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Over ten thousand photographers & creatives have signed this ePetition to the UK gov, protesting "legalized theft of copyrighted works", as there's a legislation rushed through parlement enabling people to use any copyrighted work as long as a "diligent search" for the rights holder has been made. Translation: "I googled it and found no owner" allows you to infringe pretty much anything.
I'm really surprised to hear that the third installment of Odd Future cherub Tyler the Creator was pulled.
Considering these ads are so amazing. Oh yes, in case you didn't know there is a part one and a part two. Amazingly, part one, in which the goat beats up a woman, didn't generate controversy. But the third part, the police line up, did.
Joelapompe says that perhaps this idea is like a Zombie, impossible to kill, and he may have a point because no matter how many times this idea should be shot down before it even hits foamcore, we see it again and again. Most recently for Hyundai, previously for Smart Car, that infamous Audi ad, Nissan in 1997, and Citroen's black comedy.
Ogilvy Chicago want you to know that unlike you and your endless stupid buzzfeed posts on Facebook, Ernest Hemingway was a real man who did real things.. But now, Hemingway can add a little bit of globe-trotting manly awesomeness to your site, thanks to The Hemingway Hijacker.
Just sign up and for one day your Facebook page will be littered with photos, check-ins and, I assume, tersely worded status updates.
While I appreciate alliteration, I'm not sure giving consent is tantamount to "hijacking," but you know. Whatevs.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that the poster for "Pussy", above with the line: "The drink's pure, it's your mind that's the problem" can not appear again in its current form. The posters made by Beattie McGuinness Bungay, received a total of 156 complaints, as people took offense to the name of the product. It's a bit FCUK all over again, with a dash of Branson mixed in as Holly and Sam Branson, Sir Richards kids, have invested in the company because "I love pussy in the morning".
Seriously? Again? It feels like I could make a spin-off site dedicated to posting only suicide by car ad ideas, because yes folks we've found one more. This idea practically owns the suicide tag on adland.
Our first Badlander was when Audi A5 suicide ad (spec job), was shown side by side with Brian Baderman's Citroen suicide. While most comments agreed then that the Audi one was too dark and therfore less funny, the web didn't care and the Audi a5 suicide ad spread like wildfire (much to Audi's dismay! They want nothing to do with this spec job). Then Hyundai joined in the Badland hall of shame, and earlier today a Nissan ad from 1997 joined the group being (so far) the oldest executed idea.
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