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Big Curly Poops Ask To Be Freed From Butt Prison

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.25.2014 | Weird News

Talk about irregular. A new ad for Dulcolax laxative features turd-headed characters stuck in what appears to be an anal prison. "Only you can set ...

WATCH This Billboard Steak Get Flame-Broiled For Real

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

Here's an ad well-done. A restaurant in Russia lit a billboard on fire to "flame-broil" a gigantic picture of beef. The stunt was concocted by the...

WATCH: This Will Make You Scream Like A Little Girl

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.05.2013 | Weird News

A snowy road. A mysterious figure in the distance. And then heart-stopping terror. Is this any way to sell tires? AutoWay's Japanese tire commer...

WATCH: Booze Ad Lives Up To Its Buzz

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.15.2013 | Taste

A scene in which pals honor a friend at a graveyard yields an awesome surprise in Tullamore Dew's new short film. Watch above as we meet the lads c...

WATCH: Change Your Name, Get A Free Life In Germany

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel

Want to say auf Wiedersehen to your old life and start anew in Germany for free? As the video above explains, Lufthansa is giving away an apartment...

LOOK: Lipstick Kills, Automaker Warns

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.10.2013 | Style

Put on makeup while you drive? You'll make a pretty corpse, Kia Canada warns in a provocative new campaign. The car brand has released a series of ...

The REAL Taco Bell Super Bowl Commercial

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

Apparently there's something about tacos that brings out the flasher in us -- no matter how old we are. You'll have to watch Taco Bell's new Super Bow...

WATCH: New Go Daddy Ad Is A Surprise, But Not For The Usual Reasons

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology

A commercial in which everyone keeps their clothes on doesn't usually cause a stir. But when the advertiser is Go Daddy, known for its skin-baring Sup...

You'll Never Guess Where This Hand Sanitizer Ad Leads (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | Weird News

For many of us, hand sanitizer provides protection against those we touch who picked their nose, grabbed a subway pole or used the potty without washi...

'Motherhood -- It's Another 'Hood'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

There’s a new member in the parent rap crew -- and we’re not talking about Kanye. "The Motherhood" is performed by a British mom (the accent a...

Is New Axe Ad Misogynistic?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Even if a 2011 Kinsey Institute report says men like to cuddle as much or more than women, Axe men's body spray couldn't resist poking fun at the gend...

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Advertiser Dumps Penn State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

State Farm Insurance has dropped its sponsorship of Penn State football for the upcoming season, with a spokeswoman saying it has scrapped plans to ha...

More Downsizing At Microsoft

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Technology

Microsoft on Wednesday cut an undisclosed number of advertising jobs but tried to put a positive spin on the move. "I can assure you we're thinking...

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A New Crop Of Filmmakers On Madison Avenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Imagine if the ad men from the "Mad Men" era were to put down their drinks and make documentaries. That probably wouldn't have happened back in the da...

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A Face Bra?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business

Ad agencies usually create advertising for their clients. Interone of Germany went one step further: It created advertising and a new product idea. ...

Brad Pitt's Brother Acts, Too (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

As Brad Pitt's younger brother, Doug Pitt may share the family genes, but he has no Angelina Jolie and no charmed life as a global movie icon. So Virg...

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Soap Giant's Gay-Friendly Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Cue the protests. Another mainstream company has hired an openly gay celebrity as a spokesperson. Procter & Gamble announced Monday that comedian a...

PHOTO: Beer Company Removes Billboards Encouraging Men To Pee In Public

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

One beer company is apologizing for a wee mistake in a recent ad campaign. Tectate's billboards, which featured a tree with the Spanish word for b...

New Way To Score Girl Scout Cookies

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money

We always thought Girl Scout cookies sold themselves, but Nestle isn't taking any chances. The first TV commercial for Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy ...

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FTC Complaint Targets Claritin Film Tie-In

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Health-advocacy groups filed a joint complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, aiming to stop pharma giant Merck from using "Madagasca...

World's Most Expensive Billboard (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

A Dubai billboard for Skydive Dubai and Denver-based Go Fast energy products would cost $1.3 billion a month if it operated all the time, according to...

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Belmont Advertisers May Already Have Lost

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Most of the advertisers for Saturday's NBC telecast of the Belmont Stakes are stuck. Although I'll Have Another was scratched, abandoning his bid to w...

Video Ads On Public-Bathroom Mirrors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Public-bathroom mirrors now play electronic ads as you wash, primp, brush -- and bemoan no end to product bombardment. The LED mirrors by Novo Ad ...

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Creator Of The NBA Logo Leaves His Firm After 43 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Branding giant Alan Siegel, who created the NBA's iconic logo, is leaving the Siegel+Gale firm that he founded 43 years ago. Thursday or Friday wil...

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Meet The Mind Behind Those Notorious Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

Ad creator James Bowers works for a lobbyist nicknamed Dr. Evil. So perhaps it makes sense that Bowers has a wicked sense of humor. He wields it to sk...