T-Mobile Pops, Locks, Breaks and Facebooks

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Tired of watching Desperate Cougar Housewife Catherine Zeta-Jones making husbands speechless? Then check out some sick moves involving Facebook logos in T-Mobile's Sidekicks LX Dance Off. I said dance freak, dance. (After the break, er, pop.)

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by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Commercials



Make The Logo Bigger? Let's Lose It Altogether

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My kind of brand. No logos. As owner of clothing line Freshjive, owner Rick Klotz takes anti-branding in a new direction by stripping their logos out of everything, including their website. (Via PSFK.) Read more about his approach in an interview with him over on The Hundreds.

by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Cause



K-Mart Sells Small Pool For Big Kids.

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Via Brandflakes For Breakfast and Consumerist comes tales of possible Photoshop shoppery with the Banzai pool. So what to do when The Man screws you? Blog it of course and hope for a social media bump in your Twitter account and a rsponse from the company. (Video below.)

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by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Social



David Ogilvy Speaks From the Grave.

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This is history kids, honest to goodness advertising history. A Mad Men returns, with tie! You have to love an interview with triumphant horns between segments. Check it out below.

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by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Creative Commentary



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White Castle's .88 cent Birthday Bash

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White Castle celebrates 88th birthday with .88ยข double cheeseburger and possibly the 88th most boring spot of all time written about here in the 88th most boring blog post ever written. Or maybe you like Game Shows? Watch at your own risk after the jump. Like one-hour old burgers, you have been warmed.

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by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Commercials



Kentucky Mad Men, Queen Latifah and Woodstock Love

- Need a date? Mad Men need not apply.

- KFC wants you to Go f... fry yourself.

- More real fake designer bag bargains.

- Naked Netflix.

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Narragansett Beer Takes You Back to The Future

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Radio spots for beer, strike that, radio spots in general, suck. You can count the number of great campaigns on one hand. I'd even go as far as to say that the level of suckitude on radio is disproportionately suckier than it is for TV. That said, there's something intriguing about these new radio spots for Narragansett beer. They remixed their old radio spots from the 1950s and infused them with a modern trance-dub vibe. you can check out all the spots here from Quaker City Mercantile (formerly Gyro Worldwide).

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by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Radio



Because Hot Chicks and Cool Gimmicks Make Average Pop Songs Better.

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Face it, you're not watching to the video experiment below for Calvin Harris' new single Ready For The Weekend if it doesn't have those two things going for it. Part one: Mr. Humanthesizer used special conductive green ink to connect with 34 sound pads on the floor, each one corresponding to the various instruments used in the song. After his long explanation is when the video gets interesting in part two: Add hot chicks dancing and slapping in rhythm to actually perform the song. Insert vocalist and there ya go, 2:55 minutes of your life gone.

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by Bill Green    Aug-12-09    
Topic: Video









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