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Big Chief, No Shit

Well, apparently someone in the US doesn't sue for money as adweek reports.

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Hannibal Influenced Kiddie Ads=Taboo Breakthrough

Some people would give their right arms to do an "edgy" TV commercial.
Others are just smart enough to glom onto the international trend for dismemberment as an attention-getting source of spot humor.

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Spielberg Spoofsite Spoofed

First POP.COM goes flop, now this!

Steven Spielberg is getting a swift lesson in the ways of the web as a gang of erstwhile geeks deconstructs an elaborate spoofsite game designed to promote his new summer film A.I. (Artificial Intelligence).

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Smooth Johnson

Here's a quote which appeared in the April issue of "Creativity" magazine. A fine addition to the archives of irony.

"The trade of advertising is so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good. I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly to our passions." Samuel Johnson, 1759

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Spielbergian Spoofsites

Though it's been done many times before by Blair Witch, Diesel, Lee and Energizer, Steven Spielberg is using spoofsites to promote his sure-to-be summer sci-fi blockbuster, "A.I."

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No sex please, we are the financial times.

FT refused to run a "tasteful page three girl" ad after discovering what it looked like - a topless girl next to the line: "The art of selling in a bare market".
Stuart Bradbury, business development manager of The Bank says; "We deliberately chose the FT to showcase our ad in order to demonstrate that our thinking incorporates placing the usual in the unusual."
To me it shows they haven't learned "shocking for attentions sake is nothing but a cheap trick." Ah well.

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Interesting "half-baked" ideas at half-bakery

The halfbaked idea has a shrine all it's own on the web - namely the halfbakery.com

Here you'll find gems such as adverts on bald peoples heads which I'm sure we'll see for real soon, and alarm clocks that remind you why you are getting out of bed. Fun place to waste some time.

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Shit TV

The MTV cable network apologized on Thursday to two 14-year-old girls who were sprayed with excrement by performers during the taping of a television program aptly called ``Dude, This Sucks.''

Yes indeed it did.

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Firestone id : Making it Right

Firestone is launching an ad campaign to the tunes of "Making it Right" - whether this groovy poppy tune will wash away their tarded image after killing 174 people and injuring more than 700 last year before the recall of their faulty tires remains to be seen.

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Is the Onion a magazine from the future?

The Onion nails us again - this time claiming that Nike will from now on focus on only making ads - and cease making any products alltogether.

Suck predicted already in 97 - it's in the book - that Nike would make use of copy or alphanumeric identifications in it's ads redundant - declaring white space to be "Nike".

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