Conan O'Brien Lets People Check In to His Blimp on Foursquare

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New York agency Breakfast created a "trackable experience" for Conan O'Brien's blimp. For the blimp's tour of the Eastern seaboard during the month of October, Breakfast made it possible for people to check in on Foursquare when they saw the blimp fly overhead. Doing so would garner the Foursquare user the Conan Blimpspotter Badge. You can track the blimp's location here.

by Steve Hall    Oct-12-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Social



Vibram Fingers, Pomegranate Makes You Horny

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- Don't mess with Vibram.

- The AAAAs have awarded BBH New York the O'Toole award for the Best Mid-Sized Agency of the Year.

- Orlando Bloom is pimping clothing for Japanese retailer Uniqlo.

- Supposedly, this is a cool new Pierre Morel spot for Givenchy featuring Justin Timberlake.

- Pomegranate juice will get you laid.

- Video service 12Seconds has announced it's shutting down.

- And in case you think every last bit of fun has been sucked out of flying, women's groups and flight attendants associations have sucked out even more.

- Twitter founder Evan Williams has stepped down as CEO. COO Dick Costolo will take over as CEO and Williams will focus on product development.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 4-10    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity, Racy



Arquette and Cox Hump Like Bunnies For Battered Women

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You can see this one coming a mile away but it's still funny to see David Arquette dressed like a rabbit get it on with his wife, Courtney, who's also dressed as a rabbit. Or is she? It's all to call attention to domestic violence on behalf of Santa Monica-based OPCC.

TBWA\Chiat\Day\LA created.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 4-10    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity



If You Were A Celebrity, Would You Go Naked For PETA?

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RadarOnline's Jessica Campbell was on some red carpet somewhere and she decided to ask celebrities if they would go naked for the organization's ad campaigns. Everyone jumped in from James Cromwell to Glee's Lea Michele who said, "I don't think we need to see a billboard of me naked to know I am anti-fur. But if they asked I would probably do it."

by Steve Hall    Sep-27-10    
Topic: Cause, Celebrity



World's Most Boring 'Ad' Shot in 3D With Kate Moss

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How appropriate. While the advertising industry kicks off its annual circle jerk, Kate Moss finds herself in the middle of another. Artist and filmmaker Baille Walsh is out with 3D work shot at 1,000 frames per second and captures Kate 'inexorably in the parallax gap; a butterfly in a spider's web."

Good God. And if that weren't enough, the ads description continues with, "Kate's face appears frozen, transforming her into an impenetrable deity. She is a figure of contemporary fantasy, shattering her own self-image."

Seriously? Seriously? yea, the technical shit is great but why? Why?

Oh, sorry, it's just an experiment.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-27-10    
Topic: Celebrity



Go Daddy Annoints Ella Koon GoDaddy Girl For Asia

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As if the existing GoDaddy hotties weren't enough, the domain name registrar has enlisted Asian musician, model and actress Ella Koon to represent the brand in Asia. Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, French and English, Koonwas born in Tahiti, raised in Hong Kong and educated in England.

Of Koon, Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons said, "We've been taking care of customers in the Far East for years - now we're ready to have a Go Daddy Girl based in Asia. Ella is an absolute beauty. She's smart, she's talented and she knows how to leverage the Internet."

Of her selection as Go Daddy Girl, Koon perfectly recited PR speak saying, "It's an honor to join a great company like Go Daddy. Go Daddy is a dominant player in a highly competitive industry. That says a lot! I like the fact Go Daddy knows how to have fun, but takes the business of serving its customers seriously."

by Steve Hall    Sep-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity



Taylor Momsen is Hot. But Not With All That Eyeshadow

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Yesterday Macy's Girl, along with the Material Girl and her daughter, Lourdes appeared at Macy's in New York for the launch of Lourde's Material Girl clothing line. Macy's Girl Momsen, looking like some sort of character out of a vampire flick, had so much eye shadow on it...um...overshadowed the fact she really is a very pretty woman. OK, girl. She's 17.

Of her fashion line, Lourdes told The Huffington Post, "I've always been really interested in fashion. My outfits when I was little and started dressing myself were awful. But I think the '80s are really back right now. I think it's really changing, a whole new scene is coming in. The geek chic is totally where we're going."

Just leave the over done black eyeshadow in the cosmetic case, Taylor.

by Steve Hall    Sep-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Events



Ali Lohan Bares legs For Sister Lindsay's Clothing Line

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Well we suppose if you're in jail and you've got a clothing line to promote, you can always enlist the help of a family member. Which is just what Lindsay did when she asked her 16-year-old sister, Ali, to model for her 6126 clothing line.

For the campaign, Ali models two short dresses, one of which is being billed as "cleavage-baring." We assume there's cleavage there but we just don't see it. Anyway, sister to the aid of another. How sweet.

UPDATE: OK. Here'sthe hotness we were looking for.

by Steve Hall    Sep-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns, Celebrity



Poo Promoted, Milkaholic Settled, Kindle Pool Spoofed

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- Is the New York Jets situation with Ines Sainz just another publicity stunt?

- Need to hype a stupid app that analyzes your poop? Take a shot of a chick with her tights down taking a dump in a stall. Yea. That'll do it.

- The Lindsay Lohan Milkaholic law suit thing has ended in settlement.

- Brooklyn creative agency Big Spaceship is out with new work for Microsoft. Called Always Beautiful, the "interactive music experience that uses the history of the web as a personal paintbrush" touts IE9.

- Counter-culture princess Charlyne Yi has shed her hair and dismissed food to raise awareness for OxFam America.

- For the Born HIV Free campaign and the Global Fund, YouTube is launching a campaign from Johannes Leonardo that will position 20 teams of campaign envoys at Manhattan intersections, holding signs with HIV facts that urge people to "free future generations from HIV by 2015."

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by Steve Hall    Sep-21-10    
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Celebrity, Mobile/Wireless, Policy, Spoofs



Hottest NFL Cheerleaders Kick Justin Bieber Off ChaCha Chart

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It's Friday. It's almost the weekend. And we're getting a late start today. So we think this little news item from one of our favorite PR professionals is perfect to share. It's light. It's fun. And it's involves hot cheerleaders. Without further ado, here's what we were sent:

'In case you think ChaCha is only about text messages: On ChaCha.com, the Justin Bieber Topic page usually gets 1,200 page views a day and has remained in the #1 spot for a very long time. Nikki Minaj has recently taken the leading spot, applying pressure to the Bieb's in a very close battle for #1.

But, yesterday, Justin got spanked by 20 of the hottest NFL cheerleaders who collected 16,000+ page views.

I send this as a fun fact, not so you can ask me how to get in touch with that Redskins cheerleader (although if in your other reporting you find out, DO let me know.)"

Thanks, George. We'll do out best investigative journalism on that for you.

by Steve Hall    Sep-17-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Mobile/Wireless, Racy, Social










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