Farkyeri ad agency declares they are not men in response to offensive Hitler men's shampoo ad.

In response to the Hitler recommends Bimen shampoo for men Farkyeri, a local Turkish ad agency, decided to don dresses and declare that they are not men. Because if using the likeness of the man that launched a thousand deaths is a "manly" way to shill shampoo they want no part of it. "If manhood is racism and gender apartheid..." I love this. I'll hand the microphone to them:

“We are not men…”

We, as a local advertising agency in Turkey, hereby condemn the unfortunate commercial produced in March 2012 by an advertising agency from our country for a shampoo brand in our country by using the images of a speech delivered by Adolf Hitler.


Light for the world: Release a blind person from their armband - Guerrilla PSA

Here's an interesting idea from PKP BBDO Werbeagentur GmbH for their client ""Light for the World" (Licht für die Welt). The idea is quote simple, at any given event where people check their coats the wardrobe assistants will hang the "blind person" traffic symbol on the sleeve.


WestJet introduces Kargo Kids - so you can fly kid-free.

Via work that matters we find that WestJet flights now offer a kid-section, called Kargo Kids.

"As Canada's low-cost airline, we are constantly looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance the guest experience," continued Richard Bartrem. "The initial feedback on Kargo Kids has been quite positive and we're looking forward to the peace and quiet while we get families where they need to be"



The local hotspot of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is in danger. The Ice Hotel is in danger every year as its enemy gets ready to begin war. That's bad. Watch to see how you can help save the ICEHOTEL.


Ikea Product Recall - Allen Key

Today in the Sunday Times and several other UK Newspapers are running a recall ad from Ikea. The Allen Key is a small iconic IKEA product made from highly-recyclable material useful for re-adjusting Ikea furniture long after it's been assembled.


Richard Branson launches Virgin Volcanic, now you too can travel to the center of the earth.

Richard Branson launches Virgin Volcanic.

Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through Virgin Volcanic. Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks to join first expedition.

Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now.

Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.


"Conan O’Brien Buys Mashable, Ousts Pete Cashmore as CEO"

Mashable has been bought up by Conan Conan O’Brien, who has ousted Pete Cashmore as CEO. Conan has said his reasons for this investment are "I’m sick and tired of scanning the Internet looking for any news about technology..." and he plans to turn Mashable into such a place.


The Geeklist demo on how to destroy a budding startup brand image in just a few tweets.

Earlier this week Belvedere proved that everything a Brand says in social media is an ad in the eyes of a consumer, and in a related story everything founders of a new hot startup says represents their brand in social media. The Guardian's tech editor Charles Arthur storified the exchange that still has discussions and threads going - "OH HAI SEXISM". Cliff notes: Shanley Kane, a lady in tech was using her personal twitter account to talk to the founders of Geeklist, on their personal twitter accounts, about a little video she found "fucking gross", where Geeklists logo was prominently displayed.


How to piss off your target market

Nolafemmes, a New Orleans blog, is mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore.

In today's epically titled post "Historic French Quarter and Faubourg Tremé defaced with graffiti advertising Coca-Cola products," the blogger takes issue with Coca-Cola's egregious graffiti stencil messaging. She goes as far as to write the mayor of New Orleans to complain about it, even citing laws against this type of behavior.

The ads were designed to coincide with The NCAA Final Four. The messaging is for Coke Zero and Powerade. They were placed in high traffic areas, natch.

The Coke Zero message, though not very legible on the blog, looks like it has some tie-in to some offer or something, if one texts the word "Hoops" to a number, something happens.