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TV Commercials Just Got Worse

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.27.2014 | TV

A popular restaurant chain is giving us a new reason to hate commercials. Arby's, the fast food joint famous for its beefy sandwiches and cowboy h...

WATCH: These Six Commercials Make A Huge Statement Without Ever Mentioning Race

Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.21.2014 | Black Voices

We all hate commercials. They can be cheesy and annoying and they interrupt us in the middle of our favorite shows. But when they're done right, comme...

Before 'Breaking Bad'

Posted 02.20.2014 | TV

People in the entertainment industry know that hit TV shows don't come out of nowhere, and usually career-defining roles are won after years of bit pa...

Dear Avon, I Do Not Want to 'Run for Breast Cancer'

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

No one in her right mind wants to run, walk, or in any way support breast cancer. We run against it. We run to empower the people who have been afflicted and are at risk of being afflicted in the future. We do not run to promote it or to encourage a culture of disease.

Why Can't Anyone Make These Michael Bolton Commercials Stop?

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Let me first state that I am not a hater. I can be a wee bit judgmental at times, but I love people and am generally very accepting. I try to find the good in everyone. Despite the above, I cannot find a nice word to say about Michael Bolton's Holiday Honda commercials. I have to hit mute or change the channels each time one comes on.

How TV Has Made Us Stupid About Farming

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

What is worrisome is these commercials are the only glimpse into farming that millions of people will ever see. A generation that's been raised on artificial ingredients is now being fed a diet of farming fiction.

Why Boomers Need TV Commercials

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Commercials are all that stand in the way of complete dissociation between boomers and real life. Don't take our commercials way from us.

The Destination I Dream About

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I want an atavachron. Star Trek fans know what I mean. It's a time-travel device that people on a doomed planet used to escape into the past. They picked out a favorite period in history, set the machine, stepped across the threshold and whoosh! Gone.

Smart Discrimination: GoDaddy Super Bowl Commercial's Sloppy Kiss Disses Nerds and Promotes Bigoted, Anti-Intellectual Stereotype

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Steven Kurlander

Dissing nerds is as American as apple pie and NFL football. Sadly, I have a feeling that Walter is going to make a return at next year's Super Bowl. In the meantime, I won't be visiting the Go Daddy site anytime soon.

Why You May Have To Pay $214,000 To Propose

Posted 01.23.2013 | Weddings

A British online retailer has found a way to milk Valentine's Day for all it's worth. Owners of the UK website, VeryFirstTo.com, are offering one p...

Don't Rely On Late Night TV Ads To Wake You Up Anymore

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect on Thursday. CALM ...

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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...

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...

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 ...

Ron Dicker

Bacon Sundae Gone Missing Where?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

In its new TV commercials that premiered Thursday, Burger King appears to be selling the sizzle without the sizzle. Two spots highlighting the fast...

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 ...

Ron Dicker

Fake Commercial Band Gets An Encore

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

A fictional band that lip-synched ditties for Experian's FreeCreditReport.com returns in new ads for FreeCreditScore.com. The public demanded it, t...

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'Jingle Writing In Its Purest Form Is Certainly Less Common These Days'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

In a hiccup of bent genius, Joey Auch and composing partner, Josh Peck, downed three beers and came up with the "Gimme That Filet O' Fish" song for a ...

How CBS Is Filling Super Bowl Ad Spots Without GM

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

The Super Bowl appears to be doing just fine without General Motors. CBS has sold more than half of its ad allotment for the 2013 Super Bowl, accor...

Ron Dicker

Liquor Advertising Floods Television After Decades-Long Dry Spell

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

Already a fast-track brand, Skinnygirl Cocktails turned to an old ad platform for a pick-me-up. The company, founded by reality show star Bethenny ...

Donna Summer's Other Career (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

Not only does disco owe a debt to Donna Summer; Madison Avenue does, too. Summer, who died of cancer at age 63 on Thursday, was a major contributor...

6 Things I Learned From Watching Commercials During the NFL Playoffs

Kris LoPresto | Posted 03.13.2012 | TV
Kris LoPresto

In an era where commercials are fast-forwarded more often than previews before a movie boots up on a DVD, there is a time and a place where commercials are actually watched: Live sporting events.

Deck The Halls, Plug The Ears: Horrible Holiday Commercials

Posted 01.30.2012 | TV

Those of you who don't have the ability to fast forward through TV commercials this holiday season know exactly how annoying holiday commercials can b...

30 Things I've Learned From Commercials

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Lucas Kavner

The average person watches 34 hours of television each week, and a good chunk of those hours are filled with commercials. But what deeper lessons are we actually retaining?

Loud TV Commercials May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

Los Angeles Times | Joe Flint | Posted 12.14.2011 | Media

Excessively loud television commercials should be a thing of the past, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission. Responding to years of comp...