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Hyundai and Innocean Do Another Dumb Way To Die

Last year in the final scramble to produce an award-winning entry for Cannes, Innocean Europe released the controversial suicide-by-exhaust-fumes film ”Pipe Job” för the Hyundai ix35. You know, the suicide-by-car idea that is officially older than dirt, or least already done back in 1997.

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Agency 358 creates notebooks poking fun at Finnish life.

The headline sums it up but if you aren't familiar with Finnish people, the stereotype is they don't know how to make small talk. There's also no skyscrapers in Helsinki. And apparently they don't have sex after 40.
Rather than just get more notebooks to use, Helsinki-based 358 created their own, complete with titles to books no Finn could ever write. Hence the empty pages. It would be the equivalent of a novel in the American South called "UnSweet Tea," or here in L.A. 'Showing Up On Time."

Hey 358, can we get one? Adland could use a new notebook.

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Reporters Without Borders lists 100 Heroes of Information

May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day. Reporters Without Borders will showcase the profiles of "100 Information Heroes" who have helped promote freedom of information.
If you want to support the cause, BETC Paris created a Facebook application allowing you to learn more about these incredible people, as well as change your profile picture to honor them.

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The Problem With Steve Albini

In 1994, guitarist, analog devotee, music producer and critic Steve Albini wrote a very detailed creed entitled "The Problem With Music."

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Stop Abuse in animals, and Stop Abuse in humans, too.

It should come as no surprise that 76% of animal abusers also go on to abuse a member of their family, yet it is a shock. Especially as depicted in this campaign for the Spot Abuse project, which encourages you to say something when you see something. Dial 9-1-1 and make this percentage get smaller. If you can stomach it, check out the TV spot, too.

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Google Adsense whistleblower story may be fake but not without truth

A deep throat has spoken up regarding Google Adsense banning habits, and their entire mail can be read here. The Next Web has already written about it , and discussion forum boards were hopping all day yesterday dissecting the accusations.

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Tiny Rebellion creates the foodporn index for Bolthouse Farms

To help raise awareness for healthy eating for their client, Bolthouse Farms, La-based Tiny Rebellion created an interactive website -- that tracks the real time social sharing of food. Using an algorithm to track real-time mentions, they discovered the majority of posts are of junk. It is their hope that we can promote more healthy eating by pointing this out.

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Hey interns: DDB California wants you to call them.

It says a lot about how technology has so overtaken our daily lives in 2014 that an ad agency wishing to find the most brilliant interns out there goes back to the telephone and presents you with a 1-800 number to call.

They're calling it a Launchpad, because ad agencies wouldn't be ad agencies if they didn't try to rebrand everything, including a 1-800 number. With an automated voice, no less.

They are looking for writers, art directors and creative technologists for the summer. But they'll take any discipline if you're awesome enough and know how to use a phone.

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