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Adland joins Centup - where each "like" you give, gives to charity

Len Kendall, Founder of CentUp.org (and avid twitterer here) wasn't the only one who noticed that people Facebook "like" too much. We'll like natural disasters, puppies, pithy quotes about overthrowing dictators. "Liking isn't helping" as a campaign idea was even Badlanded as it became a trend.

 

Coors Light Canada causes commotion with "search and rescue" boxes

Have we not learned yet that dropping random boxes or cryptic neon signs around a city is not a great idea for a teaser campaign, but is a great way to get the attention of the police?

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American Apparel apologizes for posting image of Challenger explosion

I predict "The image was re-blogged in error" is the new "the intern did it". American Apparel has apologized after posting a photo of the space shuttle Challenger exploding on its Tumblr account. They have also explained that "it was re-blogged in error" by someone who was "born after the tragedy" as if this somehow mitigates the fact that a brand is re-blogging random images on a tumblr.

Why is a brand re-blogging stuff on a tumblr page? On what planet is this a good idea?

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San Francisco Airport Museum is exhibiting advertising icons

Pretty cool, this. In San Francisco's Airport museum, there is an exhibition of advertising Icons. From Mr Peanut to the Jolly Green Giant, these advertising mascots create instant nostalgia. This exhibit runs until January 4th of next year, but if you won't be in San Francisco you can see it online right here. The collection, by the way, is owned by Warren Dotz.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection $1 million ad campaign to warn against immigrant smugglers

There's been a recent surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States without visas with the intention of immigrating. 226 immigrants have died crossing the border since October and as recently as last week a body of an eleven year old boy was found in rural south Texas near the border. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained during the same period after entering the U.S. illegally, mostly in South Texas. In an effort to warn the parents of these children of the dangers they face the U.S.

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Makemove - the creative matchmaking app based on your geolocation

Makemove is a creative & digital peoples "dating app" , if you will, where you can find people with ideas or skillsets, near you. Like Tinder meets Linkedin. Like 4square meets portfolio sites! Like Grindr and ... Oh no it's not like Grindr at all.

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Ashley Madison uses Hilary Clinton for their "discreet dating" billboard

Ashley Madison is a dating service, aiming to "spice up" peoples married life with discreet affairs. Using Hillary Clinton, whose husband famously had affairs (and was accused of raping nearly half a dozen women) as their poster child may be tasteless, but it's getting attention. "Harder Choices... Lead to Ashley Madison.com." reads the headline, giving a nod to Hillary Clinton's book "Hard Choices". The sketch of Hillary is meant to attract women, who may not come around so easily to the idea of having an affair (via a dating site) than men would.

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25 minutes. That's how long KLM's Mexico tweet lasted.

On twitter KLM celebrated the Netherlands win against Mexico in the world cup with a snarky "Adios Amigos!". Since the simple icon depicting a Mexican on the Airline Departure sign has a moustache, scarf & sombrero symbol on it, I quickly predicted that was going to bit them in the ass, all the while Digiday, Buzzfeed and I'm sure countless advertising and marketing professionals ran off to post on Linkedin about how bad this idea was.

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