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Dockers Mourns Death of the Phone Booth

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This is really some beautiful work. Glorious shots of the dying phone booth. You get the sense it's all leading up to something amazing. Sadly, it's just an ad for Dockers. Beautiful work, DraftFCB but you really should have saved it for a more worthy client.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Commercials



Stupid Blair Witch Project Parody Hypes Hair Salons

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Thirteen years after a parody was relevant, Goldwell Salons has created a Blair Witch Project-themed promotional video for its CallAHairDresser website. In the ad, we see a model do her best impression of the snot-nosed close up shiot from the movie as she flips out over her home coloring disasters.

Thanks to Who Is That Hot Ad Girl we know the actress to be horror film actress Christina Rose. Sadly, the fact she apparently has experience acting in horror films, she does nothing to make this ad interesting.

Rose does a much better job kicking the shit out of a guy in this clip from indie short Circle of Fury.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Video



The Real Reason Kelly Brook's Boobs Are So Big? Socks.

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"You could have a pair like Kelly's" if you just pick up a pair of official Sports Relief Socks at your local (if you're in England) Sainsbury today. Yes. Breasts truly can sell anything we ask them to.

So wait, Kelly's been stuffing all these years?

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Commercials, Racy, Strange



How to Improve Your Brand's Facebook ROI

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Want practical tips on how to get the most out of your brand presence on Facebook? As part of our white paper series, we'd like to offer this best practices guide for creating Facebook pages and and a media strategy for those pages.

Entitled Guide to Business Success on Facebook, you will learn the sixteen steps you must take to create a successful branded Facebook page, how to craft content for the page and how to involved your audience. Additionally, you will learn the 28 best practices used by brands in vertical segments such as automotive, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, financial services, retail, technology and telecom.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Research, Social



Hitler Sells Shampoo on Turkish TV

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An actual shampoo brand, Biomen, is using imagery of Hitler in a Turkish TV ad. It's not a spoof. It's not a joke. It's an actual ad currently airing in Turkey. The ad's translation reads, "If you're not wearing women's clothes, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either. Here it is. A real man's shampoo. Biomen. Real men use Biomen."

If there's one constant in this twisted business we call advertising it's that every once in a while we are witness to some of the strangest, most inconceivable happenings. Though the use of Hitler in an ad will unlikely be topped.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Commercials, Strange



Disco Boy and Turkey Girl Promote Russian Nightclub

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And in the WTF category today come this new Red Pepper-created work for Russian brand Club Republic. Actually it's not a brand. It's club. A club where apparently people dance with disco balls and turkeys on their heads. Hey, Russia's just getting into this whole capitalism thing. They need some time to work out the kinks.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Strange



Ordering Pizza Online Finally Simplified

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Back in the day when the web was born, the first thing everyone thought it would be good for, aside from porn, was ordering pizza. Today, porn still rules the internet and you can still order a pizza online. But things have gotten more sophisticated. And simpler.

We're not really going to discuss the online advancements of porn but we are going to highlight a very interesting development from Dubai-based Red Tomato Pizza. They've created a VIP button that you affixe to your refrigerator. When you press it, your favorite pizza is delivered to you.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Specialty



Pedigree Bus Shelter Dispenses Poop Bags

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During the month of March, Pedigree, with help from Proximity BBDO, erected bus shelters in Toronto that dispensed bags for dog owners to pick up their dog's poop. In addition to dispensing the bags, the shelter promoted the brand's Chicken & Rice+ Dry Food with prebiotics which, of course, is supposed to keep dogs "regular."

by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Outdoor



ReplyBoard Captures (Manufactures) Crazy Craigslist Encounters

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Not that any service is going to knock Craigslist off its "shit for sale" throne of dominance but we have to hand it the guys over at ReplyBoard for trying. To illustrate just how crazy it can get when buyer meets seller from Craigslist, four humorous hidden camera videos capture some interesting scenarios. Have a look.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Video



Ad Age Dubs Allen & Gerritsen Best Place to Work

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For the second year in a row, Ad Age has bestowed its top honor on Boston-based Allen & Gerritsen for Allen & Gerritsen for Best Pace to Work.">Best Pace to Work. Each year, the publication issues two surveys to each interested agency with 50 or more employees. One survey contains 75 questions and is sent to the employer. A second survey with 50 questions is sent to employees. The results are crunched by New York-based Buck Consultants which has been in the human resources business for almost 100 years.

Rounding out the top ten where Mr. Youth, Tris3ct, Big Spaceship, Eric Mower & Associates, Red Door INteractive, 360i, Performics, Undertone and Horizon Media.

Congrats to all the winners

by Steve Hall    Mar-26-12    
Topic: Agencies



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