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Tyson Returns Ear To Holyfield In Commercial

I guess things in the world can be OK after all! Mike Tyson finally returns Evander Holyfield’s ear to him…..but this was for fun. In a new commercial, where Cleveland Cavalier’s Kyrie Irving is dreaming about if all is right with the world, Tyson is shown with Holyfield giving back the ear he bit off in their rematch bout in …

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This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert

Last week, environmentalist Peter Gleick penned an editorial about a Toys “R” Us commercial from October that, frustratingly, decries hard science in favor of running amok in a toy store. “My wife and I were relaxing, watching TV when we saw this advertisement from Toys “R” Us. We were struck speechless with shock and anger,” he writes. “The camera pans …

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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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Terrie Hall, Star of Anti-Smoking Ads, Dies at 53

While the name may not spark a memory for most of us, the images created by the CDC in their “Tips From Smokers” campaign sure do. Terrie Hall was the star of these commercials. Hall died yesterday morning after her long battle with cancer. She was only 53 years old. Hall started smoking when she was a teenage cheerleader. Like …

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Nike Brings “Just Do It” Into the Social Media Age

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Nike’s timeless “Just Do It” slogan, which means it’s perfect time to construct a new marketing campaign around reintroducing the concept to the world of social media, complete with a #JustDoIt hashtag. While the slogan never really went away, it certainly hasn’t been the prominent tagline in Nike’s commercials as of late. That, however, …

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What Does Windows 8 Have To Do With Piñatas?

If you recall, a leak from last week showed the world the first Windows 8 commercials, or so we thought. Turns out that those ads are not going to be the first as Microsoft has finally unveiled the real first ad for its new operating system. The new ad is simply called, “Windows 8 is Coming Soon.” It features a …

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New PlayStation 3 Ad Shows Off Re-Designed Console in an Odd Way

Earlier this month at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony revealed its new re-re-designed PlayStation 3. The newest model of the console is even smaller than the last – 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the PlayStation 3 Slim, to be exact. Unfortunately for consumers, despite the new design, the cost of previous editions of the PlayStation 3 haven’t gone down. …

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Nike Quickly Drops Commercial For LeBron James’ Championship

One wonders how long Nike’s been sitting on this congratulatory commercial for LeBron James, which debuted shortly after the Heat completed their five-game beatdown of the Oklahoma City Thunder. I mean, it’s not like Nike whipped this up while the Heat were pulling away in the second half of Game 5 or anything. Something like this takes some time, which …

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Teaser Compares iPhone Users To Sheep

Considering the war of words that broke out after Instagram was made available to Android users, perhaps Samsung is onto something. Is it a sense of insecurity that goes with owning Apple products, or are people really that butthurt over an “iPhone-only” photography app crossing over to another platform? Again, when you look at the complaints that followed, Samsung may …

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New iPad TV Spot Focuses On Retina Display

Well it’s no “1984” but then again that was a sixty-second piece of advertising history that is considered by many in the advertising industry to be the greatest television commercial ever created for the greatest brand ever launched. It ran only once and during the Superbowl that year. The new Apple television commercial for the new iPad is smart and …

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MLB 12 The Show Commercial Teases a “Cubs Win” Scenario

A heart felt look inside the souls of Cubs fans and how they’ll feel if when their team wins the World Series -or- the ultimate tease, that’s just mean, because the Cubs are destined to never win another World Series? The White Sox fan in me simply sits back and polishes my faux 2005 World Series ring, smiling devilishly. I’ll …

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Charlie Sheen, DirecTV and Fiat Capitalize On Once “Winning” Image

Fiat and DirecTV have banked on the visibly aged Charlie Sheen’s bad boy reputation in the hopes of boosting their sales. Sheen capitalizes on his wild past and cheesy 80s movie personas by driving a tiny Fiat 500 Abarth in the middle of a house while a Super Bowl party is going in the following advertisement. If Batman decided to …

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