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First Kiss is not only an ad, but also a copy of Canal Plus ca 1994

We blinked, and suddenly there's an uproar on the web that "the touching viral video of strangers kissing was "just" an ad for clothes". Wait a minute, did WREN Fall 14 in the title not give it away? Wasn't it glaringly obvious in the cross section of pretty semi-celebs doing all the snogging? Did the line "well, you're an actress..." NOT clue you in?

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Miami Ad School students jump on bandwagon that was driven by real client.

Miami Ad School Students Gabriella Rodriguez and Stephen Kent jumped on the reality show "social conversation" to create user-inspired reality show posters like the two you see above.
If you want to see the rest, go to Worst Reality Shows.

I'm not sure why you'd bother. This idea already done, by a PBS affiliate. And the idea actually advertised the PBS station. Imagine that!

As ad students you probably could have spent five minutes to do the same. Hell, I should hope so.

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GoTV press ad a lot like Adland's logo.

I was just going to add this to the archive, with the headline: "Over 30 channels to choose from. GOtv. A multichoice Company."
But then, I can't help myself! Congratulations Noah's Ark Creative in Lagos, Nigeria. You've created an entire press ad from the same idea that is our logo. You've been badlanded. Sorry, had to be done. :) You know what they say though, the simplest ideas are the best.

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Sturegallerian's father's day ad asks mothers to "Please, please him" in sexy lingerie

Two complaints. Two. That's how many complaints "Advertising ombudsman" Elisabeth Trotzig has received about this ad so far. The Fathers Day ad for the high end exclusive mall Sturegallerian in the center of Stockholm used a classic trick to shake up the category of fathers day ads. Instead of targeting the family with pictures of nice ties, cufflinks and other items that may be a good gift for dad, it targeted mom directly suggesting she buy something nice for dads eyes only.

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Buick vs Volvo - a car so comfortable it's like an extra room x 2

Nothing new under the sun, you know. Here's two ads, one from the 1960s showing that the Buick has such comfortable lounge seats you might want to lounge in it, and one from more recent years showing the same idea for Volvo.

It's funny when that happens, isn't it?

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MSC Canada orders WWF to remove "We don't farm like this" ad. WWF obeys.

So, according to news reports, and these comments, MSC Canada ordered WWF to remove animation because they're the boss of the World Wildlife Fund‎.

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The bare-chested spokesman: shirtless shilling of edible things trend 2013

As we already noted in the zesty guy gets around post, there's no shortage of shirtless men in advertising these days - and sometimes the spokesmodel is the same guy but for different brands. The trend did not begin with Old Spice, Brawny or even Fabio shilling I can't believe it's not butter. Hell, we've even seen a naked Piers Morgan, who may not be a beefcake but at least he smelled like one.
It seems that this trend has peaked in 2013. Is it perhaps because it's aiming for the 'pink pound' (or dollar if you will), while scoring the bonus free press of offending a million moms, or are we all just easily swayed by shirtless men these days?

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Honey-Boo Boo launched with watch&smell cards

The TLC 'world premiere event' last Wednesday, July 17, " Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was launched with scratch&sniff cards. Watch and sniff! So when the redneck olympics of sliding around the kitchen linoleum drenched in butter happened, you could scratch your card and smell butter. When mama June sniffed a babies head, you could smell the scent of baby. "Scent of a baby" should be a chick-flick.

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George Takei makes a rainbow out of Queen's outfits, just like that Merkel Pantone

Star Trek star and all around hilarious gay rights fighter George Takei alerted everyone to the Queen signing a marriage Equality law in the UK today, via this image posted on facebook, and link he tweeted out on twitter. Because only Captain Kirk aka William Shatner can keep up with George on social media.

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Youtube's "ambush advertising" in makeup tutorial channels, been done thrice

Stealth advertising in youtube channels is popular, so popular we have badlanders happening. Maybe this type of advertising should have its own name? Ambush advertising? Kiss and sell?

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Adland's anti-slacktivism trend "liking won't help" - times three!

"Liking isn't helping" is the headline in the Gold Lion winning Singaporian ad campaign for crisisrelief.org. It sums up in one simple image showing people thumbing up around a baby with an amputated leg. Ouch.

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Oreo Daily twist vs Google daily doodle - only one wins a Cannes Lion

So, still hungover from Cannes, Oreo and DraftFCB are basking in the shine of their glorious Lion win for Oreo Daily Twist, when lady-who-has-real-job™ asks... "How is the Oreo thing any different from the Google doodle?" OH PLEASE! Back off, lady, this area is for professionals in advertising only. Just because you educate the next generation of consumers doesn't mean you have any idea about what makes an ad campaign. Have a seat in that tiny uncomfortable desk over there while I explain.

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Animal auditions in Badland - Frontier Airlines vs Frontier communications

Sure sure, we see ads that are very similar. We see ads that have the same idea. We see ads that have the same base idea, from companies that have the same name? Hold up, that last one is a rarity so lets look at Frontier vs Frontier, because hilarious. Too many similarities in one go here, people.

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