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  1. In Continuing Quest to Stay Relevant, Facebook Adds “Buy” and “Save” Buttons

    Add a "cute puppy gif" button and maybe I'd start using Facebook again.

    Facebook is testing some features that it knows will actually get you to start using your account again: "buy" and "save for later" butto—ZZZZZZZZ.

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  2. Suntory Whiskey’s New Ad Campaign Uses 3D-Sculpted Ice

    For relaxing times... 3D-sculpt an ice Bill Murray!

    There's a new ad campaign for Suntory Whiskey by Japanese agency TBWA/Hakuhodo that shows the whiskey served over intricate, precision-drilled 3D ice sculptures. It's beautiful to watch the drill create such a complex shape, and then have that shape drowned in whiskey.

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  3. What Happens To Gendered Advertising When You Swap Audio & Video?

    Some pretty interesting things, if we may be so bold. GenderRemixer.com offers you the opportunity to choose the video from a few toy commercials aimed at boys, and the audio from commercials aimed at girls (or vice versa) and play the results. May I also take this moment to say I think I hate toy commercials of all kinds? (via Tipster Robin) Previously in Gendered Advertising

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  4. Knock It off, Tony: Cereal Mascots Designed to Make Eye Contact With Kids

    Is breakfast even the most important meal of the day?

    It's a universal sensation, and one that new research says advertisers have no qualms using to manipulate kids: locking eyes with a stranger increases trust and connection, even when that stranger is an athletic Tiger or...whatever that thing from the Honeycomb box is.

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  5. BuzzFeed Swaps Actresses for Actors in Sexist Commercials

    BuzzFeed's closing line on this is "seeing men like this is ridiculous, so why isn't it with women?" and I can appreciate that as a beginning educational standpoint for folks out there who've never considered the roles that male and female bodies and stereotypes play in advertising. But frankly, I think all sides look ridiculous in this video, both in the original and remade ads. And I would like to take a stand, now, for a future where all people have an equal opportunity to be the ridiculous Dorito seducer, the ridiculous sports fan, the ridiculous supermodel, the ridiculous nerd, and the ridiculous burger-eating-on-a-beach-sexy-person, regardless of what genfer they identify with. Previously in Advertising

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  6. “Got Milk?” Slogan Changed To “Milk Life,” Tupac Rolls Over In His Grave

    Bold mooooove, Milk.

    Got nostalgia? After 11 years, the Milk Processor Education Program is ditching its iconic "Got Milk?" catchphrase in an effort to combat a growing interest in non-dairy alternatives. Yesterday the new campaign began celebrating the protein provided by milk with a slogan that no one will be tattooing on their knuckles: Milk Life.

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  7. Geek Etiquette: Is the Kid in That Apple Christmas Commercial Being Rude?

    This week's Geek Etiquette column is fashionably early.

    We're pushing out our Geek Etiquette post a few days early this week because it ties in nicely with Apple's latest ad depicting a teenager seemingly putzing around on his phone during a family holiday, only to reveal he's been cutting a cute little movie together. We ask: Movie or no, is that kid being rude to his family?

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  8. Charmin Wins Twitter Today with Thor: The Dark World “Asgardian” Joke [UPDATED]

    Asgardian. Get it?

    Charmin isn't just jumping on the Thor bandwagon. They want you to know that they've always been an Asgardian. Get it? Because it sounds like "ass guardian" and they make toilet paper -- for your butt. This is brilliant marketing at its finest.

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  9. What Ads For Women Look Like (To Women) [VIDEO]

    What Boys Think of Girls

    We all know women only care about two things: non-fat yogurt and birth control. At least, that's what advertisements tell me, so it must be right, right? Megan Amram and Yahoo's sketch comedy series did a fantastic parody of condescending women's advertisements: a commercial for both yogurt and birth control, at the same time, finally giving us women exactly what we want. Watch for a painfully accurate portrayal of women in advertisements (laughing with salad) and don't miss the hilarious cameo at the end. (via Upworthy) Previously in Women

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  10. Facebook Reportedly Fears Alienating Its Users With Autoplay Ads. You Don’t Say?

    Thank You?

    Sadly, Facebook has not backtracked on their decision to introduce autoplay, television-style ads into the social networking site, but, at the very least, the company is delaying the process and taking care to accommodate concerns. Founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly taking precautions to ensure that the new type of advertising disrupts Facebook users as little as possible, while still making the company $2.5 million per day per advertising spot.

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