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Stop churning out the Selfie hashtag idea: it's not original and was never any good.

Listen up, brands and social media people, there's one idea so over-used in advertising today that it has its own tumblr Badland site. You see, Your Selfie Idea is Not Original, and that selfie idea is trotted out at least once a day in the ad-world, and no matter what brand signs off on it, the campaign is rubbish. Well, apart from that Samsung underwater selfie stunt, because that was a pretty cool product benefit demonstration.

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It's blacker than black, it's Vantablack

Back in 2004 we declared I'm wearing black until I find something darker, and now there's something darker. Finally. We're needing to mix up the wardrobe.

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AirBnB rebrand is bollocks. AirBnB revamps their logo for (ahem) a sexier image.

AirBnB launched a new design today, complete with a new logo. The "Bélo" logo, which it's called internally, is an upper-case A, but people are already snickering about it looking like labia or a scrotum. To make matters worse (funnier?) AirBnB invite you to draw your own symbol with the design toolkit. Let the lewd illustration competition begin. The tagline? "Belong Anywhere." Twitter is tittering about the logo and cracking jokes all day long, Buzzfeed got to make yet another list, and everyone is sending twitpics of the logo around.

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DuckDuckGo grows up, time to replace Google as default search engine

Don'tBubble.us is another compelling argument from DuckDuckGo to switch search engines, and really you should do it, right now. Because with Google, you are living in an internet bubble. The internet bubble knows all about you, and serves you results depending on what you and your social circle have been reading lately.

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San Francisco Airport Museum is exhibiting advertising icons

Pretty cool, this. In San Francisco's Airport museum, there is an exhibition of advertising Icons. From Mr Peanut to the Jolly Green Giant, these advertising mascots create instant nostalgia. This exhibit runs until January 4th of next year, but if you won't be in San Francisco you can see it online right here. The collection, by the way, is owned by Warren Dotz.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection $1 million ad campaign to warn against immigrant smugglers

There's been a recent surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States without visas with the intention of immigrating. 226 immigrants have died crossing the border since October and as recently as last week a body of an eleven year old boy was found in rural south Texas near the border. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained during the same period after entering the U.S. illegally, mostly in South Texas. In an effort to warn the parents of these children of the dangers they face the U.S.

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YOLO is the first brand to use YO.

Well that didn't take long. YO, the new app which allows users to send one word - YO!
to their friends, now has its first ad concept. Israeli gift shop YOLO will award a free gift to each user that sends and receives a YO back, by presenting it in any of their shops. YOLO, by the way, just launched this May. It features pop merchandise and school accessories, so the kids will no doubt be using YO to get some free swag from YOLO.

Client: YOLO
The concept is by OPEN + twentythree.

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adidas "House Match" vs. Nike's "Home Game"

adidas just dropped a new World Cup spot featuring Zidane and Beckham going on a not-so-friendly match inside their house against Lucas Moura and Gareth Bale.
Well, it's a new spot for adidas, anyway. Let's go back to 2004 when Nike Football had a similar approach only this time it was Thierry Henry tearing up his house in some quasi fantastic world in which members of the opposing team knock on his door ready to play.

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Beastie Boys win copyright suit, Monster Energy to pay $1.7 Mil

Radio.com report that Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Mil From Monster Energy In Copyright Suit. The infringing work was made in 2012, it was a promotional snowboarding video with a remix by DJ Z-Trip featuring the Beastie’s songs “Sabotage,” “So Watcha Want” and “Make Some Noise.” The video was four minutes long, and ended with a "RIP MCA" super, as he had passed away the day before the video was uploaded.

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The Fallen - 9000 silhouettes etched in sand at Arromanches

Seventy years ago today, Operation Neptune now known as the Normandy landings began, and nine thousand soldiers and civilians died.

To remember the fallen, sand sculpture artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss etched 9000 silhouettes on to the beach in Normandy in a project called The Fallen 9000. They had asked for volunteers to help them, and were overwhelmed when hundreds of people showed up.

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