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Streakers On The Run in Ads

During a children's TV show on ITV in the UK, an Irn-Bru advert showed a group of male and female streakers with thier naughty bits pixelated who attack a misbehaving policeman on the football pitch and rip off his clothes while a man in the stands enjoys his Irn-Bru.

The Advertising Standards Authority criticised the broadcast for showing the advert for Irn-Bru on its Saturday daytime chart show, CD:UK, hosted by Cat Deeley.

The ASA has stated that the ad can now only be shown after 9pm.
Screen shots from the advert- which can be viewed at Irn-Bru's website (click on the "p" in the lower right corner and then on ads.)

But this isn't the first streaker advert or marketing ploy. Far from it. Read more to take a trip down memory lane.

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Controversal CSI:NY internet movie

csiny-carboncopy.com is the latest online campaign from 20:20 london contains some of the freakiet personalisation technology ever created. The campaign for Five's CSI:NY puts the viewer into the story and directly in front of a crazed serial killer.

If you click the link it will take you to a page where you can fill in your first name and surname, and your email so that the viral can be sent to you. They aren't allowed to keep your details, which is cool.

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VW still promising to sue the VW polo suicide ad creators

More on that volkswagen polo "terrorist" advert, dubbed the suicide bomb which might be fitting in more ways than one. Stephen Brook at The Media Guardian has found the director Stuart Fryer who claims the ad cost maybe 400 pounds, not 40 thousand pounds to make, and that it was only intended to be on thir showreel.

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Vonage vs. Chevy Cobalt

When two advertisers air their spots at the same time, with the same soundtrack…something has to give. Woo-hoo!

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Remember, webheads can read your code

The New York Times (if you're without a NYTimes login you can view it here) reports that GM's national teaser campaign, where each day a billboard somewhere in the US would reveal a new word of the "secret" phrase, has been figured out. The billboards direct people to findthemessage.com which uses Flash to show where the new billboard is and what part of the message is revealed on it.

Webheads quickly discovered that the "secret" message was in the site's flash source code.

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Angelina Jolie to host Inhuman Traffic on MTV Europe

Tomb Raider, silver screen femme fatale, mother and United Nations goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie will host a documentary on MTV Europe called "Inhuman Traffic" February 10, which will also be streamed on the website MTVExit.org. The documentary highlights the human rights issues of sex trafficking and tells stories of real people affected by trafficking. Since this is an important issue, MTV has decided to make the entire thing available free of charge and rights free to broadcasters worldwide!

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Don't sing Pias tune - Danish political viral.

The 8th of February Denmark heads to the polls. As you might know, Venstre ("the left" which confusingly enough are the conservative right) the Conservative People Party Konservative Folkeparti and the Danish People Party are in the current government and hope to be re-elected.

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Oy vey, another creative for sale on Ebay

Want to buy an entire in-house creative team? A bunch of in-house creatives were displaced in the recent PeopleSoft/Oracle merger, but they like working together so they set up an Ebay auction here where you can 'buy' the whole group, or at least access to their fab portfolios and resumes.

"Their loss, your gain. An award-winning, clear-thinking, bottom-line-focused creative services organization is now immediately available to rock your bottom line. We are a creative team that's ready to plug and play. Today."

Previous eBay stunts: CW sells his life on Ebay, Viral marketing campaign for sale, mint condition copywriter for sale on Ebay, Alex the Art Director for sale and of course all those forehead ad spaces for sale.

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