Choir Sings 'Please ReTweet Me'


This one falls squarely into the "so bad it's good" category. Having some fun with people' social media obsessions, the UK's Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir and Renegade Media have created Please Retweet to the tune of Englebert Humperdinck's Please Release Me. It's to raise money for The Meningitis Trust and all your favorites are there from Facebook to Twitter to MySpace and more.

So do like the choir asks and retweet this post!

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by Steve Hall    Dec-17-10    
Topic: Strange

Deck the Halls of Albuquerque with Bows of Billboard Messages


Who said consumer-generated media was dead? Not this holiday season. Esparza Adverting partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to create DeckThe allows users to create their own personal holiday message that will be posted on 21 billboards all over the city of Albuquerque on December 25th.

Live in Albuquerque? Feeling creative? Head over to Deck the Billboard and whip up a piece of creativity.

by Steve Hall    Dec-17-10    
Topic: Consumer Created, Outdoor

Grandma's Boobs Cause Trouble For New Zealand Airline


A billboard in the South Island city of Nelson for Air New Zealand's grabaseat with the headline, "Fares lower than your grandma's boobs" has raised the ire of a few and has been accused of being ageist, sexist and disrespectful to women.

Family First and Stop Demand Foundation both condemned the billboard and have asked that the billboard be taken down. In an email to Air New Zealand, Stop Demand Foundation Founder Denise Ritchie wrote, "Yes, most of us like 'edgy and provocative'. Most of us don't like, or accept, 'sexist and ageist'. Most of us know the difference. Apparently you do not,"

The billboard was created as part of a contest. Grabaseat Manager Duane Perrot said of the campaign, "What this person [the ad's creator] thought was funny, as did many others, clearly didn't resonate with some individuals today and Grabaseat will be removing the billboard shortly. We apologize if any offense was caused."

by Steve Hall    Dec-17-10    
Topic: Outdoor

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