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Best 2016 Super Bowl Commercials

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Super Bowl 50 is here, with the Carolina Panthers facing off against the Denver Broncos - but we all know that the real battle for the ages is which Super Bowl commercial will be the most meme-worthy of the night.

This Famous Mouth Stars In Skittles' Super Bowl Ad

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Sports

At age 67, Steven Tyler is rockin' a Super Bowl commercial. A Skittles spokesman told The Huffington Post that the Aerosmith frontman will be featured...

Dear Hipsters In Commercials, Grow The F**k Up

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Comedy

If there's anything more annoying than hipsters, it's commercials with hipsters. Watch Peggy & Steve skewer those "touchy-feely" vibes in ...

Have You Got the Consumer Instinct?

Advertising Week | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

Recent research shows that media people respond very differently to ads than the general population.

How Disturbing? How Brilliant? Edeka Christmas Advert

Nimati Emam | Posted 12.14.2015 | Media
Nimati Emam

When I watched the saddest Christmas commercial to date, I shed a tear or two, I didn't weep because I was at work and considering the insanely tough ...

I Took My Kid to Taiwan

Heather Risinger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Travel
Heather Risinger

Living in Los Angeles can offer opportunities other places do not. In my late 20's I traveled to Hawaii thanks to an appearance on the Newlywed Game. Many years later I found myself, my husband and two of my kids in a paradise known as Fiji thanks to another fun little gameshow. This time, it was something different.

Dishes Your Life

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As the very model of the modern mixed-up man, I have long been baffled by one of the great mysteries of domestic life: If a dishwasher washes dishes, ...

This May Be The Best Mom Commercial Parody You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy

Do you know exactly what's in the food you're giving your children? This mom thought she did. But when she discovered just how much sugar the leading ...

'Just What the Doctor Ordered'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.18.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.

Open Letter to Tootsie Roll Industries From the "Tootsie Roll Girl"

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

You've probably forgotten about me by now, but I am certain you remember my work. I'm the "Tootsie Roll girl." That kid who sang the jingle in the 70s. The one that goes: "Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a Tootsie Roll to me." Yeah, that one.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Joyful Ad Campaign Has People Dance The Age They Feel -- Not The Age They Are

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

We all must grow older, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up. A new ad from...

The Best And Worst TV Commercials About Retirement

Next Avenue | Walter Updegrave | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Walter Updegrave (This article previously appeared on RealDealRetirement.com.) Americans watch about an hour of T...

Satirical Commercial for Drug Known as Flaccidone

Alena Dillon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

You've reached the age when you know a thing or two. You know how to be a silver fox. Just look at you. You're wearing a fleece, so it must be chilly out, yet somehow your skin is tanned. And your pearly white teeth match your hair. Was that intentional? It doesn't matter -- it works.

Actor David Banks of CUT! Tells Us His Most Disgusting Habit

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

David Banks is known for his comedic performances in over 100 commercials, however this chameleon has been breaking out and taking on darker roles. Currently he's celebrating theatrical release of CUT! which he co-wrote and starred in. Twitter: @Dynamitedork

Clinton Commercial Series -- Thank You Hillary

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If the Democratic Party makes acceptance of Hillary Clinton a litmus test for my membership, well, I am an American first. There are a number of reasons why I will not vote for her. It may be easier to convey these reasons using a series of commercials that can be produced by an opponent.

Google! Stop Sneaking Ads to Kids Through Your YouTube Kids App!

Nell Minow | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Nell Minow

Family-friendly is more than avoiding bad words, nudity, and violence. When it comes to children, who have not yet been taught how to know which adults to believe, it also means a trusted and consistent voice.

These Stars Would Rather We Forgot About These Early Commercials

HuffPost Germany | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment

We all have embarrassing home movies. But for celebrities, who often grow up under the limelight, cheesy childhood moments tend to be a little more pu...

Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be successful. Instead we all try our best to guess.

5 Super Bowl Commercials About Something Greater Than Selling A Product

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

Sunday night wasn't just about football and Katy Perry -- several social causes got their time in the spotlight, too. This year, Super Bowl adverti...

Advertising Purpose During the Super Bowl

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Mark R. Kennedy

While the NFL's public service announcement on domestic violence reflected their attempt to play defense given recent controversies, here are some of the examples of companies going on offense by letting their purpose shine during the Super Bowl.

Why Aren't All Commercials As Good As The Super Bowl Ones?

Troy Campbell | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Troy Campbell

When we contrast Super Bowl ads with normal ads we learn a powerful business lesson: Being effective does not always mean being quality. It's a lesson many of us find hard to swallow. But it's bitter pill we all need to take.

Barilla and Gay Families: 18 Months Later, Does the Pasta Company Really Care? (VIDEO)

Jordan Bayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Bayne

In summer 2014 Barilla launched a contest calling for content creators to submit work under 60 seconds that reflected their new diversity campaign. I felt strongly compelled to create a commercial testing their commitment to a more inclusive ad campaign. In fact, my submission was the only one that confronted them face-to-face with a gay family.

A Fitting End to a Dysfunctional NFL Season

Geoff Livingston | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
Geoff Livingston

Even though fans cry foul and sponsors chastise the league, people keep watching and corporate dollars still flow into the NFL coffers. So why should the NFL change? After all, even the unwilling have to watch the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Ads Provide a Great Way for Advertisers to Waste Their Money

Ira Kalb | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Why do I have an unfavorable impression of most Super Bowl ads? It's quite simple. Most of them don't work. They cost a lot and produce questionable returns to those that pay for them.