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Rome bans "sexist advertising" to appear within city limits.

On Monday Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino announced a new regulatory plan on advertising in the city of Rome, which will take effect in the coming days. To quote the mayor, advertising space would be prohibited to those who "use women's bodies or launch sexist messages".

"City advertising space will be able to be sold only to those who respect the rules in the new regulatory plan and so a woman's body can't be associated with images that objectify it or portray it in a sexist way"

Marino said.

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Sonzero Films Boosts Production Power through Strategic Link with Hollywood’s Siren Studios

LOS ANGELES—Sonzero Films, the production company of award-winning advertising director Jim Sonzero, has found a new home at Siren Studios, Hollywood. The company’s new digs include contemporary office space on the Siren campus, and ready access to the studio’s expansive shooting space, production resources and other amenities. Siren features eight shooting stages on a secure lot that are particularly well suited to the type of high-end celebrity, fashion and beauty work for which Sonzero enjoys an international reputation.

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Carlsberg asks "Are you Beer body ready" spoofing Protein World

I suppose a congratulations are in order for Protein World whose trolling as a social media strategy made their Beach Body ad as famous as "Hello Boys" once was. Old adgrunts may recall that "Hello Boys" was spoofed a lot.

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The Most Terrible fatal car crash ever - Intouch outsmarts youtube crash viewers

Dashboard cameras are common in Russia, and some of the most widely viewed youtube clips in Russia are of car accidents recorded on dashboard cameras. Armed with this insight, the INTOUCH Insurance company, which stands for responsible driving, wanted to convey the dreadful consequences of speeding to drivers - using the dashboard clips in a different way. BBDO Russia Group created a ten minute dash cam clip that shows a routine trip on a sunny day, and as the long clip drags on viewers get impatient and start using the scroll bar to try and find the accident.

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Google, NPR, Pandora join Trojan Horse organization to help artists

Another day, another group of big data and evil corporations trying to influence public policy by lying to you. This new one is called Mic-Coalition. Pronounced "Mike," as in Microphone, as in "give the people a voice." Well, what voice do they want to have, and who exactly are these people? Let's examine. On their website you are greeted with this mission statement:

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‘Killing Jews is Worship’ billboards in a subway near you soon (NYC)

The American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller have been cleared to run even more controversial ads by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl. He ruled last week that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cannot stop their most recent controversial ad from running on scores of subway cars and buses..

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Bomb Threats and Protests - The Protein World Story Continues

In news which surprised no one, Protein World has reported a bomb threat against them, while protests are scheduled in Hyde Park for the weekend. But, I cannot stress this enough as UK Correspondent, 99.999% of Londonders could not give less of a shit about these ads. Even working in an advertising agency, I have not heard it discussed even once amongst colleagues.

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