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Open Letter To Brands - about consumers (aka "Gamergate")

Over at The Week a their correspondent Ryan Cooper, who has written for Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post but as far as I know not worked in advertising or PR, has some advice for brands (or #brands ) about Gamergate, in this 'open letter to brands'.

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Finally creative poaches from tech - as PayPal Exec Defects to Agency Side

Mistress, the multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Venice, Los Angeles, announced today the hire of Lee Roth in a senior role to lead the agency’s Strategy & Social Media services. Roth comes to Mistress from PayPal where he was Senior Director, Head of Advertising, Media and Agencies.

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Automotive Director Lino Russell Joins Accomplice Media

Los Angeles— Accomplice Media has signed German director Lino Russell for exclusive representation in the United States. Russell, who was educated in the United States and England, is an automotive and visual specialist known for his technical skill, dynamic visuals, deft handling of talent and ability to craft vivid stories. His credits include Audi, Ferrari, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Toyota, Chevrolet and other global car brands.

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Twitter powers activist journalists, if they can't find a story they'll make one.

Twitter brought on revolutions, they said, and I'm inclined to agree, but not in the way you think. While twitter was used to communicate during the uprising in Egypt, despite Vodaphone shutting down network services, and twitter increasingly beat the news deadlines with any social unrest or breaking news story, the revolution isn't in that strangers can communicate over hashtags.

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The Great Credit Card Swindle : Sex Pistols Credits cards from Virgin

Remember when Sex Pistols launched a perfume and we declared punk dead? Well, Punk is now credit worthy, as you'll find that Virgin has launched Virgin money credit cards, and decorated the cards with Jamie Reid's Sex Pistols album art. Never mind the eye-watering 19% interest rate, to quote Johnny Rotten; Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?.

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ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa Monica

On the heels of their breakout project “Prime Musical” for Amazon, ArsenalFX Founder Mark Leiss launches Santa Monica, California-based content creation studio ArsenalCreative alongside ECD Kaan Atilla and EP Cortney Haile.

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In Defence of Digital

Going ‘undigital’ sucks. It leaves you disconnected from the people you love and from innovative services that – while may not revolutionise your life on a daily basis – make things consistently better, adding convenience and facilitating fun. Here’s why digital matters and what happened when I underwent a digital detox.

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Native Content and Schrom & Co. form partnership

Native Content and Schrom & Co. are pleased to announce a new joint partnership for tabletop commercials and digital content. The new alliance enables Native to expand its versatile talent offering to include the tabletop category, and offers Schrom & Co. a west coast base of operations and a direct line to Native’s network of brand and agency clientele.

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