And That's It! Happy July 4th America (Be Back Monday)

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- True Blood's Kristin Bauer van Straten gushes about her No Kill Los Angeles animal shelter dog.

- SXSW is now accepting proposals for conference programming through its PanelPicker interface. Anyone can submit panel ideas which will then be voted upon by the community at a later date.

- For anyone who has southern blood running through their veins, this Chevy Silverado "Strong" commercial will resonate. Actually, it will resonate with just about any American.

- Here's a couple of quirky Tempur-Pedic commercials from Carmichael Lynch that will make you Chuckle. One. Two.

by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-13    
Topic: Commercials



Kenny G Lampooned in Snickers Bites Ad

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Poor Kenny G. Once a popular musician and, who knows, maybe still a popular musician but not to us. Anyway, Kenny G makes a semi-unwanted appearance in a new BBDO New York-created ad for Snickers Bites. The ad, which carries the campaign's tagline, "You're not you when you're hungry," pokes fun at a guy who seemingly turns into Kenny G when he's hungry. Not really the sort of guy you want around a testosterone-filled table of guys who just want to get their poker game on.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-13    
Topic: Celebrity



How to Unclasp A Bra With Your Foot

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In this quirky ad from Union for Christie Potato Thins, snacking obsessions are not interrupted by the mundane requirements of daily life such as typing, driving a motorcycle, scratching the turntable, playing ping pong and, yes, deftly unleashing your hook up's boobs after a long day of snacking.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-13    
Topic: Video



Flexa Logo Pops During Amsterdam Color Run

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Slow motion makes everything look better, right? Especially hundreds of woman getting powder paint tossed all over them while they participate in the Amsterdam Color Run. Normally, every last square inch of clothing is obliterated by the paint making and an all logos invisible. But Holland-based paint brand Flexa came up with an interesting idea to make their logo stand out despite the onslaught of paint.

The brand created T-shirts that were fabricated in such a manner that that paint would not adhere to the logo portion of the T-shirt thereby making their logo stand out amidst all the paint. Quite ingenious, actually.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-13    
Topic: Guerilla



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Motorola One Ups Apple With Made in America Ad

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While everyone is busy trashing Apple's new "Designed by Apple in California" campaign, Droga5 is out with new work for Motorola that touts the brand's new Moto X which is not just designed in America but also manufactured in America.

The print campaign hypes July 4th, American spirit, independence, freedom and, despite the challenge, the fact the phone will be designed, engineered and assembled in America. Which, if we were to nitpick, doesn't really mean that each of the phone's assembled components are actually all made in America.

But, hey, tomorrow's July 4th and that means lots of food on the grill, delicious drink, time on the beach in the sun (finally) and boatloads of explosive fireworks. Oh, yea, and no work! So rather than nitpick, let's just be happy the phone bbrand that used to be cool might actually be cool again.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 3-13    
Topic: Brands, Good









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