Y&R Building Elevator Accident Kills Woman, Injures Two

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Today, an elevator at 285 Madison Avenue, home to Y&R for 85 years, malfunctioned resulting in the death of a 41 year old woman, Y&R employee Suzanne Hart, and the injury of two others. Apparently, the elevator rose suddenly as the woman stepped on and she was crushed. The accident occurred around 10AM according to the New York Times. Emergency personnel are on the scene and people are being told no one can enter or leave the building. The elevator is question services floors 2-12.

Elevator inspection records indicate several violations have been cited at the 85 year old building but it's unclear whether or not the elevator that malfunctioned was issued a citation. Y&R had previously announced plans to move out of the building.

by Steve Hall    Dec-14-11    
Topic: Agencies



Skittles Helps You Gif Rap the Rainbow

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Here's an ingeniously witty creation from BBDO Toronto for Skittles. It's called Gif Rap the Rainbow. And that's exactly what it is. You pick an animated gif (a dancing elf, a cookie baking gramma or a snow-covered Santa), choose one of four tunes and share it with your friends. Simple. We love simple. Give it a try.

by Steve Hall    Dec-14-11    
Topic: Agencies, Games



How to Kill Your Boss Without Getting Caught

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OK. OK. So this awesome piece of work from Amsterdam-based digital agency Pool won't really help you kill your boss but it will help you virtually to do and, perhaps, place some of your ill-focused aggression at bay. Let us introduce you to Shootview, a Google Maps mashup and adds first person shooter capability to Google Maps technology.

Head over to Shootview and check it out. Then be sure to search for the address closest to your boss's location and shoot the shit out of whatever's nearby. Or check out the intro video below. Your boss may not actually be within your view but you'll feel a lot better anyway.

by Steve Hall    Dec-12-11    
Topic: Agencies, Games, Online



VML Shares Joy With Toys For Tots Sharing Campaign

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Some holiday cheer from Kansas City's VML. The agency put together a promotion called What's Worth Sharing that will donate $1 to Toys for Tots each time the promotional video is shared. Give it a watch. And get into the spirit of giving.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 9-11    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Social



Agency to Give Away Twelve Days of Presents

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Looking or the perfect to give your loved one, cube mate or that intern you've had your eye on? Well, we're not sure Toledo-based Hart can help but you will, at least, have a chance to win a present. Each morning for 12 days at 10AM the agency will post an image of a present. The first person to guess what's inside wins the present.

Too lazy to shop? Running low on cash? Head over to Hart and you just might end up with the perfect gift to woo that hot intern who's been distracting you from work for months. Or something for your creative partner. Or your boss? Or your spouse. Give it a try.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 8-11    
Topic: Agencies



Cat Popularity Leveraged For Advent Calendar

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Cats. Cats are a guarantee. If you stick a cat anywhere online it's guaranteed to get seen millions of times. Or so that's the commonly held belief in social media land. Taking advantage of this notion, Big Fuel and The Humane Society of new York have partnered to create the 2011 Catvent Calendar, an advent calender featureing...you guessed it...cats. Check it out.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 7-11    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Specialty



Eric Roberts Meets Doritos Crash the Super Bowl

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OMG! Is it that time again? Has it been a year already? Is it time to engage in all manner of over blown Super Bowl hype? Yes, friends, it is time, once again, for the Coritos Crash the Super Bowl craziness.

We have two entries to share with you. They come from Ringleader and each is a unique approach. One employs Eric Roberts. The other, a dog. Give them both a watch and let us know what you think. The first is The Eric Roberts Show. The second is Disturbance.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-11    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity, Super Bowl 2012



Agency Launches Catvertising Division

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Now this is some good old fashion tongue-in-cheek hilarity. Take a look at agency john st. and its launch of Catvertising. Yes, Catvertising. As inventive as this is, they didn't coin the term.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-11    
Topic: Agencies



CP+B Copywriter Goes After Demi Moore

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Crispin Porter + Bogusky copywriter James is angling for the love and affection of Demi Moore following her breakup with Ashton Kutcher. Yes, it's yet another trivial attempt at goofy publicity but can you blame a guy for going after Demi?

James, 29, is 20 years Moore's junior but that seems to be the way she likes her men. But can James truly appreciate all that Demi has to offer? After all, he was likely still in diapers when she made her splash on General Hospital (yes, youngin's, she was on a soap) or her brilliant depiction of the coked up Jules in St. Elmos Fire?

No. It's time Demi chose a more seasoned man for her life partner. A man with whom she has more in common. Stop playing with the children, Demi and get yourself a real man!

And, James, go easy with those close ups, man.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-22-11    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity



BOA Gets OWS'd, Student Ads Get Found, Grown Men Scream

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- Be sure to take a look at some Bank of America signage that got spoofed with Occupy Wall Street messaging.

- Check out Student Ad Finds, a site on which student work is highlighted and celebrated.

- Really? As if grown men would give a shit about Justin Bieber, let alone know who he is.

- Check out DraftFCB's Movember work.

Catch a glimpse of raccoon eyes...uh Taylor Momsen in this Japanese hand bag ad.

by Steve Hall    Nov-21-11    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity










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