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Why Jamie Foxx and Jason Biggs Are Chatting With DirecTV's 'Settler' Guy on Twitter

Plus, a new TV spot in the campaign

As the preferred social platform for griping about #firstworldproblems, Twitter is the next logical destination for DirecTV's "Settlers" campaign, which is all about accepting a less-than-perfect life (where, among other…

Barbasol, Jake From State Farm, Applebee's and Totinos Won Twitter Today With This Banter

Just another Thursday

Brands can be very responsive to people on Twitter, particularly if you are a person named Kim KardashMolon. A few hours ago, this user messaged Totinos, Applebee's, Jake From State Farm,…

Smart Car Tells an Instagram Story for Two, on a Pair of Devices Side by Side

Meet @fortwo_jake and @fortwo_jill

We've seen a few clever marketing campaigns over the years that had to be activated by two people in order to work. Coca-Cola has done a lot of this, promoting…

Durex Is Lobbying Very Hard Indeed for a Condom Emoji

To promote safe sex (and safe sext)

In anticipation of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, and based on the frightening revelation that 80 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds use emojis for basic communication, Durex is demanding…

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…

This Art Project Will Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Forest of Heartbeat-Powered Trees

For every virtual tree, a real one grows too

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris on Dec. 7-8, conceptual artist Naziha Mestaoui gives us 1heart1tree, an art project that reforests the planet as more people contribute. Brought to…

IHOP Tries to Make a Joke About Women's Breasts, Fails Miserably

Tweet is swiftly deleted

Brands are generally getting less error prone on Twitter, as evidenced by the longer period of time between epic fails. But IHOP on Sunday obliged with a doozy—a tweet about…

This Chicken Chain Got an Actual Chicken to Write Its Tweets, and Look What She Posted

Deep thoughts from Betty

If you read some recent tweets from Australian barbecue chain Chicken Treat, you might conclude that a strange bird is running its feed. And you'd be right. Literally. The franchise put a…

Doritos Is About to Try a 12-Hour-Long Periscope, and It Should Be Quite Smashing

Flavors collide in social stunt

Doritos on Thursday will introduce Canada to Doritos Collisions, featuring two types of chips in the same bag—at first, habanero and guacamole. To celebrate, BBDO Toronto has planned a mammoth,…

A Tinder for Jobs? This App Helps You Find Work a Lot Like You Find Love

SelfieJobs wants your photo first

Tired of updating LinkedIn, or spending hours manicuring your résumé? Swedish startup SelfieJobs wants to make getting a new gig as easy as swiping right on Tinder. Slogans for the job…

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