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Allstate's Mayhem Is Fiddling With Vine While Brackets Burn Every upset is cause for celebration

Sports sponsorships rarely equate to more than some choice ad placement and logo saturation. But Allstate and its agency, Leo Burnett, are definitely making the most of the company's partnership…

March 25, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

Awkward: NYT Runs Underwater iPad Ad Above News of Airline's Ocean Crash Odd placement removed after 2 hours

Well here's a truly unfortunate ad placement. Right above the headline "Malaysia Says Jet Went Down in Ocean" on today's New York Times homepage, readers saw a large animated ad…

March 24, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

Here's the Last E*Trade Baby Commercial You'll Ever See Final ad in famous Grey campaign as Ogilvy takes over

After six years of infancy, the E*Trade baby is finally moving on with his life. This week, the online brokerage began airiring what is said to be the last ad featuring…

March 21, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

Terry Crews Can Shave Anything With His Old Spice Razor, Including Tiny Terry Crews Spokes-screamer returns to launch new line

It's been almost a year since we've seen Terry Crews psychotically scream his way through an Old Spice sales pitch. So, to make up for lost time, we get twice…

March 17, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

Taco Bell Brings the Sex Song 'Afternoon Delight' Back to Its Foodie Origins Suggestive 1976 hit comes full circle

If you think it's a stretch that Taco Bell is repurposing midday bang ballad "Afternoon Delight" as a metaphor for going to Taco Bell, you're really going to be shocked…

March 17, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT

Is This Obscure European Sock Company the World's Worst Advertiser? Ads have incest, nudity, profanity, euthanasia

There's dark humor, and then there's morbid humor. And then there are these French-made ads for Burlington socks, which likely don't qualify as any sort of humor whatsoever.  The brand's newest…

March 13, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

Unapologetic Fitness Mom Turns Her Polarizing Facebook Photos Into a Movement Maria Kang brushes off critics

When Maria Kang posted a picture of herself looking fit and trim while surrounded by her three young sons last year, she became a lightning rod for debate over realistic…

March 12, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

Frozen's 'Honest Trailer' Captures Everything That Made Viewers Hot and Cold on the Movie By which we mean the songs

Like many parents, I've been seeing (or at least hearing) a lot of Frozen lately. And while I enjoyed it enough the first time around, the film's odd logic doesn't…

March 12, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Man Battles Machine in World's Most Important Game of Ping-Pong KUKA's nimble robotics

It's a question mankind has been asking ever since we've struggled to understand our place in the universe: Can a human beat a robot at Ping-Pong? Robotics manufacturer KUKA decided to…

March 12, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

Celebs Join Sheryl Sandberg's Campaign to Stop Calling Girls 'Bossy' Lean In still sparks debate a year after publication

For all of Lean In's strongly phrased criticisms of the modern corporate world, author Sheryl Sandberg still seems to spark the most debate with one seemingly innocuous opinion: We shouldn't…

March 10, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

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