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Twitter user complains about British Airways via Promoted Tweet

This takes the righteous anger cake. Rather than merely complain on Twitter about horrible airline service, Hasan Syed did one better and bought a promoted tweet.


The Bootsy Collins #IGiveAFunk Kickstarter campaign is up and humming!

Once upon a time called right now, a funky outer space bassist by the name of Bootsy Collins owned the Twitterverse by coming up with a Kickstarter campaign with a funky hashtag attached.

Welcome to #IGiveAFunk. This Kickstarter campaign is designed to bring the funk on tour to places far and wide, big and small, with the help of those who give a funk.


Barton F Graaf 9000 poaches WK people in New York with horse

Seems Barton F Graaf 9000 would really really like to get some people from W+K to come work for them instead. So much so they had a guy dress up a horse to hang around the offices this morning hoping to poach people.


H&M nicks photographers image for T-shirts: Is sued by Estevan Oriol

Estevan Oriol famed for making Rock Bands, LA and in particular Mexican-Americans in LA look glamourous and badass since 1991 has just sued Swedish retailer H&M and fashion house Brandy Melville for ripping off his image known as "L.A. Fingers".

"If you put my photograph side-by-side with their re-creation of my image, anyone would tell you they are one in the same. They clearly copied my image" ~ Estevan Oriol

The suit has been filed by Bradley and Daniel Yourist of the Yourist Law Corporation, they hope this case will "serve as a wakeup call to other retailers that routinely infringe upon, profit from, and trample on artists' protected intellectual property." and to that I say, don't hold your breath. Remember when designer Tori LaConsay was ripped off, and Urban Outfitters have sortof made it a habit.


Simian Shifts Search into Overdrive

New SmartSearch™ feature generates instant results when users search media libraries.

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—In the latest upgrade to its industry-leading creative workflow and media management platform, Simian has added an advanced, global smart search tool that enables users to get the results ten times faster than ever before. Simian SmartSearch™ includes an auto-complete feature that returns real time results instantly with as few as two keystrokes.

SmartSearch™ is designed to help companies search their content more quickly and generate better results, no matter the size of their libraries. Users can search across a wide range of data fields associated with media files including credits, title, tags, file name, description and even the comments made on individual files. SmartSearch™ also enhances efficiency and flexibility when it comes building demo reels and presentations and varying project management tasks.


Click 3X Brings On Anna Browne as Director of Business Development

Anna Browne joins Click 3X and recently launched fashion and beauty content creators Raison D’Être as Director of Business Development. She brings with her an impressive range of agency, digital and international experience, having lived and worked in both Paris and Buenos Aires for several years.

Keith Kristinat

The Colonie Continues to Grow, Adds Editor Keith Kristinat

CHICAGO— The Colonie has added Keith Kristinat to its editorial staff as the boutique, creative post-production studio continues to expand to keep pace with its busy workload. Kristinat arrives from Red Car, Chicago, and brings strong relationships with local advertising agencies and a sparkling reel that includes work for such brands as Nintendo, Kellogg’s, Allstate and American Family Insurance. His first project for The Colonie is a documentary for Nike (via Game Seven Marketing) about its Chi-League summer basketball program.


ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff Levine

ACNE has added interactive director Jeff Levine to its roster. The prolific director, designer, and digital specialist brings a reel overflowing with top quality work for major clients including YouTube, AT&T, PNC, Puma, Craftsman, and Honda.