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Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

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This is it. This is the year that it all comes together.

Armed with nearly infinite money — one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in 2016 — the advertising industry has trotted out all of its best ideas to capture your attention while you’re watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Read more…

Fueled by the desire to lighten up after last year’s downers — Nationwide kid, can we never speak of you again? — advertisers are exploring joy and thrills.

Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

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This is it. This is the year that it all comes together.

Armed with nearly infinite money — one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in 2016 — the advertising industry has trotted out all of its best ideas to capture your attention while you’re watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Read more…

Fueled by the desire to lighten up after last year’s downers — Nationwide kid, can we never speak of you again? — advertisers are exploring joy and thrills.

Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

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This is it. This is the year that it all comes together.

Armed with nearly infinite money — one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in 2016 — the advertising industry has trotted out all of its best ideas to capture your attention while you’re watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Read more…

Fueled by the desire to lighten up after last year’s downers — Nationwide kid, can we never speak of you again? — advertisers are exploring joy and thrills.

Holy Sheep, this GoPro commercial will make your heart race

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This is one way to start sheepherding: with a winged adventurer swooping down on a herd of sheep like some avenging technologically-equipped god.

Woman celebrates turning 40 by posing in chic jumpsuits on Instagram

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Catherine Gray used to be one of those people who used to get anxiety over her 40th birthday until she decided to embrace it — realizing that age really is just a number.

“I realize looking back that it was more the idea of what society puts on women when they approach their 40s and beyond,” she told Mashable in an email. “There are all sorts of negative terms to describe an older single woman – like cat-lady…I realized I wasn’t going to turn into any sort of pumpkin or cat-lady on the dot…

Singapore bank ad features veteran Asian actors and a true story

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SINGAPORE — It looks like DBS’ marketing budget is bigger than you thought.

The Singaporean multinational bank just put out a mini drama series on its website called “Sparks.” It portrays the lives of fictional bank employees who (naturally) work for DBS. The bank claims that the plot of its high-production series was inspired by a true story

Brands pull out glitzy campaigns all the time, but what’s…

Dear Dads of America, here’s how to stalk your possibly sexually active daughter with your car

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One of the benefits of advanced GPS technology, we can all agree, is spying on your loved ones.

David Bowie song gives Audi’s Super Bowl commercial an emotional punch

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No matter what else debuts between now and the Super Bowl, it will be hard for any commercial to have a more poignant soundtrack than Audi’s just-released ad.

Just weeks after music legend David Bowie’s death, the luxury car brand is featuring his iconic “Starman” in a 60-second spot set to run during the first quarter of the Super Bowl.

And Audi made sure the song’s emotional resonance didn’t go…

Mountain Dew’s freaky ‘PuppyMonkeyBaby’ creature will creep you out this Super Bowl

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With nearly 50 minutes of Super Bowl ads set to air this Sunday, advertisers will do whatever they can to stand out from the pack.

Sometimes that means combining a dog’s head, a monkey’s arms and a baby’s lower body into one monstrous creature and giving it a hypnotic, repetitive jingle to chant/sing for 30 seconds.

That’s what Mountain Dew decided to do with its first Super Bowl ad since 2000, which it…


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UK bans ‘irresponsible’ weight loss pill ad after scores of complaints

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LONDON — An ad for XLS-Medical Max Strength slimming pills has been banned because it promotes an “irresponsible approach to body image and confidence,” the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority said.

The ad, shown on TV, YouTube and Video on Demand, received 200 complaints, with one being from British Naturism.

It shows two women exchanging text messages about an upcoming holiday. One woman says she’ll “never fit in”…