Dumb ad ban of the week: The UNT mug

Firebox the jokey site that sells risqué sillyness like the Stress Mushrooms has been slapped on the wrist by the ASA for displaying "the UNT mug" prominently on their page. The UNT mug has, according to descriptions, excellent beverage serving abilities, oddly familiar selection of letters and a C-shaped handle. That's the funny.

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Ikea - The Shining - (2014) :90 (Singapore)

Ikea - The Shining - (2014) :90 (Singapore)

Ikea & BBH Singapore take us through a scary steady-cam ride through the store, where if you spot certain items first, you can win them.

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Chevy - Mo'Ne Davis - (2014) 1:00 (USA)

Chevy - Mo'Ne Davis - (2014) 1:00 (USA)

"I throw 70 miles an hour. That's throwing like a girl."

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TOTAL - 'Wonderland' - (2014) :45 (South Africa)

TOTAL - 'Wonderland' - (2014) :45 (South Africa)

See the magic that is an all night gas station shop through the eyes of a little boy. Marc Sidelsky directed this Havas Worldwide spot. A young boy riding with his father discovers all the godies at total Bonjour for the first time.

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Campbell's soup dressed up for Halloween

Now your kids can have spooky soup thanks to Campbell's Can Costumes. Chicken and Stars become Ninja Stars or Princess Magic. Chicken Noodle Soup becomes Mummy Bandages. Tomato soup? Either Mad Scientist Potion or Vampire Soup. There are even more, with two options for four of the (presumably most eaten by kids) flavors.
Super fun idea that not only promotes Campbell's but imagination, too. Nice one, Campbell's.

Client: Campbell's Soup.

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DIRECTV - Painfully awkward Rob Lowe - (2014) :30 (USA)

DIRECTV - Painfully awkward Rob Lowe - (2014) :30 (USA)

Rob Lowe gets to wear makeup and act strange again as he plays "Painfully awkward" Rob Lowe, the guy who got cable instead of DIRECTV and is thus 100% loser while waiting for the cable girl, or worse cable guy, for ages behind his legit awful curtains.

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Adobe stands against bullying. Are bullied on twitter for it.

Adobe, the creators of creatives favorite tools have sponsored Behance's Bully Project Mural, a social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY.

Ironically, this is now getting them bullied on twitter.

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PlayStation - Friendly Competition / Greatness Awaits - (2014) :60 (USA)

PlayStation - Friendly Competition / Greatness Awaits - (2014) :60 (USA)

This new PS ad "Greatness Awaits" which debuted during Sunday Night Football’s San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos’ game. “Friendly Competition” depicts two gamers who lure each other into gaming titles like NBA 2K15, Far Cry 4 and Destiny.

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Literal branding: Advertising on strippers bodies

Show Palace strip club now offers temporary tattoos on their strippers as advertising space. Yep. The word "branding" is feeling rather icky in this context.

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Haig Club - David Beckham / Scottish castle meet - (2014) :90 (UK)

Haig Club - David Beckham / Scottish castle meet - (2014) :90 (UK)

David Beckham has a whisky brand, and to sell it he's gone all out UK, driving up to Scotland on his bike in a film directed by Guy Ritchie and a soundtrack put together by Alt-J. This is all very stylish, with the friends driving to meet in far away places.

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