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SantApp brings magic to technology for Christmas

Think technology zaps all the fun and imagination out of young lumps of clay? Good news-- SantApp is here to bring some Christmas magic to your kids' lives. Spanish agency Shackelton has created SantApp, a sort of interactive Holiday emulator if you would. Using standard mobile phone technology, SantApp creates the illusion that Father Christmas or the Three Kings are moving around in your living room, and dropping off their Christmas presents.

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Ten gift ideas for adgrunts, designers and copygeeks.

Oblique Strategies : In 1975, Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno created a creativity kickstart pack of strategy cards. They are the original brainstorming cards with phrases like "small clouds obscure the sun", "disconnect from desire" and "faced with a choice, do both". Over 100 worthwhile dilemmas are hidden in this pack that help snap you out of a creative rut. In its fifth edition now, it's a creative classic.

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BETC celebrate 40 years of street art in Paris

BETC, just released General Graffiti, a book celebrating 40 years of street art in Paris. The book was written by street artist Karim Boukercha with photographs like the ones above by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. The book is coming out via publisher Dominique Carré, One of the highlights is the Magasins Généraux building in Pantin. Not only does it have a history of being a street artist hang out but in 2016 BETC plans to move there.

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Dutch cover band fools Shazam

Fun idea. Dutch band Allstars fooled Shazam into thinking they were Avicii, Rihanna and other bands. Not only does it give them more exposure than it would if they'd been another ignored band on Spotify, but they also Shazam look stupid by not being able to tell the difference. Win wn. Go to The World's Best Cover Band and see for yourself. You might just end up booking them at your next party!

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South Dakota Yanks Their Don't Jerk And Drive Campaign

Yes, this is real. And yes, I am thirteen. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety -tee hee-- pulled -- tee hee -- its new public service campaign encouraging drivers not to jerk the steering wheel on icy roads after people complained that the ad contained double entendres. In other words, it was guilty of being written by a Copy Wanker, to use Dabitch's phrase.
The best part? It was intentional. According to the Argus Leader:

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Help Mary's Meals and set the table for one more at Christmas

Every year, Edinburgh based ad agency Whitespacers, creates a different, shall we say, conceptual Christmas card. One year they created a giant train set with a mounted live cam that could was operational via Twitter. Pretty fun. But this year the good folks at Whitespacers decided to help a new client of theirs; Mary's Meals.

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AKA NYC Honored at Davey Awards

Campaigns for ONCE: THE MUSICAL and ALL THE WAY bring five wins for the entertainment marketing and advertising agency.

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PETA's bukkake "don't swallow" ad pulled

PETA; true to their tasteless sexist form decided to erect a billboard in Nottingham protesting milk. “Some bodily fluids are bad for you. Don't swallow. Ditch Dairy.” the line read, next to an image of a woman whose face and hair had chunks of white stuff sprayed all over it. Yes, it looks like bukkake, and considering the cheeky line, that was the point.

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