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The Fast Forward ad that appears when you skip ads on your DVR - Markenfilm vs VW

The other day, a non ad person (I presume) and upstanding human being had a brilliant idea and tweeted it.


"Scam ads" hurt both brands and ad agencies says Wheaton - Exactly.

So Ken Wheaton in Adage concludes that scam ads hurts not only brands, but also agencies in this day and age. Yes, indeed!


Can privacy keep up with technology?

In 2003, California passed SB 27, or the "Shine the Light Law." Basically it required companies doing business with Californians to disclose all sales of private information to third parties, like telemarketers, spammers, junk mail and more.

And then came google and Facebook. And the third party apps demanding information about us. Information the companies are more than happy to sell. In less than a decade (Hell, in less than half a decade) the "Shine the Light Law" became outdated.


mOcean challenges Tosh because apparently they don't have work to do

Three Writers. One Office. No Effects. This is all I know as we're tweeted this link to a video of three writers having a blast in the office playing office hoops. They bounce the balls off each others heads, they bounce the balls off walls, they use all the geometry skills they have to bounce balls here there and everywhere, and into the hoops. It looks like they're having a grand ol' time at work. They set this to dubstep, which is hard to forgive because that ship sailed and we blew it up over Cthulhu's lair. And then.. There's the VO. He has the perfect VO voice... but it's what he's saying. "Bring it Tosh". Tosh? The rape joke comedian?


The Saturday Evening post reprints Mad Men era ads from their magazine.

The Saturday Evening Post have dug up the Mad Men Era Ads that once ran in the post, as a reminder that they are America’s oldest magazine, and they are big fans of Mad Men on AMC. The ads are delightfully bold in color, graphic in their use of white space, and stereotypical with their gender norms, which is what the sixties suburbia was all about. A coffee that is "husband pleasing", a smoke that ain't too dry but just right? Thems were the days. It's quite fun to look through, so give it a whirl. And if you are a Mad Men fan here's a bonus, The Saturday evening Post interviews creator Matt Weiner too.


Imgembed: fights online piracy with easy and awesome image search

Hailing itself the new standard for fair online use, Imgembed is a bright beacon in a sea of content theft. The site which is in Beta, hopes to table the content theft argument by making a site that is both fair, and easy to use.

You search for your image, find one, copy and paste it to your blog or wherever, and the attribution automagically appears. This you can feel safe and secure and honest in knowing you haven't violated any rights. Plus they're free to use for a whole bunch of impressions. And let's face it. Your samey blog of fashionista photos and Liz Lemon gifs aren't generating that much traffic.

But if you're a business, or narcissistic enough to believe so, you can also pay for more impressions.


Illuminati Taps Mother New York as Agency of Record

Great news from Mother New York who just won another prestigious client. I'll just quote the entire release;

"April 1, 2013- After nearly 237 years with their current agency, The Illuminati has named Mother New York its new agency of record. Creative duties for the account shifted after a pitch that included five undisclosed agencies.
To date, The Illuminati brand has followed a subtle advertising strategy that has included teasers on US currency, branded partnerships with world leaders and other non-traditional campaigns.
While some close followers have recognized the work, awareness has remained low according to The Illuminati, with less than 2% of the population acknowledging the organizationʼs efforts, despite the nearly $200 billion the group spends in annual media.