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AKA NYC Honored at Davey Awards

Campaigns for ONCE: THE MUSICAL and ALL THE WAY bring five wins for the entertainment marketing and advertising agency.

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PETA's bukkake "don't swallow" ad pulled

PETA; true to their tasteless sexist form decided to erect a billboard in Nottingham protesting milk. “Some bodily fluids are bad for you. Don't swallow. Ditch Dairy.” the line read, next to an image of a woman whose face and hair had chunks of white stuff sprayed all over it. Yes, it looks like bukkake, and considering the cheeky line, that was the point.

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Thinkbox announces return of Harvey the Dog

Had enough sweetness yet? Teeth starting to ache from all the sugar? Well prepare yourself for an emergency trip to the dentist - the final ad for Thinkbox's 'Harvey the Dog' will premier in the UK on Boxing Day.

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Flickr will sell your Creative Commons images & you don't get a cut

Have you uploaded images to Flickr? Have you set some of the images to be creative commons licensed images? Flickr has announced plans to start selling the catalogue of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images, without a penny of the profit going to the photographers that took these images. Much like when Instagram committed social suicide by allowing your images to be used in ads, you should have seen this coming.

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Ted Baker launches holiday themed campaign: TedsElfie

Santa's lost his Elves following a night of debauchery and egg nog quaffing. (Okay I made that last part up-- they might have gone clubbing.) The only clue we have is a-- wait for it-- Elfie, taken by Santa.
Yes. An Elfie. If you follow @TedsElfie on instagram, it'll make more sense, as it's a game that uses Instagram's native features, like tagging, and the more you hunt for an elf, the more you might win a prize. Including, a trip to see the Northern lights.
So follow @TedsElfie on instagram and start playing!

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Agency 358 revamps Finnish beer brand Lapin Kulta

My favorite Finns at Agency 358 just revamped Lapin Kulta, a lager that now looks, at least to me, a lot more premium than it used to. The red northern star on the packaging is a nod to the fact that the beer is ever moving forward. Nice and clean and crisp. Just like the beer. Love it.

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7up, took over a London bus with an urban knitting campaign #feelsgoodtobeyou

You may have seen it all over twitter already, the knit-bombed London bus. A stark contrast to this seasons grey skies. Magda Sayeg and her team of 12 fellow knitters from Austin, Texas completed the design, bringing thousands of square feet of yarn that filled almost 20 suitcases to the UK. Dressing up the bus took three days, and you can see the result driving around London now.

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Playing with Adrian Belew's Flux: Day one.

FYI I purchased this app. Just so we're clear, this is not an advertorial. That being said I'm a huge Adrian Belew fan. And FLUX is worth the review, not to mention the listen and view.
Two months ago we wrote about Adrian Belew's Kickstarter campaign to fund an app called FLUX: music that is never the same twice. Today that app launched for iPhone and iPad. It is as gorgeous and seamless as it is intuitive for skipping, sharing, favoriting and more.

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