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Is Product Placement the Savior or the Scourge of Entertainment? Hundreds shared their opinions at this week's #AdweekChat

As movies, TV and video become increasingly flexible, on-demand forms of entertainment, most types of advertising have struggled to keep pace. The big exception? Product placement. When your branding appears right…

August 15, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

This Real-Time Game from Adventure Time's Creator Is the Best Thing on Twitter in Years Tweet your Zork-like commands to Quest Attack

Just as the doubters were writing Twitter's obituary, animator and Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward had to go and show that the network can still have a few fun surprises…

May 21, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

Feast on This Kaleesi Burger Inspired by Game of Thrones Wait, it's ... vegetarian?

The inventive chefs over at PornBurger have created another masterpiece: the Kaleesi, a slightly misspelled homage to Game of Thrones dragon mother Daenerys Targaryen. Known as Khaleesi to her Dothraki followers…

May 2, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Game of Thrones Becomes a 1970s Sitcom in Newest of Many Mashups Fans keep remixing, and it keeps being funny

In today's installment of making new things look old, Game of Thrones gets retrofitted into a 1970s sitcom, complete with overly long exposition and freeze-frame introductions for each actor. The idea…

April 4, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

8 Revelations About The Walking Dead From Robert Kirkman's Reddit AMA Are any characters safe?

AMC's The Walking Dead is a massive multimedia story line these days, spanning comic books, novels, video games and, of course, the highest-rated series on television. At the epicenter of…

March 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

Web Design Company Will Have Ads During Super Bowl Alongside Global Brands Squarespace makes a bold move

Website design and management service Squarespace confirmed to Adweek today that it will be a national advertiser in this year's Super Bowl. Amid a field of global brands and top-tier ad…

January 10, 2014, 3:21 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Life Gets Even Worse for Cable Customers in DirecTV's New Horror Stories Campaign's third year

It's been two years since DirecTV and Grey New York launched their "Cable Effects" ad campaign, detailing the strange and terrible fates that can befall cable customers. In that time,…

January 8, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

Stephen Colbert Gets Crackin' as Super Bowl Star for Wonderful Pistachios Two ads will kick off yearlong campaign

At this year's Super Bowl, Wonderful Pistachios will take a break from its usual "what's hot this minute" approach and feature a star with a bit more lasting power: Stephen…

January 7, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

Wait Until You Hear How Much Work Went Into SNL's Wes Anderson Parody Literally was finished seconds before airing

If you thought SNL's spot-on Halloween parody of Wes Anderson was amazing, wait until you hear everything that went on behind the scenes. In an incredibly detailed deconstruction, SNL director of…

November 7, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

The Downton Abbey Digital Explosion Influx of viewers to PBS.org turns Masterpiece into sponsorship gold

If there's one institution that has endured more twists of fortune than Downton Abbey and its stiff-lipped Crawley family, it's PBS's Masterpiece. As recently as 2011, the program was stuck…

February 6, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

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