WPP Bids $2.2 Billion For TNS, Agency Dating Examined, Pig Spews

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- What is that white stuff on the back of the woman in this Trojan ad? It's not what you think but pigs and white stuff do make a compelling condom ad.

- WPP has made a $2.2 billion hostile takeover bid for research company Taylor Nelson Sofres.

- Want some more IKEA website freakiness? Check out this new site where two dudes dance backwards and do other weird things inside a closet the size of a room.

- Adland's Dabitch comments on the incessant use of bikinied boobs to sell product and why, in many cases, "ad supported sites = titty."

- Daily Ad Biz ponders the possibilities, practicalities and pitfalls of intra-holding company dating.

- Courtesy of digital agency Ralph (who the hell named that agency??), comes yet another Dexter freak out called The Dexter Hit List.

- Microsoft is planning to spend $300 million to tell people Vista doesn't suck.

- Will marketers make the same mistakes they did in Second Life with Google's virtual world Lively?

by Steve Hall    Jul- 9-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies, Research   

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very nice fold-in ad...I've only found three secret 'easter eggs'...the left side fold-in was easy...

Posted by: Al Jafee on July 9, 2008 2:32 PM

Microsoft is planning to spend $300 million to tell people Vista doesn't suck.

Presumably they'll start by trying to get Intel to install it on their own in-house PCs.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/intel_backstabs_microsoft_by_abandoning_vista

Posted by: Warren on July 9, 2008 2:45 PM





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