How Overrated Celebrities Tricked The World, In Three Steps

October 16, 2017

It’s as the old adage goes — it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. And in the following cases, the “who” in these scenarios were a bunch of folks who thought these individuals were more talented than they really are. by Kevin King by DvorakHarvey 13 Entry by PollyDarton 12 Entry by theghostofcarl by AsherNitin by Ka-ga-mi 9 Entry by Mary-Brenda 8 Entry by AsherNitin by Kevin King…

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5 Shocking Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Tattoos

October 15, 2017

When you think of all the issues associated with getting a tattoo, like being the absolute raddest and having all of the sex, you have to wonder: Why aren’t you getting a tattoo right now? But besides the obvious reasons you shouldn’t get a heart with your mom’s name in it tattooed right above your genitals, there are plenty you’ve probably never thought of. For example … If all this…

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Dove under fire for racist Facebook adand weak apology

October 15, 2017

Dove’s latest Facebook ad is leaving many women of color scratching their heads over its blatant racism. Last week, Dove published a three-second GIF depicting three women stripping off their shirts to show another woman underneath. But in one case, a Black woman in a brown shirt takes off her shirt to reveal a white woman in a lighter shirt. Many claim Dove’s ad draws on age-old racist depictions in beauty…

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Facebook Plans Big Overhaul of Political Ads After Criticism

October 15, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg said in a video on Facebook Thursday. “That’s not what we stand for. The integrity of elections is fundamental to democracy around the world.” Many Facebook ads are bought through a self-service system that doesn’t require interaction with a salesperson, making it harder to know who’s behind a purchase. Zuckerberg said that while it would be impossible to totally eliminate abuse of the system, Facebook can make it…

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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

October 15, 2017

Brand says it missed mark after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later admitted it had missed the mark with an image posted on Facebook. The advert showed a black woman removing her…

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Local Seattle Gas Station Sign Has the Best Messages Ever (21 Photos)

October 14, 2017

4 lines. 17 characters per line. Updated weekly. Back in 2005, the local Chevron gas station in Seattle’s Wallingford neighbourhood converted their auto repair shop into a convenience store. Their outdoor sign—once used for service promotions and store specials—became redundant with the inside of the store already plastered with signage. So the owners decided to have fun with the outdoor sign instead, and the @WallingfordSign was born. Funnily, the weekly…

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The cough, the P45, the falling F: Theresa May’s speech calamity

October 14, 2017

Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong in a speech designed to unite the Tories behind their leader. Heres how the disaster unfolded Billed as a speech where Theresa May was fighting for her political life after weeks of a prank, a hacking cough and the words on the set collapsing behind her meant that few will remember the policy initiatives she announced on housing, organ donation and…

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Alphabet Considers Lyft Investment of About $1 Billion

October 14, 2017

Lyft Inc. about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for informal talks with Alphabet and other potential acquirers last year but didn’t pursue a sale. Lyft has gained market share this year as Uber has bent under a series of self-inflicted scandals. Uber faces at least three U.S. probes and several high-profile lawsuits. Dara Khosrowshahi, the former SoftBank Group Corp. and others of as much as $12…

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In 2015, Tom Petty opened up about one of his career regrets: the Confederate flag.

October 14, 2017

Petty performs in 2014. Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images. Legendary musician Tom Petty passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at age 66. During his more than 40 years making music, Petty won three Grammys, earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a true icon who helped shape the future of rock and roll. There’s no…

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How to kill your marketing and profit from its demise

October 13, 2017

Times Square at duskImage: Getty Images The authors of “Killing Marketing” say if you don’t evolve, you’ll die “Marketing and innovation produce results,” wrote Peter Drucker, “all the rest are costs.”  Sadly, in a world where over half of all digital advertising—an industry expected to hit $75.6 billion by the close of 2017—won’t be seen by an actual human… that assessment no longer stands. At least not when it comes…

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Guests Scanned at the Wynn in Glimpse of Las Vegass Future

October 13, 2017

At entrances to the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags, creating a 10-minute wait to get inside. The new security protocol, put in place after Sunday’s mass shooting nearby, is likely to become the norm on the Strip and possibly beyond. Casinos and entertainment venues are going to have to take a more holistic approach to security, thinking…

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The Stories Behind 4 Of The Most Iconic Ad Campaigns Of All Time

October 13, 2017

Every once in a while something so creative and unexplainable emerges that it becomes seared into our culture, and nowhere is that seen more than in the experimentation of advertising. These are the stories behind some of the most recognizable marketing successes of the past century. 1. Apple’s “Too Hot To Refrigerate” Campaign In 1997 Apple needed to put a new spin on its computers. They were being beaten out…

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The 3 things you need to get the most out of the masterpiece that is ‘Blade Runner 2049’

October 13, 2017

I like records.Image: Warner Bros. Blade Runner 2049 is a sci-fi symphony. Everything works together, thoughtfully, intricately and beautifully. Story, script, score, characters, ideas, sound design, visuals — oh my stars, those visuals — all in perfect complement, sparking off showers of greatness to blind the sum of these parts. Denis Villeneuve has allowed himself a luxurious 2 hours, 44 minutes to revisit the Ridley Scott cult classic, but not…

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