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Bossa Scores Big at Cannes Lions Festival

Integrated production company Bossa scores a highly coveted Cannes Lion award at this year’s festival for their groundbreaking work on “Drinkable Advertising” for Coke Zero and Ogilvy & Mather. A first-of-its-kind, the campaign quenched fans’ thirst at the NCAA Finals with a massive beverage-dispensing billboard, interactive kiosks, and a mobile app.

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The Fall of the House of Reddit

Ellen K. Pao the Interim CEO of Reddit isn't very popular right now. In fact, in her brief tenure as the head of 'The Front Page of the Internet', she's managed to galvanise most of the internet against her. It's an extremely impressive accomplishment if your goal is abject failure.

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Peeling the Potato - Adland Live at the Chip Shop Awards

The Chip Shop Awards are a different beast entirely. If you live in the UK, they're something of a minor celebrity in the events calendar; a place where the inspired and the profane sit side by side, chaotically intermingling. Once a year, we’re invited to consider questions that lie at the beating heart of advertising culture. What makes a subversive and disruptive ad? Can creativity ever truly run wild without limits? Where does the scatological end and the obscene begin?

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The Best of Cannes Self Promotion - Part Trois

Cannes might be long over, but like free rosé, the publicity just keeps on flowing. Here's the final roundup of everything interesting and vaguely self-promotion-shaped to come out of the South of France.

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Whose choir are you preaching to?

“Mr. Clean represents patriarchy from some disgusting bygone day.”

“In a horrible fat-shaming society like America, Kool-Aid’s mascot is body positive. And it’s about time.”

“The only thing more horrifying than Pearl Drops racist all-white toothpaste is its anti-science stance on fluoride."

“Even KFC has to hide the fact it is from Kentucky. Because Kentucky is the south. And everyone knows the south is made up of nothing but racists. If you like KFC, you’re racist, too.”

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British Comedy Director Ben Whitehouse Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice Media

Los Angeles— Continuing to broaden its roster of commercial filmmakers, Accomplice Media has signed comedy director Ben Whitehouse for exclusive representation in the United States. The British-born director launched his career in 2009 and since then has established himself as a master of character-driven comedy through work for Subway, Amazon, Enterprise, KFC, Specsavers, Phones 4U and others.

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ASA rules Protein World "Beach body" ad not socially irresponsible

The ASA has ruled the "Beach Body" billboard "not socially irresponsible", and "unlikely to cause offence". There were in total 378 complainants, who raised issues of offense and potential harm which boiled down to two points:

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Mother London poaches potential Droga5 clients with URL hijack

Ah, this is cute. I'm sure you are familiar with what the Droga5 logo looks like, where the 5 replaces the G. It's so fancy.

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