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Ad of the Day: Clearasil Says Acne Is Nothing Compared the Endless Hell of Teaching High School

Droga5 puts it all in perspective

When you're in high school, it's easy to feel like the daily torment of embarrassment and awkwardness will never end. But it does end. For the students. The teachers, however, will…

Marketing Firm Fires Employee Whose Photo of a Co-worker's Child Sparked Flurry of Racist Jokes

Exec's swift response earns vocal praise for company

Racist comments may be sadly commonplace online, but you wouldn't expect to see them generated by your co-worker's friends on a picture of your own child. That's the situation Sydney Shelton,…

Craft Brewer Lagunitas Says Heineken Deal Marks the End of Its 'Startup' Phase

Founder sees move as a chance at expansion, not selling out

Lagunitas founder Tony Magee knows how it sounds when you hear a craft brewer is selling a 50 percent stake to a global powerhouse like Heineken. But he insists this…

Ad of the Day: Things Get Sublimely Surreal as MTV Tries to Define What It Stands for Today

The network is everything and nothing. And eye monsters

Ask any Gen Xer about MTV, and you're almost certainly in for a gripefest about how "In my day, it stood for Music Television!" Now, the cable network, once known just…

Ad of the Day: Old El Paso Brings Brits to Mexico for a Beautifully Shot Tour of Traditional Cuisine

Grey London shows where recipes were born

It's rare (and probably unprecedented) that we'd recommend watching 5-minute ads for pre-packaged Mexican food, but these are worth making an exception. In Grey London's first work as the lead agency…

Ad of the Day: This Incredible Scouting Ad Shows How Lessons Can Last a Lifetime

A South African spot with a touching twist

Being a Scout isn't just about roasting marshmallows and hiking through the wilderness. It's also about learning life-saving skills that stick with you far beyond childhood. In a new ad from…

Here's Every Terrible Thing Jared Fogle Is Accused of Doing

Court records detail his sexual obsession with minors

To the public, Jared Fogle was a geekishly charming icon of personal dedication and accomplishment. But few knew the real Jared, a man frequently driven by his sexual obsession with…

Jared Fogle Will Pay $1.4 Million to 14 Underage Victims, Serve Prison Time and Register as Sex Offender

He plans to plead guilty

Jared Fogle solicited sex from minors and knowingly received and shared child pornography created by his now-imprisoned charitable foundation director, according to documents released today by the U.S. Attorney's Office…

Ad of the Day: Everyday Moments Go From Boring to Badass With This U.K. Energy Drink

Lucozade and Grey help 'find your flow'

No matter how menial the task, there's a unique joy in looking smooth as hell while doing it. (Just ask this guy, if you can figure out who he is.) U.K. energy… Buried a Giveaway in the Fine Print of a TV Ad to Reward People Who Paused It

Aired for a week, but not on YouTube has a marketing mission that, as far as client mandates go, is pretty fun: Find surprising ways to use standard ad buys. For example, earlier this summer the booking site…