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How Can Subway Remain a Beloved Brand Despite the Jared Scandal?

It's been a week since news broke that Jared Fogle was caught up in a child-porn investigation and just days since BrandIndex's semiannual survey of America's best-perceived brands revealed that Subway is among America's fa

Scorsese, De Niro and DiCaprio Finally Team Up for a Film, Which Turns Out to Be an Ad

Martin Scorsese famously has two favorite actors: Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. But De Niro and DiCaprio have never worked on a Scorsese project together—until now.

Brad Pitt Dodges Insults to Make a Charity Pitch on Between Two Ferns

One of the best things about Between Two Ferns is how the guests have to plug their projects in the least comfortable way possible—indeed, while getting showered with insults.

How Samsung and David Ortiz Roped the President Into a Promotional Selfie

Has Samsung gone selfie crazy? The smartphone maker behind the Oscar selfie tweeted 'round the world has now brought President Barack Obama unwittingly into its marketing act.

6 Ways Twitter Stole the Oscars

Twitter stole the Oscars last night, reaching new milestones and just dominating the conversation. It’s not a stretch to say Twitter outshined the actual show. Ellen Degeneres’ selfie with the stars was the most retweeted post of all time. Here’s what else happened on Twitter and at the Academy Awards:

Colon Cancer Group Raises 314% of Goal With a Public Letter to Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt recently turned 50, so a Belgian nonprofit called Stop Darmkanker, dedicated to ending colon cancer, sent the star a public letter highlighting his greater risk for the disease.

‘SNL’ Spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel Ad Only Slightly Sillier Than the Real Thing

That Saturday Night Live would skewer Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 campaign was "inevitable." That's the word the hunky actor poutingly emoted at the end of his much adored/discussed/maligned Chanel spot that launched last week. Taran Killam appropriately used "inunderstandable" as the tag for the first of several Chanel lampoons on SNL this weekend. Killam makes for a subtly maniacal Pitt, less studly but seemingly more likely to jab you with a pen knife. His first stab at Brad works best, with the faux-commercial devolving into pure drivel, driving home the nonsensical nature of the source material. The joke's stretched a tad thin in subsequent Pitt-erations shilling for Taco Bell, canine condoms and ubiquitous NYC dermatologist Dr. Zizmor. Killam's whispered read of the line "Let your dog keep his balls" is inspired. I doubt the real Pitt could do better. Though I'd like to see him try.

Top 10 Commercials of the Week

This week, a cute kitty with a love for its owner's Toyota Corolla trades all nine of his lives for car rides, the kids from 2007's superviral "Charlie Bit Me" YouTube video make their return in a Ragú spot, and if the tablet war is a dance-off, the iPad just got served by Microsoft.

Top 10 Commercials of the Week


Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 Ad Is Total Nonsense, and I’m OK With That

Brad Pitt can always get hearts a-racing and tongues a-wagging, which is gold for any marketer he aligns with. In the case of his $7 million endorsement of iconic French perfume Chanel No. 5, Pitt's deal was all the rage before he showed his face in a single print ad.