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Sharad Haksar - Photographer

Here's a new campaign for Sharad Haksar - Photographer - where letters protest that they'll no longer be needed when he's called for the job.

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Mercedes Benz wants to stop traffic - long copy billboard.

Not sure what to make of this exactly, does Mercedes Benz want to kill their customers by whiplash, or are traffic jams so common where this billboard exists that there is simply nothing else to do but ponder their copy? Either way Colenso BBDO, Auckland decided to get all philosophical on a billboard in New Zealand when launching their new Mercedes-Benz campaign. Fascinating. ;)

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Has your third nipple lost its charm? Cannes young lions competition.

King James in Cape Town, South Africa, have amused themselves while making this campaign call for entires for the 2008 South African Young Lions.

Headline on post blatantly stolen from Claymore who once wrote a rejected ad with that line. It's featured in Zeldman's ad graveyard but the image (seen at archive.org) is currently missing.

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Pay Gap - women are worth exactly half as much as men.

Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna sends us this note with some..uh... notes. Using bank notes in advertising never made this much sense before.

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Child Protection Foundation of Thailand - "branded for life" - print ads

Disturbing graphics in these ads from Creative Juice\G1 in Bangkok for the Child Protection Foundation of Thailand. Cringe inside.

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Handels guerilla campaign to attract students.

Miami ad agency in Gothenburg Sweden sent us this;

Kampanjen började med etiketter på kaffemuggar inne på Handels och har fortsatt med löpsedlar på skolans anslagstavlor, utdelning av tablettaskar och cykelsadelskydd på studenters cyklar utanför universitetet. Man skickar även ut ett DR i samma form och med liknande tilltal.

Quick and dirty translation, to attract more students to sign up before April 15 for the continuing education one year courses of Matrix (management) and Entrepreneurship, Miami stickered all the coffeecups at the school with "Are you awake? Need alert students for Entrepreneurship education" and put "rain covers" on students bikes that read "Out bicycling?" (Swedish idiom meaning "are you lost/confused") offering advice on continuing education.

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Nugget since 1942 - Print , Argentina

This made me laugh. How irrelevant is UFO's to shoe polish? Oh, so very. But it does tell me what I need to know - this polish gives you really shiny shoes. Which could be useful if there's a UFO-attack. ;) Euro RSCG Buenos Aires did this print ad.

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Update! There's a TV commercial to go with this here:
Nugget Bright & Shiny - Since 1942 - (2008) :40 (Argentina)

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Flinks Järn has stuff for pros - Ambient Sweden


Le Bureau in Stockholm advertises "Flinks Järn" which is a hardware store for proffesionals only. To get some attention they placed these awesome sculptures around Bromma, near the store. This is part of a campaign promoting the opening of a second Flinks Järn store in Stockholm (up until now, there's only been one store location).

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