Topic: Griner

8 things to know about Groupon's 'Tibet' ad

Three days after the Super Bowl, Groupon's tone-deaf "Tibet" ad with Timothy Hutton continues to prove less palatable than salted Himalayan yak-butter tea. Our YouTube analysis found it to be…

February 9, 2011, 11:11 AM EST

Super Bowl ads that YouTube liked the most

Yesterday, we looked at USA Today's take on the most-liked ads of the Super Bowl, which left us more than a little skeptical. Today, we bring you data from the…

February 8, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

5 car spots that sputtered at the Super Bowl

Before the nachos had even gone soggy at our Super Bowl party, AdFreak had declared 2011 "the Year of the Car." Volkswagen created the highest-ranked auto ad in Super Bowl…

February 7, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

Super Bowl post-mortem: ads and analysis

In the Super Bowl ad race, it was clearly the year of the car. Volkswagen, Audi, Chrysler and Chevrolet cranked out what were arguably the best spots of the night,…

February 7, 2011, 7:08 AM EST

North Carolina: Let's not be South Carolina!

In a new ad on its Web site, advocacy group Together NC says North Carolina has two options: continue to fund high-quality education and public safety, or become a boarded-up…

February 2, 2011, 11:13 AM EST

'Dickwolves' scandal rattles a comic empire

To understand the drama of the Dickwolves, you must first understand that Penny Arcade is not just a Web comic. It is a two-man multimedia empire that has cranked out…

February 1, 2011, 10:41 AM EST

Gaultier lesbian ad not quite what it appears

Fashion advertising is long past being scandalized by little lesbianism. But what if one of the women isn't actually a woman? That's sure to get you some meta buzz, as…

January 31, 2011, 9:02 AM EST

LBJ was *nuts* for lightweight Haggar pants

If you've ever wondered what Lyndon B. Johnson's middle initial stood for, it's probably "Bunghole." Or maybe "Balls." OK, so it's actually "Baines," but he still seems disturbingly comfortable with…

January 26, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

Apple wants all its iPhones to just get along

It's inevitable that older and younger siblings will fight for affection, as is now the case with the AT&T and Verizon iPhones. And like any good parent, Apple is professing…

January 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

Video game shocks mothers in focus group!

"A mom's disapproval has always been an accurate barometer of what is cool." That's the premise behind Electronic Arts's new marketing campaign for the carnage-packed video game Dead Space 2.…

January 18, 2011, 10:12 AM EST