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Google Used Clickable Paper in Posters Asking People Which Nonprofits It Should Fund

The nonprofits competing in the second Google Impact Challenge have some pretty innovative ideas for how to make the Bay Area a better place to live. And Google's method of soliciting votes for the contest is pretty cutting edge, too. Show More Summary

This Agency Knitted Outfits for Street Signs as a Way of Asking for Clothes for the Poor

Wool is cool again, and yarn-bombing is a thing. In a nod to the trend, creatives from Wunderman Brazil started "Doe Agasalho," or "Donate Warm Clothes," a campaign that reminds people to offer clothing to the poor. They're outfitting the human silhouettes on traffic signs with crocheted scarves, sweaters and even little pairs of jeans. Show More Summary

Airbnb Offers the Ultimate Halloween Sleepover: A Night in the Paris Catacombs

Looking for the ultimate scare? Airbnb is running a contest that will give two lucky people the chance to sleep in the Catacombs of Paris, home to over 6 million dead and labeled "the world's largest grave." Pictures indicate that aShow More Summary

Kids Are Given Toy Cars That Can't Crash in This Amusingly Mean Mercedes-Benz Ad

Mercedes-Benz's new ad doubles as a social experiment for children. The automaker installed heavy-duty magnets inside toy cars to highlight its Brake Assist System PLUS. The video then shows kids—who are delighted, of course, by crashing toy cars into each other—playing with the magnet cars. Show More Summary

USA Today Used Facebook's New Emojis on Its Front-Page Stories, and It's Awkward

Facebook's new emoji-esque "Reactions" haven't launched stateside yet, but USA Today decided to give them an early test run—on its own front page. The results are... rather awkward. A sad face next to a stabbing story? An angry faceShow More Summary

Al Gore's Stirring New Climate Change Ad Calls on World Leaders to Be Accountable

Al Gore's Climate Reality Project tries lighting a fire under world leaders in this two-minute film directed by Hungry Man's Richard Bullock. Shot in 13 countries, the video features environmental activists and average folks of all sorts, as well as Gore, Edward Norton and Sir Richard Branson. Show More Summary

Your Life Should Be This Dreamy, Say 6 Beautiful New Ads for the Apple Watch

Get an Apple Watch, and replace the ice cream cone your daughter just dropped without even having to free your hands! In the first of six new beautifully designed Apple Watch ads, a mother deftly prevents a small mishap from devolving...Show More Summary

Victoria's Secret Ignored the Anger Over This Photo, So a Facebook Fan Fixed It (NSFW)

Is Victoria's Secret now trolling its Facebook fans with intentional Photoshop fails? Some seem to think so, after the lingerie brand posted a photo of a model who has clearly suffered the digital removal of a butt cheek. Eyebrows were particularly raised in this situation after VS captioned the photo: "Truly. Show More Summary

Belize Offers a Free, Relaxing Vacation to Next Stressed-Out NFL Kicker to Miss

NFL kickers seem to be stressed out this season, as there's been a rash of missed kicks, including 18 this past week alone. But now, the country of Belize is here to help—offering a free bye-week trip to Belize to the next kicker who misses a field goal or extra point attempt. Show More Summary

Campbell's Cleverly Used Star Wars in Gay-Themed Ad, but the Comments Are on the Dark Side

Campbell Soup Company's newest ad, featuring its Star Wars inspired soup, is centered around a popular line from the movie, although maybe not in the way that you'd think. The 30-second ad features a father feeding his son, and quoting Darth Vader's "I am your father." But then there's a clever twist that makes the spot unique. Show More Summary

John Hancock's New TV Ads Send Viewers Online to Pick From Three Different Endings

John Hancock's latest ads will leave you hanging. For a while, at any rate. In this new iteration of the "Life Comes Next" campaign from Hill Holliday, three 30-second teasers running on traditional TV prompt viewers to go online for three possible continuations of each story. Show More Summary

Whiskas Takes You to Kitten Kollege in This Adorable Online Campaign

London agency AMV BBDO has partnered with Google, Mediacom and College Humor on "Kitten Kollege," a digital campaign for Whiskas U.K. that references college promotional videos and, to a degree, the tone of Friskies' famous "Dear Kitten" spots. Show More Summary

BMWs Are Great for Breakups, Golf Rage and More in These Fun, Irreverent Ads

The handling on the BMW X1 SUV is so good, you can use it to dump all your ex's stuff right at his feet, then take off again—without ever having to get out of the car. So says a new ad from the automaker and agency KBS+. Two other spots in the campaign also use comic scenarios to pitch viewers on the benefits of the model. Show More Summary

The Sad, Painful Life of Two Testicles Improves Dramatically in This Hilarious Underwear Ad

Anthropomorphized testicles are nothing new in advertising. But Australian agency Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne offers a humorous new addition to the pantheon with this campaign for Bonds underwear—in which two balls banter about life down under, which gets markedly better with the arrival of the company's product. Show More Summary

The 'Ugliest Building' in Rotterdam Is Transformed Into the World's Coolest McDonald's

A building that was once voted the ugliest in Rotterdam, Holland, has been transformed into a striking McDonald's that some are likening to an Apple Store. The original structure, from the 1960s, was horribly dated, with an undistinguished...Show More Summary

Keep an Eye Out for the Painful Twist in UnitedHealthcare's Sweet Ad About Young Love

Leo Burnett and UnitedHealthcare had a big hit last spring with a commercial called "Our Song," in which a couple at home started passionately dancing—with disastrous results—when "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" came on the radio. Now, here's a follow-up spot that's also pretty light on its feet. Show More Summary

Tony the Tiger Helps Out a Prostitute in What Looks Like an Elaborate Prank Campaign

In what is surely an unauthorized prank campaign—and a brazenly offensive one at that—Kellogg's Frosted Flakes spokescat Tony the Tiger claims to have turned his attention to adults rather than kids, and has begun by helping out a 43-year-old, down-on-her-luck prostitute named Candy. Show More Summary

This Agency Just Welcomed Two New Hires by Turning Them Into Pez Dispensers

Ad agency Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners has a tradition of welcoming new employees in unusual ways—like carving their faces into crayons or totem poles. But its latest new-hire stunt is particularly sweet: It fired up its 3-D printer and turned Ron Villacarillo and Ben Levy into Pez dispensers. Show More Summary

This Campaign Finds a Clever Visual Way to Show Our Connection to the National Parks

The National Park Service has a sightseeing stop for everyone, so long as you're wearing body paint to match the scenery you're planning to visit. In this new ad for the National Park Foundation, which raises money to sustain government...Show More Summary

Here's the Best Ad You'll See Today With a Unicorn Who Poops Rainbow Soft-Serve

After watching this ad, you might never think of pooping or soft-serve ice cream the same way again. Because, well, they're connected. By an adorable, bright-eyed unicorn with very active bowels. Heard enough? Oh no, we're just getting started. Show More Summary

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