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Oct 17, 2013 06:18 AM ET
Eating popcorn is part of going to the movies. And these days, so is being forced to watch a ton of commercials before the film starts. But according to researchers, that popcorn gives you special ad-blocking superpowers! And we're not joking.
Aug 28, 2013 05:01 PM ET // Emily Sohn
Despite pledges to do better, fast-food ads aimed at children are still full of cartoon characters, movie references and toys. Continue reading →
Jul 13, 2013 02:40 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Smokers claim that graphic health warnings on cigarette packs make their cigarettes taste bad. It sounds strange, but it's simply psychology. Continue reading →
Apr 26, 2013 03:48 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A widely reported survey found that 4 percent of women consider themselves beautiful, but what does that really mean? Continue reading →
Jul 18, 2012 11:00 AM ET // Alice Truong
King of minimalism, Apple's effective marketing appeals to people looking for uncomplicated solutions. Given Apple's wild success with its computers and mobile devices, we can say minimalism works. With this in mind, a blog has decided to create "Applefied ads." Or as Gizmodo put it: What would hap...
Mar 1, 2012 07:11 PM ET // Alexander Davies
Considering the massiveness of the beer market in the United States, it's no surprise that the competition between breweries is as creative as it is fierce. As companies large and small try to set their products apart, some pretty absurd marketing ploys have been unleashed on the American public. F...
Dec 15, 2011 01:07 AM ET // Alice Truong
Meet Old Milwaukee beer's newest spokesman: Will Ferrell. In time for the holidays, the comedian, actor and Old Milwaukee fan can be seen schilling the beer in three spots running in Iowa. The fact that he's selling a product is not necessarily news. Famous people often exchange their dignity for b...
Feb 2, 2012 03:25 PM ET // Stephanie Pearson
This Sunday as America noshes on nachos, takes a collective swig of Budweiser and watches the Patriots crush the Giants (or vice versa) between million-dollar ad campaigns, this is one 52-second spot we won't see: Now that their own seasons have ended, NFL superstar wide receivers and longtime budd...
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