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Lenovo Not Afraid to Make Fun of Itself in Native Content Targets niche Onion, Reddit audiences with web series

Most computer tech companies don't want to damage their products, yet Lenovo is asking consumers to imagine creative ways to destroy its laptops.  It partnered with Onion Labs, the satirical newspaper's…

September 19, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

Facebook Tests 'Satire' Tag to Help Users Identify Fake News Should lead to fewer freakouts over The Onion

Facebook wants to make sure its users are not only well-informed but feel smart, too. The social networking giant is experimenting with a “satire” tag for the related articles in a…

August 18, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Maybelline's 'Ideal Woman Rubber Mask' Makes All Cosmetics Obsolete Spoof video mocks beauty standards

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's a horrifying latex mask. The Onion just rolled out this spoof Maybelline ad mocking conventional standards of beauty. In it, the brand introduces a…

August 7, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

Audi and The Onion's Snapchat Super Bowl Goes for Quick Laughs For peeps who want something more than football on Sunday

Audi's Super Bowl plans are extensive, including a 60-second spot and a social media war room on both coasts. The carmaker's efforts also include Snapchat while teaming up with The…

January 31, 2014, 10:29 PM EST

5 Epic Branded Twitter #Fails of 2013 Commemorating the terrible tweets

While the potential benefits of real-time marketing have been documented, the tactic's perils helped keep the ad industry entertained during 2013. Well, the brands that got caught in Twitter's crosshairs…

December 26, 2013, 6:44 AM EST

No Joke: The Onion Quits Print Editions Satirical weekly was down to three from a peak of 17 editions

No, really: The Onion is folding the last of its print editions in December. The 25-year-old satirical newspaper once distributed its weekly newspapers in 17 markets, but now it’s down…

November 8, 2013, 3:57 PM EST

The Onion Explains Twitter Hack Humor site offers serious advice for avoiding attacks

The Onion—a publication that doesn't even offer real news—seems like an odd target for the Syrian Electronic Army, but the satirical news site claimed its Twitter account fell victim to…

May 9, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

This Is Not a Joke: The Onion Hacked by Syrians Parody site responds with parody

Hackers seized The Onion's Twitter feed on Monday, posting anti-Israel and pro-Syrian government messages to the parody news site's nearly 5 million followers. Though the incident recalled The Onion's 2009 parody…

May 7, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

The Horror! SS+K Uses Scare Tactics to Urge Young People to Face Their Debts Creepy short film is not what it appears

The phrase "debt management" doesn't exactly scream "horror film," but that's the unusual route that SS+K took in teasing a program that helps college students and graduates face up to…

May 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

The Onion Apologizes for Calling 9-Year-Old Actress the C-Word Oscars tweet mocked Quvenzhané Wallis

Satirical news outlet The Onion has apologized for taking its offbeat brand of humor a step too far during last night’s Oscars, when it referred to 9-year-old Best Actress nominee…

February 25, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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