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  1. YouTube Reportedly Resumes Running Ads on Logan Paul’s ChannelEarlier this month YouTube suspended Paul’s ability to run advertisements due to a pattern of “unsuitable” behavior.
  2. oof
    Spotify Admits Calling Justin Bieber ‘Latin King’ in an Ad Was a Bad IdeaSpotify says it wanted to “celebrate ‘Despacito’ as a key cultural moment when music genres crossover.”
  3. the revolution will be branded
    Kendall Jenner Uses the Trump Backlash to Sell PepsiTone-deaf advertising reaches bold new heights.
  4. Writing Branded Content Is a Great Comedy Job That Will Definitely Destroy […] I spent almost four years working as part of, and then as the head of, the branded content team at CollegeHumor. Working on branded content […]
  5. That Time Negativland Trolled U2 Into Suing Them Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve […]
  6. Where Brands and Comedy Meet: The Weird World of ‘Native Marketing’ A few weeks ago, the YouTube star Miranda Sings released a new music video on her channel. Entitled “Sexy Buttery Love Song,” it features her […]
  7. Motorcycle or Naked Person?[Insert key-in-ignition joke here.]
  8. advertising
    Breaking Bad Ads Get PoliticalThe White house! As in Walter White’s house.
  9. mad men
    Jaguar Is Fine With Sleazy Mad Men PortrayalThe car company trusts that viewers know they aren’t really pro-prostitution.
  10. lifetime
    Check Out The New Logo For The Lifetime NetworkAnyone else seeing hints of Lululemon?
  11. movie posters
    See Iconic Movie Posters From BehindFinally, a Forrest Gump butt shot!
  12. advertising
    What If Mary J. Blige Rewrote ‘Family Affair’ for a McDonald’s Ad?“Hey, who’d have thunk, an Egg McMuffin / Up on in this eatery”
  13. advertising
    We Must Discuss the Key Art for the Dallas RemakeSo much unwarranted near-nudity.
  14. mad men
    Mad Men’s New Art Has Don Draper Between MannequinsMatt Weiner promises it will all make sense.
  15. making the sausage
    Polone: It’s Been a Shameful Month for Animal Cruelty in EntertainmentYoung chimps were pimped in a Super Bowl ad, endangered wolves were demonized in The Grey, and Joan Rivers was kibitzing in a fur coat.
  16. super bowl ads
    Report: Ferris Bueller Spot Is for HondaFinally, life can go back to normal.
  17. music
    Jay-Z Is the New Duracell SpokespersonMakes about as much sense as 50 Cent shilling for Vitaminwater, right?
  18. bad apologies
    Lowe’s Sorry People Noticed Its IslamophobiaIt pulled its ads from All-American Muslim after a conservative Christian organization lobbied the chain to do so.
  19. advertising
    Watch a Video Illustrating the Literal Cost of Commercials1. Watch this video that illustrates how much it costs to air a commercial 2. Reassess EVERYTHING.
  20. reality tv
    AMC Picks Up Mad Men–ish Reality ShowJust imagine all the opportunities for product placements.
  21. Every Commercial That Aired During the First Simpsons Episode The Simpsons have been around for a very long time, but it can be sometimes hard to place those early episodes in their time periods. Sure, […]
  22. What the Hell Is Up with Alec Baldwin’s Wegmans Commercials? Alec Baldwin is rich and famous and has absolutely no need to do crappy, low-budget local commercials. But his mom loves upstate NY […]
  23. advertising
    Robert Downey Jr. to Voice Modernized, Sexually Ambiguous Mr. PeanutHis loving male sidekick is just a friend, okay?
  24. show me the money
    Did Spike Lee Sell Out Bed-Stuy?A liquor ad he endorsed is papered all over the neighborhood from ‘Do the Right Thing.’
  25. Can Branded Content Be Funny?When Chuck did it, we laughed at them, not with them. When 30 Rock does it, or pretty much every other capital-G Good show on TV right now for […]
  26. josh duhamel
    Josh Duhamel Does Not Want to Use His Body to Sell MoviesIf you’ve got it, flaunt it?
  27. Annoyingly Loud TV Commercials About to Become IllegalNot much seems to be getting done in congress these days, but at least they are getting one important thing done: “The Senate unanimously […]
  28. New Conan Promo Showcases the Sexiest Dance of AllHere’s the latest promo for Conan, a clip that doesn’t even feature Red himself. But it does feature a stripper doing the string dance, so it […]
  29. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Poster Is IncredibleThe Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival kicks off tonight in New York, and while the four-day-long event has a pretty amazing schedule of shows […]
  30. upfronts 2010
    What Ad Buyers Think About the Networks’ New ShowsThe people who really matter at the upfronts react.
  31. tv
    Genius in Advertising: New Zealand’s Obscenely Bulging Hung BillboardGood thinking, N.Z.
  32. movies
    Don’t Watch the Griswold Family’s Mini-Movie, Hotel Hell VacationFourteen laugh-free minutes.
  33. advertisingpocalypse
    Oscar’s Ten Best Picture Nominations Not Paying Off in AdvertisingAds are going for about what they did last year. And less than the year before, even.
  34. breaking bad
    Breaking Bad Spoofs Obama Weatherproof BillboardInstead of the president, AMC’s billboard features Walter White, a fictional drug dealer.
  35. mad men
    Trend: Mad Men-Themed Holiday CardsAd agencies find holiday inspiration in Mad Men’s promo materials.
  36. jersey shore
    Domino’s Pizza No Longer Sponsoring Jersey ShorePizza chain is first sponsor to drop controversial new show.
  37. getting the brand back together
    The Hidden Genius of Mad Men Product PlacementSince the show is set in the sixties, don’t these companies risk seeming dated? We get schooled on the world of modern advertising.
  38. lengthy hiatuses
    Exclusive: VH1 Shelves Best Week Ever, Possibly PermanentlyThe popular show’s future is in jeopardy.
  39. right-click
    Whose Song Is Sexier?“Dear Vulture, I never thought this would happen to me … “
  40. lists
    And the Most Popular Film of 2011 Goes To…And you thought people loved ‘The Dark Knight’?
  41. right-click
    The Killers Release One of the Year’s Best Singles — AgainIt’s fair to wonder whether Brandon Flowers is indeed from another planet.
  42. nice tries
    CBS Discovers Chat RoomsOn its Website, CBS is launching ‘social viewing rooms’ for viewers to discuss what they’re watching Online.
  43. overnights
    Good-bye, Entourage; — Hello, Californication!Having renounced ‘Entourage,’ we’re now free to recap a far-less-guilty pleasure: ‘Californication’!
  44. pop trash
    Is Kanye West’s New Viral Campaign Too Viral for Its Own Good?New ads on the New York subway are basically ads for Kanye West, not for the liquor he’s supposedly endorsing.
  45. trailer mix
    ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ Trailer: Woody Allen’s Publicist Strikes BackDespite what Woody Allen would have you believe, this movie might actually be hot.
  46. tube junkie
    Katrina Survivors Score a Sundance HitTwo days before Katrina hit, small-time hustler, sometime drug dealer, and non-stop motormouth Kim Roberts bought a used video camera for twenty bucks. Then she filmed as she and her husband helped 25 neighbors survive and escape the waters.
  47. the early word
    What’s Buzzing at Sundance: Hold On, We’ll Find SomethingYou can’t say Sundance is a bust — if these films were at Tribeca, everyone would be thrilled. But so far it’s definitely a dud.
  48. the take
    Ben Silverman, Friend to the EnvironmentNBC goes green in a completely unobtrusive manner.
  49. apropos of nothing
    Brazilians Fear Becoming Fat AmericansNope, not another round of Dove “Real Beauty” ads. And not an Adbusters spoof, either. Salles Chemistri (which also does ads for General Motors) produced these campy, hyperoffensive ads for the Brazilian yogurt company Itambé, to run with the tagline: “Forget about it. Men’s preference will never change. Fit Light Yogurt.” But we prefer this American version: “Brazilian ads: As progressive as Hollywood!” —Rachel Wolff
  50. cheek by jowl
    Beyoncé and Kelly Face Off in ‘Vibe’
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