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Another Subway Ad Blows a Woman's Hair Around as Trains Arrive, but There's a Twist Worthy follow-up to a hit idea

A Swedish subway ad got a lot of attention earlier this year by showing a woman's hair blowing beautifully in the wind whenever a train arrived. And now it has…

October 6, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

When a Competitor Was Caught Upselling, This Grocery Chain Had the Perfect Response A quick-thinking coup for Lidl U.K.

British supermarket chain Sainsbury's had a bit of an awkward social media moment this week, when a customer noticed a sign encouraging employees to squeeze patrons for more money. The sign,…

October 2, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

Subway Wants Women to Eat Right So They'll Be Sexier in Their Sexy Halloween Costumes Update: The ad's been pulled

Ladies, bikini season may be over, but Subway wants to remind you that sexy Halloween costume season is still nigh. In a somewhat awkward spot built around the idea of modeling…

October 2, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

Weigh In on the Hottest Topics at This Year's Advertising Week. Join #AdweekChat Today Twitter chat kicks off at 2 p.m. ET

It's Advertising Week in New York, and the city is teeming with thousands of marketing professionals looking to learn, hobnob and have a few good arguments about the industry's emerging…

October 1, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

4 Things Jessica Alba Wants You to Know About Her Booming Lifestyle Brand Valued at $1 billion, Honest Company is her passion and her day job

There's a lot you don't know about Jessica Alba. That's possibly because her initial fame from TV and movies in the mid-2000s has died down a bit. But it might also…

September 30, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

This Interactive Time Capsule Wants to Grant You Immortality as a Digital Avatar Yourbot preserves your persona for posterity

Today's cool but slightly horrifying vision of the future comes courtesy of Yourbot, which is a combination of a digital time capsule and man's search for immortality. Yourbot is a service…

September 29, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Why Settle for a Standing Desk When You Could Have This Giant Hamster Wheel? Now march, drones!

Do you like the modern sensibility of a standing desk but wish it also served as a constant reminder of your work life's soul-crushing drudgery? Well then I've got good…

September 26, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

How to Use Animated GIFs on Twitter (While Muttering Obscenities Every Step of the Way) We tested three approaches and found them all lacking

Some people think animated GIFs are stupid. Some find them charming. Possibly because of this rift, Twitter seems caught in a pictorial purgatory that makes everyone unhappy. Like it or not,…

September 26, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

Volvo Trucks Returns to Elaborately Prank This Poor Guy on His First Day at Work Fake crowd, fake paparazzi, real valet

Volvo Trucks, the surprising brand behind YouTube's most watched ad of all time, is back with a new video. And this time, instead of Jean-Claude Van Damme, it's an unsuspecting…

September 25, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

Apple's New Ads Won't Sell You on an iPhone 6, Which Is Fine Since Everyone Already Bought One Not clever, not inspiring. Also not necessary

Remember when Apple's ads were more about witty repartee than about how its devices could alter the fate of humanity for the better? With its newest ads, heralding the phone's newest…

September 23, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT