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Rapper and Weed Lover Waka Flocka Flame Finds His Calling as a Throat Drop Spokesman 'Can't live without my Pine Brothers'

You know how Saturday Night Live commercial parodies have that certain feel to them? Overly sincere music plays as a testimonial begins, then the audience starts to laugh as they're…

November 24, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession An overused look becomes fun fodder to sell domains

Forget all those sites that randomly generate band names, stripper names and hobbit names. This one could make you rich, my friends. Brooklyn rich! The Hipster Business Name Generator creates a…

November 20, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Ogilvy Fits Entire Hemingway Novels Into 15-Second Instagrams Author's foundation hopes mini-movies intrigue readers

Ernest Hemingway novels are about a lot more than old men fishing and young men dying. But 75 years after their publication, they're often perceived as spartan scenarios accented by…

November 20, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

The Ultimate Rebranding: How a Veteran Creative Shifted Genders Mid-Career Arnold's Chris Edwards discusses his awesomely titled memoir, Balls

Despite all their turnover and relentless pursuit of revenue, ad agencies often end up feeling like big families. And announcing any sort of life change to your family, especially a…

November 20, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

Today's #AdweekChat Topic: How We Shop, and Why We Buy 2 p.m. Twitter chat tackles all things retail as the holidays near

Mobile shopping apps and great digital deals may get the buzz, but when it comes to picking out holiday gifts, millions of Americans still want to get in the car…

November 19, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

This Grocery Store's New Look Was Inspired by Everything From Pixar to BuzzFeed Lowes Foods gets a bold rebrand from agency The Variable

Sure, megachains like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's can pull off a hip, millennial-savvy vibe. But what about those old-school regional grocers? Lowes Foods, with around 100 locations in the Carolinas…

November 18, 2014, 11:16 AM EST

Adults Apparently Wanted Underoos So Badly, They're Already Sold Out Hot Topic strikes retro gold

Never underestimate the power of nostalgia, even in the form of quasi-ironic undergarments. Internet users of a certain age have been abuzz over the past 24 hours about a new line…

November 14, 2014, 10:01 AM EST

Waitrose Skips the Whimsical but Still Warms Hearts in Its Christmas Ad And you might actually remember what's being advertised

Christmas storytelling is an annual rite of advertising one-upsmanship in Britain. But how can you weave a heart-warming tale while still keeping your product front and center? U.K. grocery chain Waitrose…

November 7, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

These Subtly Animated Posters for Disney's Into the Woods Are Creepily Compelling Putting GIFs to good use

Animated posters for movies? Sounds annoying. Wait, subtly animated posters? Now you have my attention. Disney's cinema adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods is being teased with a series…

November 5, 2014, 5:28 PM EST

Today's #AdweekChat Is All About Reinventing Your Career and Starting Over Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

F. Scott Fitzgerald may have been a keen observer of the human condition, but he couldn't have been more wrong when he scribbled in his notes, "There are no second…

November 5, 2014, 10:55 AM EST

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