Facebook bought Atlas, an advertising tracking and management company, from Microsoft this week for an undisclosed sum. Facebook is likely hoping to improve the precision of its own ads, and perhaps to launch an ad network to rival Google's.
In addition to football, Super Bowl XLVII will bring a new crop of ads to rate, discuss, and chuckle over Monday morning. But while several Super Bowl ads hold our attention for hours or days, very few stand the test of time. Here are five that do, from special frogs to an iconic ad from a master director. Can you guess which ad took the (highly subjective) top spot? Did we miss your all-time favorite?
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