Watch the Newest Ads on TV from Google, Domino's, Microsoft and More

Posted 11/21/2017 - 14:40

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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Elspeth Lynn Joins Geometry U.K., Deutsch Hires Bova

Posted 11/21/2017 - 09:00

Elspeth Lynn is joining Geometry Global U.K. as executive creative director in January. She was formerly group creative director at FCB Inferno London and, prior to that, executive creative director at M&C Saatchi. Earlier in her career she founded Canadian agency Zig.

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Your Tuesday Wake-Up Call: A Hidden Agenda in Starbucks' Holiday Cups? Plus, a Bain-WPP Truce

Posted 11/21/2017 - 05:50

No smoking: Starting this weekend, anti-smoking messages will air on U.S. prime-time TV – and they're paid for by Big Tobacco, The Associated Press reports.
Semi-retirement: Rob Norman, global chief digital officer of GroupM, is leaving his full-time role but will continue on as an advisor, Ad Age's Megan Graham reports.

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When Is The U.S. Going To Ban The Internet Of Things For Children?

Posted 11/21/2017 - 05:30

Germany is banning smartwatches and internet-connected dolls for kids due to serious privacy concerns. Why isn’t the FCC doing the same?

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One Of The Year’s Best Buildings Is Made Of Dirt–And It Could Save Lives

Posted 11/21/2017 - 04:45

This rammed-earth building in Ludian County, China, offers a simple, inexpensive method for rebuilding after earthquakes.

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While America Denies Climate Change, The Dutch Are Making Art About It

Posted 11/21/2017 - 04:00

“The global challenges we’re facing are signs of bad design,” says Daan Roosegaarde. “We’re badly designing planet Earth. We’re saying, let’s design our way out of it.”

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The Future Of Mapping, According To The Creators Of Google Earth

Posted 11/21/2017 - 03:15

John Hanke and Brian McClendon think mapping is vital to self-driving cars and augmented reality.
In 2001, John Hanke had an idea. What if you could create a searchable, digital version of the entire Earth–and it’d all be easily accessible through a web browser?Read Full Story

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The Complex Psychology Of That “Maybe” Facebook RSVP

Posted 11/21/2017 - 02:30

Users have conscripted RSVPs to serve as something else entirely–a tribute to the resilience of human communication.

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What That “Maybe” Facebook RSVP Really Means

Posted 11/21/2017 - 02:30

Users have conscripted RSVPs to serve as something else entirely–a tribute to the resilience of human communication.

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The Airbnb For Affordable Housing Is Here

Posted 11/21/2017 - 02:00

Nesterly, a new platform that pairs older homeowners with young renters, is riding a wave of interest in multigenerational living.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Toyota, Budweiser, Chevy and More

Posted 11/20/2017 - 16:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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Scientists To Trump: Stop Trying To Use Racist AI

Posted 11/20/2017 - 06:48

ICE wants a machine learning system to automate its decision-making. Scientists, engineers, and technologists say it’s a bad idea.

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Your Monday Wake-Up Call: Who Wants to Buy Rolling Stone? Plus, Lena Dunham Says Sorry

Posted 11/20/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. We've got a little news ourselves: You can now get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Click here, or search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.

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The Desks Of Top Creatives Prove That Offline Workspaces Still Matter

Posted 11/20/2017 - 04:45

These photos will inspire you to clear away your desktop clutter.

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A Breathtaking Illustration Of How Congress Got So Partisan

Posted 11/20/2017 - 04:00

Data viz designer Mike Cisneros shows how Congress became an intractable battle between two polarized parties.
Today’s Congress seems incapable of accomplishing much of anything, and a new visualization gives a hint as to why: utter lack of bipartisanship.Read Full Story

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The Culture War Being Fought Over Tomorrow’s Libraries

Posted 11/20/2017 - 03:15

Libraries are a reflection of our culture, and they’ve never been more in flux.

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How Do You Quality-Test A “Smart Pill”?

Posted 11/20/2017 - 02:30

You can’t exactly tell a research subject, “swallow this technology and see what happens.”

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The Next User You Design For Won’t Be A Human

Posted 11/20/2017 - 02:00

Welcome to the age of Centaur Design.
The era of human-centered design is coming to an end. That’s because the next user you design for won’t be human at all. It will be a human-machine hybrid built to do more than any person or computer could accomplish alone. Welcome to the age of Centaur Design.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Apple, Sprite, Toyota and More

Posted 11/17/2017 - 15:55

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Tesla’s New Semi And Roadster Dazzle. But Will They Deliver?

Posted 11/17/2017 - 08:58

Elon Musk’s new vehicles look so sleek, they should come with a “Knight Rider” box set and a pair of leather pants.

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7 Wild, Wonderful Icons Of Postmodern Architecture

Posted 11/17/2017 - 06:15

Pomo’s wackiness was an antidote for modernism’s asceticism. And decades after its heydey, it’s finally getting its due.

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This Algorithm Writes Fake Artist Statements That Sound Real

Posted 11/17/2017 - 05:30

They’re just as incomprehensible as the real ones.

You walk into a gallery and see a video installation on the wall. It’s called Movement, but you have no idea why. You look to the small plaque on the wall for an explanation, and read the following: “That ontology can in turn only be interpreted adequately under the guidance of the meaning of movement.”Read Full Story

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Your Friday Wake-Up Call: Bad News for BuzzFeed. Plus, the Trouble With Brand USA

Posted 11/17/2017 - 05:05

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. We've got a little news ourselves: You can now get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Click here, or search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.

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This Designer Thinks Spanish Should Be Simpler To Type

Posted 11/17/2017 - 04:45

“Nueva Qwerty” from Studio José de la O compresses the Spanish alphabet down to just 19 letters.

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Half Of This Amazing New Library’s Books Are Actually Fake

Posted 11/17/2017 - 04:00

Thanks to impatient clients, many of the shelves in this impressive library are full of faux volumes that nobody can read.

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Dark Interactions Are Invading Our Lives. Where’s The Off Button?

Posted 11/17/2017 - 03:15

As things like AI, facial recognition, and motion-tracking become more sophisticated, we are taking part in an exploding number of human-computer interactions–and we don’t even know it.

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This Detroit Furniture Startup Wants To Dethrone Ikea

Posted 11/17/2017 - 02:30

Floyd wants to furnish your house forever.

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How “Blade Runner” Artist Syd Mead Designed The City Of 2049

Posted 11/17/2017 - 02:00

Syd Mead brought neo-futurism to the big screen in 1982. At 84, he’s done it again in Blade Runner 2049.

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How “Blade Runner” Artist Syd Mead Designed Las Vegas Of 2049

Posted 11/17/2017 - 02:00

Syd Mead brought neo-futurism to the big screen in 1982. At 84, he’s done it again in Blade Runner 2049.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Dos Equis, Fruit of the Loom, DirecTV and More

Posted 11/16/2017 - 15:15

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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This Primer On Generative Music Is A Masterclass In UX

Posted 11/16/2017 - 06:15

It elegantly covers everything you ever thought to ask about “generative music”, and ton that you didn’t.

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Your Thursday Wake-Up Call: Time Inc.'s Future Might Involve the Koch Brothers. Plus, P&G's Surprise

Posted 11/16/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can now get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Click here, or search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.

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3 Startups Designing Pollution Masks For The Coming Ecopocalypse

Posted 11/16/2017 - 05:34

Masks are already necessary in some parts of the world. But can startups effectively market them to the U.S. and Europe?

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An Iridescent Optical Illusion Brings This Furniture To Life

Posted 11/16/2017 - 04:45

The Color Flow series is iridescence on steroids.

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“Cards Against Humanity” Is Buying Up Land To Stop Donald Trump’s Border Wall

Posted 11/16/2017 - 04:00

The company’s holiday promotion against the government’s wasteful border wall sold out in hours.
Cards Against Humanity, the popular party game company based in Chicago, has a plan to stop the border wall between the United States and Mexico proposed by El Terrible Baboso-In-Chief.Read Full Story

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The Dangerous Problem Of Gender Bias In Healthcare Design

Posted 11/16/2017 - 03:15

Medical equipment is designed mostly for men by men, yet women make up over 75% of the healthcare industry’s workforce. It’s time to build more equitable products, write Dan Formosa, PhD and Natalia Bednarek of the 4B Collective.

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Architecture’s UX Problem

Posted 11/16/2017 - 02:30

Research shows people don’t understand how to use high-performance buildings. Does architecture need a UX breakthrough?

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The Female Supercomputer Designer Who Inspired Steve Jobs

Posted 11/16/2017 - 02:00

The designer and artist Tamiko Thiel gets her due in a new show at MoMA.
It started with a T-shirt.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Google, eBay, Firefox and More

Posted 11/15/2017 - 14:45

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Koepke Joins The Bridge.Co, Stink Signs Green and More

Posted 11/15/2017 - 10:10

Veteran creative Gary Koepke, co-founder of the former Boston ad agency Modernista!, has joined TheBridge.Co, a New York and L.A.-based production and content company that specializes in connecting artists with brands. Most recently, he was North American chief creative officer for SapientNitro (now SapientRazorfish). He joins TheBridge.Co as a director/art director/producer.

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Koepke Joins The Bridge.Co, Stink U.S. Signs Green and More

Posted 11/15/2017 - 10:10

Veteran creative Gary Koepke, co-founder of the former Boston ad agency Modernista!, has joined TheBridge.Co, a New York and L.A.-based production and content company that specializes in connecting artists with brands. Most recently, he was North American chief creative officer for SapientNitro (now SapientRazorfish). He joins TheBridge.Co as a director/art director/producer.

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Classic Ad Review: Nike's Funny Business

Posted 11/15/2017 - 07:00

Blame fear, pharma, the internet, our more PC culture or the idea that satire has become reality. Or maybe just the client's desire for activations.

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Former GM Exec Envisions A Grim Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Posted 11/15/2017 - 06:30

Bob Lutz pulls no punches about the fate of his own industry.

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Bottoms Up: A New Brand of Mixers Comes From an Unlikely Team

Posted 11/15/2017 - 06:00

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Your Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Papa John's Message to Neo-Nazis Is a Middle Finger Emoji

Posted 11/15/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can now get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. Happy listening.

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This Stylish Lamp Is Actually An Alexa-Powered Voice Assistant

Posted 11/15/2017 - 05:30

Ollie, a new smart lamp, can do everything your Echo or Google Home can do–and a lot more.

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7 Of The World’s Most Innovative Bridges

Posted 11/15/2017 - 04:45

A new book celebrates the design and engineering of the world’s bridges. Author Judith Dupre reveals her favorites from the past 20 years.

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What Super Mario Bros. Is Teaching MIT About Cities

Posted 11/15/2017 - 04:00

Meet Luigi, a sewer-trawling robot that could unlock vital information about public health.

Mile after mile of sewer pipe exists beneath our cities. This infrastructural network provides critical waste management, and MIT thinks it can do even more: better educate us about public health–through poop.Read Full Story

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This App Mines Cryptocurrency On Your Computer–And Then Donates It

Posted 11/15/2017 - 03:15

Bail Bloc uses your excess computing power to help low-income people meet bail.
The last year has shown how technology has helped undermine democracy. But tech can also be used to fight power and bolster equality, according to the coalition behind a new tool called Bail Bloc.Read Full Story

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Stop Trying To Hide The Damn iPhone X Notch

Posted 11/15/2017 - 02:30

Let it go. Here’s why, according to psychology.
If the latest Apple rumors are true, 2018’s iPhones are going to be–in the words of one prominent tech columnist–“friggin’ gigantic.” Also, the notch will still be there.Read Full Story

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This Startup Is Rebranding Penis Pills And Hair Loss Treatments For Millennials

Posted 11/15/2017 - 01:00

*Eggplant emoji*

The first time I saw the website for Hims, a new men’s wellness startup, I thought it was elaborate satire.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Fitbit, Macy's, PlayStation and More

Posted 11/14/2017 - 15:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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