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Director Stuart Douglas Returns to the U.S. Via Original

LOS ANGELES— British commercials director Stuart Douglas, whose work for such brands as Coca-Cola, Nike, Sony, Carlsberg and Guinness has won worldwide acclaim, has signed with Original for exclusive representation in the United States. It marks the first time in more than a decade that Douglas has focused on the American market.

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Arcade Edit proves pigs can fly - or at least open bi-coastal.

Arcade Edit has spread its wings and officially opened a New York office. Since Arcade Edit's launch in Los Angeles in 2008 they have been working with clients on the East Coast, but now they are officially bi-coastal. The new NYC shop is led by Executive Producer/Partner Sila Soyer and Editor/Partner Jeff Ferruzzo.

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The wrong way to gain exposure in advertising

It's tough these days, what with all the competition on the internet, to really get your work noticed.

While there's always someone out there trying to convince you to work for free in order to gain exposure, thankfully not everyone falls for that con.

Take the sci-fi artist Travis Wright who found himself on the receiving end of this pitch, by an ACD at Grey NY named Roy Torres.

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Context: the tool that will buy you more sleep dropping ads into context for you.

Art directors, designers, creatives rejoice. Context is here and it'll instantly drop your fantastic ad into context. You'll get more sleep! You'll have time for lunch!

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US Antitrust green lights the Publicis Omnicom merger

It's happening, people, for reals. Publicis, Omnicom merger gets U.S. antitrust green light. There are no objections from U.S. antitrust authorities for their proposed merger which would make the worlds second largest agency group merge with the world's third largest agency group, and with that becoming the worlds 1st largest agency group leaving WPP in the dust.

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The Recording Industry: fiddling while Rome burns.

In a few short days, we’ll see the first annual Youtube Music Awards with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and more. Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts are hosting and Spike Jonze is directing.

Jonze is quoted in a Rolling Stone interview as saying: “This is not a red carpet, fancy, pre-packaged, pre-produced thing. I like the idea of making it about music and videos as opposed to everybody getting dressed up."

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World's first banner ad still performs really well.

Remember the AT&T "You will" campaign? The one that had the worlds first banner ad with it?

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Who's the better Butter Mayor?

Seattle's having a mayor race coming up, between challenger Senator Ed Murray, and incumbent Mike McGinn.
Apparently no one is taking it too seriously, because dairy company Darigold has carved both candidates' likeness into butter, for the people to decide who is the better butter mayor. This little scheme was cooked up with the help of Wexley School For Girls.

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