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The New Nissan Leaf Ad: Humorless, Brilliant, or Both?

The new ad for Nissan's electric car features scenes from a smoggy alternate reality in which our computers and cell phones spew out exhaust.

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The new ad for the all-electric Nissan Leaf asks, "What if everything ran on gas?" and answers in the form of vignettes from a smoggy alternate reality in which our microwaves, computers, and cell phones spew out exhaust.

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Groupon Responds to Super Bowl Ad Backlash

Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, took to the company's official blog to respond to the avalanche of criticism surrounding its Super Bowl ads.


Andrew Mason, the 30-year-old founder and CEO of Groupon, took to the company's official blog to respond to the avalanche of criticism surrounding its Super Bowl ads.

Here's his statement, in part:

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Real People Are Good, Animated Ads, Not So Much

Animation is great, just not at selling products. A new report reminds us of the value of (expensive) human actors in TV advertising.

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