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  1. Intel Issues Official Statement Over Gamergate Related Advertising Pull

    Chip makers Intel have responded to the controversy surrounding their decision to pull an ad campaign on Gamasutra.

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  2. Intel Throws Its Chips In With Gamergate, Pulls Ads From Critical Site

    More like Dumbtel. Yeah, you heard me.

    When Zoe Quinn released 4chan #Gamergate logs earlier this month, it seemed like the movement might lose what dubious credibility it still had. But now, in the words of Boing Boing, an extremely misguided decision on behalf of Intel represents "a coup" for the manipulative movement.

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  3. Dulcolax Drops an Ad With Poop People in Butt Jail

    It's good to see Gloppy is still getting work after the Candyland redesign.

    Laxative company Dulcolax has partnered with ad agency McCann Healthcare Worldwide and production company The Visionary Group to push this turd of an ad out into the world. It depicts humanoid poops trapped in a prison waiting, presumably, for Dulcolax to come break them out? It bet this really gets sales moving again.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. “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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  10. 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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