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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
Wunderman.
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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 ellenfeiss.net.


The original Ellen ad
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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."
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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.

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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. ;)

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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." Jalopnik.com 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."

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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.

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The next Nike/Tiger commercial?

Jaffe Juice has created a new Nike ad which he humbly describes "It's a tribute to Tiger. It's a tribute to Creativity. It's the embodiment of everything the Nike brand stands for."
Some may say that slapping a tag onto an actual even isn't what they call creative, others might point out that by slapping nike-logos all over Tiger he already is a walking commercial 24/7, but hey, it's fun all the same with fan-advertising. (Fanvertising?)
The most goosebumps golf-moment ever is when Tiger chips a ball onto the green at the 16th hole which rolls around nicely just to teeter at the edge of the cup displaying it's Nike logo for a moment before dropping into the hole. (*gasp*!) If it hadn't happened on national TV, you'd think it was faked. If Nike wants this they better get on the horn to Augusta National Golf Club and start begging for the rights to this footage now.

The ad can be seen of Jaffe Juice in .wmv format, and there is a mirror at morningcoffeenotes.

See also TV close-up of hesitant golf ball scores for Nike in USAToday.

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