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Netflix ad-supported plan costs just $7


Commercials are coming to Netflix
You'll soon be able to get Netflix at a lower cost by watching commercials.
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The price of Netflix dropped like a rock for those willing to watch commercials. The streaming service announced Thursday that its new ad-supported subscription plan is only $6.99 a month – 30% to 55% below the current cost.

The new option will debut in November 2022. It’ll then be a cheaper option for enjoying a large library of shows and movies on a Mac, iPad or Apple TV.

The 10 best Apple ads of 2018 [Year in Review]


Year in Review Best Apple ads 2018

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Cult of Mac Year in Review 2018: best Apple ads of 2018 The past 12 months have been one of the busiest ever for Apple’s video team.

Apple churned out more than 120 ads and other videos in 2018, unleashing some of its most memorable commercials in years.

After hours of watching all of Apple’s 2018 ads, we rounded up the 10 absolute best, some of which you probably haven’t even seen yet. Get ready to relive all the good times!

Apple caps off ‘amazing’ year with more advertising honors


2019 Creative Marketer of the Year
Spike Jonze created Apple's most celebrated ad of 2018.
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Apple marketing set an even higher bar in the advertising industry this year and is closing out 2018 with three commercials in Adweek’s Top 25 Best Ads of the Year.

Adweek listed “Welcome Home,” Apple’s HomePod ad directed by Spike Jonze, as second-best. Nike’s “Believe in Something. Even If it Means Sacrificing Everything” was the top ad, featuring polarizing quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Stunt driver takes blind dates on ride of their lives


This stunt driver brought new meaning to speed dating when she took her unspecting dates for a ride in a 2015 Mustang. Photo: Ford
This stunt driver brought new meaning to speed dating when she took her unspecting dates for a ride in a 2015 Mustang. Photo: Ford

Blind dates can be full of surprises, but few ever end with the man crapping his pants – and with cameras rolling.

Such are the scenes in a Ford Motor Company promo video for the 2015 Mustang, in which a hidden-camera captures a gorgeous blonde stunt driver and her unsuspecting dates.

The video, which has racked up more than a quarter-million views since it was posted to YouTube late last week, runs just under three and half minutes. It shows technicians installing tiny cameras in the car’s dash.

Super Bowl commercials become Lego masterpieces in ‘Brick Bowl’


Building a better Super Bowl ad brick by brick. Photo: A+C Studios
Building a better Super Bowl ad brick by brick. Photo: A+C Studios

You’ve surely seen the ultra-expensive Super Bowl commercials by now (and if you haven’t check out our round up), but I doubt you took time to recreate your favorites as stop-motion Lego animations.

That’s precisely what A+C Studios did, however, over the last 36 hours since the commercials aired.

Check it out below for some great Lego animation.

New Apple Genius Ads May Annoy Us, But Are Indicative Of New Target Demographic


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It’s fairly easy as a longtime Apple fan to dismiss the recently aired “Genius” ads as nothing more than a misstep in a rather stellar marketing history by the, well, geniuses in Cupertino. However, a new study by Brandindex Buzz shows a shift in the demographic trends for the Apple brand, which may go to explain the goofy ads as more specifically targeted advertising.

Meet The Man Who Became The Voice Of Siri Without Even Knowing It



Apple doesn’t really like it when its employees speak to the press. Like, at all. So it’s interesting to see a British voice actor who provided the male voice For Siri — arguably the voice of Apple these days — openly speaking to journalists about how he came to speak for every iPhone 4S on Earth, especially considering Cupertino tried to muzzle him.