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Mom Gets Burned by Facebook for This Remake of Coppertone's Classic Ad Did Jill White deserve to be banned?

Facebook takes its no-nudity policy very seriously—so seriously that one mom found herself banned from the network for 24 hours after posting what she thought was an innocent remake of…

July 8, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Skyy Vodka Gives You Cosmic Tips on Having a Better Night Out Booze, the universe and everything

Renowned ad critic Neil deGrasse Tyson should really be the one reviewing Skyy Vodka's new ads from Venables Bell & Partners, but we'll fill in for him this time. The spots,…

July 8, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

Starcom MediaVest CEO Becomes Chair of Ad Council Laura Desmond praised as one of the industry's 'most respected leaders'

Starcom MediaVest Group's global CEO Laura Desmond today was named board chairman of the Advertising Council. Desmond succeeds Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks.  The appointment continues the Ad Council's tradition…

July 7, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

Sweden Designs the First Summer Festival Poster You Can Climb On 3-D installation was photographed from 100 feet up

Snask, an agency in Stockholm, made a huge 3-D poster for this year's Malmö Festival, which is essentially a massive street fair that runs through the second half of August.…

July 7, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

Nescafé Print Ads Include Pop-Up Paper Mugs for Two, So You Can Both Scald Yourselves Yet you'll be less painfully alone

Ahh, the morning paper. You've just settled into your seat on the train, or perhaps a park bench, to enjoy the morning light and digest the news of the day.…

July 7, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

Galactic Empire Turns Frankfurt Airport Into a Fully Armed, Operational Battle Station Fan video stokes excitement for next Star Wars film

The Empire might not be running the galaxy anymore, but it seems to be doing a stellar job running an airport in Germany.  With more than 1 million views already (likely…

July 7, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

Expedia Says Travel Makes You So Interesting, You'll Ruin the Lives of Professional Entertainers New ads in campaign honored at Cannes

Expedia travels into amusing territory with three new commercials from Ogilvy & Mather in London. In each spot, achingly average people become intensely interesting to friends and co-workers after taking…

July 7, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Wendy's Croons a Pitch-Perfect Pretzel-Bun Love Ballad Can you taste the passion?

Wendy's isn't known for meat on a stick, but it is doing a pretty good job of skewering schmaltzy pop ballads. The fast-food chain is promoting the return of its pretzel-bun…

July 7, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Ad Shows That Hyundais Drive Well Even If You're Blindfolded, or Not There at All Who needs a driver, anyway?

To show off its "Smart Caring" driver assistance features, Hyundai set up an empty car convoy, in which a stuntman (who was blindfolded, mind you) led a bunch of driverless…

July 7, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

Can Once-Famous Gaming Giant Atari Turn a New Generation on to Pong? Reboots classics for online and mobile

Brands come and brands go, but only rarely does one dig its own grave. That’s exactly what Atari did 31 years ago. It was 1983, and so poor were the sales…

July 6, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

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