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Advertising during the Super Bowl is a waste of money

Take this with a grain of salt of course, because the study was done by an in-market research firm who are you know, trying to sell their services, but according to this article on Communicus, Only 1 In 5 Super Bowl Ads Actually Sells Products.

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Silicon Valley: where free labor is even better than cheap labor.

An article in the L.A. Times, mentioned there's a new scheme to help rehabilitate prisoners. Thanks to our friends in Silicon Valley. A high-tech incubator known as The Last Mile has been launched in Northern California's San Quentin State Prison. I guess it's kind of an incubator within an incubator, considering they're prisoners and all.

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Did Iron Maiden turn piracy into paying customers? No.

Jeez Louise you'd think at this point people would smell a rat quicker but apparently not.

Back on December 20th, CITEworld posted this glowing article about how heavy metal legends Iron Maiden were learning how to profit from piracy. The article implied that UK-based analytics company Musicmetric were tracking analytics from Iron Maiden downloads on torrent sites to see where they were most popular.

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Kanye West sued for infringement

First the guy has the audacity to create the world's worst video for "Bound 2." Now we come to understand that the amazing sample--rhe one that gets stuck in your head over and over of the child singer dripping with darkness and queasy greasy awesomeness repeating "Bound to fall in Love" over and over, has been straight up ripped off.

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Live in the UK? Your taxes are supporting piracy.

The City Of London police recently wrapped up Operation Creative--a name which will surely make Adland readers snicker. The crackdown on brand supported copyright theft was swift and hard. But only a month later, and Kernel Magazine is reporting very little has changed. Some of the largest gambling companies in the world are still advertising on these sites. And a lot of British public sector brands, too.

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Christmas came early: Spaghetti-O's makes a Pearl Harbor tweet.

Yes, this is real. And yes, it's insane.

Huge props to @it's_Elliot for the hat tip here.

This tweet has been up for three hours and hasn't been taken down, so we can only assume the social media team went home after the holiday bar binge. Somehow, the social media intern at Spaghetti-O's pulled a fast one. Either that or or this amazing piece of WTF-ness was approved by the SpaghettiO's higher ups while they were busy "multi-tasking."

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ACNE Beefs Up Art Direction with Anderson Hire

ACNE is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Art Director Tyler Andersen to its roster. A versatile talent tuned to the latest digital and 3D technologies, Anderson brings a range of experience across diverse brands and platforms.

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