All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ad’

Christina Applegate Stars in Weird New Fruitwater Ad

Christina Applegate joined her former on-screen mother this week as Katey Sagal accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The two were also joined by former Married With Children co-stars Ed O’Neill and David Faustino during the ceremony. The event was a look back at the show that propelled Applegate to stardom. Playing Kelly Bundy on Married With …

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Blood Test for Alzheimers Getting Closer

Alzheimer’s disease is one of those ailments that strikes fear throughout society, no matter what your socioeconomic standing. It does this for two simple reasons: There is no defined cause. And there is no known cure. Folks suffering from Alzheimer’s disease currently have no way of reversing the disease, no matter how much money they may have to throw at …

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Malaysia Airlines Ad: Real Or Hoax?

By now you have likely heard about how a Malaysia Airlines flight went missing over a week ago. Even as twenty different countries search for some remnants of the Boeing 777, it seems that an old Malaysia Airlines advertisement has surfaced. An ad that in retrospect appears disturbingly ironic. If you’re on Twitter, you may have seen an image being …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Plays Prankster At Gold’s Gym

What would you do if Arnold Schwarzenegger was watching you workout at the gym? If he was wearing a disguise would you recognize him? Schwarzenegger tried to pull a prank on members of Gold’s gym in Venice, California, by putting on a black mustache, a fake black ponytail and a baseball cap to give instructions to unsuspecting members as they exercised. …

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Kmart Returns To “Ship My Pants” Just In Time For The Holidays

Earlier this year, Kmart surprised everyone with a new advertising campaign called “Ship my pants.” I won’t go into detail as you presumably know about the infamous, and frankly wonderful, advertising campaign already. What’s important today is that the same ad is back, but with a decidedly more festive twist. Kmart introduced the world to a new ad today called …

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Samsung Revives The Lost Art Of Creepy Puppets For Its Galaxy Gear Ad

The Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear are now both out in the UK. You could certainly buy one or the other, but Samsung wants you to know that they work best when used together. That’s why it’s latest has nothing to do with that. In its latest ad for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, Samsung has …

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Marijuana Legalization Group May Air Super Bowl Ad

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (better known as NORML) is currently leading a contest sponsored by Intuit, the software company behind QuickBooks, to have its ad appear during the Super Bowl. In a genius (at least originally) marketing move, Intuit decided to buy a $4 million, 30 second ad and allow a small business the chance …

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Cats Pretending To Be Dogs Are Kind Of Adorable

The Internet loves cats. The Internet loves dogs. Would the Internet love a cat pretending to be a dog? Well, I certainly think they should. An ad from O2, a mobile carrier in the UK, has created a new ad simply titled, “Be More Dog.” It has cats, dogs, cats pretending to be dogs and Queen’s Flash. I’m not one …

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Sony Captures The Essence Of Being A Gamer

Video games are a wholly unique medium that gives players something that no other art form can deliver – interactivity. It’s that interactivity that is so often underplayed in games as more and more AAA blockbusters aim to provide a Hollywood experience instead of a gaming experience. Is there anyone that can remind us of the reason we play games? …

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Europe’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ad Is A Bit More Realistic

Sony makes some pretty amazing ads for its PlayStation products. The company’s latest live-action ad for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was pretty impressive in how it captured the look and feel of all the characters present. Only problem? It was a little unrealistic. Sony’s European branch has stepped in with its own live-action ad for the fan service brawler. I …

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Google Channels The Life Aquatic For Its New Nexus 7 Ad

We’re only a few weeks away from the official beginning of the holiday shopping season. As such, Google is starting to kick its advertising machine for its line of Nexus products into high gear. The first ad focuses on Google’s older tablet – the Nexus 7. It would be hard to beat the first Nexus 7 ad as it featured …

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iPad Mini Commercial Gets The Conan Treatment

Apple sure loves their ads. The company showed at least three ads during its iPad Mini event on Tuesday. The most striking ad, however, is the television ad being used to sell the iPad Mini. It’s effective and could very well convince people to pick up the new 7-inch tablet. Despite the praise, the ad is missing a little something. …

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First Wii U Commercial Is Trying To Make Me Regret Pre-Ordering It

I am dangerously susceptible to hype. The Wii U is the latest hype machine that got a pre-order out of me before I could rationally think about it. NIntendo hasn’t done anything yet to make me regret my choice, but the first ad for the console is definitely trying. The first ad for the Wii U to hit the UK …

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Popchips Ad Pulled For ‘Racist’ Content

This ad from the Popchips website and Facebook page has been pulled after an outcry about its “racist” content. Among the offended was tech entrepreneur Anil Dash, who called it “a hackneyed, unfunny advertisement featuring Kutcher in brownface talking about his romantic options, with the entire punchline being that he’s doing it in a fake-Indian outfit and voice. That’s it, …

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Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial Pulled

Burger King recently unveiled their new menu–which is a lot like the one McDonald’s has had for a while now–in an attempt to up their sales after being outshined by rivals McD’s and Wendy’s. Part of the upgrade is what the company calls “healthier food choices” and they’ve hired a slew of famous faces to sell them…including Mary J. Blige, …

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Huggies Ad Backlash Sweeps Web As Angry Dads Protest

A recent Huggies ad campaign has many fathers angry at what they say is a depiction of dads as “bumbling idiots” rather than active parents. The ad, which urges consumers to “Put dad to the test”, shows a group of dads who are so preoccupied with watching sports that they forget to change their babies’ diapers. The intended message, according …

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Google Helps Give New Life To Iconic Coke Ad

I just saw the most amazing story about advertising and want to share it with all of you. In celebration of digital advertising turning 18, Google is championing a project that asks a very interesting thought-provoking question about classic advertising and answers it with an enlightening and charming series. The project is called, “Project Re: Brief” and asks how the …

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504 Percent Growth For Android Ad Impressions

Millennial Media, the largest independent ad network is releasing a yearly report on performance of smartphone operating systems on its network in 2011. According to the report, Android continued its growth as a platform with ad impressions growing 504 percent year-over-year on Millennial’s network. To give you some background, last year, Android had a 47% share of device OS impressions …

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Banned Condom Super Bowl Ad, Liam Neeson’s Scotch, & Snow Scooters

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that way. Today’s videos feature an amazing Who Wants To Be A Millionaire story teller, Michael Winslow doing video games, Unicorns …

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Mark Cuban Goes To The Dogs In Super Bowl Ad

Mark Cuban, famed businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner, showed up at the Super Bowl in the best way possible – a Skechers ad. The ad features a greyhound race with a bulldog wearing Skechers’ new shoes that allow it to beat the speedy dogs. While Cuban only shows up at the end, he fits right in as the dog’s owner. …

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Robin Williams, Legend of Zelda Ad Campaign Continues

It always seems the truly genius ad campaigns are the simple, less-you-have-to-think-the-better ideas. Sony hit their advertising gold with the Kevin Butler PS3 ads, and Nintendo has Robin Williams. Since this is the 25th anniversary year of the Legend of Zelda, it’s no wonder why Nintendo has gone to such lengths to release so many games. What better spokespeople than …

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Verizon Diving Deeper Into Online Relationships With New Ad Campaign

  An often quoted stat about the new reality we lives in today points out that 20 years ago the average American had less than 25 friends. Today the average American has more than 200. Of course, we all realize on some level that this blossoming of friendship doesn’t equate to having 200 best friends. In fact, the ties we have to the outer fringes of our social network may be very thin indeed. That’s the subject that an interesting campaign launched by Verizon is trying to explore.

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Problem With The iPad’s First Ad

Pre-sales for the iPad begin next week and the first orders will start shipping in weeks. So it grabbed my intention when Apple aired its first ads for the iPad during the Academy Awards and the only sign of music was a millisecond long flash of an old Doors album cover.

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