Nike’s Dystopian World Cup Ad is Like ‘Gattaca’ for Soccer

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If Wayne Rooney wasn’t a footballer, he’d probably be a fisherman. But the only way he wouldn’t be a footballer is if the clones took over. Nike’s latest ad, “The Last Game,” in support of World Cup fever takes on a similar premise to the latest dystopian sci-fi movie. It pits man vs. the “perfect” […]

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Is This the Most Traumatizing Ragu Commercial Ever?

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It’s not every day that the Internet is buzzing about tomato sauce company Ragu, but the latest TV spot in its new “Long Day of Childhood” series is certainly worth discussing. The commercial follows a young boy who walks into his parent’s bedroom without knocking. After being traumatized by what he encounters, the boy is […]

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45+ Events in Social Media, Marketing and Entertainment

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Tired of the typical work routine? We’ve got the answer. Shake things up with one of these great upcoming events, where you’ll be able to break from the usual while still propelling your work forward. At these assorted business conferences and exhibitions, you’ll have a chance to learn about fresh innovations in social media, marketing […]

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Internet Explorer 10 Ad Is Brutally Honest

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Think Internet Explorer sucks? You’re not alone, and yes, Microsoft is painfully aware of its home-grown web browser’s reputation, as this new ad makes clear. Simply titled “Do you know this guy?” the video shows a typical basement dweller prolifically sending comments and @replies left and right, proclaiming that “IE sucks” over and over, occasionally […]

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Study: Amazon’s Ad Business Is Bigger Than Twitter’s

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Many are aware of Amazon’s robust retail and web-hosting businesses, but less are familiar with its advertising business, which is rapidly becoming a significant player in the space. Amazon brought in $450 million in advertising in revenue last year, according to eMarketer estimates published Tuesday. The company managed to increase its advertising business by nearly […]

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Facebook Marketing Strategy and 60+ More Events in Digital Media

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Whether you’re looking to make industry contacts or learn the latest trends in advertising, technology and media, Mashable’s Events Board has something for you. We picked four of the latest events to be listed to give you an idea of the possibilities for networking, developing skills and moving your business forward. Check these out, or […]

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