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  1. black lives matter
    Lego Pulls Advertising for Cop-Related Toys, Donates $4 Million to Fight Racism“We stand with the black community against racism and inequality.”
  2. podcasts
    Are We in a Podcast Bubble?Podcasting is suddenly more than a mission; it’s an industry.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”
  5. 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 […]
  6. 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 […]
  7. 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 […]
  8. advertising
    See an Annotated Page From Deadpool’s ScriptComplete with meta-musings and crude drawings.
  9. british accents
    You’ve Not Lived Until You’ve Heard Minnie Driver Say ‘Mazda’It’s very nice.
  10. ‘Nathan for You’s New Billboards Are PerfectNathan for You’s new season starts next Thursday, so the promotional machine is in full swing. And naturally, Nathan Fielder isn’t just putting […]
  11. Advertising Email Subject Lines Written by Someone Who Accidentally Hit a […] “Look out! 50% off the sundress of your dreams.” “Jeans that break all the rules, laws, and two or three ordinances.” “EXCLUSIVE ONE […]
  12. Go Behind the Business Side of Comedy Central with Its Top ExecutivesBetween Broad City, Key and Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, and The Daily Show, most comedy fans would agree that Comedy Central is killing it these […]
  13. mad men finale
    The Coke Ad in Mad Men: What You Need to Know to Understand the FinaleA real McCann ad man came up with the commercial after a bad flight.
  14. advertising
    Meet the Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius“My job was to try and get these characters, Don and Peggy, to appear to conjure advertising.”
  15. bad commercials
    Kendrick Lamar Is Totally Misusing His Influence in Awkward Reebok CommercialTo pimp a butterfly, indeed.
  16. literally who
    What the Hell Is Mortdecai?So many questions about this movie.
  17. cats
    Watch Taylor Swift Hallucinate a Ton of CatsSo many Merediths.
  18. Rust Cohle Would Like to Sell You a LincolnSo this is what all his True Detective philosophizing was about.
  19. ‘The New Yorker’ Profiles ‘Mad’ Magazine as an Anti-Smoking Ad PioneerThe New Yorker ran an excellent article last week about Mad magazine’s big anti-smoking push during the ‘60s, which resulted not only in tons […]
  20. adventures in movie marketing
    Days of Future Past’s Uneven Marketing CampaignThey got their first trailer so right and their Carl’s Jr. commercial so wrong.
  21. hot stuff
    Watch Anna Kendrick Explain How Hot She Is“Like hottest girl in your improv class hot.”
  22. Mattress World Commercial, by Blythe RobersonWhen you walk into a conventional mattress store, it’s really not about you. It’s about, here are our mattresses, would you like to buy […]
  23. advertising
    Let Ron Burgundy Try to Sell You His Book“I’m not going to lie to you. This is a very important book from a very important man.”
  24. advertising
    Will Ferrell Shot 70 Car Ads As Ron BurgundyAnd they are so great.
  25. advertising
    Fiona Apple Covered Willy Wonka’s ‘Pure Imagination’ to Promote TacosIn a haunting ad for Chipotle.
  26. advertising
    Watch the 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos InformercialInsane Clown Posse dresses up as news anchors Fats Pepper and Guy Gorfey.
  27. Motorcycle or Naked Person?[Insert key-in-ignition joke here.]
  28. Dr. Seuss’s Ads Were the Best Ads EverBefore writing the best children’s books, Mr. Theodor Seuss Geisel was an ad man for 17 years. It all started when an ad executive’s wife […]
  29. Who Lives Like That? The Most Absurd Aspirational Ads Out ThereThis #NoBollocks content was produced in partnership with Newcastle Brown Ale. If you enjoy this article, won’t you be a doll and watch a TV […]
  30. Oh Hey, Matt Besser and Seth Morris, You’re in the New Apple Ads The videos star Josh Rabinowtiz, a stand-up who just performed as part of the Just For Laughs New Faces showcase last week. Despite the […]
  31. advertising
    Breaking Bad Ads Get PoliticalThe White house! As in Walter White’s house.
  32. mad men
    Jaguar Is Fine With Sleazy Mad Men PortrayalThe car company trusts that viewers know they aren’t really pro-prostitution.
  33. Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson Continue Their Chicago v. Chicago […] Here’s the second in New Era’s series of spots featuring Nick Offerman, Cubs fan, squaring off against Craig Robinson, White Sox fan, in a […]
  34. lifetime
    Check Out The New Logo For The Lifetime NetworkAnyone else seeing hints of Lululemon?
  35. Is This Ashton Kutcher Video Racist or Just Unfunny? Ashton Kutcher is doing a new campaign for PopChips in which he portrays different characters in a bunch of “dating videos.” One of them is […]
  36. How ‘30 Rock’ Cut the Kraft Cheese Product Placement Deal “It’s the Kraft Product Placement Comedy Hour. Sponsored by Kraft Singles. Made with Milk. It’s the cheese that won World War II (Don’t ask […]
  37. movie posters
    See Iconic Movie Posters From BehindFinally, a Forrest Gump butt shot!
  38. 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”
  39. advertising
    We Must Discuss the Key Art for the Dallas RemakeSo much unwarranted near-nudity.
  40. Nielsen Ratings Getting Less Awful by Comparing TV and Online AdsIn the ongoing battle to get Nielsen ratings to even somewhat resemble the reality of who’s watching what television shows, a blow has been […]
  41. mad men
    Mad Men’s New Art Has Don Draper Between MannequinsMatt Weiner promises it will all make sense.
  42. 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.
  43. super bowl ads
    Report: Ferris Bueller Spot Is for HondaFinally, life can go back to normal.
  44. music
    Jay-Z Is the New Duracell SpokespersonMakes about as much sense as 50 Cent shilling for Vitaminwater, right?
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. The Saga of Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski’s Baseball Rivalry Ends with […] Here is the sixth and final installment of New Era’s series of ads featuring Red Sox fan John Krasinski and Yankees fan Alec Baldwin […]
  48. Can Whitney Survive Its Ad Campaign? A DiscussionAdam: Can we talk about these Whitney ads? Will anyone who has seen them watch the show? Because they are truly awful. I feel like they’re […]
  49. Everyone Still Wondering Why There Are No Women TV WritersA recent and super-depressing study showing that the percentage of female TV writers has halved over the last four years has prompted another […]
  50. Doc Brown Is Now a Pitchman for an Argentine Electronics Retailer You might think that you saw the last of Doc Brown as he flew off in his time travelling locomotive with his new family at the end of Back to […]
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