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Coke threatens fan-site due to a link to Cokes homepage.

How to create bad PR - get a marketing boss who knows nothing about the web and have him surf it.


Sydsvenskan - "Every day 30.000 read her blog"

Image text above: Popular Swede blogs in Denmark.

"Every day 30000 people read her blogWhile Swedish bloggers with around 3000 visitors a day bicker about who has the biggest blog, Swedish Åsk Wäppling sits in Copenhagen counting in ten times as many visitors a day."

Oh boy, what an opening! And yikes, what a huge article, as you can see from the picture of the paper below. The article is also available online at Sydsvenskan.
For the record, that is not a beer-belly but a baby-belly. /vain


Etermedia - Sites you can not live without!

"Åtta oumbärliga sajter Eight websites you can not do without.

"Here you'll find the commercials from 32 years of Superbowls. Here you'll find 35000 memebrs hanging out, which makes this probably the worlds largest community for advertising and marketing. Adland is run by a swede, Åsk Wäppling alias Dabitch, who lives in Copenhagen. The site is a miracle of functionality and a great example that hard perserverance creates wonders on the web - Åsk Wäppling started the site already back in 1996. Here you'll find plagiators revealed, and here all aspects of commercials are discussed. The archive is enormous, at least 17000 films available for a low fee.


Crispin Porter + Bogusky Sweep Kelly Awards

It's not really a total surprise that Crispin Porter + Bogusky swept at the 24th Kelly Awards today. The two campaigns for Molson and one for MINI that brought them the Grand Prize, Gold and Silver Awards were pretty strong work. Other finalists included work for
American Legacy Foundation's Seek Truth campaigns by Arnold Worldwide and CP+B, ads for Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories and Porsche Cars North America by Carmichael Lynch, Citibank's Fraud Early Warning by Fallon Minneapolis among others.

Read on for more...


2005 ADDY Awards

AAF's Addy Awards were last week. The 2005 American Advertising Federation National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., June 4 - 7, marked the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the organization. This was the first year for the ADDY Mosaic Award, honoring multicultural advertising, and for the National Student ADDY Award. In total 68 Gold ADDYs and 96 Silver ADDYs were handed out.

We've gathered some of the Gold and Silver winners...read on to check them out.


Japanese TV ad retreats after accusations of racism

They really didn't mean to be racist they say, but cosmetics maker Mandom Corp realise how bad their ad might look to some and have decided to pull it off the air.

In the ad for men's blotting paper, several black people wipe sweat off their faces with the paper, while a chimpanzee beside them wearing an Afro wig and a multicoloured outfit wipes his face in imitation.

"A human rights group criticised it after it began airing March 28, saying it was comparing black people with monkeys." said the Japan Times Online.
Immediately afterword a primates rights group accused the Human rights group of not knowing a great ape from a monkey if it bit them in the arse.


Hot PS2 advertising campaign- Duel and War

Yesterday, MarketingWeb out of South Africa reported that the latest campaign for Sony Playstation created by South African TBWA Hunt Lascaris has topped the charts on Adcritic and Adforum and has been selected by Shots to be featured on the Cannes Contenders reel. Yet the ads, originally created as spec, have not yet been aired there.
The campaign spots "War" and "Duel" were conceptualized by Paul Warner and directed by Velocity Film's Keith Rose. Music for one spot is a version of Alphaville's "Forever Young."