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Ad Chat: Jonah Otieno - Executive Creative Director 5ive Ltd Nairobi

Adgrunts, meet Jonah Otieno, here's he is towering at least a head over everyone else in this Cannes Creative Leaders Programme interview back in 2010. He's the Executive Creative Director and founder of 5ive Ltd, witch offices in Nairobi, Kenya & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

db: You've worked in South Africa, Tanzania, and now you've founded an agency in Kenya - you seem to move about a lot, like so many creatives, where else have you been?

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Realtor in Sweden uses creative approach to sell prefab homes

ROI real estate in Sigtuna, a ridiculously quaint town outside of Stockholm, have an interesting way of selling prefab homes. Their headline is: Broken dream for sale, only 5.5m SEK (ca 633,600 Euro or 857,100 USD). Broken dreams? Hmm... When you look at the opening photograph, a woman is holding a crying baby, while another, blonder, woman is driving off in a red ferrari and waving.
The realtor touches on the subject in the description:

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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman fines businesses for fake reviews

After a year long undercover investigation, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman came down hard on companies who participated in the act of soliciting fake positive reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local, Citysearch and more.

"Astroturfing," is the act of soliciting someone to write fake reviews for cash. All in told 19 companies were found guilty of the practice and ordered to pay 350,000 in total fines. One company alone owed nearly 100,000 of that fine.

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Superfad Alumni Launch Design and Animation Company, Scout

New York, New York. September 18, 2013 – Alanda Ltd, parent company of Fluid Editorial, Butter Music, and Mr. Bronx Audio Post, announced today the addition of design and animation company Scout to its group of companies.

Scout is led by former Superfad NY Creative Directors Chace Hartman and Brian Drucker, and former Superfad NY Head of Production Whitney Green.

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Adcolor awards honors Nick Cannon with "All Star" award

On Saturday night the ADCOLOR® AWARDS were held at The Beverly Hilton honoring professionals of color, diversity champions and companies in the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries. Nick Cannon pictured left above, together with Soldedad O’Brien & Don Lemon, was honored with the All Star Award for his achievements in music, big screen, television and radio roles to his executive producer and charitable endeavors.

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House of Radon wants to do Something For Syria

We are all born under the same sky. Unfortunately in Syria the sky is blood red.

Swedish agency House of Radon feels like the rest of us: shocked by the continued tragedy, and dismayed from the hopelessness of it all.

But of out the hopelessness came something beautiful: Something For Syria. All the proceeds from purchasing one of 250 limited edition posters created by art director Albin Holmqvist will go to Doctors Without Borders.

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