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Crowds Ignore a Disguised Cristiano Ronaldo in This Product Launch Stunt

Hunky football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is immediately recognizable around the world (that gorgeous face!). But stuff him into a padded suit, add scruffy facial hair and ratty clothes and he…

Olive Garden Becomes the 'O.G.' in This Hilarious Gangsta Ad From Jingle Punks

You might think of Olive Garden as a conventional family restaurant, a little on the vanilla side, that sits somewhere near the Best Buy in suburbs across the country. You'd…

How Marketers at Music Fests Are Engaging Fans on Site and Online

Using new tech, new tricks

Those tickets to Lollapalooza weren't cheap, and they didn't even come with red carpet-style perks that could help turn the upcoming Chicago show with Metallica and Paul McCartney into a…

Why More Companies Today Are Embracing Wellness

'Ommm' comes to an office near you

Even Don Draper meditates. And when he does, the fictional ad titan comes up with a seminal feel-good commercial for Coca-Cola that teaches the world to sing in perfect harmony. Should…

First to Tweet and Take Selfies? It Was This Horrid Family From a Century Ago

Kim Kardashian may be the queen of selfies, with a best-selling book to prove it, but she's not the first over-sharing, narcissistic reality show star. That dubious title would go…

Modern PSAs Shock or Amuse Where Classics Only Preached

The format can help jumpstart creatives' careers

Imagine you're watching an X-rated version of Game of Thrones (you don't have to admit that out loud), and all of a sudden, up pops a message about testicular cancer. Believe…

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

You Loved Bobblehead Bret Michaels So Much That Nissan Gave Him His Own Ad Campaign

Bobblehead Bret Michaels sure drives a hard bargain. Must be the frozen stare and the defiant stance. You should probably take him along on your next car-buying venture. You want…

Empty Wheelchair Chases People Around a Mall in One of the Meanest Ad Pranks Yet

Hand out fliers about the dangers of osteoporosis pretty much anywhere and see what happens. Crumple. Toss. No one reads all those statistics. But chase those same folks with a…

Boost Mobile's 'Come to Data' Ad Campaign Is Pervy and Totally Ungodly

Your inner barbarian tells you it's quite all right to use your mobile phone anytime, anywhere. Play that dice game at the urinal? Sure, even though it requires vigorous arm-shaking…

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