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Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 2-9 Brands get cooking, Switzerland kills time, and one agency discovers the holy grail of how to go viral

This week, long-lost lovers got knocked off their feet by new appliances, Dewar's demonstrated that you needn't have a Y chromosome to enjoy a "drinking man's scotch," and smartphones went…

November 9, 2012, 8:09 AM EST

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

November 7, 2012, 2:23 PM EST

Will Ferrell Will Do Anything for You, If You Just Vote for Obama Tempting 11th-hour offer

Will Ferrell delivers the silliest and perhaps the most inspired presidential endorsement of the campaign season, donning a red smoking jacket and sporting a porny mustache as he offers to…

November 6, 2012, 8:02 AM EST

Joss Whedon: A Vote for Romney Is a Vote for the Zombie Apocalypse Unlikely endorsement for GOP candidate

Avengers director and geek-culture god Joss Whedon has an interesting take on why to vote (or not) for Mitt Romney: He's the candidate most likely to bring about the zombie…

October 29, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

Terror Apocalypse vs. Lena Dunham: Who Gets Your Vote? Left and right bring out the big guns

Here's today's matchup of contrasting political ads, both released yesterday: The end of the world vs. Lena Dunham sex jokes. In the Republican corner, the Super PAC called Winning Our…

October 26, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

Politically Connected In battleground states, a deluge of campaign cash transforms local TV markets like Roanoke, Va.

Roanoke, Va., makes up half of the 68th-largest DMA in the country, and while it’s just a four-hour drive from Washington, D.C., it may as well be a world away.…

October 22, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Vote Now So You Can Complain Later, Says Election Campaign Third Street flips old adage on its head

"If you don't vote, you can't complain," the old saying goes. But that's not a great foundation for an ad campaign about voting—it's the wrong way around. How about: "If…

October 19, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

Designer Creating Visual Brands for All 44 U.S. Presidents Meg Jannott is up through Reagan

James K. Polk was nicknamed Napoleon of the Stump. Grover Cleveland was also known as Uncle Jumbo. Those are just some of the bits of trivia I picked up from…

October 19, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

Binder Boom: Trapper Keeper Mentioned 5,500 Times in 24 Hours Iconic '80s brand gets big buzz from Romney debate comment

I know, we're all tired of hearing about Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment at Tuesday night's debate, but I still wanted to share a fun fact: Over the…

October 17, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT