The nymwars are over : Google Plus doesn't need your real name

Google have announced their "real name" policy on Google plus today, and clarified that they no longer require your real name to be publicly seen on Google Plus. In fact you can use any name you want. The Nymwars are over!

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AirBnB rebrand is bollocks. AirBnB revamps their logo for (ahem) a sexier image.

AirBnB launched a new design today, complete with a new logo. The "Bélo" logo, which it's called internally, is an upper-case A, but people are already snickering about it looking like labia or a scrotum. To make matters worse (funnier?) AirBnB invite you to draw your own symbol with the design toolkit. Let the lewd illustration competition begin. The tagline? "Belong Anywhere." Twitter is tittering about the logo and cracking jokes all day long, Buzzfeed got to make yet another list, and everyone is sending twitpics of the logo around.

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LG Smartbanners target competitor phones in-flight

To get people to switch to the new LG G3, M&C Saatchi Stockholm created some targeted Smartbanner ads on iPhone and HTCs. These mobile banner ads call out their battery performance, attempting to convince them to switch G3, because it has better battery performance.

These ads appeared when people were using in-flight wifi via Norwegian Air long haul flights.

Neat idea. But it's also why I'm adding more and more ad blockers and do not track search engines.

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Nestea "Scratch" (2014) :15 (Canada)

Nestea "Scratch" (2014) :15 (Canada)

Dad just busted you for scratching his car? Just keep drinking. Nestea's got you covered. It's now in a can, dontcha know.

At least there's no Nestea Plunge.

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Nestea "Confession" (2014) :15 (Canada)

Nestea "Confession" (2014) :15 (Canada)

Find yourself in an awkward moment? Nestea has the answer. Just keep drinking.

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Western Union - Brothers (2014)

Western Union - Brothers (2014)

Brothers, a new spot by commercial director Nickolas Duarte for Western Union, is an experiential piece capturing a slice of life between two young brothers...and their flat soccer ball.

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The Colonie Continues to Grow, Promotes Brian Salazar to Editor

CHICAGO— The Colonie, one of Chicago’s top providers of creative editorial, finishing and motion design services for advertising, has promoted Brian Salazar to editor.

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Brazilian ad agency wants to change the subject

No more world cup talk. This ad for VW Golf shows that Brazilians may have lost the cup but they kept their sense of humor..
And hey--at least they didn't use a poor choice of words like VW USA.

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Dating Naked presents: Dancing Naked Stunt (2014) 2:00 (USA)

Dating Naked presents: Dancing Naked Stunt  (2014) 2:00 (USA)

To promote the VH1 show dating naked, Mistress held a live, one-take stunt where people danced naked in L.A. Because naked.

Here's a philosophical question: Is a stunt still a stunt if you didn't see it live?

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