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David Griner

Facebook Finally Adds Animated GIFs to the News Feed ... but Not for Brand Pages

For marketers, network says it's 'exploring ways to enable this'

For those who love looping animated nonsense, today is a magical day on Facebook. Unless you're also a marketer. Animated GIFs, long a staple of Tumblr, Reddit and Web forums, have…

The 4 Most Interesting Things You'll Learn From KFC's Oddly Educational 'Hall of Colonels'

Whether or not KFC's resurrection of Colonel Sanders achieves its goal of putting a sales dent in potent rivals like Chick-fil-A, the campaign is at least reminding America what a…

Infographic: How Dashcams Exploded From Obscurity Into a Global Auto Accessory

Sales rose 200% in the U.S. in 2014

When a meteor exploded over Russia with 20 times the force of Hiroshima's atom bomb, many around the world saw the footage from the same perspective: through a windshield. The 2013…

B.B. King's Warmth, Talent and Laid-Back Charm Made Him the Perfect Ad Star

The guitar legend was a 'sweetheart of a man'

For decades, B.B. King has been one of the world's most iconic guitarists and musical entrepreneurs. With a chain of blues clubs under his name and a lasting presence in…

The Worst Things You Can Say to Each Type of Agency Employee

A brief guide to treading lightly

Agencies can be a fun place to work, but some days—namely Fridays—they can also be a bit of a powder keg. Whether it's a poorly timed joke, an overly vague…

Where Is Digital Content Headed? Join the Discussion at Wednesday's #AdweekChat

Takeaways from the NewFronts, AOL's acquisition and more

Big programming announcements and star-studded pitches to advertisers used to be reserved for the largest TV networks, but today digital content has claimed an equally flamboyant seat at the media…

British Bus Service Apologizes for 'Ride Me' Ad Campaign

Price gag sparked international backlash

A Welsh bus service's "Ride Me All Day for £3" ad campaign has come to an abrupt stop after facing vocal criticism in social media. The ads, featured on the back of…

This Ink Made From Smokers' Lungs Increased Interest in Quitting by 500%

A morbidly effective campaign from BBDO Proximity Thailand

Here's one way to get a message to smokers: write it in ink made from their own diseased lungs. BBDO Proximity Thailand has produced a fascinating case study on its recent…

Dora the Explorer Is a Dream-Crushing Buzzkill in Geico's Excellent New Ad

Geico's "It's What You Do" campaign, while mildly amusing, hasn't produced any true gems—until now. While it would be nice not to spoil the ending of the Antarctic ad below, Geico…

Plagued by Haters, a Pilates Trainer Photoshops Herself Skinnier in This Video About Body Image

No matter how much you accomplish in life, there are always going to be plenty of people online to tell you just how crappy you still are. Pilates trainer Cassey Ho…

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