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The ‘Star Wars’ Instagram Account Debuted Today With The Best Possible Photo

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The official Star Wars Instagram account debuted today with Darth Vader posing for a selfie.

WONDER TWINS

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Apparently Playing The Wonder Twins

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Midtown Comics received a promotional poster for a Wonder Twins film starring Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, but could it just be distraction marketing?

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Thinking About Going To Toronto? Spirit Airlines Has A Rob Ford-Inspired Deal For You!

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Thanks to the fine folks at Spirit Airlines, we can all travel to Toronto cheaply to hang with our new crackhead overlord, Rob Ford.

#WILL FERRELL

Dodge Durango Sales Are Through The Roof Thanks To Ron Burgundy

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Sales of the Dodge Durango are way, way up since the new line of Ron Burgundy commercials started airing in early October.

marketing

BioShock Infinite’s Cover Art And The Problem Of Selling Games

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BioShock Infinite has a bland cover. And that's because the kind of people who care about covers don't buy enough video games to count.

SMOKE BREAK

Dear Rapper, Abandon These 8 Marketing Strategies

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Every couple of years, the musical landscape undergoes seismic shifts.

top 40

How The Music Industry Fails At Marketing

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I recently tried to find the Top 40 in one place and buy it. It took a lot longer than it really should have.

#Batman

The 'Dark Knight Rises' Billboard…Rises?

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We're officially in The Dark Knight Rises countdown mode on the internet, boys and girls (<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/06/dark-knight-rises-tickets-selling-for-mere-hundreds-on-craigslist/" target="_blank">pre-purchase your tickets on Craigslist for mere hundreds of dollars</a>.

#Twitter

Smart Car Pwns Ad Exec On Twitter With Brilliant Bird Crap Infographic

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Swap out "a bird" for "Mel Gibson" = Exponentially funnier Recently ad agency exec Clayton Hove, <a href="https://twitter.com/adtothebone" target="_blank">a self-titled "Concept Cowboy,"</a> tweeted <a href="https://twitter.com/adtothebone/statuses/214355400064118785" target="_blank">quite the unfunny observation</a>: "Saw a bird had crapped on a Smart Car.

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8 Things I Learned From The Behind-The-Scenes Look At A McDonald's Burger Photoshoot

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If you graduated from dial-up any time in the last decade then you've run across one of the assorted <a href="https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=8u5&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1145&bih=618&q=fast+food+ads+vs+reality&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&pdl=300&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=gxLiT5bzGYei2wWHgeXvCw" target="_blank">"Fast Food: Ads Vs. Reality" comparison graphics</a> that seemingly go viral once a quarter.

#video games

Activision Jumps Right Over the Moral Horizon, Hires Oliver North

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Let's just get this out of the way right now: Oliver North was part of a group within the US intelligence structure that sold weapons to Iran in order to raise money for a war Congress had specifically told the executive not to fund, because the people in question were also drug dealers.

oh brother

The Next "Call of Duty" Will Apparently Be Modern Day

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Let's all be shocked there's a new "Call of Duty" game coming out and that it's a sequel to "Black Ops".

Movies

LG Advertises 3D With Iconic Movie Posters From Different Angles

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Here's some noteworthy new advertising: for LG's "3D Sound" home theater system, ad agency Y&R has created three iconic movie posters from alternative angles to emphasize "Every Side of the Sound.

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TNT Places Big Red 'Add Drama' Button In Belgian Square, Genius Viral Marketing Ensues

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I haven't had the chance to visit Belgium yet, but thanks to Colin Farrell effectively convincing me so in In Bruges every time I think of Belgium I associate it with being boring as hell.

#JON HAMM

If Don Draper Handled Modern Marketing

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As we've been priming ourselves for the return of Mad Men and <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/03/the-best-of-roger-sterling/" target="_blank">providing a crash course on Classic Rogers</a> I can't help but think about the numerous business ventures in our modern internet era that could have used the Don Draper touch.

MICROSOFT

Microsoft Tries To Convince Hipsters To Use Internet Explorer

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/tumblr_m0xoaibuzp1rrdop8o1_1280.png"></a>You know, our stock of Internet Explorer jokes were getting stale.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Great Moments In Movie Marketing: American Reunion goes MILF Hunting

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With American Reunion set to be released on April 6, it’s only standard that Universal Pictures would amp up the promotional campaigns to try to milk every last drop out of the franchise’s prostate.

oh brother

“John Carter” Featurette Hits New Low In Audience Expectations

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This is how you know a studio has failed to properly market a movie: they put out a minute long YouTube video explaining what the movie is actually about, complete with pop music and a jokey narrator.

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“Amazing Spider-Man” Sneak Peek Screening…Nowhere Near You

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Sony Pictures, in order to drum up interest for their movie starring the obscure comic book character Spider Man, will be running a sizzle reel across the world on February 7th.

WORLD CUP

K’Naan Comes Through For Coke

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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/150/waving-the-flag.html?page=0%2C0"> Off-guard was an understatement in regards to how I felt upon hearing my day job boss bring up <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/knaan">K'Naan</a> in casual conversation.


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