Facebook Bans Marijuana, Jimmy Fallon Stalked


- Facebook has banned the use of the marijuana leaf in ads dubbing them "illegal content."

- In the WTF category, Six Flags has announced Rayovac will be the official battery of the park. Hopefully, the rides aren't powered by batteries.

- Ocean Outdoor has launched a live digital creative competition where creatives can compete for a digital campaign worth £250,000 and flights to San Francisco by submitting a digital outdoor ad, between September 27 and October 1. Details here.

- Ten ways you're addicted to Facebook.

- First it was Alyssa Milano. Now a guy wants Jimmy Fallon to follow him on Twitter.

- This is kinda funny. A Big Ad Gig submission from an "ineligible" entrant.

- Hybrid ad agency/film production company Lucky is out with a couple of promotional videos for a launch party. One. Two.

- The new hotness from Queso Divine featuring Chipz of The Snack Nasty Crew.

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Outdoor, Social, Sponsorship

Dree Hemingway Fronts A.Y. Not Dead Spring 2011 Campaign


Model Dree Hemingway, daughter of Mariel Hemingway and Stephen Crisman, is fronting a new campaign for Spanish fashion label A.Y. Not Dead. Shot by photographer Sebastian Faena, Dree sports a pair of very tiny denim cut offs matched with an equally tiny crop T. The look is strikingly reminiscent of a look her mother, Mariel, donned for a scene in the 1985 movie Creator.

Dree also models some patchwork jeans, leather pants, a denim shirt and a cropped tweed jacket. See it all here.

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity

Playboy Seeks Hottest Social Media Babe


Playboy has been curating a Miss Social competition which seeks to name the hottest woman using social media. Over 2,000 nominees, who had to use social networking sites (e.g., YouTube, Twitter, Facebook) to promote themselves and urge their friends/followers/family/public to vote for them using a specific keyword and mobile shortcode, have been winnowed down to 16 finalists.

The finalists will face off against one another in a bracket competition with the winner chosen by the public via text. All 16 finalists are beautiful women. All have wonderful attributes. The choice will not be an easy one.

But we're going to offer up some choices of our own.

Best Figure: Dewi
Best Booty: Kristin
Cutest: Sarah
Best Boobs (real): Amy
Best Boobs (Questionable): Chaney
Best (Most) Tattoo: Asia

Cast your vote here.

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Promotions, Racy, Social

Agent Provocateur Does Twin Peaks


Intentional or not, this new video from Agent Provocateur entitled Betty Sue pays homage to the early ninties TV oddity Twin Peaks. From the music to the dancing in a strange room to the cinematography, it has David Lynch written all over it.

Alas David Lynch had nothing to do with this production. Perhaps a fan of Lynch, the video was directed by Johan Renck and produced by RSA Films. It's steamy. It's weird. It's right up Agency Provocateur's alley.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Brands, Racy, Strange, Video

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Smokers Spontaneously Combust in Non-Smoking Ad


Of all the anti-smoking ads that have made the rounds over the years, this Swedish ad is one of the more stylish. With fiery, slo-mo action, the ad is accompanied by the mysterious yet hysterical lyrics, "I'm naked. I'm numb. I'm stupid. I'm staying. And if Cupid's got a gun, then he's shooting. His bang. You're my drug. We live it. Your drug. You need it. Reload."

The commercial lulls you into its morbid metaphor yet is actually a pleasure to watch. Over and over which, admittedly, is a bit twisted but the message is so perfectly delivered it's hard to turn away.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Cause, Good

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Dons Trenchcoat For London Fog


Curvaceous bombshell Christina Hendricks, who stars on AMC's Mad Men, will appear in an upcoming London Fog ad campaign. As you may recall, London Fog was a client of Sterling Cooper on the series last year. Apparently, London Fog was more enamored with Hendricks than the office's network of good 'ol boys.

Shot by photographer Nino Munoz in LA, the campaign will break in October issues of fashion magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and InStyle as well as on outdoor boards and online.

Of the campaign, Hendricks, who was recently named Best Looking Woman in America by Esquire, said, "London Fog is a classic brand, which I love. It also ties in to Mad Men, we used London Fog in the show and this was a nice way to tie everything together. The trench is such an iconic shape for men and women. It works for anyone - it worked in the 1960s and it works now."

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity

Sprint's 69 Way Better Than Verizon's or AT&T's


Maybe we're reading too much into this. Yea...we're sure we are but you have to admit toying around with the number 69 without making even the tiniest sexual innuendo is just a wasted opportunity. So here's Sprint touting their unlimited (and they do mean unlimited) mobile phone plan that does oh so much more than Verizon's or AT&T's. And this right after a study revealed iPhone users (using AT&T or course) have more sex than other mobile phone owners. Something's just not right here.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-25-10    
Topic: Commercials, Strange

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