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19 Outstanding Outdoor Ads

In recent years, brands have been forced to become more creative (or intrusive) than ever in an attempt to draw consumers' attention. While a lot of …

Carousel Ads Debut on Instagram

Instagram announced the launch of carousel ads last month, and launch partners Showtime, Banana Republic, Old Navy, L’Oréal Paris and Samsung showed …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Viewers have complained about the way a Maltesers ad promoted/vilified homosexuality.</b> Complaints ranged from concerns the TV ad could encourage young people to turn gay, to those saying it ridiculed homosexuality and male closeness.<p><b>2. The latest installment in Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty"</b> …

More than 20 of the worst (and best) online advertising fails ever

Catching people’s attention as they browse the web isn’t easy, and advertisers are constantly coming up with ways to make online ads flashier and …

Ryan Reynolds reveals the first photo of himself in Deadpool costume

The long-awaited "Deadpool" movie is out in less than a year, and star Ryan Reynolds has shared the first photo of himself in costume as the mischievous Marvel antihero.<p>For those unfamiliar with the character, Deadpool's a comic character who knows he's a comic character. He often breaks the fourth …

Twitter ads are coming to your profile

Twitter advertising isn't new, but advertising on users' profiles? <i>That</i> is a first.<p>The social network is testing out promoted tweets on some profile …

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. There's something weird happening at $500 million ad-tech startup RadiumOne.</b> And the way we found out about it was even more strange.<p><b>2. Here are two clever anti-smartwatch ads.</b> They're from Tutima and Swatch.<p><b>3. Snapchat is having to re-do its initial meetings with advertisers.</b> It's because …

UK first country in world where half of all ad spend is on digital media

The UK will this year become the first country in the world where half of all advertising spend goes on digital media.<p>Just over £16.2bn will be spent on all forms of advertising in the UK this year, including TV, newspapers, billboards, radio, online and on mobiles and tablets, according to …

Digital Advertising

'Also Shot on iPhone 6' parody ads imagine bathroom selfies on billboards

A series of iPhone 6 parody ads are winning nods of approval from even the most die-hard of Apple fans this week for having some cheeky fun with the …

How Facebook Is Failing Local Businesses

The former head of SMB Marketing at Facebook on why social media can no longer help small businesses reach customers.<p>For years, small business owners have been encouraged to adopt social media strategies as a way of engaging their customers after they leave the store. And they listened: 90% of …

Ikea Houses Refugees, OK Go Pitches Chinese Furniture: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Ricky Gervais mails it in for Netflix, 72andSunny gets spicy for Carl’s Jr., Dutch coffee brand Moyee has a stoned taste test, and much more.<p>This week, we’ve got two drastically different but prime examples of how marketers and agencies can go beyond their traditional roles. One is the Ikea …

Why Facebook Is Really Excited About Slow Internet

While Facebook’s Internet.org is busy finding ways to beam high-speed satellite Internet to disconnected parts of the world, other Facebook …

10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency holding group, has reported a record £1.5 billion ($2.3 billion) in annual profit.</b> The company has also seen a strong start to the current trading year.<p><b>2. The Apple Watch launch event takes place on Monday.</b> Here's what to expect.<p><b>3. Yahoo employees</b> …

Why These Agency Execs Went Through Hell to Get Naked in These Ads (SFW)

Rebranding is rebirth. New York design and marketing firm Mode Design Group—which today becomes full-service agency Viceroy Creative—took that notion …

Looks like Idris Elba will be the villain of Star Trek 3

Or whatever Star Trek 3 winds up calling itself.<p>Not much is known about the as-yet untitled sequel to <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> except that it has an entirely new creative team behind it, as director J.J. Abrams and writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof busy themselves with other …

Star Trek

Russell Crowe claims twice denied Australian citizenship: 'It's so, so unreasonable'

The decades-long tug of war between Australia and New Zealand over which country has the right to call actor Russell Crowe “our Russ” has been complicated further, thanks to requirements by the Australian government’s immigration department.<p>Despite having migrated to Australia with his family in …

Australia

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the Rise of Invisible TV Humor

How Arrested Development and others, including Tina Fey's new Netflix gem, have changed comedy with jokes you'll miss if you blink.<p><i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, the new Netflix show co-created by Tina Fey, is a comedy about deep pain and inexplicable cheerfulness. From the opening credits, in which …

Vin Diesel: 'Furious 7 will probably win the best picture Oscar'

Fast and Furious 7 review: Paul Walker's final film is fitting tribute<p>Read more<p>Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel has predicted the latest instalment in the long-running street-racing saga, Furious 7, will take best picture at the 2016 Oscars.<p>Diesel, also a producer on the film, said he expected the …

Movies

Bradley Cooper may direct A Star is Born remake

Bradley Cooper is in talks to make his directing debut on the long-gestating remake of A Star is Born, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>If Cooper signs on the dotted line he will replace Clint Eastwood, his director on the US box-office smash American Sniper. There are no casting details for the …

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Photog Sebastiao Salgado's Empathetic Eye in 'Salt of the Earth'

Few artists have done a more thorough or effective job of articulating the great shifts of earth and man than Brazilian photographer Sebastião …

Black & White Photography

Fast and Furious 7 review: Paul Walker's final film is fitting tribute

The seventh instalment in any franchise is rarely the most anticipated. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow was the final straw. No-one looked forward to Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy’s 1994 stagger down Elm Street.<p>Yet audiences are so revved for the latest in the Fast and Furious saga that box …

Movies

New 'Ip Man' Cast Has Mike Tyson, Computer-Generated Bruce Lee

<i>Editor's Note: Mike Tyson will be joined by CGI Bruce Lee, Vin Diesel speaks to his grief over the loss of Paul Walker, and more in our Daily …

Maisie Williams Says She Gets Her Grandma Drunk to Watch Game of Thrones

“I don’t think you’re ever old enough to watch Game of Thrones.”<p>We’ve all been there. Family night around the TV is a little rougher than it used to be thanks, in large part, to the rampant nudity on HBO. But <b>Maisie Williams</b> (a.k.a. Arya Stark) and her mom devised a system to help things go a little …

Antonio Banderas on The Spongebob Movie: 'I couldn't eat, because of the beard' – video interview

Antonio Banderas, who plays an evil pirate captain in The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, tells Benjamin Lee why his costume left him hungry and what it was like acting for Terrence Malick after working with an animated sponge. The Spongebob Movie is released in the UK on Friday 27 March

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Idris Elba Could Be Your Next Star Trek Villain

<i>Variety</i> is reporting that <b>Idris Elba</b> is in early talks to play the villain in <i>Star Trek 3</i>. Between this and <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> in the previous <i>Star Trek</i> installment, it would seem the franchise has a specific type in mind when it comes to villains: looming Brits with voices that could melt …

Fest and furious: Mad Max reboot to premiere at Cannes

The premiere of Australian director George Miller’s return to the Mad Max franchise has been announced as part of this year’s Cannes film festival.<p>Mad Max: Fury Road, which stars Tom Hardy in the role made famous by Mel Gibson, will be presented out of competition on Thursday 14 May, the day before …

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