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7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement Decades after E.T., brand mentions still feel awkward

Remember when you had to wait until the commercial break to be bombarded with brand marketing? Probably not, since product placement has been a Hollywood addiction since the 1980s. Ever since…

August 11, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT

The Quickest Way to Get Fired From Subway Is to Rub Your Junk on the Bread Freezing your pee also works

Disgusting employee antics at fast-food restaurants are getting out of hand. The latest horror story comes from Columbus, Ohio, where two "sandwich artists" have been fired from Subway for behaving…

July 23, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

Adweek's Brand Paternity Test: Who Owns What? Match these 15 products with their parent companies

When you buy anything these days, from apple juice to an Audi A6, chances are good that at least some of your money is going to a parent company that…

March 21, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

The 5 Worst Ads of Super Bowl XLVII How to waste a small fortune and look dumb to 100 million people

Everyone loves a good high-wire disaster, and the Super Bowl commercials always have a few. Most of the talk this year has been about the Bar Refaeli spot for Go…

February 4, 2013, 12:03 PM EST

Subway's slim Jared finishes NYC marathon

When photos surfaced last December showing Subway spokesman Jared Fogle looking considerably heftier, the brand had a problem on its hands. So, a plan was hatched: Make Jared run the…

November 8, 2010, 11:50 AM EST

Michael Phelps plows ahead in Subway spot

This MMB spot for Subway, which rolled out a few weeks ago (and has upset official Olympic sponsor McDonald's), shows Michael Phelps en route to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.…

February 16, 2010, 7:58 AM EST

New FTC rules screw Jared, Bowflex granny

The long-awaited FTC guidelines concerning the "use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising" were posted today, and they're sure to get lots of buzz for their first-ever rules…

October 5, 2009, 2:24 PM EDT

Michael Phelps lights up some Subway buzz

There's plenty of dopey drug-related wordplay on the Web today surrounding Michael Phelps' debut as a Subway pitchman. I'd rather not add to that and bring anybody down. Sure, I…

July 7, 2009, 8:00 AM EDT

Subway drops turd in pool during Olympics

Who will win the gold for crappiest commercial airing during the Olympics? Probably Subway, whose Scrabble spot isn't tied to the Games but has been airing on NBC anyway,…

August 19, 2008, 7:23 AM EDT