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Ronald Barfs, Crop Branded, Flashmob Bores, Spidey Styles

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- Threadless is out with a new t-shirt which puts a twist on "I'm Lovin' It" along with a graphic of Ronald barfing up his lunch.

- Apparently babies who sleep on mattresses in Milwaukee can die. Who knew?

- Yawn. Another flash mob. Oh wait, not yawn! This one's got bikinis.

- Cascadian Farms says it's the first-ever branded crop in Farmville. Starting July 19th through July 26th, Cascadian Farm will offer users the chance to purchase organic blueberries for their farms and will provide a variety of other benefits, including coupon offers and organic and green living tips that players can use offline.

- Fashion brand Band Of Outsiders the new Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield in its new ad campaign.

by Steve Hall    Jul-16-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Guerilla, Specialty



Pamela Anderson Butchered by PETA

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In her continuing efforts to extol the virtues of a vegetarian lifestyle, Pamela Anderson appears in a PETA ad as a butcher's diagram. She's got leg. She's got rump. She's got ribs. She's got breasts. Well, as Copyranter appropriately points out, sort of.

According to PETA all animals, including humans, have the same parts. And we wouldn't want to slice up a hottie like Pamela, right? Oh wait...

by Steve Hall    Jul-16-10    




Does 9/11 Make All Mulsims Terrorists? NBC, CBS Reject Ground Zero Mosque Ad

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There are just way too many political and religious issues surrounding this ad from the National Republican Trust PAC which asks Americans to oppose the building of a Muslim mosque near the World Trade Center site for us to comment.

But, why not. So, here we go. Everyone has the right to practice their religion of choice. At least in this country. Just because a particular religion is associated with the bad behavior of a few who practice that religion does not make everyone who practices that religion evil. Television networks have the right to refuse any ad which falls outside their guidelines. People have the right to call foul on any network who makes such a decision.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-16-10    
Topic: Cause, Opinion, Policy, Political



And the Old Spice Parodies Begin...

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"I'll tell you one thing, Ladies don't like sleeping on bricks. They like Douvets and high thread counts. More cushion." Those are words of wisdom from @OhDoctah who has just published a video response to Isiah Mustafa's series of Old Spice videos.

We'll tell you now, if your preference is to view well built men with six packs, you might want to skip watching this video. View at your own risk.

"Who wants to smell like semen...uh...sailors anyway?"

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by Steve Hall    Jul-16-10    
Topic: Spoofs, Viral



Microsoft's Bing Still Trying Not to End Up Like Apple's eWorld

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Microsoft is out with a couple new ads for Bing. The ads parody movie classics such as Easy Rider and Thelma and Louise. The ads illustrate how each movie's outcome might have changed had the characters had access to Bing.

Alas, revisionist history is just that. And in a world organized and categorized by Google, it's unlikely Bing will amount to anything more than Apple's eWorld did back in the days when AOL ruled the world.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-14-10    
Topic: Commercials



Hey Isiah Mustafa, Obama Girl Loves Adrants. Don't You?

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So when Obama Girl aka Amber Lee Ettinger was all the rage, she was kind enough to send us a personalized message telling us how much she loves Adrants and why everyone should read it if they're interested in advertising.

We wrote about her and her work for Barely Political a lot. And we mean a lot. So we were very pleased to have that thank you message arrive.

Perhaps we haven't yet written enough about Isiah Mustafa and his work for Old Spice to warrant one of his personalized videos now making the rounds. He's done one for Kevin Rose over at Digg, friend with similar interests Susannah Breslin, Gizmodo, Ashton Kutcher, Peter Shankman and several others.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-14-10    
Topic: Social, Video



Audrina Patrige Removes Bikini, Dons Jeans For Bongo

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The Hills alum, Audrina Patridge, following her stint pimping the Carl's Jr. Teriyaki burger while spilling out of a gold bikini, is now the new face of Bongo Jeans. Following Vanessa Minnello, Nicole Richie, the Laguna Beach cast, Kim Kardasian, Rachel Bilson and Kristin Cavallari, Patrige will lend her bootyliciousness the the brand's Fall print campaign.

Of the campaign, which was shot by Tony Duran, Patrige said, "Generations of women, including my mom and sisters, have loved this iconic brand. And it's exciting to be a part of something that is so classically cool, American."

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by Steve Hall    Jul-14-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Billboards Ameliorate Message With Velocious Precision

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Seattle-based agency Creature has launched a new campaign called Citywise for the City University of Seattle. The campaign touts the school's philosophy which is said to encompass a "unique blend of experiences, both in and out of the classroom." It consists of billboards, light rail and bus wraps, coffee sleeves, gas stations and radio ads which rely on the context of the medium's surrounding to impart wisdom. Taglines include:

"Game theory: when you decide to walk to the next bus stop rather than wait."
"The water you're about to cross powers this city's buses"
"Education comes from all angles. Be Citywise."
"Where you sit on the bus says something about your personality."
"Reading is the most velocious way to ameliorate your vocabulary."
"Those napping on this bus are enhancing mental performance."

by Steve Hall    Jul-14-10    
Topic: Outdoor



Yet Another Fashion Brand Does the Same Old Thing

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Dark, distant look? Check. Emotionless look? Check. Hipsteresque pose? Check. Small breasts? Check. Shot in black and white? Check. Models whose names are hard to pronounce? Check. Models in need of a Big Mac? Check.

Yea, it's a high fashion ad campaign. It's for Versace, was photographed by Mario Testino and features models Anna Selezneva, Iselin Steiro and Valerija Kelava.

See it all here.

by Steve Hall    Jul-14-10    
Topic: Campaigns



Denny's Chickens Interview John Kruk

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And so the press release reads, "Denny's Super Bowl Chickens are back with their very own talk show, sponsored by Denny's $2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu! After skipping town to avoid this year's Free Grand Slam giveaway, these plucky chickens have returned to turn late night TV on its head in a series of webisodes available on Denny's Facebook page. As the Chickens are huge baseball fans, so they were thrilled to talk fantasy baseball teams with All-Star and Baseball Tonight analyst John Kruk! However the chickens have very specific criteria for the players they want on their teams..."

'Nuff said?

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by Steve Hall    Jul-13-10    
Topic: Video



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