Flasher exposes himself at supermarket.... named "Willy's"

I'm sorry, this has nothing to do with advertising really, except to say one should choose brand names wisely as some don't export well, like poo tofu sticks.

There's been a recent spat of flashers in the southern city of Lund in Sweden, with men exposing themselves all over the place. Sydsvenskan has been reporting on the issue. This guy must have a warped sense of humor as he chose to show off his willy.... at Willy's.

The pun begged me to post this. I'm so sorry.

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Vertical Limit Vs Killer Mountain cinema posters. Can't K2 be seen from another angle?

Joe La Pompe shared this rather obvious cut&paste illustration job with the words "11 years after...". Perhaps people think that if the art you're tracing is old enough, people won't remember it? Somewhere there has to be a photograph of K2 through other mountain cracks that served as a base for these images, I'm sure of it. This reminds me of Nazi Meat, where an ad back in 87 had traced a Hitler Youth Poster for the genuine propaganda feel.... (posted 1998 and still going strong)

The tracing done on that image is hilarious, and matches up perfectly.

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Cadbury Twirl Bites - Twirly-gig - (2011) :40 (UK)

Cadbury Twirl Bites - Twirly-gig - (2011) :40 (UK)

This twirly toy can, and will, hypnotize all children and most adults. *watches again, again, again...* In fact, I think we should send it to space to ensure we'll never be invaded by aliens, they'll be too busy watching it. Peace on earth from Cadbury's man!

 

The Big Bus Challenge 2011 winning idea was already done by WSPA in 2008

Ooops!. The Big Bus Challenge is a fun competition where the brief is to 'show off their skills with some brilliant Bus advertising', using the scale and shape of bus ads. The winning entry for the client Compassion in World Farming by ad agency Elvis Communications visually crammed sheep into the bus to remind us all that while we might think our commute stinks, animals have it far worse.

Which is all good, except WSPA already did exactly that back in 2008. On buses. And it was noticed.

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Nike sells Back To the Future sneakers on Ebay, profits go to Michael J Fox Parkinsons Research foundation

Finally. Nike has caved to popular demand and made the "Back to the Future" sneaker. Remember that site where someone kept posting images of these shoes, convinced Nike was making them, begging Nike to release them? We knew they were up to something when Nike filed a patent in 2010 on this very sneaker.

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Weekwrap: One Young World realtime social graph, 110 Stories, how to explode unemployed creatives heads

Euro RSCG created a real-time social media analysis tool to track the digital pulse of the One Young World global summit in Zurich : One Young World.

The 'visualiser' both mines and aggregates social media conversations across various social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr and feeds them back into the global debate via real-time updates. Key social media statistics are updated hourly via the Cupola Lab’s digital infographic which highlights the most influential tweeters, global reach and the key areas which are causing the most online debate.

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Harvey Nichols Sale - Behave - Jacket / Purse / Dress - (2011) UAE

Now, there's a sale on at Harvey Nichols again, and if you don't behave you may find that you're the joint owner of a jacket with two other fashion-victims. PS - that torn look? Not in.

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Uniqlo "UV Cut" (Director's cut) 2012 :30 Japan

Uniqlo "UV Cut" (Director's cut) 2012 :30 Japan

Renowned fashion and beauty director Rebecca Blake, of Rebecca Blake Films A STORY Company, has directed a new campaign for Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo launching its innovative UV Cut collection. Conceived by Dentsu, Tokyo, the spot features Japanese model and actress Kiko Mizuhara (Norwegian Wood) who is shown wearing the young, fashionable clothing, which filters UV rays, in a stylized contemporary home overlooking a pristine ocean under a sunny sky.
The spot was shot on 35mm film and is notable for Blake’s innovative use of lighting and graphic design. Interior sequences employ a striking, angular pattern of light and shadow offering a subtle contrast to the geometry of the room. The effect was produced with a specially-designed lighting rig by cinematographer Deke Donelian.

 

GameStop "Madden NFL 12" 2012 :30 USA

GameStop "Madden NFL 12" 2012 :30 USA

Newly-launched Sonixphere, a global resource for everything related to music and sound, just wrapped another dynamic spot for GameStop through The Richards Group, Dallas. Promoting Madden NFL 12, the spot posed a unique musical challenge, according to Greg Allan, CEO and Creative Director, take a classical piece of music, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and transform it to into an urban, hip-hop track to support images of football teams competing on the gridiron.

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