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Google+ now allows post promotion

Recently Google+ started to allow Google+ page owners with large following to promote their posts. But the system doesn't work like post promotion on Facebook. Facebook promotes paid posts to users within the social network itself.

Emmitt Smith Printed and Signed 400 Fan Tweets, Including a Marriage Proposal

Most tweets have a shelf life shorter than a fourth down on the goal line, but a few hundred Emmitt Smith fans will be keeping their tweets around for a good long time. To help promote Comcast Xfinity's live sports coverage by "re-imagining...Show More Summary

Find Authentic Destinations with Sol Beer Search Engine

Sol Beer helps find the up-and-coming bars and restaurants in your area with new search engine

The 'Camp Gyno' Girl Is Back in a Remarkable Trailer for Her Father's New Book

You remember "Camp Gyno," the 2013 viral video for tampon subscription service Hello Flo in which the first girl to get her period at summer camp becomes a tyrant, dispensing products and advice like she's dealing drugs. The star of the ad, Macy McGrail, was a big part of its success. Show More Summary

Thanks in Advertising

Summary: We have reached the appointed time where we go on a small editorial break to spend quality time with family, friends, and others we choose to associate with. Of course, we would be totally remiss if we didn't first show our appreciation for the industry. It is clear that this year has been an interesting one for the industry. Show More Summary

How the Music Company on Old Spice's 'Dadsong' Got the Ad's Twisted Genius Just Right

Old Spice this week unveiled "Dadsong," its second lunatic 60-second musical via Wieden + Kennedy—the sequel to the award-winning "Momsong" from a year ago. Clearly, the music on a commercial like this isn't just an important component—it's the main component, around which everything revolves. Show More Summary

W+K Made a Giant, Amazing Cuckoo Clock Out of an Oregon Maple for Portland Tourism

Wieden + Kennedy recently created a pretty incredible out-of-home tourism installation for Travel Portland: the tallest freestanding cuckoo clock in the U.S. Chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong carved the clock, made from a single Oregon maple, in the national forest just outside Portland. Show More Summary

Agency Wants Its Next Art Director to Be Cool, So the Interview Will Be Over Two Days in Vegas

TDA_Boulder is looking for a new art director, but the interview process will be unique. In fact, if all goes well, it might end up looking like outtakes from The Hangover. Yes, the agency plans to interview the top candidate over two days in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Totino's Pizza Made 50 Ridiculous Ads Using the World's Worst Stock Photos

This week's "Uh, what? No, seriously, what?" comes to us from those perpetuators of pizza propaganda, Totino's Pizza. It was just a few weeks ago that Tim & Eric gave us probably the oddest pizza ad ever, and now Totino's is back to inject more weird into the Internet. Show More Summary

Save the Ads from the '70's? Interesting!

Summary: We are, if you have read our posts before, quite the fans of history. Yes, we wholeheartedly believe the adage that if you fail to understand history, then you are doomed to repeat it. Also, as we have learned, if you do not...Show More Summary

Back in Blank: Lyrical Tools for Breaking Writer's Block

Summary: “I Want You … To Read This!” Although there are naturally some constants in the work of a copywriter, the job very rarely is the “same old song” from day to day. You could consider the fact that...Show More Summary

Baffled Shoppers Face Obstacles, Elves and Captivity in This Bizarre Discount Store Stunt

Behold! The lowest of the low-budget hidden-camera pranks has been created for discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot, and it is steeped in local commercial magic. The chain, with 116 stores in the northeast, hired MMB in Boston to make...Show More Summary

If the Rio Olympic Mascot Isn't a Cat, Then What Is It?

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games mascot was unveiled Monday, and while we don't know what the name of the creature is, one thing's for sure. Following in the line of cat-like creatures that are not cats—pointing the finger at you, Hello Kitty—it's not a feline. Show More Summary

This Agency Made a Really, Really Big Deal of Hiring Its 100th Employee, and He Wasn't Expecting It

Lots of agencies do interesting things for new hires—like Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners, which has been known to carve their faces into the heads of crayons. McGarrah Jessee in Austin, Texas, did something quite a bit more grandiose for Elliot Nordstrom's first day. Show More Summary

Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe Is the Latest Subpar Rob Lowe to Join DirecTV's Campaign

While shy-bladder sufferers debate the offensiveness of Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, DirecTV is plowing ahead with all sorts of other less-than-ideal Rob Lowes—you know, the ones with cable and not DirecTV. The latest disturbing specimen is Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe. Show More Summary

This Great Billboard for a Magic Festival Is Like Its Own Little Magic Show

Ever wonder what Harry Potter would do with an ad campaign? Have a look at this. The Quebec City Magic Festival wanted to make sure people noticed its billboard, so ad agency lg2 sprinkled a little magic into the board itself in a playful feat of meta-vertising. Show More Summary

Interesting Stats For Marketers During the Holidays

Summary: The holiday season is upon us, and marketers and brands are readily aware of how much is at stake. Many brands make most of their profits during these next couple of weeks, so it is imperative that they understand accurately...Show More Summary

Rapper and Weed Lover Waka Flocka Flame Finds His Calling as a Throat Drop Spokesman

You know how Saturday Night Live commercial parodies have that certain feel to them? Overly sincere music plays as a testimonial begins, then the audience starts to laugh as they're let in on the joke. Well this bizarre ad for Pine Brothers...Show More Summary

Dads With Daughters Will Love This Christmas Ad from Dick's Sporting Goods

In this holiday spot from Dick's Sporting Goods, part of the chain's "Gifts That Matter" campaign, a father buys his young daughter a basketball hoop, presumably for Christmas. Through the years, it becomes part of the family's daily life and a focus of neighborhood activity during pickup games, parties and even bittersweet goodbyes. Show More Summary

Foot Locker’s ‘Week Of Greatness’ Returns

Four new ads tout the big event when all the hottest new sneakers can be found in stores

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