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We Asked Agencies to Share Their Oddest Decorations, and They Did Not Disappoint Creepy paintings, taxidermied mascots and a rather cozy panic room

Not every marketing agency can be an architectural marvel, but they do all tend to have at least one oddly compelling bit of decor that reminds you you're not in…

July 29, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

Everyone in This Ad (and Who Worked on This Ad) Was Paid in Meat Restaurant tests the limits of barbecue bartering

Ah, the barter system, humanity's oldest economy. And it's alive and well in the modern marketplace—at least if you're using slow-cooked meat as currency. Canadian restaurant chain Montana's Cookhouse & Bar…

July 29, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

Bad Idea: Baby Brand Hands Out Candy in Realistic Pill Bottles at BlogHer The response is about what you'd expect

Coming up with promotional freebies that will stand out in the sea of swag at BlogHer is always a challenge. But one brand may have taken its creativity a bit…

July 28, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Internet Hero Hunts Down All 74 Stickers From Apple's New Ad He even found alternatives for most of the fake ones

If you watched that new Apple ad with dozens of stickers adorning a MacBook Air and felt compelled to track down all 74 in real life, I have bad news…

July 24, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

Don't Play League of Legends? You'll Still Enjoy This Epic 6-Minute Trailer Beautifully animated battle brings one of today's top games to life

I'm not one of the 27 million people playing League of Legends each day, but this amazingly action-packed video kind of makes me wish I were.  "A New Dawn" is the…

July 22, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

Honda Targets Hispanic Millennials by Mocking the Way Brands Target Hispanic Millennials Bilingual ads bust open the 'box of clichés'

Young Latino consumers: They're hip! They're mobile! They lead active, on-the-go lifestyles! They're also, you know, pretty much like anybody else—though that's something marketers rarely want to hear when they're paying…

July 18, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

Sean Astin Is Back (Again) as Rudy in ESPN's Excellent College Playoff Promo He also had a cameo in this year's Super Bowl

A college championship that's both national and rational has long been the dream of American football fans. In fact, Rudy dreamed up the solution 40 years ago, according to this…

July 16, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

50-Foot Dead Parrot Drops Into London to Promote Monty Python Reunion Remarkable bird, beautiful plumage

What's a Monty Python reunion without a dead parrot? And why settle for a simple prop you can bang on the counter when you could have a monstrous, 50-foot-tall dead…

July 16, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Let's All Thank Weird Al for Turning 'Blurred Lines' Into an Anthem of Proper Grammar 'Word Crimes' targets a world plagued by texting and typos

Weird Al might not be the hero an illiterate Internet wants, but he's certainly the one it needs. His newest video, "Word Crimes" (a parody of "Blurred Lines"), is possibly the…

July 15, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

Why Actually Talk to People When You Can Just Speak in Netflix References? Streaming service helps you break big news (and hearts) in new ads

To help expand its reach in Canada, Netflix has released a series of new ads that play off the streaming video service's role as a sort of cultural watering hole…

July 14, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

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