TUI Valentines Day - Roses print ad.

Sometimes finding the right Valentines gift is a little tricky, and sometimes you forget to get anything ... No worries, Tui and Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland to the rescue. All you have to do is roll up the ad and presto, perfect gift. Well, at least it looks like there's a bunch of roses in your hands, but only if you got her drunk on TUI I s'pose.

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Kirin Mini Beer - BeerBro-quet - A Valentine's bouqet of beer.

Marcus from Y&R emailed me the perfect Valentine's bouquet, one filled with Kirin Mini Beer - the only thing ruining this for me is that he only sent me pictures. What the hell Marcus, I would love a beer-boquet, why torture me like this? That's it, we are so through, Mistah. If you need me, I'll be roaming romantic restaurants sticking false engament rings in all the ladies drinks tonight. Just sharing the love, sharing the love.

FINALLY, A BOUQUET FIT FOR A MAN.
It's the perfect gift for the man (or men) in your life—husband, boyfriend, lover or a random handsome stranger—this Valentine's Day.

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Winner of the twitter super bowl scrimmage: Samsung

The winner of the first ever Twitter Scrimmage is the Samsung 2012 super bowl commercial "A thing called love", it brought in 13.4% votes, beating Marvel Avengers 12.4%. Studly Beckham in his skivvies got 9.1% of the votes, while the stark naked M&M only got 8.6%. Hot on their trail was the Kia ad with 7.9% of the votes.

So congrats to L.A. Agency 72andsunny, you've not only resurrected "The Darkness" career, re-introduced the stylus that Apple fanboi's hated already back in the days of Newton, and relaunched the most annoying song of 2003, you just won the first twitter scrimmage too! You're invincible!

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Brainiacs From Mars will turn your home into a billboard (just like Adzookie)

Remember Adzookie who turns your home into a billboard, and pays your mortgage for you? No? Here's a funny new Badlander of sorts, Brainiacs from Mars have exactly the same new media idea. They'll paint your house like a garish ad, and pay your mortgage for you. And just like the Adzookie example, Braniacs has "follow us on twitter" and useless facebook buttons on their example home. Is there a difference between the companies? Oh yes, one thing: the name. The CEO is still Romeo Mendoza, and the idea is the one he launched last year under the name of Adzookie. Wonder what prompted the name change.

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PETA - Boyfriend went Vegan - (2012) :30 (USA)

PETA - Boyfriend went Vegan - (2012) :30 (USA)

This young woman suffers from a painful condition, knowns as bwvaktboom, as in "Boyfriend went vegan and knocked the bottom out of me. Yes, that really is a shame, isn't it? PETA specifically wants you to pay attention to this:

For years, women have been open to the physical, emotional, and karmic benefits of veganism. But now, more and more men are discovering the perks of a plant-based diet. More specifically, a dramatic increase in their wang power and sexual stamina.
Unfortunately, the consequences of all this mind-blowing intercourse can often lead to sex injuries such as whiplash, pulled muscles, rug burn, and even a dislocated

 

The Cleaner - "scrub with this side to get the glitter off" - Axe/Lynx is a mobster cleanup crew

Ponce Buenos Aires has created a new web campaign for Axe (Lynx) where they borrow heavily from Pulp Fiction, Nikita and other noir films for their hero. More specifically, they've run off with the character of "the Cleaner", the man in a suit who appears like a ghost to clean up messy "jobs". In this case there are no dead bodies, just remnants of wild parties and the occasional half naked lady, while stressed out guilt ridden men are calling the cleaner for help in getting all the dirt they did last night off them.

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Wurst - Valentines Day ad

Happy Valentines Day from Wurst! Yes, the sausage goes in the open bun. Do you need more instructions? You can add condiments of your choosing.

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Ad agency rhyming slang

I didn't take too long for a Mad Man to find a use for Pinterest that's worth a Paul Calf-er, some Snoop Dogg and a bit of Ringo Starr.

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Condé Nast's Reddit stops peddling risque jailbait images, sticks with beating women and rape instead

Reddit is owned by Condé Nast, the company behind such famously classy magazines including Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. On October 31, 2006 Condé Nast acquired the content aggregation site Reddit.

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The Beancast Super bowl hating episode. "Madonna Wins"

Five hours ago I managed somehow to record Bob Knorp's the Beancast together with the excellent ad-critics Ken Wheaton ( @kenwheaton ), Managing Editor Ad Age, David Burn ( @davidburn ) Editor/Publisher of Adpulp and Bill Green ( @mtlb ), cofounder of Adverve Blog and Podcast.

Cliff notes: we hated the super bowl ads. So much that Bob had to delete all the "shit" we said. I'm sorry for being a pottymouth, Bob. My bad. I still reckon that Madonna won the super bowl.

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