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Gavin McInnes fired for having an dissenting opinion

Adweek reported yesterday that Gavin McInnes was forced to take an indefinite leave of absence from his CCO role at New York shop, Rooster, following an essay written on Thought Catalog called "Transphobia is Perfectly Normal." Lovely bit of linkbait wouldn't you say? I wonder how many people actually read it.

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AdDetector detects "native advertising" weeding real articles from paid ones.

Fed up with native advertising polluting your newspapers, The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, your buzzfeed list-joy, and even your Deadspin articles? Download the Chrome Extension that can point out the Deadspin link is a State Farm job, and brandish bright red banners on all paid articles online, leaving you to pursuing only the articles that are not (listed as) sponsored.

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ASA clears "masturbator" Paddy Power ad

Un-banned ad of the week, this ad depicting Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage caught in the middle of... eh.. debating, and coupled with with the headline "WHO'S THE BEST MASS DEBATER? CLEGG 6/4 FARAGE 1/2 ..." seems to suggest that they're actually masturbating. Two people complained!

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R.I.P. Robin Williams, the creative's creative

I didn't know Robin Williams, but his work was pretty special for me personally. Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society were there at the very beginning of my understanding of war and life and death, and for that, I'm truly grateful. He didn't create those things himself, nobody does, but the soul of the story was in him, and his ability to take the madness of the mind and bring it alive through words was unique and unparalleled. Anyone who worked with him is singing his praises right now, and there's no more fitting tribute to the man than the body of work he left behind.

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Responsive Logos

We presume Joe Harrison did this partly to quell his own curiosity and partly to show off and impress people. Responsivelogos. Well it worked, Joe. We're impressed. Joe Harrison wants to remind trademark owners and viewers stopping by that it's a personal experiment and not actually affiliated with the brands in any way. Yet. Because y'all are gonna call him now, aren't you?

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Facebook: A place for people who don't matter

I bet you thought this would be another one of those "you don't know any of your FB friends IRL" rants.

Nope.

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Amy Nicholson Joins Supply & Demand

Supply & Demand has added filmmaker Amy Nicholson to its roster. A creative director, commercial director and Oscar qualifying documentarian, Nicholson arrives with vast agency experience on accounts for Nike, Prudential, Yoplait, Black & Decker, Coke, Heineken, HP and ESPN.

Memorable work includes Snapple at Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners where Nicholson created the classic “Snapple Lady" campaign that saw Wendy Kaufman read out letters from consumers in her thick, Long Island accent.

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Nicofresh's poster banned on grounds of race & age

See the poster above? Where the handsome young black man snuggling up to the much older, but clearly still attractive, woman in a manner that suggests they are more than just friends? Yes it's been banned, but no, not because it's showing an interracial couple. And not because it's showing a couple with a huge age difference. It's been banned because it's suggesting interracial couples & older women are taboo.

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