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Young & Rubicam losing their young and damned

Gossip suggests that Ann Fudge may be the next one to get the axe from Y&R.

From Businessweek:

The turmoil has fueled widespread industry speculation that Fudge's days atop Y&R are numbered. In an exclusive interview with BusinessWeek, Fudge conceded that she and WPP are looking for someone to replace her as the head of the agency, though she'll remain in charge of the parent, which also includes PR agency Burson-Marsteller, branding powerhouse Landor Associates, and direct marketer

Ellen Feiss unreleased G4 spot

Ellen Feiss from stoner "switch" fame has apparantly made another unreleased ad for a G4.

The accordianguy has the advert which he found via

The original Ellen ad

Tag me baby! Adland now uses tags. All adgrunts can tag.

Adland now has tags!

It was bound to happen, all the cool kids are doing it. Metafilter has tags, flickr has tags, technorati has tags, waferbaby has tags.... It's so hip that Wired wrote an article on tags. With the commercial archive busting at the seams, now with twenty-five thousand commercials, we think it's about time to start tagging them. Wanna find all the spots that take place in a wedding? Tags to the rescue.......


Ad awarded an Swedish Golden Egg accused of theft/brain sync.

No rest for the wicked, they say, so here is yet another pair of ads ready for Badland. A tip from an adgrunt who prefers to remain anonymous in this case leads us to twin ads for the same Nintendo client!

"The winner of a Golden Egg (Guldägg)in print/magazine category - Nintendo by Lowe Brindfors - is based on the same idea McCann Norway did three years ago. For the same client."

Adidas vs Douwe Egberts

"Don't you ever get tired of pairing up those Badlanders?" some people say. "Don't you know that twin ideas can just happen?" protest the defensive ones.
Sure I know that, I say that, and sure sometimes I'd rather have an ice-lolly than make another Badland pair... But then again there are other times when I just roll my eyes and wonder who was the lazy-ass bastard to fall so deep into demo-love that you can hardly tell the copy apart from the original.

Like this time.


Trippy 3D video released for Plaid's "CaretStick"

Electronic music mavens Ed Handley and Andy Turner of Plaid collaborated with Gelman on producing this video for one of Plaid's unreleased tracks entitled CaretStick.

The entire video, which lasts for 3min and 40 seconds, is built in CG as a continuously moving chain link fence.

It looks awesome. Although the video is rendered to be viewed as an über 3D film with 3D glasses, it'll probably bring up more psychedelic ravey sensations when viewed without the glasses. ;)


Advertising Campaign for the 2006 Audi A3

In March, strange blog ads started popping up touting video game designer Virgil Tatum as well as art theft. Then during the New York Auto Show, Audi's 2006 A3 hatchback went missing. A sign was put up that read: "If you have any information regarding the location of a 2006 Audi A3 VIN WAUZZZ8P65A045963 please contact Audi of America at 1-866-657-3268." states "the number leads to a voice mailbox where callers are asked to provide any information they have on the missing car. The message says more information will be revealed on the Audi of America Web site on Tuesday morning, April 5th."


Taco Bell vs. Dr. Pepper

She loves you. She loves you not.
Click here to check out Taco Bell spot.
Click here to check out the Dr. Pepper commercial.