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Site Hopes to Find Work For Laid Off Goodby Employees


It's never a good thing when an agency lays off people. But that is the current plight over at Goodby Silverstein and Partners which recently lost several clients. Coming to the aid of these recently unemployed Goodby staffers is JD Beebe who created Grab Some Goodby, a site that has gathered together information of the recently laid off making it easy for those looking for talent to hire.

Nice work, JD. Now everyone go to the site right now and check out the talent

by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Agencies

Finding Travel Deals Isn't Brain Surgery


Here's hoping none of us ever experience a brain surgeon like the one in this Barton F. Graf-created commercial for Kayak. It's the next installment in the agency's Search On And Done campaign.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Commercials, Strange

7 Tricks to Get Your Baby to Sleep


Well here's something useful. Can't get your baby to stop crying and go to sleep? Philips Avent has the answer. Check out this video for tips and then head over to their site. The video is a collection of apparently real life ways to get your baby to stop crying and go to sleep.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Video

Altimeter Group to Release Content Marketing Report


Altimeter Group's newest analyst, Rebecca Lieb, is out with her first report, Content: The New Marketing Equation. Available for download tomorrow at 1PM EST from Lieb's blog, the report will outline the five stages of "organizational maturity" companies must pass through to truly embrace content marketing.

For the report, Lieb interviewed 56 marketers including executives at Coke, Ford, IBM, GE, Nestle and Adobe. She queried each on their content marketing activities, the resources they use, the training they provide employees, and the relationships they have with outside content marketing partners.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Research

Nude Musical Chairs Promotes New Album


There are, of course, many ways top promote the release of a new album. There are, however, not many as strange as this promotion for the new Dirty Deeds album, Let's Be Friends.

Nude musical chairs? Mixed feeling about this one. Not a fan of hairy asses. Nude bouncy ball? This one's not bad but the woman has a chest like a boy. Someone else's naked ass on my chair? Definitely not a fan.

Watch below. And no, there are no actual nude parts. All thew crucial areas have been covered.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Strange

Winning the California Lottery is As Easy As Finding Gold


California and the Gold Rush. They go hand in hand like a "social media guru" and an unsuspecting brand manager. Leveraging this intimate relationship, David&Goliath are your with new, gold rush-themed work for the California Lottery. Along with OOH and digital, a new TV commercial, Old Prospector, promotes the Lottery's Hot Streak Scratchers. in the ad we see a prospector riverside finding increasing bigger and more amazing pieces of gold.

Hmm. If only it were this easy.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Commercials

Travel Company 'Santa' Delivers Presents Mid-Flight


With a strange and twisted B2B-ish guerrilla campaign, Travel Booster, a software solution for airlines, travel agents and tour operators, has launched More Than Just A Flight. The campaign features a fake travel company and a fake CEO of that company.

This fake CEO is seriously strange ("we're the Chuck Norris of traveling") but the campaign puts him on a flight where he changes into a Santa Claus and gives passengers presents. It's all an allegory for Travel Booster which can provide airlines and other travel businesses to sell more than what's just their main line of business.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Guerilla

Unplanned Pregnancy Campaign Wants Your Sex Fails


The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy along with the Ad Council are out with a new Facebook application. Bedsider is a program to help women aged 18-29 better understand the different forms of birth control, use their chosen method more carefully and consistently, and live a healthy, happy sex life without having to worry about unplanned pregnancy.

On the Facebook page, women can publicly or anonymously add their funny and embarrassing #sexfails to the list. Some of the entries are fairly amusing.

by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Cause

Ford 'Sponsors' Dalena Henriques' Appearance in SI Swimsuit Issue


Yes. It is that time of year. The time of year when the quintessential sports publication, Sports Illustrated, drops all pretense and gives men what they really want; incredibly hot women dressed in tiny little bikinis.

But we're talking about advertising here, not incredibly hot women in tiny little bikinis so stick with us. Acknowledging men's desire to see as many incredibly hot women in tiny little bikinis as they possibly can, Ford placed an ad for the 2013 Mustang in the Swimsuit issue that showed the vehicle and a bikini-clad model who is only partially shown.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-15-12    
Topic: Best, Brands, Campaigns, Magazine, Racy

I Love Sex. And I Don't Like Condoms


I love sex. And I don't like condoms. But these condoms are made differently. Don't ask me details. Frankly I don't care. All I know is they felt different than anything I've tried before. I've heard 97 percent of people who've tried it, recommend it. Worth trying if you like sex. You do like sex don't you?

Now picture a toothy blond rolling around her bed wearing lingerie as she says that in an ever-so-sexy mousey voice. Much better than me saying it, right?

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by Steve Hall    Feb-14-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Racy

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