Amalgamated Defends Honour, Sexy (Sexist?) Palin Buttons, B of A Tries Gettin' Down with Co-Eds


- Amalgamated clears air over "Virtual Drinking Buddy" rip. In addition to starting a dialogue with Robbie Wenger, Amalgamated founder Charles Rosen told Adrants, "in no way are we above stealing ideas around here - but it wasn't the case this time. we really didn't know about robbie's virtual drinking buddy until he emailed us about it after our mike's spot ran." That's serious grace under pressure, and we were completely charmed.

- Smart way to promote sober driving.

- Tribal DDB scores Wrigley account, must now work out how to adhere gum to 'net users. Shouldn't be too hard. Just chew a little and avoid this kinda crap.

- Watch out, MTLB. Pro-Palin pins outdo your spoof ones in color, snarkiness and actual availability. (Will MoveOn's free Obama pins win the battle for backpack dominance?)

- See nice article by Salon on "The Selling of Sarah Palin."

- Apropos to selling anybody, the BBC covered a Poppy Project study on the spread of brothels in London. Score sex for as little as 15 pounds ($26)!

- I think we can all agree that Bank of America doesn't get college.

- SNCF is trying out USB-based train tickets. Pretty neat.

by Angela Natividad    Sep- 5-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Campaigns, Cause, Packaging, Political   

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I love that amalgamated was actually making fun of a concept like that too. Wow, that guy needs to relax. If I had a nickle for everytime someone did something that I thought someone ripped me off and vice versa...I wouldn't need to make ads for a living.

Posted by: gorp on September 5, 2008 9:39 PM