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  1. extremely online
    On Top of Everything Else, Apparently There’s Still Baby NutDon’t we have enough to deal with?
  2. lucrative celeb endorsements
    Ja Rule’s Viral Gyro Commercial Is Actually From a New TV ShowFrom the twisted minds who brought us The Masked Singer.
  3. the zucc
    Facebook’s Election Rules Are No Match for Bloomberg’s BillionsThe billionaire has crafted aggressive social-media campaigns that adhere to the letter of the law but not the spirit.
  4. vision 2020
    How Bloomberg Could Shake the 2020 Race on Super TuesdayThe billionaire probably can’t win the nomination, but his monstrous spending could create big problems for survivors of the early state contests.
  5. reach
    Twitter Bans Political AdvertisingJack Dorsey thinks politicians shouldn’t be able to pay to give their ideas artificial reach.
  6. mobile gaming
    The Story Behind Those Bizarre, Incredible Lily’s Garden AdsA mobile game about gardening has spawned a mysterious and intriguing ad campaign.
  7. twitter
    Brand Twitter Grows UpHow corporate social media (mostly) moved past its awkward phase and connected with audiences.
  8. just guy stuff
    So You Want to Market a Product for MenA guide to marketing that will help preserve your fragile masculinity.
  9. super bowl 2019
    All the Commercials Released During the 2019 Super BowlUnlikely collabs abound.
  10. ads
    Comedy Central Stops Advertising With Every Comedian’s Worst EnemyThe network removed all its ads from the FuckJerry Instagram account. Now, FuckJerry is overhauling its content system.
  11. dot com bowl
    Revisiting the Ads From 2000’s ‘Dot-Com Super Bowl’The average price for a 30-second website ad at the 2000 Super Bowl was $2.2 million. It wasn’t enough to save most of these early internet companies.
  12. more of an m&ms person
    Michael C. Hall to Star in One-Night-Only Skittles Broadway MusicalWill this be enough to make you people buy Skittles, huh? Will it?
  13. home alone
    Someone Should Speak to the McCallisters: Macaulay Culkin Stars in Home Alone AdHe even still has to sleep in the attic? Dang.
  14. select all
    Twitter’s Latest Attempt at Nuance Could BackfireMainstream outlets will be exempt from the site’s political-ad policies.
  15. ads
    Netflix Confirms It Wants to Ruin Your Binge-Watching Experience by Testing AdsWow, it’s like real TV.
  16. badvertising
    Erectile-Dysfunction Company Had No Problem Posting Hard Cacti Ads on SubwayNow showing produce to sell feminine hygiene is another story.
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    One of YouTube’s Biggest Clients Is Back to Buying AdsProcter & Gamble has returned, but will screen every video before putting ads on it.
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    Facebook Shuts Down Third-party Ad PartnershipsIt’ll slightly inconvenience anyone trying to target you.
  19. news you can booze
    Of Course People Are Calling This Horrible Heineken Ad RacistIt shows a beer slide past two darker-skinned people and ends with “Sometimes, lighter is better.”
  20. the streaming wars
    Can YouTube Really ‘Frustrate’ People Into Paying for Music?If you watch a lot of music videos on YouTube, prepare for a barrage of ads.
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    Thanks to Facebook, the Cheapest Way to Run a Campaign Is SensationalismHow Facebook ads trigger a feedback loop to boost candidates like Trump.
  22. 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.
  23. video feed
    Here’s the Actual Diner Ad That Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell Parodied on SNLDysart’s chicken-potpie ad went viral in 2012 — and SNL revived it in 2018.
  24. ‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over […]Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or […]
  25. select all
    50,000 YouTube Channels Have Lost Ads Amid Crackdown on Kid ContentMaybe advertisers will come back now.
  26. drama
    Here’s How Parents Are Reacting to Amazon Ad That Suggests Santa Isn’t Real“This kills Christmas.”
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    Did Russia’s Facebook Ads Actually Swing the Election?If you’re most worried about ads, you’re missing the bigger picture.
  28. select all
    Here’s What the Senate Bill Regulating Online Political Ads Looks LikeThe practice of “dark ads” might be coming to an end.
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    This Is What Neutrality Means to FacebookLarge ad platforms actively help their clients, even when those clients conflict with their own values.
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    Sheryl Sandberg Wants Facebook’s Defense to Be About Free Speech. It’s Not.Facebook has no problem letting advertisers state untrue claims.
  31. select all
    Facebook Will Hire 1,000 Ad Moderators As It Turns Evidence Over to CongressThe company would prefer not to be a tool in electoral disruption again.
  32. select all
    Election Interference Is What Facebook Is Built ForThe company shouldn’t be surprised that its platform is being used as designed.
  33. select all
    Facebook to Congress: We Sold Ads to the RussiansAnother wrinkle in the Russia investigation.
  34. select all
    Facebook Claims to Reach More 18–34-Year-Olds Than Actually ExistThey make the metrics; they define the rules.
  35. select all
    Google Has Started Testing a Built-in Ad-Blocker for ChromeThe built-in ad-blocker is now available to Chrome Canary users.
  36. everyday sexism
    Ads That Perpetuate Sexist Stereotypes May Soon Be Banned Under New U.K. RulesIt’s part of an effort to address how women are shown in advertisements.
  37. the campaign trail
    Alexander McQueen’s New Ads Take You on an Escape to Rugged IcelandCall it the brand’s version of hygge.
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    Oh Goody, Facebook Messenger Is Getting AdsThe company initially tested the ads with users in Thailand and Australia.
  39. ads
    Watch Heineken’s Ad About Political Unity Succeed Where Pepsi’s FailedIt shows three pairs of strangers who have polar-opposite viewpoints.
  40. Comedy Central Bought a Billboard for ‘The President Show’ Three Miles […]Anthony Atamanuik’s new show The President Show debuts on Comedy Central this Thursday, and the network found a way to make sure that the real […]
  41. Montana Special-Election Candidates Shoot Screens With GunsTo prove he supports gun rights, Democrat Rob Quist shot a screen with a gun. To prove Quist opposes gun rights, his rival shot a screen with a gun.
  42. On Ilana Becker and That IBS Pill CommercialSo I was watching the season finale of Crashing, the one where Pete Holmes goes to a big outdoor adult baptism. One of the people getting […]
  43. Watch the Ad ‘Last Week Tonight’ Produced to Air During Bill O’Reilly’s […]Since Donald Trump became POTUS, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been attempting to sneak some facts into his daily news diet by running […]
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    One Intern Clicked on 12,000 Websites to Make Sure a Bank’s Ads Were AppropriateThey might be less effective, and they’re showing up alongside racist videos.
  45. Paris Is Banning ‘Sexist and Discriminatory’ Outdoor AdsThe Council of Paris voted on a new outdoor-ad contract.
  46. select all
    As a Subscription Service, Medium Might Actually SurviveWould you pay $5 a month for start-up aphorisms?
  47. sauced
    Heinz Turned Don Draper’s Mad Men Pitch Into a Real AdA fictional pitch that was just ahead of its time.
  48. ‘Last Week Tonight’s ‘Catheter Cowboy’ Returns to Explain the GOP […]Last month, Last Week Tonight found a creative way to sneak some facts into Donald Trump’s media diet by running ads during his favorite […]
  49. ad police
    Saint Laurent’s New Ads Run Afoul of French Advertising AuthorityA watchdog group got involved after complaints.
  50. bathroom bills
    Watch Richard Linklater’s Ad Against Proposed Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill in TexasThe proposed Texas Privacy Act would require trans people to use bathrooms that do not correspond to the gender they identify with.
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