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FireFox Flicks Contest

In yet another example of brands getting consumers involved in advertising, the Get Firefox campaign steps it up as it announces the opening of the Firefox Flicks Ad Contest. They are calling upon professional, student and aspiring filmmakers to join the growing community of Firefox contributors to create innovative, broadcast-quality 30-second commercials for Firefox.

Ads will be judged by Firefox fans from across the creative industry -- including: Jim Denault, cinematographer (Six Feet Under, Carnivale, Maria Full of Grace), McG, director/producer (Charlie's Angels, The OC, Supernatural), Scott Goodson, CEO of Strawberry Frog ad agency (Old Navy, IKEA, MTV), Freddy Rodriguez, actor (Six Feet Under), Geo Santini, director (Partners), Ben Younger, director/writer (Prime, Boiler Room), and Warren Zide, producer (American Pie, Final Destination). More info can be found here.


Miami sends out Blue Santas for the people's wish lists

On the last Christmas shopping weekend, Sweden's Conservatives (the right wing party) showed up with their own version of Santa, as they pre-started the election year.


Online premiere of new Kate Moss ad

Unless you've been hiding out in the wilderness or under a rock, you've probably heard the news from September about Kate Moss.

Viral and buzz marketing experts DMC have just launched the online premiere of a new Virgin Mobile UK TV ad starring supermodel Kate Moss promoting their new Pay Monthly Contract service.

The ad shows Kate back on form 'winning a contract' after her recent rehab. It was created by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and, apart from its online release, it will appear only on UK TV from Christmas Eve till New Year's Eve.

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Maytag man to lose apprentice

Maytag's repairman will find himself all alone next year.

The company said the repairman’s apprentice, who was added to its advertising in 2001, will no longer appear in ads next year.

Sedgwick Rd. XMas film

Sedgwick Rd. has created a video greeting for the holidays. They inform us "at their site, you'll find a "case study" on how Sedgwick Rd. is making this the greatest Christmas ever."


IPA's Christmas Card

The IPA has sent out their christmas greetings today. Created by OgilvyOne, the aim of Dance Mat Santa is to get him grooving in order to get points. You can also get your whole agency to play and take on the rest of the ad world.