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Aflac vs. Flonase

It doesn't take much to see that the problems of two identical commercials don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Super adgrunts, click read more to view commercials from Aflac and Flonase. If you don’t watch these badland spots, you'll regret it. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

I guess some creatives out there really like Casablanca and Film Noir movies. Oh well. We’ll always have adland.

Click here to view the Aflac spot.

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N-Gage ads deemed "offensive" and "distressing"

Nokia's N-Gage ads, created by Grey Advertising have been banned by Britain's ad watchdog, the ASA, because they could be seen to encourage sexual violence towards women.

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Cisco vs. AOL

The kids are alright.

Super adgrunts, click read more to see what kids are doing these days when they’re not IMing each other about Janet and Justin.

Click here to view the AOL commercial.

Click here to view the Cisco spot.

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Lincoln Navigator vs. Fiat

Doesn’t anyone drive their cars anymore?

Super adgrunts, click read more to turn the knobs of two very similar car commercials.

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Hot Pockets vs. Beef

What’s for dinner? Well it depends on what you’re in the mood for. And I mean the music.

Superadgrunts, click read more to see what’s being served up at badland.

Click here to view the Hot Pockets commercial.

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10 years later EA Sports copies Nike

In 1994 W+K created "The Wall" for Nike. Famous football players (soccer to the Americans) on buildings head, kick, and pass a soccer ball to various cities around the world.
In 2004, EA Sports aired "Traveling Mural" for their Street Football video game where football (the American kind) players pass, tackle, and rush from building to builing.

Read more to see the original commercial and the copy ad.

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Pentax makes an ass out of themselves in full page ad.

Pentax has launched a new camera with the odd name *ist.
To announce their new gem they took out full page ads in Swedish photography magazine FOTO carrying the headline: "A perfect body with all the right accessories."

The image they choose to go with that headline is tarnishing their image..... Read more to see the ad.

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Ace Window Cleaners v/s Stella Neo

Creative teams are getting more ecofriendly. Case in point, the recycling of the Ace Window cleaners ad by Leo Burnett Singapore.

Read more to see them.

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More flies in the honey

After seeing Grey Aukland's Cannes award winning ad for No Bugs insect spray, I thought I had seen something very similar before, besides the Gary Larson cartoon. Combing through Luerzer's Archive, I found it. Compare them for yourself.

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Suggestive Red Devil posters banned

The Media Guardian reports the ASA has banned a poster campaign for Red Devil, a popular energy drink by Britvic, after upholding two complaints that it made "offensive" references to anal sex.

From the article: The poster adverts, for Red Devil, carried the innuendo-laden slogans "He was going so fast he went for the wrong entrance" and "Once he'd found the right zone, she was raring to go".

Soft drinks giant Britvic, which makes Red Devil, agreed the wording in the adverts was "suggestive" but argued they were "playful and cheeky".

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Cakes and Blasphemy

The Media Guardian reports that the Mr. Kipling Christmas ad campaign, which shows a woman giving birth to a baby girl during a nativity play, has received over 100 complaints in the UK.

The TV commercial, created by Saatchi & Saatchi, has been branded "blasphemous" and "offensive" by viewers.

The advert opens with a shot of a screaming woman named Mary apparently about to give birth. When the camera pans out it becomes apparent she is acting in a badly acted nativity play.

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Miller Lite dog sniffs woman's butt, idea found on the web?

As we discovered in the comments of OOH Miller lite Maxim ad where the dog sniffs a woman's butt, that image has already existed all around the web. Hmmm. is this yet another case of creatives taking their visual ideas from web memes? Either way, it's funny.

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Covenant House vs. ING

Here are two great campaigns that were separated at birth. One's for a charity and the other's for a big international bank. Hmmm...who will you side with?

Click read more to walk the dirty streets of badland.

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Rizla advert banned over 'drug reference'

The UK advertising watchdog (ASA) has banned a Rizla advert because it could be seen as condoning the use of cannabis.

The Rizla ad carried the line "Twist and Burn" - immediatly a rival brand complained to the ASA and claimed the ad "condoned the product's use for the consumption of illegal drugs".

The ASA carried out an investigation and found that, in some dictionaries, "twist" was a slang term for a cannabis joint and "burn" could be referred to smoking one, they also added that 'cannabis cigarettes are normally fatter than those filled with tobacco and twisted at one end to prevent the contents falling out.' wow, they know their stuff. ;)

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