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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.


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.



The religious iPod spoof

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

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


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!


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.


Uh-oh, we are officially more hated than Lawyers

It used to be that admen we're right behind lawyers in the universal "not trusted by the public" list but this year we've finally beat them according to Gallups annual U.S. survey published by CNN. Top of the least trusted professions which ranked lowest in honesty and ethics.:
# 1 Car salesmen
# 2 Advertising practitioners
# 3 Lawyers
# 4 Congressmen
# 5 Business executives
and surprise - number 6 is Newspaper reporters, the heroes who once upon a time revealed Watergate, risked their lives in war zones and kept us all informed are now being less trustworthy than auto mechanics.

With all the hubbub about Bzzagents lately I'm not in the least surprised. C'mon kids, if we work hard enough we might overtake Car salesmen next year!

Bzzagents discussions here on adland, in the news, new marketing tool is testing ethical limits of advertising, and on blogs Word of Maw. Hat tip to Claymore and Jimmy_dare.


Our love is sponsored by Monsanto

Reverend Billy had a completly different comment to all the hubub about bzzzketeers on the bzzagents blog. It read as follows:

Lover #1: Oh baby baby I love you so much.
Lover #2: I love you too… brought to you by Monsanto.
Lover #1: What’s that?
Lover #2: I love you brought to you by Monsanto.
Love #1: But, what does that mean?
Lover #2: I love you brought to you by Monsanto.
Lover #1: Oh God no, what?…
Lover #2: Honey, I do love you, but now my love is sponsored by Monsanto.
Love #1: But why? I’m not into three-somes.


The Hidden (in Plain Sight) Persuaders debate

Not sure whether any of you saw Rob Walker's article on Word of Mouth Marketing in the New York Times the other day:
'The Hidden (in Plain Sight) Persuaders'