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GoldieBlox learns a lesson in engineering bad PR

What a nice way to wake up this morning. After Goldieblox received a redonk amount of unwanted PR for infringing upon the Beastie Boys and Queen (and Lonely Island, in their now deleted "I'm on a Goat," parody video) the Goldieblox people have taken down the Beasties song and written their own open letter/ non-apology/product description to the Beasties.

Dear Adam and Mike,

We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans.

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ICA "Ready for Lucia" direct mail 'shocker' - with a boy Lucia

The above image is ICA's direct mail advertising their Lucia costumes for Lucia Day.

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Forget about Beastie Boys. Did GoldieBlox's infringement break Intuit competition rules?

As if GoldieBlox doesn't look bad enough, via its Beastie Boys move, now comes this.

Intuit, a company that makes Quickbooks software for small businesses, has a really cool competition called Small Business Big Game. Basically small businesses around America pitch their product for the chance to win some big media space: Commercial slot during the Super Bowl.

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More artists speaking out: Claude Coleman Jr.

For a while, Big Data could afford to turn a deaf ear to content creators, and the reason why was simple. No one wanted to speak out about unfair treatment at the hands of Big Tech because they feared receiving the same backlash that Lars Ulrich said. Thankfully, some artists realized, what Lars Ulrich said was, however non-finessed in word choice-- correct. Also it is important to note that it was fifteen years ago.

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Goldieblox : ' Gotta fight, for your right, to infringe'

Really important update:
"A representative for the Beastie Boys explained to Huffpo: "There was no complaint filed, no demand letter (no demand, for that matter) when sued Beastie Boys."
We suspected as much when there was no letter or complaint attached to the preemptive lawsuit filed by Goldieblox that we linked in the article. This has been a lesson in earned media skillfully arranged.

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Butter Takes Home Gold and Silver at Ciclope 2013

This year, the team at Butter Music + Sound took home awards for exceptional work on multiple projects at the 2013 Ciclope International Festival of Craft in Berlin. They were honored with a Gold Award for Original Music with Grey Group’s DirecTV viral spot, Football on your Phone, led by Creative Director Andrew Sherman and starring NFL Brothers Peyton and Eli Manning.

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