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The Best Super Bowl Ads Banned for Progressive Social Advocacy

ManCrunch: Football Make-Out Session (2010)

CBS determined America was not ready for a positive portrayal of gay sexuality.

PETA: KFC Crack House (2008)

PETA is willing to pay $4 million to associate KFC as a crack house.

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Obama Advertising in 18 Video Games During Final Election Month

Obama takes the lead with another emerging technology: temporarily embedding advertising inside video games. The technology is only 18 months old, and Obama is the first presidential candidate to buy space for the Xbox Live system. "The ads — appearing on billboards and other signage — remind players that early voting has begun and plug a campaign Web site that encourages people to register for early voting." The video game ads are targeting 10 battleground states that allow early voting, including Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada and Florida among others.
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Google Buys DoubleClick for 3.1 Billion

Google reached an agreement to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash, the companies announced. DoubleClick, an early pioneer in online advertising, was taken private by two private equity firms, Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity, in a deal valued at $1.1 billion in 2005. "Acquiring DoubleClick expands Google’s business far beyond algorithm-driven ad auctions into a relationship-based business with Web publishers and advertisers." Perhaps the sale amount is a nod to now owning it all... The human genome consists of an estimated 3.1 billion base pairs that make up our DNA.
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