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Hilary's Fucking Obama

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Oh yes. You knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time. Sarah got to fuck Matt. Jimmy got to fuck Ben. Why shouldn't Hilary get to fuck Obama? Though it's not clear she will be the one doing the fucking come election day.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Strange, Video



McDreamy Sells Smell, GM Digitizes, Butter Fingers, online Unsexy?

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- Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey, no doubt with help from his celebrity makeup artist wife and Avon global creative color director, will front the launch of men's fragrance line for the company.

- Michael Estrin examines why GM allocated $1.5 billion to digital media.

- Jim Meskauskas says we need to get past the unsexy side of online media.

- Scottish & Newcastle will pour $10 million into a regional U.S. outdoor campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale that launches in 10 cities this week.

- For their part in the Appril Fool's Day festivities, Nestle sent out a press release announce they would be changing the name of the Butterfinger bar to The Finger. Animal didn't like.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Celebrity



Indian Jeans Brand Craps on America

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With piercing headlines such as "America is the police of the world. Don't wear its uniform." and "If you were reading this on a New York street, you would be mugged by now," Mumbai jeans brand Sunnex isn't mincing words when it comes to how many parts of the world view America. Right or wrong, that's what's being said. Hopefully, things will change in the future and everyone will love us again.

As long as the Chinese don't fart in unison and blow us all off the planet.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Campaigns



Do the Green Thing Find New Purpose For Retired Turntable

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With sort of the WTFness of that beer commercial but not really, comes this video for Do the Green Thing which urges people to SAVE THE PLANET by taking short showers. The message is delivered with old school cut and paste and a turntable. Amazing how that odl shit works so well together.

The dets: "Short Sharp Shower Deck was thought up and shot by talented Green Thing friend Michael Wright. It was lit by Stuart Bunce and features the music of John Hegley, Zeep, The Meanies, Martin Jones and Tom Williams."

Will you take a shorter shower because of this?

by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Cause, Good, Video



It's Second Life for Internet World

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If you're into online games about trade show then this one for Internet world from TAMBA Internet might just be your thing. Me? I'd rather go to the actual trade show where I can learn things and enjoy the side benefit of booth base. But, that's just me.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Games, Industry Events, Online



Guys Chase Girl With Huge Boobs, Dragon Attacks, She Burps, WTF?

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OK, so yea. We all know big boobs and beer go together like Amy Winehouse and bad hair. But a fire breathing dragon and a big boobed beer babe that burps? Hey, no complaints here. I'll watch a big boobed girl do anything. I admit it. I can't help it. It's a sickness but enough about that. We're supposed to be talking about advertising here not about obsessively obsessive obsessions with big boobs.

So Ninja LAB created this wondrous oddity to introduce a new brand of beer, Golden Fire. Get it? Dragon? Fire? Beer? Oh just watch the thing. It will all make sense. Or not. Especially if you don't speak Italian or whatever language this commercial is in.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Why Buy a Whole Song When You Can Have Little Bits of One?

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Radiohead, the same band that stuck it to the man by letting you download its last album on a pay-as-you-wish basis, will SELL you wee-bitty-bits of its song Nude so you can make your own remix on Garageband. Hrm. Okay.

The Nude stems (bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums) are available on iTunes. You can upload a remix and get widgets to encourage people to vote for yours from your website or profile. Oh, and here's the Facebook app.

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by Angela Natividad    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Online, Promotions, Trends and Culture



Ten Social Media 'Rules' Explored, Debated

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Thanks to all the Emerson College students and everyone else who showed up last night at the Bordy Theater in Boston for the panel on social media. It's nice to see interest in what's going on in the space and its encouraging that people think it's important enough to talk about. Thanks to everyone who came up to speak with me after the panel (including you who loved the Boy Bootie story:-) ). And to all in Twitter Row, watch out. I'm following you now! @SarahHutton, @amyyen, @AmandaMooney, @pamelump, @MariaGarcia, @WillWheeler (sorry if I've missed anyone).

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-08    
Topic: Industry Events, Social, Trends and Culture, Word of Mouth



The Walls Don't Just Have Ears; They've Also Got Some Big-Ass Eyes

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This is part of a four-sided pullout for Benjamin Moore's line of Aura paints. The first side reads, "Your life is your inspiration." The spread, which is here, reads, "Your walls are your canvas."

That's moving and all, but imagining the incorporeal faces of my ancestors staring out of my walls puts me way out of interior design mode. And more into, well, therapy mode.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 2-08    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Magazine



But Does It Come with Guerrilla Maintenance?

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You've heard of the sometimes-subversive art of guerrilla marketing. But it's got nothin' on guerrilla gardening: One group's valiant attempts to improve public landscapes with illicit cultivation.

Guerrilla Communication says guerrilla gardening -- gardening on someone else's land without permission -- has been going on for centuries. Eco aesthetes are encouraged to take up a spade and alight upon the nearest eyesore with sunflowers at the ready.

Nice. Very Green Samaritan. Now what I could use is a super-awesome guerrilla room-cleaner.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 2-08    
Topic: Cause, Guerilla, Outdoor



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