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Dog Judo is gonna getcha - woof!

Virgin Mobile is out with a new series of cooky clips, called Dog Judo. The campaign for christmas camera phones stretches from posters to the web, James Kydd, brand director for Virgin Mobile, said: "Our Christmas camera phone print campaign is all about taking snapshots during humorously named, unmissable events - from 'Nuns on Ice' to 'Topless Trampolining'. When we saw the animated characters created by 12foot6, a 'Dog Judo' event fitted perfectly with both the camera phone campaign and our brand's renowned sense of humour. So we agreed to sponsor a funny new web-exclusive animation series from 12foot6."

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Grafica Happy Holidays acct win!

My favorite part of December is not the copious amounts of Glögg, the embarrasing Xmas parties scandals, nor the crowds in every shopping street around the world - but the wacky seasons greetings from every ad agency out there.
Gráfica Group has made a mockumentary of their recent account win -- they got the "Happy Holidays" account and did a great job at rekindling the happy spirit of the holidays. Complete with a gratutious boob shot, naturally. ;)

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Octogenarian fixerupper

They've been saying for years that as the population ages, we're bound to see more products targetting the seniors market. But power tools to 80-something Russian grandmothers?

Example #1

Example #2

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New York Observer - FedEx placed in Jeopardy!

All-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings ended his 74-game, $2.52 million winning streak when he asked the question "What Is FedEx?" But that was just the beginning for BBDO, the company's agency of record.

You can read The New York Observer's article here.

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Publicis CPH interactive christmas jam

This year Publicis Copenhagen decided to send electronic an electronic christmas card to clients, partners, friends etc.. The staff puts on a good holiday spirit and sang (or tried to) "Jingle Bells". You can hear the whole agency all at once, departments on their own, or even each individual solo.

CHECK IT OUT HERE

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The religious iPod spoof

This is one of the funnier spoofs I've seen.

I saw it outside London's St. Lukes church.

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Another chance at making your holiday merry

Happy Holidays from the gang at AdLand.

We've got some fun gifts to hand out this month. The very generous folks over at Communication Arts have given us some 2004 CA Ad Annuals to share with you. Read more!

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When is permission to repost images needed?

All you illustrators and photographers and reps who know a thing or two about copyrights might be interested to read Calacanis : Dealing with the photo copyright issue on blogs, where it seems there's a new idea forming - posting images without permission is OK as long as they are small?? Please help me out here, am I reading this right? Fair use? Has the world gone mad!? Is this the guy Denton thought should be the one to look up to when it comes to blogger ethics?
The web does cause trouble in this area, but would this new 'rule' hold water in court, or work in the long run - in a fair way? I don't think so.

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