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Ad of the Day: Powerade Tells Nico Calabria's Amazing Story in Best World Cup Spot So Far A one-legged boy grows into a champion

For decades, athletes saw emotional vulnerability as something to be shunned, a personal shortcoming that must be internalized and kept out of the limelight at all costs. Competitors seemed to…

April 16, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

As Singer's Last Wish, 'I Touch Myself' Is Beautifully Reborn in a Breast Cancer PSA Stirring homage to the Divinyls' Chrissy Amphlett

Here's something I never thought I'd say: I just got weepy listening to "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls.  In an incredibly touching tribute to the group's frontwoman, Chrissy Amphlett, some…

April 15, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

Billboard Made With Rabbits Advertises a Pizza Made With Rabbit An Easter special in bunny-burdened New Zealand

It's just like your mom always said: When life gives you a plague of rabbits, make a rabbit-pelt billboard.  Hell Pizza in New Zealand has been grabbing international attention in recent…

April 12, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

4 Ways to Avoid Being Sued by a Celebrity Over a Tweet Legal experts share tips for brands as Heigl takes Duane Reade to court

When you're the social media manager for a brand, a celebrity being photographed with your product is probably the best and worst thing that can happen to you. It's a…

April 11, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Alison Brie and Adam Scott Host a Socially Awkward Party With Smirnoff Vodka maker mocks mixologists and 'VIPeeing'

If there's one age-old trick that's worked for mid-priced brands, it's poking fun at the pretentiousness of their costly competitors. Smirnoff's new campaign is no exception, though it somehow accomplishes…

April 10, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Dove's 'Beauty Patch' Seeks to Empower Women by Fooling Them Yet they don't seem to mind

Dove has long shown an impressive ability to have it both ways: encouraging women to respect their natural beauty while also selling them a litany of beauty-enhancement products. Now, the…

April 9, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

Best Wedding Present Ever? Photographer Remakes Hollywood Posters Starring Bride and Groom 'A labor of love, for sure'

In a world where love is patient and love is kind, one couple refused to play by the rules. This summer, they're going to the chapel and someone's going to…

April 8, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

Kickstarter Tips From Kawehi, Whose Cover Songs Are Conquering the Internet Her many successes and one humbling failure

Most startups and creative talents would be proud to pull off one successful Kickstarter. But multi-talented musician Kawehi has just wrapped up her fifth, this time bringing in 10 times…

April 7, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

General Mills Gleefully Mocks Study on Cereals Being Marketed to Children Mascots drawn to look down at kids? 'Absurd,' VP says

Are cereal mascots really drawn looking down, in a subtle attempt at appealing to children through eye contact? Cornell researchers say yes, which General Mills says is "absurd." In an entertainingly…

April 5, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

Social Networks Are Kingdoms at War in Beautifully Crafted Game of Thrones Homage HootSuite sets the bar for self-promotion

If you love nerding out about social media almost as much as you love nerding out about Game of Thrones, then have I got the video for you. Social media management…

April 4, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT

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