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  • 'Fevicol Crazy Chairs': This brilliant Fevicol ad just nails the Lok Sabha election politics and philosophy of the 'kursi' 16-04-2014 03:24 PM

    A sharp new ad of Fevicol describes quite aptly the politics surrounding seats in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The ad shows two employees of a furniture shop discussing the fate of cleverly shaped chairs, cut into symbols of the two main political parties. "Kursi mein...
  • Facebook to soon show bigger ads in the right-hand column 10-04-2014 12:52 PM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is switching to fewer but bigger ads on the right-hand column of the desktop PC version of its website because users respond more frequently to them. The new right-hand display ads will be the same proportions as the so-called News Feed ads,...
  • Facebook eating into Google's mobile ad market share: Report 24-03-2014 03:05 PM

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook's global mobile ad market share, which stood at a little over $3 billion in 2013, is witnessing a continuous growth and is expected to eat into tech major Google's share, research firm eMarketer has said in a report. Facebook and Google together accounted for...
  • Had enough of the viral 'First Kiss' ad? This hilarious parody 'First Sniff' starring dogs is just as good! 14-03-2014 09:23 AM

    You've seen the viral 'First Kiss' video. A clothes line broke millions of hearts worldwide when it announced that the emotional video showing complete strangers kissing for the first time is a planned advertisement for its upcoming collection. Never mind. Here's something to help you cope with the sadness. Another...
  • Facebook rolls out video ads, will review video spots for creative quality 14-03-2014 06:46 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook will allow more marketers to run video advertisements on its website, provided the world's No.1 social network deem them to be of high-enough quality. Facebook and social media rivals like Twitter are increasingly trying to grab a slice of lucrative TV-marketing budgets as they try to sustain...
  • Saw that video of strangers kissing for the first time that we all loved and helped go viral? It's an ad for a clothing line 12-03-2014 02:31 PM

    Let this be a lesson. All that's viral probably has a hidden back story. Remember that video of 20 strangers kissing for the first time that we passionately loved and helped go viral? It's an advertisement for a clothing brand that scored nearly 20 million YouTube views in two days...
  • Pennsylvania lawyer puts up online ad starring smiling criminals holding 'Thanks Dan' signs; draws wide criticism 10-03-2014 02:28 PM

    A Pittsburgh lawyer's online ad showing smiling robbers, drug dealers and prostitutes flashing thumbs up and thanking him for getting them off the hook has garnered tens of thousands of views and drawn fire from a local bar association. One fictional criminal pauses while climbing out a window, carrying a...
  • Whatsapplied to bread! Amul's response to the Facebook-WhatsApp deal 26-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Amul, as expected, this time has poked fun at both WhatsApp and Facebook in its new topical. This topical comes on the heels of Facebook's announcement that it will buy popular messsaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. The tag line "Amul. WhatsApplied to bread!" in the latest topical implies that...
  • Super Bowl 2014: 10 ads to watch out for 02-02-2014 11:53 AM

    New York: Actress Scarlett Johansson gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot, Kia revives actor Laurence Fishburne's "Matrix" character Morpheus in its commercial. And cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to Anheuser-Busch. Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super...
  • Egypt to hold presidential election first: Mansour 26-01-2014 08:30 PM

    Egypt will hold a presidential election before parliamentary polls this year, interim President Adly Mansour said on Sunday, a move that could pave the way for the swift election of army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. "I have carried out several dialogues with political groups, which saw a majority in favour...
  • Facebook tests ads on other companies' mobile apps, to launch an ad network business 23-01-2014 09:57 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it is displaying ads from a small group of marketers on other companies' smartphone apps, the latest sign that the world's No. 1 online social network is closer to launching an ad network business. Facebook said that the test is currently limited...
  • Viral video: 'Old Spice' ad with weird mothers spying on their sons the creepiest ever? 07-01-2014 11:50 AM

    A new 'Old Spice' advertisement has mothers watching their young sons turn into men. The mothers are everywhere - behind curtains and hidden under a pile of sand at the beach as their "sweet son" date women. They sing "I didn't see it coming but it came in a can,...
  • Non-teaching Raj University employees stage protest against fresh recruitments 04-01-2014 10:30 PM

    The ad-hoc non-teaching staff members of Rajasthan University on Saturday staged a protest against the authorities for issuing a notification for fresh recruitment for non-teaching posts. "We have been demanding regularisation (of our jobs) and had met the Chief Minister on Friday. She had assured us that a committee would...
  • Brilliant women's empowerment ad tells you exactly how to deal with lecherous men 20-12-2013 12:56 PM

    It's not often that you come across a campaign so powerful that it forces you to think and maybe even makes you squirm. A year after the brutal gangrape of a young woman in Delhi shook our faith in humanity, the Whistling Woods International has come up with a brilliant...
  • Dekh Le: Men who shamelessly ogle at women must watch this 18-12-2013 05:39 PM

    Whether they are in a bus/train, on roads or at a plush eating joint, women can never feel safe. Men ogle, whistle, pass derogatory remarks and do virtually everything to harass their female counterparts. In a bid to spread the message about women empowerment, Whistling Woods International has come up...
  • Facebook to begin selling video ads: Report 17-12-2013 01:54 PM

    Bangalore: Facebook Inc will begin selling video ads later this week and plans to make an announcement on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The ads will play automatically in users' news feeds and may help Facebook capture a share of the $66.4 billion...
  • Egypt to hold referendum on new draft constitution in January 15-12-2013 07:25 AM

    Cairo: Egypt on Saturday announced a referendum on a new draft constitution will be held in January, the first step towards reinstalling democratic rule in the country polarised since the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. "I call upon you to vote in a referendum on the draft revised constitution on...
  • 2013: 10 most-viewed YouTube ads in India 10-12-2013 02:59 PM

    YouTube took a look back and compiled a list of the most popular Youtube ads of 2013. Cadbury 5 star ad featuring funny duo of Ramesh and Suresh, Google reunion campaign which reunites friends split by partition have shown the success of emotional ads on YouTube. Evian and Nestle Kitkat...
  • Twitter to now serve ads based on users' browsing history 06-12-2013 06:12 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter will begin showing ads to users based on their browsing history, it said on Thursday, becoming the latest Internet company to employ the controversial but increasingly widespread tracking technology. Twitter's new advertising feature allows marketers to use cookies - small files planted in Web surfers' computers that...
  • Shocking tourism ad for fake slum compares the poor to animals, sparks online outrage 03-12-2013 01:37 PM

    A South African company has found itself at the centre of a raging debate on poverty porn after its much-publicized 'shanty town' for rich tourists was criticized by people online as "insensitive" and "pretentious". "Millions of people are living in informal settlements across South Africa. These settlements consist of thousands...
  • Gone Viral: Pantene's new commercial condemns gender stereotypes 30-11-2013 10:38 AM

    There is no denying the fact that television commercials have often been used to reinforce gender stereotypes that exist in our society. While many feel these advertisements are safe, there are those who condemn such commercials for sending out a wrong message to the masses. Pantene Philippines' new commercial, which...
  • Racial slur on Sikh model prompts Gap to respond in this awesome way 27-11-2013 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Gap's recent advertisement, which was created with the sole idea to spread love during the holiday season, has been defaced with racist remarks in a New York City subway station. For those who came in late, Gap Inc.'s recent drive 'Make Love' features several multi-cultural figures in Gap...
  • Watch: Powerful campaign against child prostitution will make your skin crawl 27-11-2013 11:16 AM

    A powerful advertisement by an NGO working to abolish child prostitution will make you break out in cold sweat. The Bachpan Bachao Andolan states that everyday in India, "almost forty girls under the age of fifteen, are forced into prostitution. This film suggests a simple way by which we can...
  • Samsung's 'Penis mightier...' ad: Intentional, typo or tampered with? 25-11-2013 02:32 PM

    Samsung's new ad promoting its S Pen, which comes with a bunch of smartphones and tablets, is inviting ridicule and has gone viral on social networks after what seems to be a typo/misspelling made it on to a billboard in France. Advertising the power of its S Pen, Samsung changed...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports 24-11-2013 09:33 PM

    Egypt's president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the army-backed government's democratic credentials. Thousands of anti-government protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state...
  • Have a daughter? Brilliant ad shows why you need to let her pick her own toys 20-11-2013 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: "You think you know what we want, girls. Pink and pretty it's girls. Just like the 50's it's girls. You like to buy us pink toys and everything else is for boys; and you can always get us dolls and we'll grow up like them... false." A viral...
  • Gone viral: Jean-Claude Van Damme does an unbelievable split between two trucks 18-11-2013 03:58 PM

    It took him just one take to pull this off. Jean-Claude Van Damme, 53, does an epic split between two reversing Volvo trucks as part of a live test set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo's dynamic steering. It looks really risky but the company says...
  • Scientists invent new sunglasses that power your cell phone 17-11-2013 05:46 PM

    What can you do with your sunglasses when the Sun goes down? You can use them to charge your smartphone! An Indian designer based in the US has turned a pair of sunglasses into a smartphone charging device by adding solar panels to them. Sayalee Kaluskar's The Ray-Ban Shama Shades...
  • Twitter introduces self-serve ads for SMEs in Canada, Ireland, UK 17-11-2013 02:30 PM

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc said on Thursday it would introduce self-serve ads for small- and medium-sized businesses in three countries outside the United States, marking one of its first moves to expand revenue as a publicly listed company. Businesses in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada will be able to...