Badass branding can move you.

Even before google ad-sponsored piracy and Spotify’s abysmal streaming rates eradicated the chances of making a respectable living, musicians have supplemented their incomes with day jobs until their dreams of making it big came true. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck worked in a record store. Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty worked the door at The Knitting Factory. When the Velvet Underground broke up, Lou Reed worked as a typist in his father’s office.

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Never fear, the BEER app is here - first YO! clone asks "beer!?"

I have a feeling that Beer?! will be a very popular app among us adgrunts. With a quick tap-tap you invite all the friends you care to drink with out for a beer. When emojis simply won't do! Amazing, isn't it, we've actually gotten so lazy in our social life that we want a quick tap-tap to ask friends out for a . The mind boggles. Whatever mindblowing forward-thinking futuristic app-solution will we think of next?

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Mercedes - Road To Ruin - (2014) :60 (USA)

Mercedes - Road To Ruin - (2014) :60 (USA)

This is not your ordinary commute seen in Mercedes "Road to Ruin," a post-apocalyptic take by Merkley and Partners, B-Reel director Jeffrey Plansker and The Mill.

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GE - Enhance Your Lighting / Jeff Goldblum - (2014) (USA)

GE - Enhance Your Lighting / Jeff Goldblum - (2014) (USA)

GE and BBDO New York somehow convinced Jeff Goldblum to be a spokesperson once again. And like so many other campaigns where Jeff Goldblum is a spokesperson, he's being Jeff Goldblum - but with a spray tan and Liberace hair.

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Peugeot 208 GTi "The legend continues." (2014) 1:40 (France)

Peugeot 208 GTi "The legend continues." (2014) 1:40 (France)

All the swagger you could ever want in a car commercial. And yet it doesn't take itself seriously. Thirty years after the Peugeot 205 GTi was introduced, Peugeot revamps it for a new version. This spot is pure eye candy and just plain fun.

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"Ways to get into advertising" site with absurd advice

Jason Scott has made a random junk suggestion generator called Ways to get into advertising, where the advice is every hilarious stereotype you've ever heard about the hot shops and over-hyped ideas.
"FEDEX AKQA a giant QR code that links to your book" Good lord, no. Or: "Add Goodby on Facebook.... then say you learnt to fucking code at fucking Hyper Island, yeah? and shazam! tell Leo Burnett to fuck their fucking placement" HAHAHAHA - my sides. Stop it.

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FDL "Wholesaler" (2014) :30 (USA)

 FDL "Wholesaler" (2014) :30 (USA)

Just in time for the midterm elections, New Orleans-based FDL construction dusts off some political platitudes and turns them on their head. Because you need a contractor, not a politician.

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WWF - The Lazy Environmentalist - (2014) (Canada)

WWF - The Lazy Environmentalist - (2014) (Canada)

This man is everything a loser is. He's boring, bland, and tremendously lazy. Despite himself he manages to be an environmentalist. Because it's that easy.

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Lena Dunham asks artists to perform for free on her book tour

Lena Dunham who got $3.7 million in advance for a book, where the book tour tickets alone would generate $304,000 in revenue, decided in a moment of Amanda Palmer "Beers, hugs, and high-fives" frenzy that the artists she enlisted to perform as opening acts on her book tour should not get paid a dime. Not even gas money. They'll get exposure, see.
Aaaah. Exposure. How is it that saying goes? Money is what you live on; exposure is what you die from.
This we gather from reading the New York Times :

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CVS "Deep Breath" (2014) :45 (USA)

CVS "Deep Breath" (2014) :45 (USA)

CVS wants you to take a deep breath. That's why they took a deep breath and stopped selling cigarettes. And are expanding their minute clinic.

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