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Twitter's little blue fowl has been drowning in a birdbath for some time now, but it's still trying valiantly to lift itself up. Today, in that vein, the company launched a train and street ad campaign. Sure, OK!

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While Facebook's stock has continued to boom throughout 2016, this year has been full of PR nightmares for the world's most popular social network, which, among other things, has been accused of censorship, grilled by the US Senate and sued by the IRS in recent months. On Thursday, however, that bad press finally became something that could hurt its bottom line when news broke that Facebook juiced a key stat to advertisers, inflating it by "60 to 80 per cent" for years.

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That sad, empty feeling when the last slice of pizza gets eaten might be a little easier to bare now that Pizza Hut in the UK will be packing its pies in special boxes that turn into a pair of playable DJ decks, complete with mixer, letting you follow up dinner with some jams.

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Americans didn't invent outdoor advertising. That distinction would probably have to go to the ancient Egyptians who would put up notices offering rewards for runaway slaves. But Americans certainly moved the outdoor advertising art form forward in our own ostentatious way during the 20th century.

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Once, emoji was just emoji. Now it's another way for businesses to look into our souls — er, feeds — and see if we might like to buy something. Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets advertisers target people who have tweeted a specific emoji.

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Video: Ever wonder how those advertising aeroplanes get their flying banners attached to the aeroplane? Me neither. I thought the planes just had those banners attached when they took off. Not the case! Apparently, the planes have to first be flying before they hook onto a specific target in order to launch the banner. They're picking up the ad as they fly by!

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When listing all the ways humanity is going to ruin the future, one that doesn't often come up is the sun being blocked out by a horde of drone advertising blimps. But that hasn't stopped one Swiss firm from working hard to make it a reality.