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Whoa, Walmart.com. Why Do You Have a Section Called 'Fat Girl Costumes'? Not a good look for the retailer

Either someone at Walmart has made a terrible mistake, or else the retailer's SEO trolling is top notch.  Jezebel points out this morning that Walmart's collection of Halloween costumes includes a…

October 27, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

The 9 Best Responses to the Queen's First Tweet An accurate reflection of the Twitter experience

Early this morning (for us here in the western Colonies, at least), Queen Elizabeth II made royal waves by posting what's reported to be her first tweet. Delivered from her own…

October 24, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

U.S. Newspapers Make $40 Billion Less From Ads Today Than in 2000 'The economic devastation would be difficult to exaggerate'

Here's a sobering statistic: From 2000 to 2013, annual U.S. newspaper ad revenue dropped from $63.5 billion to $23 billion.  That 64 percent plummet, noted by The Atlantic, was just one…

October 24, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

Brita Built a City Out of Sugar to Show You What a Lifetime of Soda Looks Like A can a day eventually adds up to 221,314 cubes

In the past, water filter brand Brita has targeted plastic bottles as public enemy No. 1, but now it has its sights on a new foe: soda. A new spot created…

October 22, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

Join Today's #AdweekChat for a Discussion of Cable, Streaming Video and Cutting the Cord Twitter chat at 2 p.m. will include Hulu's ad sales chief

The TV dominance of cable and satellite seems to be eroding quickly this year, as more and more content becomes available on streaming services or for purchase a la carte.  Some…

October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Ben Bradlee, America's Most Iconic Newspaper Editor, Dies at 93 Oversaw The Washington Post's Watergate coverage

He became the face, voice and spirit of tough-talking, detail-obsessed newspaper editors when his team's coverage took down a president, and Ben Bradlee's legacy is sure to live on among…

October 21, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT

Without Condoms, Threesome Night Becomes Puzzle Night in This Odd French PSA Don't let this happen to you

When the mood is right but you're all out of condoms, most amorous adventurers would simply run to the 24-hour pharmacy. But in France, the back-up plan seems to be…

October 20, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button Liking is universal, but negativity takes many forms, creator explains

As anyone who's posted something ostensibly insightful on Reddit knows, watching your comment get downvoted into a negative abyss can leave you feeling stung and downright pissed off. That's exactly the…

October 20, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

This Video About Dropping a Brick Is Worth a Few Laughs and 67 Million Gallons of Water Part poop joke, part drought relief

If you're going to drop an upper-decker, you might as well help fight a drought in the process. "Drop A Brick" is a nonprofit Indiegogo project created by a partnership of several…

October 16, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

Today's #AdweekChat Topic: How Ads That Empower Women Are Changing the Industry Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET

Advertising has long been accused of perpetuating stereotypes, but now the trend seems to be shifting as more brands see the social and financial benefits of celebrating strong women. Messages of…

October 15, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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