Mason/Dixon Fish Rodeo

This poster campaign was developed as a call for entries for the Mason Dixon Fish Rodeo, a fishing competition pitting fisherman from the Northern United States against those from the South.

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Kickback

The Indian Parliament has been stalling the passage of an Anti-Corruption bill for decades now. A new movement has been started by IndiaAgainstCorruption.org to force the government's hand on the bill. A 78-year old Gandhian activist Anna Hazare is on a fast unto death to turn the public spotlight on the issue. The advertising community in India is slowly joining the movement.

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Agreeing with everyone on The Beancast: who'da thunk it?

Last last night we recorded another episode of The Beancast, called "just one more point" which you can listen to now. Guests were Rosanna Fiske, @fiskey , CEO of PRSA. Key-note King Joseph Jaffe, @jaffejuice JaffeJuice.com and the fab Ad Contrarian, @adcontrarian a.k.a Bob Hoffman, President, Hoffman-Lewis Advertising.

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April Fools: No we're not part of Starbucks Digital Network. But we even had them going.

GOTCHA! I've been playing all the news with a straight face today, and only one single piece of news was actually real, I'll leave it up to you to guess which one. The announcement that Adland joins the Starbucks Digital Network was not though. I honestly thought terrible coffee-stained background, a parodied starbucks mermaid and a misspelling of my own name, plus a Starbucks banner that leads to The Museum of Hoaxes were clues enough to set y'all straight, but apparently not.

Stephen Gillett, ( @stephengillett ) Business & Technology Leader CIO & EVP, Digital Ventures at Starbucks, drinks enough caffeine to keep track of who they're actually doing business with though, and saw right through it. He tweeted us

: @adland I would love to have you on our Digital Network, email me directly: [email protected] @adambrotman @starbucks

- and had me going for a split second there (damn, I need more coffee!) before I spotted the "yahright" in the email. Well played sir. LOLs were had, and in a few short hours, we'll be going back to the regular adland look.

P.S. My mom would like you all to know that I'm grounded forever. Apparently she had time to call half of the family with the news before I cracked. Sorry mom.

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The real world advertising | Les dessous d'une agence de com

EuroRSCG made a clip full of ad agency clichés, and takes the initiative to discover the life of the agency live for 24 Hours. Come April 5 EurorscgCo channel will show you the daily life of an ad agency, for real. MINUIT A MINUIT!

Les dessous d'une agence de com' by EuroRSCGCO

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Diablo III releases Horadric Cube app for your smartphone or tablet device

Diable 3 releases the Horadric Cube app. With it you can open demonic portals to dimensions of nameless horror using your Horadric Cube. You can transform and recombine any number of other apps you drag into it. Translocation is coming soon, and full potential of the Horadric Cube app will be unlocked. Can't wait.

You know Clarke's third law: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. It is only logical, then, that sufficiently advanced magic would be indistinguishable from technology. For proof, look no further than the new Horadric Cube app for your smartphone or tablet device.

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Heineken replaces Amsterdam Fietskrats (Bike crates) with beer crates

The Dutch in general and Amsterdanians in particular love their bikes. With their trusty transport, they also have features not commonly seen in other countries, for example the "fietskrat" (bike crate), on the front of bikes where you may carry bags, beer or anything else. Heineken had a street team bike around this morning replacing all black and bland fietskrats with bright green Heineken ones.

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Hyper Island Kindergarten Opening 2012

Hyper Island, the world-leader in the field of education for interactive communication, business management and leadership, announced today it will open a kindergarten in 2012. The Hyper Island Kindergarten will aim to prepare children from the age of 5 for the later challenges of elementary school and beyond.

The Hyper Island Kindergarten will utilize the tried and tested Swedish training model for people in the interactive media, communications and advertising industries that has contributed to making Hyper Island a world- renowned education provider.
Johanna Frelin, Hyper Island’s CEO, says “We are thrilled that we can offer people an early start to their life long learning journey. It will be invaluable to the industry and its development that talent starts with the Hyper Island Way at an early age and also can choose to wrap up their education with our methodology as adults”.

The strong focus on collaboration, group-dynamics and learning-by-doing is the core of Hyper Island’s methodology and the kindergarten will follow this tradition. The Hyper Island Kindergarten will have a strong emphasis on the learning-by-failing aspect of Hyper Island’s methodology as research has proven it to be at the core of children’s personal development.
The Hyper Island Kindergarten will open in 2012 when Hyper Island will also expand its educational range into a high school. More information and the location will be announced later.

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French Connection Kitten Couture Summer 2011

French Connection ran this ad (left) in UK newspapers today.

Keep your feline bang on trend with our latest paw-geous designs from our Spring collection.

You can also view the commercial for French Connection Kitten Couture on youtube.

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RyanAir caters to DINK crowd: offers child-free flights.

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airlines, today announced that it will introduce ‘Child Free’ flights from October (winter schedule) after a Europe-wide survey of 1,000 passengers showed that half would pay higher fares to avoid other people’s children. The survey showed that a third of passengers (36%) have had flights ‘ruined’ by other people’s noisy kids with one in five passengers (18%) urging Ryanair to restrict the number of children on flights.

While the survey found that passengers would prefer to avoid other people’s children, it placed ‘blame’ firmly with parents with top gripes being:

1. 50% Parents who expect ‘special treatment’ because they have children.
2. 25% Parents who allow children to annoy those in seats behind.
3. 15% Parents who board late and expect others to accommodate them.
4. 10% Parents who allow children to run in the aisles or kick seats.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:

“When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people’s little monsters when travelling. While half our passengers would like us to divide our cabins up into ‘adult’ and ‘family’ areas it is not operationally possible due to our free seating policy, with optional priority boarding. However, with clear demand for ‘child free’ flights Ryanair will introduce child free flights on high frequency routes from the start of our winter schedule in October.”

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