Facebook offering user data without consent to 100 telcos, phone makers in 50 countries



A confidential Facebook document reviewed by The Intercept has revealed that the social networking giant is offering private data of its users without their knowledge or consent to 100 different telecom companies and phone makers in 50 countries. Confidential documents seen by the website showed late Monday that Facebook is helping operators and phone makers "create targeted advertising by supplying…

KFC Makes Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken



Their slogan is “Finger Lickin’ Good”, so it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? See, as part of a promotional effort in Hong Kong, the local KFC office has apparently created nail polish that looks just like regular nail color, but happens to taste of delicious fried chicken. That way, well, you can spend your days looking entirely normal with…

Marketing: McDonald’s French Fry Gloves



You’re looking at what Moroch, a Dallas-based advertising agency, cooked up for McDonald’s in October of last year. We… don’t know what the campaign was, when or where they were used, but these gloves are a brilliant idea if you ask us. Granted they may end up making you want to bite your fingers off, but that’s a risk we’d…

Marketing: McDonald’s French Fry Gloves



You’re looking at what Moroch, a Dallas-based advertising agency, cooked up for McDonald’s in October of last year. We… don’t know what the campaign was, when or where they were used, but these gloves are a brilliant idea if you ask us. Granted they may end up making you want to bite your fingers off, but that’s a risk we’d…

Samsung: Take A Self-Portrait, Not A Selfie



With a little bit of imagination and creativity, advertising agencies can often take a dull message (“Hey! New point-and-shoot camera!”) and come up with an angle that makes the product stand out. Take the above Van Gogh self-portrait… It’s an ad by the agency Leo Burnett Switzerland for Samsung’s new “NX mini [camera] with a 3-inch flip-up display and interchangeable…

Infographic: 40 Brand Logos With Hidden Messages



We often take logos for granted, forgetting the endless hours that went into their creation. You may think of them as just some image a marketing company created, but in fact many of the most successful logos have “hidden imagery” meant to reinforce their brand’s product or main message. This works on an almost subconscious, subliminal level, and once you…

Awesome Ads: Tap Your Beer Bottle, Unlock a Movie



There’s nothing left to do with the bottle once all the beer is gone…or is there? Russian design studio Heads and Hands came up with a fun and unusual way to reward those who drink Grolsch beer by incorporating a movie unlocker right onto the bottle. After taking the final swig, beer drinkers can tap the empty bottle onto their phone, tablet,…