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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman fines businesses for fake reviews

After a year long undercover investigation, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman came down hard on companies who participated in the act of soliciting fake positive reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local, Citysearch and more.

"Astroturfing," is the act of soliciting someone to write fake reviews for cash. All in told 19 companies were found guilty of the practice and ordered to pay 350,000 in total fines. One company alone owed nearly 100,000 of that fine.

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Superfad Alumni Launch Design and Animation Company, Scout

New York, New York. September 18, 2013 – Alanda Ltd, parent company of Fluid Editorial, Butter Music, and Mr. Bronx Audio Post, announced today the addition of design and animation company Scout to its group of companies.

Scout is led by former Superfad NY Creative Directors Chace Hartman and Brian Drucker, and former Superfad NY Head of Production Whitney Green.

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Adcolor awards honors Nick Cannon with "All Star" award

On Saturday night the ADCOLOR® AWARDS were held at The Beverly Hilton honoring professionals of color, diversity champions and companies in the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries. Nick Cannon pictured left above, together with Soldedad O’Brien & Don Lemon, was honored with the All Star Award for his achievements in music, big screen, television and radio roles to his executive producer and charitable endeavors.

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House of Radon wants to do Something For Syria

We are all born under the same sky. Unfortunately in Syria the sky is blood red.

Swedish agency House of Radon feels like the rest of us: shocked by the continued tragedy, and dismayed from the hopelessness of it all.

But of out the hopelessness came something beautiful: Something For Syria. All the proceeds from purchasing one of 250 limited edition posters created by art director Albin Holmqvist will go to Doctors Without Borders.

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Pepsi rape underground posters are for "Bape" Aape brand, not rape.

In between holding his sides, laughing and wheezing, our adgrunt tipster tells us that he spotted this Pepsi & Aaape, a sub brand of Bape (A Bathing Ape), posted in an underground tunnel on his way to work and that "this is an example of myopic brand police".

Yes, why would they choose to write "Aape" in the "Pepsi" typeface when it so resembles the word "rape"? Pepsi x Rape? Is this some sort of pre-roofied soda?

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Ad Chat - Esther Clerehan, Headhunter

Esther Clerehan is not your regular recruiter, she's headhunter extraordinaire. While you can find her on twitter, facebook, and in Sydney, Australia, you'll probably also stumble onto her anywhere in the world seeking out talent. She started in the mail room at Ogilvy in Melbourne at the tender age of 17, the very day after her last senior school exam. She then moved into worked in Traffic and Production, working for several top Melbourne agencies.

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3 days after artists death a pharmacy uses his quotes on facebook - Swedes terribly upset.

Journalist and musician Kristian Gidlund 'I'm just a guy who got cancer, nothing else', whom you may know from the band Sugarplum Fairy and their song "She", lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday this week, only four days short of his 30th birthday.

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Model sues after her likeness is in ad with headline: "I am HIV positive"

A Brooklyn resident has filed suit against the giant stock-photo company after she found that she had become the poster child of HIV, quite literally.

Avril Nolan, 25, has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against Getty Images in Manhattan Supreme Court, the suit alleges that Getty are improperly allowing her image to be used in these advertisements.

The ads sender is the state Division of Human Rights, who bought the image from Getty.

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