Bloomingdale's Apologizes for This Weird, Vaguely Date-Rapey Holiday Ad

Calls the copy 'inappropriate and in poor taste'

We're guessing no one at Bloomingdale's has access to social media, because there's no other way to explain how it let its now-viral holiday ad pass through quality control. In case…

Google and Facebook Made These Posters to Illustrate the Unstoppableness of the Internet

More Webbys call for entries

The 20th Annual Webby Awards has a pretty cool call for entries campaign—featuring 20 prior Webby winners creating posters inspired by the theme "The Internet Can't Be Stopped." We highlighted…

Groupon Finds an Even More Ridiculous Product to Pretend Doesn't Look Sexual

Brand keeps yanking your chain

Groupon sees your Banana Bunker and raises you a Bike Chain Wash and Scrub Kit. That's the latest phallic-looking product that the deal-of-the-day website has posted on its Facebook page, all…

This Girl's Facebook Cover Photo Game Is Next Level Genius

Cameos in pop-culture scenes

Just when we thought Facebook couldn't get any more ordinary, we stumble upon a user who's taken the constraints of the platform and come in like a wrecking ball into…

Mom Gets Burned by Facebook for This Remake of Coppertone's Classic Ad

Did Jill White deserve to be banned?

Facebook takes its no-nudity policy very seriously—so seriously that one mom found herself banned from the network for 24 hours after posting what she thought was an innocent remake of…

Mike's Hard Lemonade Is Now Paul's Hard Lemonade in Honor of 1 Millionth Facebook Fan

He's earned it

Mike's Hard Lemonade has changed its name—in a temporary, promotional-stunt kind of way—to Paul's Hard Lemonade to salute Paul Siano of Illinois, the 1 millionth fan on its Facebook page. The…

Facebook Makes Real Life Better in Ads That Are Much More Down to Earth

Fun, adventure, self-improvement and solace

After meeting widespread ridicule for a lofty first attempt at brand advertising in 2012 (and subsequent stumbles pitching its Facebook Home product), the social network has quietly been rolling out…

Progressive's Flo Makes a Facebook 'Look Back' Video, and It's Filled With Unicorns

Seems she's a bit obsessed

Progressive spokeswoman Flo sat out the Super Bowl—"We're not trying to make the noise even noisier," the company's CMO, Jeff Charney, said late last week—but she's all over the whole…

Man Develops Sweet, Hilarious Friendship With Applebee's Facebook Page

Chip Zdarsky gets sucked in

The Applebee's in Barrie, Ontario, has a Facebook strategy that's familiar for chain restaurants. It posts a lot of images of food and asks the blandest questions imaginable of its…

Belgian Bank Pulls Seriously Creepy Prank to Warn You About Identity Theft

Meet your evil doppelgänger in the flesh

Witness the cautionary prankvertising in this viral spot for a Belgian bank warning you not to give out financial information online. Recounting more than just a simple case of credit-card…