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Gold's Gym Terminates Franchisee Whose Ad Said a Pear 'Is No Shape for a Girl'

Gold's Gym is acting quickly today to defuse a PR crisis sparked by an Egyptian franchisee who created a social media post that showed a pear and said "This Is…

Ad of the Day: Nike Celebrates the 'Iron Nun', an 86-Year-Old Triathlete With God on Her Side

'The only failure is not to try'

Next time you think you're getting a bit too creaky for an afternoon run or early morning ride, think about Sister Madonna Buder.  The 86-year-old nun is a record-breaking Ironman triathlete…

The New Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer Ends With One Hell of a Cameo

If you're on the fence about watching the new Rogue One trailer, may I recommend you get right down off that fence and just watch it already. For one, it finally…

Ad of the Day: A 48-Year Record Holder Challenges Today's Olympians to Best Him

Bob Beamon stars in unbranded AB InBev spot from CP+B

In 1968, U.S. Olympian Bob Beamon soared 8.9 meters, surpassing the current long jump world record not by mere inches but by nearly 2 feet. Since that event at the Mexico…

Y&R Imagines the Sad Wasteland of All Those Shopping Carts You've Abandoned Online

Do you ever abandon an online shopping trip mid-search, only to discover your potential purchases weeks or months later, still languishing in the cart? Online discount code hub RetailMeNot and agency…

Cristiano Ronaldo's New Charity App Lets You Post Selfies With Him, Topless or Otherwise

If selfies are the ultimate expression of digital narcissism, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is doing it all wrong.  Ronaldo's new smartphone app, CR7Selfie, seems appropriately vapid on first blush—it lets you…

Kevin Roberts Will Resign as Saatchi Chairman After Backlash Over Gender Comments

Already placed on leave, exit will be official Sept. 1

Less than a week after making dismissive comments about gender bias in the ad industry, Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts has opted to resign, effective Sept. 1. Roberts was placed…

Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts Placed on 'Leave of Absence' Over Gender Comments

CEOs of the agency and Publicis have disavowed him

Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts has been asked by his agency's holding company, Publicis Groupe, to take a leave of absence due to his recent, dismissive comments about gender…

Diversity Advocates Are Dumbfounded as Saatchi Chairman Claims Gender Bias Is 'Over'

Kevin Roberts urged to apologize

Depressing. Damaging. Nonsense. Dead wrong. These are just a few of the many terms being used to describe Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts' recent comments on women in advertising, and…

Travel + Leisure's Openly Gay Editor Proudly Defends Ad That Some Attacked as 'Unnatural'

Tolerance goes 'hand in hand with a love of travel'

The American Family Association calls it "unnatural and offensive," but a Hilton ad featuring a gay couple in Travel + Leisure is a point of tremendous pride for the magazine's…

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