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Man Takes Selfie After Sawing His Arm Off

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Yea, that headline got you, right?

In the spirit of really, really weird Asian ads, Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand is out with a new ad for telecom company Huawei that highlights the madness of the selfie.

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by Steve Hall    May- 9-14    
Topic: Strange



Watch 11 Basketball Players Do An Epic Dunk...In A Pool...For Turkish Airlines

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In response to popular dunk videos, Turkish Airlines, with help from CP+B London, has created its own "epic pool dunk" for their sponsorship of the Euroleague Final Four. The 30-second TV spot, which was shot in one take, features a bunch of basketball players enjoying a pool party that then turns into an amazing 11-man pool dunk.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Video



JWT's Intelligift Guarantees You Won't Give Mom the Wrong Gift

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It's quite normal to see agencies go all out for April Fool's Day, the holidays and, yea, actual business-related stuff like the Super Bowl. But it's rare for an agency to get as elaborate as JWT has with its Mother's Day stunt.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Agencies



Bizarre Israeli Ad Features Nelson Mandela's Fake Sign Language Interpreter

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During Nelson Mendela's memorial service last year, a man named Thamsanqa Jantjie was exposed as faking his sign language interpretation of the event.

Jantjie has resurfaced in a bizarre, new ad for Israeli live streaming app LiveLens. In the video, Jantjie apologizes but before doing so, says (and signs) "Believe me I'm a real professional sign language interpreter." But at the same time the voice of a woman says, "I speak sign language, not" and adds, "now, I do campaigns for money."

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Strange



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Man Fights Woman in Cage Match For Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

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Perhaps you heard about that mixed gender MMA fight in Brazil? As you will see in this campaign case study video, the fight never actually happened because the whole this was a domestic violence awareness campaign.

Agencia3 in Rio de Janeiro created the campaign which had the media and social media debating the notion of a man fighting a woman. Should they? Shouldn't they? What does it all mean?

The case study claims the campaign reached over 40 million people and achieving $3 million in earned media.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Cause



Because Why Not, Agency Transforms Adobe Logo Into Clock

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In the category of "creativity for creative sake" which, of course, is not a bad thing -- after all, creatives do need to remove themselves from pesky clients once in a while and stretch their creative juices -- EVB "remixed" the adobe logo and turned it into a clock.

Because why? Because when an idea is born, the clock starts ticking. That's why.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Agencies



It's Been A Long Time Since This Pretty Baby Was Lost in A Blue Lagoon But Brooke Shields Is Perfectly Content Luxuriating on A Couch And Selling You Furniture

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For the launch of their new Urban Attitudes collection by La-Z-Boy, the brand is out with a new RPA-created campaign featuring spokeswoman Brooke Shields. The campaign includes television, print and digital ads that aim to alter misconceptions about what it takes to create a stylish living room.

In the TV ad, Brooke Shields is seen (not too closely, mind you) sitting on a couch talking about how much everyone wants a stylish living room even though they don't have a team of designers, unlimited budget or an industrial-sized hair fan. But with the Urban Attitudes Collection, now you can!

"The dress stays!"

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by Steve Hall    May- 7-14    
Topic: Celebrity



These Flo-Less Progressive Ads Featuring A Grown Man Burping And Farting in A High Chair Will Have You Laughing Your Ass Off

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Well the headline pretty much says all you need to know but Progressive Insurance is out with four new ads -- with longtime spokeswoman Flo nowhere to be seen -- that feature a grown man in a baby sling, in his "mother's" arms and in a high chair at work. The ads aim to encourage Millennials to drop their parents' seemingly outdated insurance and switch to Progressive.

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by Steve Hall    May- 7-14    
Topic: Strange



If You Watch One of These Cree Light Bulb Ads You Will Want to Watch All Eight

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Nothing could make us yawn wider then receiving a new campaign for a light bulb brand. But when the emails says "the campaign is a copywriter wet dream," our interest is peaked.

And this campaign from Raleigh-based Baldwin& is, indeed, peak-worthy. Featuring the entrancing Lance Reddick, known for his roles in Fringe and The Wire, we are thrust into a world of choice which pits the Cree LED light bulb against other, less innovative bulbs.

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by Steve Hall    May- 7-14    
Topic: Campaigns



See John Lewis Time Travel Through 150 Years of English History

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While nowhere near as moving as its Christmas ad last year, John Lewis' 150th anniversary ad is a nostalgia-laden look at 150 years of life in England presented in one flowing long shot that shifts from one era to the next.

With the tagline, "For 150 years you've never stood still. Neither have we," it would seem John Lewis wants everyone to know its changed to meet the changing needs of everyone's changing needs over the changing years.

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by Steve Hall    May- 7-14    
Topic: Commercials



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