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Hey, What’s A California Amish?

Looking for a hot new collective of Starbucks slurping, tofu-eating religious traditionalists with a surprising distaste for modern technology? Looking to hire a go-getting, young actor/model/blacksmith/candlestick maker for your latest project?

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BFG9000 serves up "Meta! Meta!" for Little Caesars

BFG9000 created this radio spot for Little Caeser's Deep Dish Pizza. But not only that. They turned it into a radio spot for Alan Varner, the actual guy who does Little Caesars voiceovers. Alan Does Voices, features the radio spot, and it also comes complete with an old tyme internet soundboard. Remember those?

I like to see Little Caesars hitting two important audiences: Those who were old enough to have a geocities page. And advertising navel gazers.

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Art is not advertising. Except when it is.

So eight years ago(that long ago) Prada put up a fake store in Marfa, Texas, except it wasn't really a store, it was a so-called art piece. The art piece generated a lot of publicity. For Prada. Which then in turn became an ad. How meta.

Funny thing is, it is now generating a bunch of controversy because meta or not, it is now considered by the State of Texas to be an ad.

A recent article by the New York Times:

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Grumpy cat is Friskies new spokescat, and wins Lifetime achievement award. Still not happy.

Grumpy Cat has an endorsement deal, Nestle Purina PetCare has announced that the famous feline will lend her grumpy face to a Friskies brand of cat food.

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Virgin Mobile wants you to NOT BLINK and listen to their message

Don't blink. Don't blink. Oh hell, blink as much as you want to because it gets pretty funny when you do. As Virgin continues to brainwash you with their campaign message their latest idea is a hypnotic. The message is read by countless variations of scenes and people, and every time you blink, the scene changes. There's an angry eagle. A couple arguing at a restaurant. A lanky Swedish actor combing his hair in a bleakly colored bathroom.

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Ad Chat - Anne-Cécile Tauleigne ECD at JWT Paris

It's ad chat time! We're pleased to have a chat with Anne-Cécile Tauleigne, who recently joined JWT Paris as Executive Creative Director. The JWT offices have been beautifully restyled by Mathieu Lehanneur, you should stop by if you have the chance. Previously Anne-Cécile has been CD at Saatchi & Saatchi+Duke in Paris, and CD at BETC EURO RSCG.

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Barcelona's Custom EFX Enters the U.S. Ad Market

Barcelona’s top design, animation, VFX and post shop to apply its award-winning aesthetic to U.S. ads, film and TV marketing, games and more.

LOS ANGELES—Custom EFX, one of Europe’s top boutique providers of visual effects, animation and post-production services, has opened a studio in Los Angeles. A rising star that has worked with agencies across Europe, South America and Asia for such brands as BMW, Nescafe, Samsung, Coca Cola and Ikea, the Barcelona-based studio is aiming to repeat that success in U.S. while targeting work in advertising, film, television, gaming and digital media.

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Glock tweets prayers for victims of attack at Washington Navy Yard.

We've discussed this before, there are certain times that Brands Should Not Tweet. A good rule of thumb is, if a tragic event or natural disaster is not directly impacting or involving the brand (such as their head office, their factory, their founding city), it's probably best to keep mum. While nobody really disagrees with the 'thoughts and prayers' sentiment, a brand of snack chips praying doesn't look like empathy as much as "look at me".

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