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  1. facebook
    Facebook Risks Losing the Trust of Its Only Real CustomersFacebook can stand to piss off every group except one: the advertisers who actually spend money on the social network.
  2. good dogs
    Ranking the Very Good Dogs in 13 Ralph Lauren AdsIn honor of Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary, let us consider these sweet doggies.
  3. sports
    Nike Debuts Colin Kaepernick Ad, Conservatives Protest by Burning Their Own GearNike’s move appears less risky when you consider that Kaep’s protests are most unpopular with older white Republicans – not their core demographic.
  4. Nike Debuts Colin Kaepernick Ad, Conservatives Protest by Burning Their Own GearNike’s move appears less risky when you consider that Kaep’s protests are most unpopular with older white Republicans – not their core demographic.
  5. select all
    How to Succeed in Advertising (and Transform the Internet While You’re At It)Programmatic built the modern internet. And Right Media, inventors of the first ad exchange, built programmatic advertising.
  6. You Can Now See Who’s Paying for Political Ads on Facebook and InstagramFacebook starts attaching disclosure statements to political advertising.
  7. The Man Who Invented the Pop-up Ad on the Original Sin of AdvertisingA conversation with the inventor of the pop-up ad on the web’s lost decade.
  8. Why Those Fake-Poetry Subway Ads Are So AnnoyingRoses are red / Violets are blue / Imitating poetry / Is a bad look for you.
  9. Did Facebook Really Charge Trump Less for Advertising?Did they?
  10. 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.
  11. late capitalism
    15 Other Mascots We’d Like to See Turned Into Women, for Some ReasonNow that brands are obsessed with this move, we have a few suggestions. (For feminism.)
  12. things that happen in europe
    Stockholm Prepares to Ban Sexist and Racist AdsThe Swedish capital is the latest European city to tackle stereotypes in advertising.
  13. advertising
    Reba McEntire Is KFC’s First Female Colonel SandersThanks, we guess.
  14. advertising
    Peeing on This Ikea Ad Will Get You a Discount If You’re PregnantHere’s some, uh, innovation.
  15. horny elves
    Here Are the Dirty Holiday Elf Toy Ads That People Are Calling MisogynisticOne ad has an elf holding a tea bag over a lady doll’s face.
  16. niche drama
    This Ice Cream Shop Is Changing Their Controversial Sexy Cow LogoTheir manager also quit over the whole affair.
  17. niche drama
    This Sexy Cow Logo Is Tearing a New Jersey Town ApartResidents are not happy with Dairy Air Ice Cream.
  18. Twitter Bans Marsha Blackburn’s Ad, Giving Her Senate Campaign a BoostThe company objected to a line about “baby body parts” because it’s “inflammatory.” The real issue is that it’s false.
  19. advertising
    Croatian School Hoping Everyone Wants to Grow Up to Be Melania Trump“Imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.”
  20. whoops
    Walmart Is Sorry They Advertised Guns As Back-to-School ItemsWhoops.
  21. 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.”
  22. news you can booze
    Smirnoff Schools Trump on How to Handle ‘Ties to Russia’“Made in America, but we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath.”
  23. badvertising
    Facial-Recognition Ad Assumes Men Want Pizza and Women Want SaladThe future of advertising, everyone.
  24. How Facebook Advertisers Exploited Teens Who Felt ‘Worthless’The company helped advertisers to target “moments when young people need a confidence boost.”
  25. advertising
    The CEO Who Wants to Hear the Opinion of Everyone in the Room“What’s fantastic about work nowadays is that young people have skills that anyone a year older than them doesn’t have.”
  26. roll clip!
    Saturday Night Live Takes on Pepsi Ad, Kendall Jenner“We’re just kind of using them to sell soda? Right. Gonna be bad.”
  27. badvertising
    An Extra From Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Kind of Defended the Commercial“It’s like, I was just doing my job. They asked me to be in the commercial.”
  28. the revolution will be branded
    Pepsi Is Pulling Their Controversial Kendall Jenner Protest AdThe spot was widely criticized as being tone-deaf.
  29. the revolution will be branded
    Kendall Jenner Uses the Trump Backlash to Sell PepsiTone-deaf advertising reaches bold new heights.
  30. the revolution will be branded
    Kendall Jenner Uses the Trump Backlash to Sell PepsiTone-deaf advertising reaches bold new heights.
  31. labor
    Carl’s Jr. Is Desperately Trying to Escape Its Sexist PastThe company unveiled a new ad that diverges from their typical scantily-clad-woman-eating-a-burger trope, all while acknowledging it.
  32. Paris Is Banning ‘Sexist and Discriminatory’ Outdoor AdsThe Council of Paris voted on a new outdoor-ad contract.
  33. advertising
    Billboard Suggests It’s Cool to Throw Rocks at Girls As Long As They’re DiamondsIt reads, “Sometimes, it’s OK to throw rocks at girls.”
  34. YouTube Scrambling After Big Brands Drop Ads Over Extremist VideosThe ads were running alongside offensive YouTube content.
  35. Snapchat Asked Anti-Gun Organization to Pay to Keep NRA Ads Off Its VideosThe debacle happened while trying to create content for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
  36. Why Top Brands Don’t Want to ‘Make America Great Again’It has become “nearly impossible to effectively build a cool urban lifestyle brand” without distancing your company from Donald Trump.
  37. advertising
    Fashion Brands May Have No Idea They’re Advertising on BreitbartThough a new Twitter account is trying to get them to pull their ads.
  38. body diversity
    Saturday Night Live Short ‘Chonk’ Nails Nightmarish Shopping Ads“We’re the only store that accepts your unique body!”
  39. Life's Great Mysteries
    Why Does Every Woman in a Viagra Ad Pose Like This?You know, like this.
  40. 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 […]
  41. office politics
    Don’t Tell Women in Advertising That They Lack ‘Vertical Ambition’An ad man fails to see the nuance of sexism in the workplace, says women are happy where they are in lower-level positions.
  42. workplace sexism
    Saatchi Chairman Resigns After His Controversial Gender-Diversity Comments Kevin Roberts will be leaving Publicis Groupe in September after his remarks about women in advertising became public.
  43. Matthew McConaughey Is Now Hunting Millennials, the Most Dangerous Game of AllThe actor will serve as creative director for Wild Turkey.
  44. workplace sexism
    Saatchi Chairman On Leave After Comments on Gender DiversityGuess the debate over gender bias in the ad industry isn’t over, after all.
  45. workplace sexism
    Saatchi Chairman: Gender Diversity a NonissueKevin Roberts added that women don’t have “vertical ambition,” but a “circular ambition to be happy.”
  46. motherhood
    Hillary’s New Ad Tugs at the Heartstrings of ParentsAnd it’s really effective.
  47. first person
    Here’s What Ad-World Sexism Is Really LikeWhat I saw over 15 years in the industry.
  48. Getting Kids to Like Vegetables Could Be As Simple As the Right CartoonWhat if the Trix rabbit ate carrots instead of sugar cereal?
  49. 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 […]
  50. big yogurt
    A Brief History of Terrible Yogurt Commercials Targeted at WomenWe’re smarter than this, Big Yogurt.
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