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Trump starring in weird ads for socks and pizza? Feels like a long time ago.

Trump starring in weird ads for socks and pizza? Feels like a long time ago. Take this 2004 ad for socks, which journalist Amy Remeikis brought back to light on Twitter recently.It features Trump, in his own private jet, complaining about his stocks "always going down" and wanting recommendations on other companies to invest in.

Facebook’s new ad policies are aimed at stamping out discriminatory advertising

Facebook’s new ad policies are aimed at stamping out discriminatory advertising On Wednesday, the company announced it is updating its ad policies to make its existing prohibiting of discrimination even stronger.The function in question allowed marketers to exclude users from seeing their ads based on ethnicity.

To regain advertiser trust, Facebook is tracking ads by the millisecond

To regain advertiser trust, Facebook is tracking ads by the millisecond The company announced Friday they will provide millisecond-level data for ads on Facebook, Instagram and its online ad ecosystem Audience Network.Now, for the first time through Facebook, advertisers can see how long their ads were seen by the millisecond.

Burger King brings romance to Valentine's Day with two-holed soda cup

Burger King brings romance to Valentine's Day with two-holed soda cup Fear not, carbonation-loving lovers: Burger King has introduced the Valentine's Cup.The lid of this seduction machine features not one, but two straw-holes (is there a more scientific term?

A new anti-smoking ad slams Big Tobacco for targeting black neighborhoods

A new anti-smoking ad slams Big Tobacco for targeting black neighborhoods The tobacco industry knows all about diversity — and knows exactly how to exploit it.That's the message of a new ad campaign from anti-smoking group Truth Initiative that highlights the ways in which cigarette marketers disproportionately target disadvantaged groups.

'Last Week Tonight' debuts in Trump's America, where it will fight for the existence of facts

'Last Week Tonight' debuts in Trump's America, where it will fight for the existence of facts Sanity, thy name is John Oliver.Last Week Tonight began its fourth season on HBO on Sunday after a hiatus that began on Nov.

This sick Valentine's day ad shows people getting naughty with their phones

This sick Valentine's day ad shows people getting naughty with their phones It's Valentine's Day and we all know what this means — roses, chocolates and terrible marketing campaigns.Smartphone maker OnePlus is the latest to come out with a cringeworthy ad titled "Who do you love?

This social experiment takes a devastating look at academic pressure placed on students

This social experiment takes a devastating look at academic pressure placed on students In 2013 alone, 2,471 suicides in India were attributed to "failure in examination," according to the National Crime Records Bureau.It's a stark reminder of how teenagers and students are disproportionately affected by India's suicide crisis, but the academic pressure students face isn't just in school — it's at home, too.

Under Armour CEO walks back his Trump praise with full-page newspaper ad

Under Armour CEO walks back his Trump praise with full-page newspaper ad After a week of blisteringly bad press, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is second-guessing his word choice when it comes to Donald Trump.The sportswear exec spoke glowingly of Trump in a CNBC appearance last Tuesday, asserting that he is, among other things, a "real asset to the country.

Gizmodo fishes for government leaks with hyper-targeted Facebook ads

Gizmodo fishes for government leaks with hyper-targeted Facebook ads The rank-and-file of Donald Trump's administration have proven especially eager to dish on their boss to the press.The ads direct users to a standalone site, TellOnTrump.

LGBTQ couples: Keep holding hands, even when it's uncomfortable, says ad

LGBTQ couples: Keep holding hands, even when it's uncomfortable, says ad Public displays of affection aren't an easy thing for the LGBTQ community, even down to the simplest things such as holding hands.That's the subject of a heartfelt ad by an Australian bank ANZ, which consists of various couples "letting go" when encountering the looks of other people in public.

Apple responds to people's tweets with entire commercials

Apple responds to people's tweets with entire commercials When it comes to fielding customer service questions on Twitter, most companies are content to respond with a simple at-reply.The Cupertino tech giant just released a series of iPad Pro commercials, each of which address an individual customer's social media concern.

Say goodbye to YouTube's long, unskippable ads starting next year

Say goodbye to YouTube's long, unskippable ads starting next year Starting next year, you'll no longer have to sit through a half-minute of advertising to watch a YouTube video.On Friday, the Google-owned video giant announced that it will no longer offer its 30-second pre-roll ad format without a "skip" button in 2018, Campaign first reported.

Apple's latest ad campaign uses giant tweets to convince you to buy an iPad Pro

Apple's latest ad campaign uses giant tweets to convince you to buy an iPad Pro The tech giant's latest iPad Pro ads heavily feature Twitter — but nope, Apple isn't buying the social network.The ads all feature giant print-outs of tweets.

Urban Outfitters is selling a ridiculous homage to the 90s internet

Urban Outfitters is selling a ridiculous homage to the 90s internet Urban Outfitters is selling a long-sleeved tee emblazoned with the forgotten social network head's still-familiar face for a pricey $50.The item is part of a collection that also includes clothes themed after other web has-beens like AOL and Napster.

This startup buys and fixes up languishing mobile games and tools

This startup buys and fixes up languishing mobile games and tools In those latter cases, inattentive proprietors are often letting a steady stream of potential advertising dollars fall by the wayside.It claims to already boast a portfolio of 150 apps under its umbrella — either through acquisitions or partnership agreements.

Twitter helps brands become more than faceless monoliths to their customers

Twitter helps brands become more than faceless monoliths to their customers Next time you seek out customer service through a Twitter message, you may find yourself talking to an actual human rather than a corporate account.The social network now lets brands display avatars and names of individual employees in direct-message conversations, while still operating through the company’s main profile.

'Truth is hard' — fighting words from the New York Times new ad campaign

'Truth is hard' — fighting words from the New York Times new ad campaign The New York Times is launching a new ad campaign around "The Truth," its first major TV marketing effort in more than a decade.The first ad will debut during the Academy Awards on ABC this Sunday.

The latest crop of #Influencers are lurking at your local Best Buy

The latest crop of #Influencers are lurking at your local Best Buy Salt Lake City-based Expercity has centered its business model around the idea that everyday people like store managers, ski instructors or cycling enthusiasts are all influencers in their own right.The company has users watch a presentation on the company's history and product lines along with a few videos about creative food preparation tips involving its knives.

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even more.Pennsylvania-based computer science professor Yinzhi Cao just unveiled a method that IEEE Spectrum reports makes "fingerprinting" across multiple web browsers possible — with a striking degree of accuracy.