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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

Game of Thrones Becomes a 1970s Sitcom in Newest of Many Mashups Fans keep remixing, and it keeps being funny

In today's installment of making new things look old, Game of Thrones gets retrofitted into a 1970s sitcom, complete with overly long exposition and freeze-frame introductions for each actor. The idea…

April 4, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

Three Years After Disastrous Super Bowl Ad, Groupon Returns to TV Straightforward new work leaves 'Tibet' behind

After running one of the most widely reviled ads in recent Super Bowl history, Groupon today launched its first TV spot since 2011.  Created in partnership with crowdsourcing agency Victors &…

April 3, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

These 16 Star-Studded Posters Make The Expendables 3 Seem Strangely Compelling Who isn't in this movie?

The Expendables film series, helmed by Sylvester Stallone and cast to the verge of exploding with his fellow action stars, has never been all that approachable to casual fans who…

April 2, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

Jesus Joins Che Guevara, Genghis Khan and More in Online Investment Ads But it's 'not meant to be offensive'

You wouldn't think Jesus would be too concerned about his investment portfolio these days, but online trading service Kapitall has tapped Him as a spokesman anyway in a campaign featuring…

April 2, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

Cancer Charity Dares Young Men to Wax Their Balls on Camera Luckily we only see their faces

Most cancer charities want to highlight how easy it is to check yourself for lumps or other danger signs, but Testicular Cancer Canada decided to grab some attention by getting…

April 2, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

'Dumb Ways to Die' Creates a Lovably Lethal Greeting for April Fools' McCann Melbourne keeps the viral hit alive

In case you thought April Fools' was only about fake products and glaringly obvious gags, here's a nice palate cleanser. The adorable, ill-fated blobs from Dumb Ways to Die are…

April 1, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

OkCupid Blocks Firefox, Saying Mozilla CEO Opposes Gay Marriage Browser defends its LGBT support

Newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has his share of detractors, but few are more high-profile than massive dating site OkCupid. The site, which gets 10 million unique visitors a month, is…

March 31, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

Facebook Exec Snarkily Confirms Brands' Big Fear: Their Content Isn't Important Reply to Eat24's defection

With their organic reach plummeting, many brands worry that Facebook is becoming indifferent to their wants and needs. Well, that fear seems justified, based on a catty comment from Facebook's…

March 31, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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