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Cheerios’ Super Bowl Ad Ranks Among Viewers’ Top 10

General Mills’ Super Bowl commercial was ranked among audiences ten favorite ads from Sunday evening. The ad for Cheerios brought back the fictional interracial family who first appeared in a commercial last year.

02/03/2014

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Cheerios Brings Back Interracial Family For Super Bowl Ad

Cheerios is bringing back an interracial family to star in its Super Bowl ad. They were featured in an ad last year that made headlines after it sparked ugly comments online. But the negative remarks were followed by an outpouring of support for the fictional family.

01/29/2014

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Movie Blog: Walker Presents Best British Ads Of 2013

Just as there are people who love tuning into Super Bowl just to see what outlandish ways Dorito’s and Budweiser are going to advertise their products, there are many in the Twin Cities who annually look forward to trekking out to the Walker to pay for the privilege of watching commercials for an hour and a half.

12/05/2013

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MNsure Launches TV, Radio Ads Statewide

Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace has started airing television and radio ads statewide. The broadcast spots supplement bus advertising, billboards and posters in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato and Moorhead.

09/04/2013

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Ad Campaign Promotes Bill To Help Sex Trafficking Victims

A media blitz is underway to draw attention to a need for housing to deal with the growing number of children caught up in sex trafficking.

03/23/2013

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Ad Executive John Rash Rates Super Bowl’s Best And Worst

Former advertising executive John Rash joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday

02/04/2013

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The Top 10 (And Bottom 5) Super Bowl Ads

Every year, USA Today keeps tabs on which Super Bowl ads scored sensationally and which ones tanked miserably. Here are the top 10 highest ranking ads for Super Bowl XLVII, as well as the 5 worst-received spots.

02/04/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: BP Fine, Commercials & 1st Lady Pay

I’ve gotten tons of emails about the record fine BP will pay because of the oil spill: $4.5 million.

11/16/2012

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Good Question: Reply All: Water Usage, Ads & Purring

We’ve talked a lot about the drought and the need to conserve water. It had Mitchell in Minneapolis wondering who uses more water: Individuals or companies?

10/26/2012

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Missing From Pro-Gay Marriage TV Ads: Gay People

In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.

09/26/2012

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Wolves Go Retro

The Timberwolves have released some very cool ads. Very, “Mystery Science Theater 3000″…

04/03/2012

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USA Today’s Highest Rated Super Bowl Ads

Here are the 20 highest-ranking Super Bowl ads, as measured on USA Today’s Ad Meter.

02/06/2012

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Good Question: Why Are Super Bowl Ads Already Online?

More than half of the advertisers have released videos either teasing Super Bowl ads, or the companies released the actual ads that will run during the game. So, doesn’t releasing the ads early spoil the surprise?

02/01/2012

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Best Commercials of 2010

An always entertaining list of commercials, the best of 2010. Some of these are artistic and others are just plain funny. Check them out for yourself.

06/08/2011

Clever Spoof Of eHarmony Ads

Check out this spoof of eHarmony commercials with super heroes.

02/16/2011

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