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Burger King Dressed Up as the Ghost of McDonald's in This Scary Good Halloween Prank — Now this is a flame-broiled burn. A Burger King location in Queens, New York, has a lock on best restaurant Halloween costume of 2016 after it dressed up as the ghost of McDonald's-covering itself in billowing white sheets and trolling its rival with a special sign that read: "Booooooo!

The Story Behind These Very Strange Anti-Trump Ads That Popped Up in NYC Today — Out-of-home has been a great venue for anti-Trump advertising this year, from the Nuisance Committee's clever billboards to Wieden + Kennedy's baloney-fixated food truck. Now, we can add an unpaid guerrilla campaign to that list, as some strikingly weird Donald-bashing posters suddenly popped up Wednesday on bus shelters in New York City.

The North Face Surprises Shoppers With a Free Jacket, but They Have to Zipline for It — The North Face is all about fun stunts in Korea, where it regularly gives shoppers unexpected surprises-and films them for videos that, as often as not, go viral. The most famous one was in 2014, when the brand created a pop-up store whose floor disappeared, forcing the startled shoppers to have to engage in some athletic activity by climbing the walls.

Ad of the Day: Stephen Curry Vows to Avenge NBA Finals Loss in Under Armour Spot — Under Armour doesn't seem to mind when its star athletes fall just short of a championship. It makes for a better story when the next chance comes around. UA and its agency, Droga5, have crafted a few of these redemption stories already-the famous one with London 2012 underachiever Michael Phelps ahead of Rio 2016, and Super Bowl runner-up Cam Newton's recent spot ahead of the Panthers' 2016-17 season.

The Scavenging Raccoons From Geico's New TV Ad Are Doing Gross Cooking Demos Online — Usually when a brand unveils a TV spot, any related content online is, at best, a marginal value-add. But lately, Geico's online extras have been at least as good-and in many cases, more fun or innovative or just plain weird-than the TV work.

Wieden + Kennedy Has Been Selling 'Donald Trump's BS' Out of a Food Truck in Portland — Fact-checking Donald Trump has been a full-time job for a lot of election observers this year. And Wieden + Kennedy has been doing its part, with a food truck in its hometown of Portland, Ore., that's been serving "Donald Trump's BS"-baloney sandwiches, that is, with wrappers that clarify Trump's remarks on various issues.

Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall Wants People to Feel Like They Can Belong Anywhere — In 2011, on a lark, Jonathan Mildenhall tried Airbnb for the first time. It turned out to be a transformative experience, he says now, one that not only sold him on the home-sharing concept but also got him thinking about how the brand could be marketed, a full three years before it became his job to do so.

Facebook Launches a Big Ad Campaign for Facebook Live, With User Videos at the Core — Facebook Live is a big, important product for the world's biggest social network. But up to now, many users still don't really know what Live is, or how to use it. Or they might be intimidated by live broadcasting, and reluctant to try it out. A new international ad campaign launching Monday in the U.S.

Kathy Griffin Just Did a Hilarious R-Rated Remake of Hillary Clinton's 'Mirrors' Ad — In September, Hillary Clinton released a devastating attack ad on Donald Trump, in which young girls are seen looking at themselves in the mirror while Trump's offensive remarks about women-in particular, their looks-are heard in the background.

Jay Benjamin Reveals His 3 Favorite Ads, and His Plans for Muh-tay-zik Hof-fer's NYC Office — brightcove.createExperiences(); LAS VEGAS-At the end of 2009, Adweek picked Honda "Grrr," by Wieden + Kennedy London, as the commercial of the decade. "It's not often that you see cynical ad mavens shuffling out of the Palais de Festivals in Cannes not only smiling about a commercial but also whistling the jingle.
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Oct 27, 2016

Speaking of Halloween trolling, Pepsi did dress up as Coke a few years ago.

Oct 26, 2016

More on those anti-Trump ads you may have seen on NYC bus shelters today:

Oct 26, 2016

@davidkolbusz - The story behind these very strange anti-Trump ads that popped up in NYC today: 

Oct 26, 2016

@davidkolbusz Yes, have a story posting 10-15 mins from now...

Oct 26, 2016

Some quite strange anti-Trump ads are popping up in NYC bus shelters today.

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