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How 9 Brands Used Twitter's Sign Bunny Meme to Make Little Billboards And what its creator thinks of that

Watching brands fail at Twitter has become cliché at this point. And just when you think they've gotten the idea, it's fail whale all over again. Still, they keep trying. Earlier this…

September 18, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

You Get Half Off Products If You Can Screenshot Them in Retailer's Fast-Moving Instagram Videos Ingenious social game

Here's a clever little social game—involving just Instagram video and your phone's screenshot function—from ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors for a Swedish department store. The retailer, Åhléns, posted three stop-motion Instagram…

September 9, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

Newcastle Asks for Fan Photos, Which It Promises to Photoshop Poorly Into Terrible Ads Brewer proudly does its own 'lazy branded content'

On Monday, we posted Miller Lite's new national TV spot, featuring a handful of fan photos selected from some 180,000 gathered through the immensely successful #ItsMillerTime hashtag campaign. Now, with impeccable…

August 19, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Agency Wants You to Hire Its Laid-Off Staffers, and Will Pay $5,000 If They Flop Ignite Social's intriguing guarantee

Layoffs after client losses are a harsh reality of the ad business. But one agency leader is putting a $5,000 cash guarantee behind each of the 50 employees he has…

August 6, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Expedia Travels Back in Time to Recreate Your Best Throwback Thursday Photos One a week through August

Expedia and 180LA have done a nice job lately of thinking more broadly about the concept of travel, going beyond physical journeys into emotional, even spiritual ones. (Among its more…

July 24, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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…

July 8, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

Entrepreneur Barbie Is on LinkedIn, and She's Already Way More Connected Than You But is she good for girls?

The newest high-profile member on LinkedIn probably isn't going to write you a recommendation or endorse you for your propensity for tweeting anytime soon. Probably because she's plastic and can't…

July 3, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

Every Brand Is Making the Same Dumb Joke About Today's USA-Belgium Game There's no waffling in football

Leave it to brands to jump on Twitter and show their patriotism and support of American footballers today. The USA is playing Belgium at 4 p.m. ET in the World…

July 1, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

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…

June 19, 2014, 3:15 AM EDT

Clever Girls Collective, KidzVuz Create Family Friendly Online Network Kids review the darndest things

To help brands find online video content that even Mom and Dad will approve of, social media agency Clever Girls Collective and online network KidzVuz are working together to highlight…

June 3, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

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