swift and sweeping. This year we’ve witnessed the emergence of a…

November 20, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

24 Hours in Advertising: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 Ballerinas do victory dances, Nielsen will measure Netflix and Target sees sales jump

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Sony might pull your favorite artists from Spotify Following Taylor Swift's bold lead,…

November 19, 2014, 6:03 PM EST

General Mills Scraps '100% Natural' Label After Multiple Lawsuits Repackaging Nature Valley granola bars

As the American food industry continues to debate what a "natural" ingredient really is, General Mills Inc. agreed to drop the term from boxes of Nature Valley granola bars and…

November 19, 2014, 5:28 PM EST

Walmart Amends Price Matching Policy After Cheap PS4 Debacle Excludes marketplace vendors, third-party sellers, membership or auction sites

For those looking to score a cheap PlayStation 4 at Walmart by using the devious tactic of showing a false Amazon listing for an underpriced console, the gig is up. The…

November 19, 2014, 4:57 PM EST

Key Players at Droga5 N.Y. Take Global Roles Sarah Thompson, Jonny Bauer are big drivers of growth

Two big drivers of Droga5's business growth are rising to global roles. Sarah Thompson and Jonny Bauer, CEO and chief strategy officer of the agency's flagship New York office, will now…

November 19, 2014, 2:22 PM EST

Nielsen Will Measure Viewership for Streaming Services Like Netflix and Amazon Now we'll know how many people watch 'Orange Is the New Black'

Nielsen Media, the dominant provider of U.S. television ratings for decades, announced plans this week to begin measuring viewership numbers for content on streaming services. The new data will including…

November 19, 2014, 1:56 PM EST