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When Irish People Describe Their First Time, It Gets Pretty Weird Pretty Fast Good luck guessing where this one's headed

Sure, the old "they're not really talking about sex" gag is an ancient red herring, but we still enjoyed this bit of low-budget advertising from Cork, Ireland. Obviously we won't spoil…

September 12, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

College President Will Buy Your Textbooks for a Year if You Can Beat Him at Madden NFL He's already talking trash

If you've ever seen a movie about college, you know that the dean or president or whoever is always the villain, and if you can beat him at his own…

September 10, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

What's the Right Way to Market to Men? Join #AdweekChat to Share Your Opinions Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday

Cleavage. Explosions. Crotch hits. When it comes to male-oriented marketing, most of the ads out there continue to fall back on decades-old cliches and low-brow humor. But there are signs of…

September 9, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

Is Old Spice's 'Mandroid' a Sexist Ad Campaign or a Satire of Sexist Ads? 'The product as aphrodisiac' is one of marketing's oldest tropes

As Old Spice and agency Wieden + Kennedy continue to roll out ads featuring their chronically malfunctioning spokes-bot, it's hard to decide if they're succumbing to one of the most…

September 9, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

DiGiorno Is Really, Really Sorry About Its Tweet Accidentally Making Light of Domestic Violence Reminder to always check the context on hashtags

DiGiorno Pizza has become one of the top brands on Twitter thanks to its quick wit and good ear for real-time conversations, but one careless tweet last night put that…

September 9, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

After 1,000 Meals, Here's What Made the Frozen Food Review King Call It Quits 'We should not be feeding our kids this'

For six years, Gregory Ng has held the uncontested title of Frozen Food Master, a grocery guru who has eaten his way through 1,000 microwaved meals and recorded the results…

September 3, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

What Makes for an Unforgettable Celebrity Ad? Share Your Thoughts at #AdweekChat Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday

In the not-too-distant past, Hollywood A-Listers had to sneak off overseas to make easy money in advertising. But today, the stigma is lifting, and celebrity endorsements are everywhere you look. Does…

September 2, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

Is Prankvertising Here to Stay? Share Your Take at Today's #AdweekChat Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

Few trends have dominated online marketing in recent years on the level of prankvertising and other real-world marketing stunts. Whether they're terrifying innocent passers-by or rewarding the lucky few with glamorous…

August 27, 2014, 10:43 AM EDT

Together at Last: Richard Branson and the Most Interesting Man in the World Debonair duo unite for Virgin Hotels (not Dos Equis)

What do you get when you bring together two of the world's most interesting men? A hotel ad, apparently.  To promote the upcoming reveal of the first Virgin Hotel, located in…

August 26, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Ricky Gervais Crashes Your Favorite Netflix Shows And you really need to watch the outtakes

Despite winning only seven of the 31 Emmys its shows were nominated for, Netflix still found a clever way to cash in on the popularity of its original programs during…

August 26, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

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