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"The toughest job in the world" - the job interviews, twice in Badland

So it's time to Badland "the worst job in the world", the idea where one wastes job seekers time just to talk to them about an unpaid position as "director of operations" where you have to be on call twenty four hours a day, where there's no sick leave, no vacation etc. Now, Our friend Joelapompe already Badlanded it so lets just recap.

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Agency 358 now has its own bags.

First came notebooks poking fun at Finnish life. Now, Helsinki-based Agency 358 brings you fun self-promotional bags. They don't poke fun at Finnish stereotypes (unless there's a hidden bag joke here I'm missing) but they still have that great color palette.

Wonder if this means they're thinking about opening a pop-up store?

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Stun Creative hires Marina Crenna to launch STUN ORIGINALS

Stun Creative, the kings of comedy content aka the award winning creative agency, commercial and branded content production company based in Los Angeles, announced today that it is launching Stun Originals, a production startup that will develop original entertainment programming and content for television and the Web. Stun has hired Maria Crenna, former President of Mandeville Television, to run the unit, under the title President Stun Originals.

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Adam Berg Signs to Smuggler London

Smuggler announced today the signing of Adam Berg to its UK office. Previously with Stink outside the US market, the signing means that Smuggler will now be representing the multi award-winning director worldwide for commercials.

The Swedish filmmaker has been with Smuggler in the US for more than a decade, growing from a successful music promo director into a major commercial force. His decision to move over to Smuggler for worldwide representation marks a move towards a consolidated global management for the director.

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Publicis & Omnicom world's biggest merger is world's biggest fail.

The $35 billion merger between Publicis and Omnicom has been called off. Despite getting the US antitrust greenlight which was apparently easier to get than the shareholders to play nice with each other, and for the two giant companies to agree on who the chief financial officer should be.

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Taco Bell creates a GIF comic on its tumblr site.

It's called The Spicy Adventures of Johnny DLT. And it features LA illustrator Ashkahn. Apparently it's about a guy who likes Spicy Cool Ranch Chicken Doritos Locos Tacos, and some weird things that chase him or something. I don't really know how the story ends. TL;DS*

TL;DS = Too Long, Didn't Scroll.

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Snapchat discovers permissionless innovation has consequences

Snapchat, the social media app who late last year turned down Facebook's three billion dollar offer, will instead be paying the piper. In this case, the pipe is the FTC.

According to ABC news:

Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and that it collected users' contacts without telling them or asking permission.

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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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