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Huggies Jeans Diapers show fashion reaching the wee ones, approx 3 years later than in Europe

Adage writes about the Huggies jean-diaper effort in "Are Those Designer Diapers You're Wearing?" - and note : But for all that, what may really be driving the category is fashion.

You discovered this now? The Huggies print and commercial were released in May, the jean diapers are a summer item only and available June-July at Amazon and participating stores - but Libero has with Forsman and Bodenfors help been doing toddler summer fashions in Sweden since 2007 when unstable toddlers walked down a runway wearing the bling-bling diapers.

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Hanson are Ramone to the Bone

We've done this before , discussed album covers that look like other album covers, and as it turned out the genre of twin album covers never end. There are homages, there are spoofs, there are weird coincidences and then there's the really obvious. Hanson mimicking The Ramones on a Ramones tribute album. Yeah, it's not a Badlander, thanks for the tip tho.

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Calcium supplement ads in the shape of bones holding up bridges x 2

Exhibit A: Calcium-Sandoz bones hold up bridge from Saatchi & Saatchi in Mumbai, India, August last year.

Exhibit B: Dumocalcin bones hold up bridges, from Publicis, Indonesia

Via copyranter.

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The Cannes Copy-Cat-Copy Xerox ad spotted by the Copycat-ad King & Queen

The most ironic moment in Cannes during the festival was when me and French Badland King Joelapompe are strolling down the Croisette and we see these ads. Conversation goes a little like this;

- Look at that, Joe says, copy-cat ads. Like "Joelapompe". I bet they even took the images from my site.
- That's totally been done before as far as I recall. For Xerox, too.
- Yes, it has, I have it at home. I can make a post.
- I don't like the line. "If you make a copy, copy right". Pun!

Then it was simply a race to who would post it first. Joelapompe won - but in my defense he left a whole day earlier than I did. ;)

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Was Forever21's augmented reality Times Square billboard inspired by "hand from above"?

Looks like we've found yet another case similar to the Toshiba chairs in space that looked like Simon Faithfull's chairs in space.

There's currently an Augmented Reality Billboard in Times Square for Forever 21, and while it's not a clever PSA mirroring peoples behaviour to make a point, it uses the same neat-o tech to make a 50 foot woman on the billboard interact with the crowds on the street. She even picks people up and throws them off the screen.

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MoFilm invited "Forrest Gump" director to London Film Festival as apology for rewarding a copy

MoFilm has invited the original "Forrest Gump in one minute" director to the London Film Festival, as the guest of MOFILM and the One Minute One Take film will be shown during the MOFILM London Film Festival ceremony.

We would like apologise unreservedly once more for this error. We didn’t realise that the film that we chose was a copy, we would have instantly removed the submission from the competition if we had. As it stands, the original winner has now had their prizes revoked and we will be announcing a new winner soon.

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Dutch Football Federation Supporter Shirts go straight to Badland without passing Go

Amsterdam based creatives Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam made these clever T-shirts where Dutch football supporters can flip their shirts over their heads and become their favorite player as they root for their team.

Clever, right? Yes, it's very funny, and highly apropos as football players are known for yanking their shirts over their heads in celebration. However, we've seen this fun trick before.

Resident Evil made t-shirts that turned you into a Zombie when you pulled them over your head, and a little later Burger King made a King-tee with the same "pull over head" idea, which sent them straight to Badland.

Why the message on Wonderyears site reads These images have been removed due legal issues we can only speculate.

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Ogilvy Paris running out of money for Stock Photo? Uses same image for Dove and Epson campaigns

The New Epson campaign from Ogilvy Paris has a lovely portrait of an aged lady, where the lines in her face seem to be actual lines of text, each line telling the story of her life. Epson signs off with "long live memories", with tiny white script in the right hand corner, sits back and likely waits for the awards. The image is currently showing up on various shortlists, this is the season.

But the awards will not come. Because Dove already did this. With the same image. The same discreet white script, then stating "Love Your Life", and - here's the kicker - produced by the same agency. Yes, Ogilvy Paris did that one too, you can view it in Lürzers Archive . Back in 2008 this ad was good enough to see the light of day at Lürzers and various adfests, however, little birdies tell me that Dove have not seen nor signed off on this ad.

Which may explain why Ogilvy Paris tried again and re-used it for Epson. Photos cost money youknow, these days we're squeezing blood out of rocks to make ends meet. Careful you don't squeeze true creativity to death while you're at it.

Take a bow JoeLaPompe.

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Badland: Using DTMF tones in radio ads, very clever but not new.

Here's a fun pair - the ad for Amsterdam Arena claims to be the first ad that dials a phone, and as we know here in Badland never say that you're the first, you'll jinx it. Of course someone else has already been clever enough to use DTMF tones in radio ads making the ad dial the phone. Here's an example from Radioactive L.A back in 2003.

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Cute, right?

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Ad ban of the week: British Gas banned by ASA for saying "even at christmas"

Copywriters get to have final word on how exactly something should be said in any given ad, that is until the ASA listens to it. This British Gas advert which aired in December last year has been banned for "Implying that British Gas would attend same day call-outs, even over Christmas". The phrasing that set complaints off was : "You can reach us every day. Even over Christmas.", in combo with a cute animated British Gas car pulling up to help the house owner in the ad with the broken boiler.
British gas disputed the complaint, saying that they wanted the ad to show that they deal with queries every day, even on christmas - thing is, the british gas truck doesn't show up quite as fast as the ad implies.

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Arvika Festival "orgasm ad" banned by Reklam Ombudsman in Sweden

RO, a.k.a the ReklamOmbudsman in Sweden have decided to ban the Arvika Festival ad campaign, even if Arvika Festival couldn't get anyone to air it on TV in the first place. The film shows a young woman saying hi to the camera, apparently naked, and she then proceeds to masturbate. It ends on a super stating: "7 months away, get ready, 15-17 July 2010"

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NASA Re-Envisions Mission Marketing

Hey, it *is* space, after all, shouldn't it be cool like the movies? Apparently NASA thinks so. For each mission it has been creating posters and, well, some of them are pretty good knock-offs!
http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10002908.html

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Spendrups fined 400,000 for showing ice in a beer poster : ad banned

I've never quite understood the strategy of selling a beer on being "cold" (which would be my job to keep it so) rather than tasty, but everyone knows that an ice-cold beer at the height of summer is when lagers are at their best. So Spendrups did an ad with the headline "have a really cold summer", suggesting cold beer on hot days. They've now been reprimanded for having the audacity suggesting that beer should be drunk at all, forget seeing anything as advanced as the Jupiler Ice Beer poster here in Sweden.

This is the offending Spendrups ad that ran last summer. Shocking, isn't it?

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90s flashback: Giants stomp around the cities in music videos - again.

Well, since we've already dealt with accusations of ads copying videos today, lets see and example of videos copying videos (and ads), shall we? :)

Look at your giant people in that video. Now back at me. Now at your giants in that other video. Now back at me.

Yep, the video to John Dahlbäck's single "Everywhere" is yet another giants running in the city video. We've seen this before. Is it possibly "retro" now?

If you've watched any MTV back in the 90s (yes, I am a relic - did you know they used to show videos on MTV!), you will have seen Rolling Stones; "Love is Strong" .....

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