Trees Hugged, Toys Wind, Mistletoe Cam'd, Magazine Futured


- Got a holiday wish? JWT wants it.

- Want so sexy Twitter analytics? Here's yet another tool for you to drool over. Check out Colle+McVoy's Squawq.

- Are you a Tree Hugger? Then you'll love this. Send a Christmas/Holiday eCard to as many people as you want - and the cost to you is nothing. For each card that's sent, Tesco will donate 5p to the Woodland Trust with the ultimate aim of planting 300 trees!

- TuB Gin, the bootlegger-themed premium gin created and distributed by Philly-based indie creative shop Red Tettemer and Colorado-based Peach Tree Distillery, has announced The TuB Gin Film Shoot Out.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Magazine, Video

Sick of Elf Yourself? Try Santa's Snow Globe


Elf Yourself! Elf Yourself! Elf Yourself! Sick of the annual OfficeMax insanity? Then you'll love this little game from Studio Tiga called Santa's Snowglobe. You get to pummel the elves with a snowstorm, shake them silly or have a reindeer kick the crap out of them. Glee.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Agencies, Games

British Teens to Explain What's Really Going in the Country


Because children's causes are always a good thing, at 15:10 on Christmas Day, British teenagers will deliver a message to the nation. 'The Teens' Speech' will features 13-19 year-olds from various backgrounds and classes and will give the adult population their perspective on the state of things in Britain.

From Poke London, the film will debut on the front page of MySpace, but there are already many video submissions from teens already on the campaign website.

Maybe the teens can explain to the rest of the world why the country still has a Queen and royal family. Oh right. The tabloids would be out of business if there weren't such silliness.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Cause, Social, Video

Without Environmental Concerns There'd Be No Musicians


So, according to this campaign from TDA Advertising for Patagonia's 1% for the Planet, musicians would be nowhere if it weren't for environmental causes. There'd be no beaches on which musicians could build their multi-million dollar palaces; there's be no "socially-charged anecdotes" to share at dinner parties and if musicians had no purpose, we all have to listen to music meant for massage therapists.

With POP, print and online, the campaign promotes a 40-song CD from musicians such as Jackson Brown, Mason Jennings and Jack Johnson who donated their work pro bono. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the charity.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Celebrity

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Hairy Back, Speedo, Bikinis. The New Agency Pimpage


When someone writes, "this new site has to be experienced rather than explained," our first reaction is, whatever, can't possibly be any better than all the other sites that get sent in with the same commentary. But this one from Denver-based Factory Labs is a bit different. And, you do have to experience it to get it. Don't expect to arrive and find the standard portfolio or anything.This is all about (oh God, are we going to say it?) experiential marketing.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Agencies

The Red Cross Pops The Salvation Army


Now here's a store you don't expect to see at the mall. Like a steamroller crushing old-school Salvation Army bell ringers, The Red Cross has popped up a store in an upscale shopping center in Madrid. Created by Leo Burnett Madrid, the store contains pseudo books that contain bookmarks that remind people their contributions help make the story a happy one.

Many Spanish celebrities from Real Madrid's Álvaro Arbeloa and Ruben de la Red to gymnast Rafa Martinez to actor Miguel Hermoso showed up for the store opening. The store took in record breaking donations over its first weekend. It'll be up through the month of December.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Cause, Outdoor, Point of Purchase, Specialty

Cherish Christmas 'Blue Velvet'-Style With Elf Ears


Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Something they will treasure for the rest of their life? A gift so special it will just ooze with love and adoration? This isn't it.

This is the sort of gift you'd give your co-worker to get a "Dude, that's disgusting!" Or make the cute intern scream like she's watching a Saw movie.

Yes, thanks to Nail, this little piece of Christmas will keep you in the spirit year round. That or a cause group will label you disrespectful of "little people" with deformities.

by Steve Hall    Dec-21-09    
Topic: Agencies, Specialty, Strange

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