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Hyundai Says It Will Produce Its Super Bowl Ad Live During The Game

Every year, the NFL’s championship game not only pits the two best teams in the league against each other, but it sends advertisers scrambling to come up with the newest, best, most-buzzed about commercials they can air during the big event. This year, Hyundai has decided not to film its ad ahead of time, and will instead wait to roll cameras while the game is happening. [More]

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Cemetery Workers Won’t Stop Calling And Asking For Man Whose Ashes Have Been Interred There For 4 Years

It’s one thing to be annoyed by telemarketers who just don’t know when to quit. But it’s a hassle that shouldn’t follow you (or your loved ones) into the afterlife. The longtime partner of a man who died of lung cancer in 2010 says though his loved one was cremated and interred at a local cemetery, workers from that same cemetery keep calling the house and asking for the dead man by name.

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Robocallers Cannot Magically Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

Robocallers Cannot Magically Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

The Better Business Bureau and Senator Charles Schumer are warning the public to be skeptical of any calls promising to lower your credit card interest rate. While nowhere near at the public annoyance level of the recent car warranty robocaller scourge, they’re still out there, automatically dialing people and promising to lower your rate for a hefty up-front fee. The only problem is, they can’t do anything you can’t do on your own, and unless you’re crazy you’re probably not going to charge yourself a thousand bucks for the service.

Verizon's Policy Blog V. SmarterChild

Verizon's Policy Blog V. SmarterChild

Verizon’s so-called “policy blog” is a grotesquely self-serving marketing orifice, perhaps the worst corporate blog we’ve ever read. We decided to stack Verizon’s inane sales schmaltz against the internet’s preeminent bullshit-spewing chatbot, SmarterChild….

Remainders

• They should hire this man to become the “Jared” of McDonald’s. [BoingBoing]

Ok, But When Frankeberry Mooches Money And Steals Your Girlfriend, You Know This Whole Brands As Personalities Thing Has Gone Too Far

Marketers are douchebags and they’re here for breakfast. Copyranter points us to some insipid questions from the confidential online Honey Bunches of Oats survey.

Marketers Still Hate Blogs, Thankfully

Marketers Still Hate Blogs, Thankfully

Good riddance: — this article in Ad Week claims that only 13% of marketers are using blogs or social networks in marketing. Not only that, about half say they won’t be stinking up our comments section in the next year.

Why Marketers Are Douchebags

Why Marketers Are Douchebags

There’s an article yesterday on Mediapost that we’re not sure what to think of. It’s called, “What To Do With The Haters” and it’s all about how companies should engage irate customers online in public forums.