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The Spot: Lame Duck Aflac's iconic bird gets hurt, and goes silent, in the latest evolution of the insurer's campaign

IDEA: The Aflac duck, American advertising's finest feathered friend, is nothing without his distinctive squawk. Or is he? The bird, who's been quacking out the supplemental insurance company's name in…

February 12, 2013, 6:15 AM EST

Wendy's New 'Where's the Beef?' Ads Not That Tasty Old line has trouble feeling fresh

Wendy's has finally debuted its first new TV spots with the revived "Where's the beef?" as a marketing slogan. And while the improved burgers do look tasty, the ads, from…

October 4, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

Wendy's Again Asking: 'Where's the Beef?' But in an era of obesity, is quantity still in question?

In 1984, "Where's the beef?" became a rallying cry that helped Wendy's stand out in a fast-food industry hell-bent on downsizing and bastardizing the great American hamburger. It remains the…

September 25, 2011, 10:42 PM EDT

Want to be the next voice of the Aflac duck?

Looking to get its duck in a row, Aflac plans to hold auditions to find a replacement for Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of the company's screeching feathered mascot. As…

March 23, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

Kaplan Thaler gives every employee an iPad

The Kaplan Thaler Group had an Oprah-style surprise for its workers at its holiday party last night: Every employee—all 200 or so, down to administrative staff—went home with an Apple…

December 16, 2010, 4:33 PM EST

Wendy Thomas starring in first Wendy's ads

Wendy Thomas has been the perennially childlike face of Wendy's for ages, but until now, she's never been in an ad for the fast-food chain founded by her father, Dave…

November 12, 2010, 9:20 AM EST

Aflac's quacker stars in his 50th commercial

If you're an action figure who suffers sadistic abuse from kids, Aflac can keep you from ending up on the Island of Misfit Toys. The new animated spot below,…

May 18, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT