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Women in advertising, are we still the wife Ogilvy spoke of?

It's been a whirlwind week already for a lot of women, especially if they happen to be a tad geeky. First, Urban Scientist DNLee was called an "urban whore" when she had the gall to turn down unpaid writing work.

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Ad Chat: Bo Hellberg - ECD at Brave and Billington Cartmell

Next in the hot seat is Bo Hellberg, who like a modern Swedish viking has gone on expeditions all around the world. Hellberg has just accepted the position as ECD at Brave and Billington Cartmell, he spent two years at Megalo & Company in France. Previously he was creative director at DDB and the executive creative director of Tribal DDB, also in Paris, and before that you could find him in the team behind the first 'Campaign for Real Beauty' for Dove when he was creative director at Ogilvy London.

db: What was the trigger that lead you into advertising?

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Infiniti collaborates with Gilt.com, Thom Browne and Zac Posen

Gilt.com & Infiniti teamed up with Thom Browne and Zac Posen to offer one-of-a-kind 2014 Q50 luxury sports sedans, limited-edition accessories, and access to Gilt City shopping events in five cities across the country.

There's also a 360 degree tour, is you want to delve deeper.
cars meet fashion.

Client: Infinita USA
Agency: Critical Mass

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Google can use your +1s in ads

You might want to have a look at your shared endorsement settings on G+, as Google will start to share your +1s as displays in Google Ads. So if you don't want auntie Margo to know that you once hit +1 on that Designer Vibrator because it looked cool in a design blog (Honestly, that's where you found it. Oh, hush), you better tighten your settings.

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M&C Stockholm makes really smart banners for LG

To promote LG’s new smart phone G2, M&C Saatchi Sotckholm created mobile banners that detect what kind of phone the user had, and then compared it to the LG and LG2. The ads appeared on Scandinavian HTCs, Samsungs and iPhones. Too bad the ads didn't feature their name, too. That would have really been freaky.

Hey Henrik? Why are you using that shit phone? Love, LG.

Yo, Marta! You've got one whack ass phone. Why don't you upgrade to LG2, yo?

And so on.

Agency: M&C Saatchi Stockholm

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160 girls project.

Today is International Day of the Girl. To honor this, BBDO Toronto created 160 girls Project to honor 160 Kenyan girls, victims of rape) who fought back against society and the courts in Kenya to get justice. Now the Kenyan police have been ordered to investigate crimes of rape against girls or face imprisonment. Considering a child is raped in Kenya every 30 minutes, this judgment (which was handed down back in May ) is nothing short of a landmark.

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It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll

The London School Of Economics published a recent study saying that somehow all the revenues from live performances and merchandise have offset revenue lost from music piracy. If that's really the case, then touring bands must all be raking it in, right? For a scant few, perhaps. But let's look at a few and see if reality holds up.

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Talk to the plant or the plant dies.

To support MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, Carmichael Lynch and The Denver Museum Of Nature and Science created Talk To A Plant.

Using tweet to speech technology you can send a tweet which will then be read to a plant. To prove that talking to them helps them grow stronger. For the 'control,' group, a plant will sit in silence.

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