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Vulfpeck releases silent album, mocks Spotify's pathetic royalties.

Brilliant. Funky R&B band Vulfpeck knows Spotify plays don't pay the bills. So the L.A.-based band is waving a middle finger to them, and promoting themselves and their upcoming tour in the process.

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Goldieblox issues non-apology apology - WHO IS SURPRISED?

Goldieblox has posted the apology that they legally settled to do, instead of continuing into the court battle that Goldieblox started. It's a non-apology apology, hiding behind semantics, and its served as an image at the bottom of their website.

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Beastie Boys settle for Goldieblox apology - and profit donated to girls charities

It's almost been two months since Golideblox and Intuit danced disruptively into the Super Bowl sunset. High fives and beer all around, copyright infringement be damned. Yay, Yay, Narrative Play!

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Brand Palette - download brand's color palettes as CSS etc

Here's a neat site for the designers & art directors out there: Brand Colors. At a glance see what Dribbble, Dropbox, Coca Cola, Adobe, Dell, Flickr and Flattr have as their brand colors. You can download the colors as CSS, LESS, SCSS or ACE. You can sort the colors in collections, like music and photography. The only thing that would make this better if you could submit a color palette and automagically turn that into downloadable css. That would be magic. Our brand colors above, are not listed on the site... Yet. ;)

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First Kiss is not only an ad, but also a copy of Canal Plus ca 1994

We blinked, and suddenly there's an uproar on the web that "the touching viral video of strangers kissing was "just" an ad for clothes". Wait a minute, did WREN Fall 14 in the title not give it away? Wasn't it glaringly obvious in the cross section of pretty semi-celebs doing all the snogging? Did the line "well, you're an actress..." NOT clue you in?

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Stun Creative, the Kings Of Comedy content

While some ad agencies are trying to re-brand themselves as "storytellers" and "branded content creators" and opening small offices in Los Angeles, they'll soon find that Stun Creative is already there and has a great big head start on creating branded entertainment. Situated a skip away from LACMA with equal travel distance to the studios of Brentwood as to Sony's Culver City, Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth have built a company that can create anything from comedy, to commercials, to a branded documentary.

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Suicide prevention "Bridge of life" did not increase suicides by 600%

10Mag.com recently ran with the headline The Suicide Prevention Measures That INCREASED Suicide Attempts by 600%. The suicide prevention was the award winning bridge called "Bridge of life", which had so many advertising accolades. As it turns out, the "increase 600"" number was a case of misunderstood in translation.

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Miami Ad School students jump on bandwagon that was driven by real client.

Miami Ad School Students Gabriella Rodriguez and Stephen Kent jumped on the reality show "social conversation" to create user-inspired reality show posters like the two you see above.
If you want to see the rest, go to Worst Reality Shows.

I'm not sure why you'd bother. This idea already done, by a PBS affiliate. And the idea actually advertised the PBS station. Imagine that!

As ad students you probably could have spent five minutes to do the same. Hell, I should hope so.

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