Real-Time Cannes! Cannes Dbags! Cannes Wall Flys!

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Oh screw all that new web 2.0/new media shit. It's too much work. Here at Adrants, we're going retro. We're going back to the days when reporting was reporting. When journalism was journalism. Yes, that's right. We're actually going to write stories...yea, stories...about Cannes.

We aren't going to auto-scrape social media commentary from everyone else in the world just because it's technologically possible. We're not going to ask people to tweet about the plethora of embarrassing douchebaggery that will, no doubt occur during the week. We're not going to ask people to send us drunken mobile phone videos of their half-dressed counterparts having casual, illicit sex with cross-global rivals.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Industry Events



Never Trust YouTube Comments

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Seriously? Who are you people???

bradnique123 (4 hours ago)
They saved the best for last........lmao

Pennstatekid919 (4 hours ago)
i love this commercial its hilarious

Matthew52094 (5 hours ago)
haha 0:14

oVeRkIlLiO (5 hours ago)
0:11 and your boss has no brains and 0:14 if youve been filling out tour time sheets lol

Orinana (10 hours ago)
TIME SHEETS FTW

JenovaXMGO (12 hours ago)
0:14 LOL

johnsongurl4eva (12 hours ago)
OMG.best commercial ever.i love the time sheets guy.freakin hilarious.

gabe6662345 (12 hours ago)
i love the stuck in the lane part and when he goes " fillin out ur time sheets"

prinston021 (12 hours ago)
XD Love it!

by Steve Hall    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Bad, Video



Newsflash! Beware of Robot Sightings. Oh Wait, It's Just a Movie Promo

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So, yea. Transformers 2 is here and so are all kinds of "robot sightings" across the globe. Yea, we know. Yawn. But they are The Real Effing Deal and they are Giant Effing Robots! And besides, we like Amy.

by Steve Hall    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Online, Video



Try Feeding Starvin' Marvin with a Gold Lion. Oh Look. You Can't.

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Toward its goal of creating "social advertising that actually makes a difference," Osocio sent us what looks like a hand-drawn print in which grinning creatives in suits stand around bearing trophies while people around them starve and emaciate.

"Awards can't feed the hungry," the piece reads, adding that, every year, hundreds of PSAs are made for the wrong reasons.

We digs. Work by Steal Our Ideas.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Cause, Poster



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'Advertising Can Be Bad. Come Do Some Good.'

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Productivity isn't always about the next "Got Milk?". To get creatives elbow-deep in their local community soup kitchens, Cossette/New York produced the a clever little intro for Agencies in Action's website.

It tackles the upcoming Cannes Lions debauchery head-on, kind of uglifies the whole thing, and wraps up with the tagline in that leads this article.

Go do good, guys, in addition to all the other good things you do anyway.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Industry Events, Online



Radio Wants You to Ride on its Twitter-Powered Disco Stick

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On the way to the Mullen new office open house party in Boston, we sampled some radio, a medium we haven't listened too much in years. After listening to Kiss 108 on the ride in and the ride out, a couple things are clear.

Twitter, mentioned no less than three times (in both programming and commercials) in a 30 minute period, is now mainstream. East West Mortgage is asking people to follow them to keep up to date on the latest mortgage rates. An LG phone commercial couldn't gush enough about how one of its phones was "Twitter enabled." Even a car dealer mentioned Twitter to, well, we're not really sure.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Bad, Radio, Social, Strange



Mullen Welcomes Boston Ad Community to Swanky New Offices

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Last night Mullen welcomed clients and friends to its new digs at 40 Broad Street. For forty years, the agency was housed in a really sweet mansion (well, two. one burned down but that's another story) North of the city but felt it was time to leave the woods and become a city dweller.

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At the gathering were many Mullen folk including CEO Joe Grimaldi, Chief Creative Officer Edward Boches, Director of Account Service Alex Leikikh. Also in attendance were Boston Ad Club President Kathy Kiely, a&g CEO (and newly appointed Boston Ad Club Chairman of the Board Andrew Graff, Freelancer Vashti Brotherhood and many others.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-09    
Topic: Agencies









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