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Fashion Photographer Steven Meisel Shoots Fake Ads For W

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Check out these fake ads from fashion photographer Steven Meisel. For W Magazine, Meisel shot Linda Evangelista and four red-bottomed men for a lingerie brand the magazine dubbed Tantrum Intimates." Love that! Another ad features Joel Shumacher who, prior to his film career, used to design window displays for Henri Bendel, is surrounded by a bevy of ladies styling it up in formal black attire. And then there's Carmen Carrera in a faux ad for La Femme fragrance.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-19-11    
Topic: Spoofs



You Won't Believe How Design-y Words Can Be

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Copyranter says this video will make you designer types touch your genitals, presumably because you'll be so incredibly turned on by the talents of one Ji Lee who put together this reel of word design work that, truth be told, is quite amazing. Very impressive work.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-19-11    
Topic: Video



UK Pop Singer Ellie Goulding Runs For Nike

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Nike, with help from agency AKQA, partnered with UK pop singer Ellie Goulding who, it seems, loves to run as much as she loves to sing. Nike Running collaborated with her to make a video about her music and her running while she was on tour in LA, NYC and London and training for a half marathon with Nike+.

The video shows Ellie's running and highlights her music, lifestyle and personal moments in London, New York and Los Angeles. It's all set to a remix of her song Under The Sheets. Give it a watch. Like the song? You can download it here.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-18-11    
Topic: Celebrity, Video



Bimbo Bested by Bear in Orangina Oddity

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This one's a month old but it's so weird it's worth sharing. It comes to us from the freaky folks over at Orangina and is entitled L'Ours Orangina vs La Bimbo. It involves a giant bear (well, a man in a bear suit) who tackles a, well, bimbo, as she walks down the sidewalk talking on her phone. And that's it. Right in line with Orangina's usual silliness. And there's a whole series of these videos with the bear randomly tackling people.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-18-11    
Topic: Racy, Strange, Video



Mullen, Boston Restaurants Use Social Media For Famine Cause

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In support of UNICEF relief efforts for the famine in East Africa, Boston's Mullen has announced the Good Belly Project, a social media-powered fundraising partnership with 17 Boston restaurants and their customers. For each Instagram photograph taken of food or drink at participating Good Belly establishments, the tagged restaurant will donate $1 to the Good Belly Project and to UNICEF's East Africa relief efforts. The Good Belly Project kicks off on World Food Day, Sunday, October 16 and runs through November 6.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-18-11    
Topic: Cause



Miss America, LeBron James Help Kids Stay in School

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The U.S. Army and the Ad Council, with pro bono help from Publicis New York, have launched a new series of TV, radio, print, outdoor and Web PSAs aimed at helping kids stay in school. The PSAs direct friends, parents and adults who know at-risk students, ages 9-17, to www.BoostUp.org. On the site, visitors can learn about the dropout issue and state-by-state dropout statistics, hear from real students about the challenges they face to graduation, and find connections to ways to get involved directly with students or support classroom projects in their communities.

Also launching today is Boost Nation, a microsite developed in collaboration with the 26 Seconds BMOR campaign that will facilitate the creation and sharing of video and written messages for students to view and see that people all across the country do care that they stay in school and graduate. LeBron James and Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan are among the first to share their video messages of support on Boost Nation.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-18-11    
Topic: Cause



Adriana Cernanova the New Wonderbra Wonder Babe

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It's been a while since we've heard from Wonderbra but today brings news that 20-year-old Slovakian model Adriana Cernanova has been named the new face of the brand replacing Eva Herzigova and Dita Von Teese.

Of Cernanova's selection, Wonderbra Marketing Manager Martina Alexander said, "We're really excited to launch Adriana as our new face. We were looking for a fresh new face that would embody the true spirit of Wonderbra as well as someone who could grow and develop with the brand."

And of her participation as the new face of the brand, Cernanova said, "It is important to always have nice underwear and Wonderbra is special in that way because it makes you feel even sexier."

by Steve Hall    Oct-18-11    
Topic: Brands, Racy



Michael Wolf Leaves Adweek

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For any that didn't see this coming the day Michael Wolff was named Editorial Director of AdWeek has their head buried in the sand. It was oil and water from the start. Wolf's flamboyant desire to infuse the trade magazine with glitz, glamor and Conde Nast cafeteria closings did not mix well with the more down to earth B2B origins of the publication.

Hey, we're all for sexing things up from time to time but any good publication covering the advertising space has to, well, cover advertising. And it certainly seems like AdWeek blog AdFreak was doing that for AdWeek all along so long live AdFreak and here's hoping the new guy, former sister publication MediaWeek veteran and current AdWeek Executive Editor Jim Cooper, who is taking over the reins, can shore things up over at AdWeek.

by Steve Hall    Oct-17-11    
Topic: Publishing



No One With A Disability Should Have to Hide

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Yea, we'll agree with Copyranter on this one. It's moving. It's touching. It sends a powerful message. And it's just plain touching. It's for Pro Infirmis, a Swiss organization that helps those with disabilities. Go ahead, Watch it. How does it make you feel. Thank you Jung von Matt for this wonderful work.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Cause, Commercials



Phone Company Urges World to Put Phones Down And Enjoy Life

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This is like tobacco companies spending all kinds of money telling people smoking is bad for them and then at the same time doing everything they can to get people to buy as many packs of cigarettes as possible. While like like the message in the Thailand-based dtac commercial which shows what life would be like if all you had was your phone, we question the duplicity of it all.

Yea, people are way to obsessed with their phones these day, present company included, but does a phone company really want people to use their phones less?

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by Steve Hall    Oct-13-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



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