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Lego Unveils Its First Disabled Minifigure in a Good Week for Inclusivity

Man in a wheelchair joins the toy brand's universe

Lego has released its first young disabled minifigure, and everyone wants to talk about it. I know what you're thinking. With all the millions of kinds of Legos out there,…

This Paintbrush Brand Covered Everything Within a Billboard-Size Space in Fun NYC Ad

Good on any surface

Deutsch did some fun out-of-home work recently for Purdy—the Sherwin-Williams professional painting supplies brand—showing the versatility and accuracy of its paintbrushes in action. The really eye-catching execution advertises Purdy's XL brushes,…

Today in PETA Promises: Steamier Sex, and Avoiding Accidental Death, When You Go Vegan

Meat eater fares poorly in this showdown

Feeling perhaps that their previous advertising efforts were too subtle, PETA's new "Last Longer" spot shows people having sex to highlight an upside to the vegan lifestyle: Avoiding various health…

Tesla Electrifies a Charred World in Automaker's Latest Striking Fan-Made Ad

Set to some special, prescient words

The breathless Tesla spec ad parade continues. In 2014, there was the car-as-kid's-spaceship spot, made by fans. Last year, we learned that Teslas are actually made of fireflies, in another video…

This Writer Just Schooled Us All on Suspenseful, Awkwardly Comic Twitter Storytelling

Building anticipation, 140 characters at a time

Joe Craig, a British writer and children's novelist, just demonstrated his mastery in adapting long-form copy to the medium of Twitter ... by recounting the apparently true tale of a…

DeMarcus Ware Predicted a Skittles Rainbow for Super Bowl Sunday in Real TV Weathercast

Broncos star hypes candy brand's contest

Celebrities doing weathercasts is nothing new, but Skittles got into the action Thursday by recruiting Broncos star DeMarcus Ware to offer a real forecast for Super Bowl Sunday—and his prediction…

Mumbai Police Just Started Using Twitter, and They're Already Masters at It

Finally, a practical use for 'Be Like Bill'

We haven't seen a government social-media account this fun since the TSA's Instagram (which, among other quirky wonders, features a ninja star collage). The Mumbai Police joined Twitter in December under the…

This Ad About Barbie's New Makeover Is Rory Kennedy's First as a Commercial Director

Big-name talent for a big change

There's been a lot of debate today about Barbie's introduction of curvy, tall and petite dolls to go with the original, and whether the Mattel makeover represents real progress in…

A Ground Beef Company Just Made This Random but Pretty Hilarious 'Like a Girl' Parody

Feeling boxed in by your burger options?

P&G's Always scored a smash hit with "Like A Girl." Now, that women's empowerment campaign has a new parody—about the expectations society puts on hamburgers. Ground meat purveyor Schweid & Sons…

Barbie Suddenly Looks (More) Normal, Right in Line With the Marketing Zeitgeist

Mattel change was a long time coming

After 50 years of sporting an oft-criticized combo of thin waist, thin limbs and large breasts, Barbie finally has a new body. Actually, a few new bodies. The new Barbie Fashionistas…

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