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Harlequin Books brings romance when you need it.

Whatever you're into, Harlequin romance books will provide. If you know what I mean. And I think you do. You perv.


Today AdBlock allowed one ad for Amnesty International

Today, March 12, is World Day Against Cyber Censorship, which was started by Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders. For one day only, AdBlock is allowing an ad not to be blocked.


Thinx subway ads use text style conversation as copy

Thinx are running a new campaign in the New York City subway stations, it can be seen at Grand Central and Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue stop, and in one out of every ten subway cars. The copy on the ads is very colloquial, to the point of looking like it came straight from a lazily spelled text.


Cole Haan shows us The Art of Elegant Innovation

To introduce its Spring 16 line, Cole Haan uses five l New York City Ballet dancers to celebrate fashion, art, culture and architecture with the World Trade Center Oculus. Cole Haan has earned the distinction of being the very first campaign shot at that location.


VW Golf even if you get distracted.

Some fanciful print ads that demonstrate VW Golf's ability to brake even if you are distracted by, well, fanciful things.


Y&R Prague creates watermark recruitment campaign for art directors

Really neat recruitment idea that makes use of art director behavior. Y&R Prague went and partnered with stock photo site Dreamstime and turned their watermarks into a recruitment ad. Brilliant contextual advertising.


Aloft hotels get some fun door hangers.

Sleek Machine created some signage and social posts for Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel touting their appear to people with a "whatever goes" spirit. Fun stuff. At least there's one that says "Please don't disturb," in big bold letters as that's all the messaging I really want on my door.


2 GINGERS gets fiery

2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey was founded by a mother and aunt, both red heads. These ads live up to their quirky unique style and offer up familiar cocktails with a twist. I love the photography and style of these ads. It's like they exist in their own world, rather than trying to piggy back onto the latest social media trend or whatever. They stand out for all the right reasons.