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Taco Bell now serving signature cocktails in select stores

With all the hoopla about Taco Bell's new breakfasts, some more interesting news slipped under the radar.

In a recent Reddit AMA Taco Bell President Brian Niccol said his dream would be to add beer to the menu. It seems he was being coy. Because if their Hollywood location is any indication, they're not only serving beer, but speciality cocktails, too.

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Sorry Taco Bell, Jack in The Box already talked to Ronald McDonald

Whats up, 2002? Despite Taco Bell's brand new ads touting their breakfast so yummy that Ronald McDonald likes it, Jack in the Box already explored that idea. In 2002. Go on, check it out.

What's amazing to me is that, since Taco Bell and Jack in The Box are both on the west coast, somehow people (account people, strategists, etc) failed to notice.

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First Kiss is not only an ad, but also a copy of Canal Plus ca 1994

We blinked, and suddenly there's an uproar on the web that "the touching viral video of strangers kissing was "just" an ad for clothes". Wait a minute, did WREN Fall 14 in the title not give it away? Wasn't it glaringly obvious in the cross section of pretty semi-celebs doing all the snogging? Did the line "well, you're an actress..." NOT clue you in?

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Suicide prevention "Bridge of life" did not increase suicides by 600%

10Mag.com recently ran with the headline The Suicide Prevention Measures That INCREASED Suicide Attempts by 600%. The suicide prevention was the award winning bridge called "Bridge of life", which had so many advertising accolades. As it turns out, the "increase 600"" number was a case of misunderstood in translation.

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Miami Ad School students jump on bandwagon that was driven by real client.

Miami Ad School Students Gabriella Rodriguez and Stephen Kent jumped on the reality show "social conversation" to create user-inspired reality show posters like the two you see above.
If you want to see the rest, go to Worst Reality Shows.

I'm not sure why you'd bother. This idea already done, by a PBS affiliate. And the idea actually advertised the PBS station. Imagine that!

As ad students you probably could have spent five minutes to do the same. Hell, I should hope so.

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Sylvain Chomet brings The Simpsons couch opening to life

How fun. The Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet (part of production house th1ng) was asked to bring his signature style The Simpsons, for their iconic couch opening. This coming episode on March 9th will feature what you see below: A power outage leaves us looking at their blinking eyes. When the power comes back on, we're in a very Chomet-inspired world. How very French and lovely.

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Ogilvy, the writer. Ogilvy, the farmer. Ogilvy, the spy.

Anyone who works in advertising knows about David Ogilvy. He had worked as a chef, researcher, even a short stint as an amish-styled farmer, before embarking into founding his own advertising agency with only $6000 in his pocket.

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Radley Looks Toward Sochi with Hilton Olympic Campaign

As some of the greatest athletes in the world slip, slide and glide their way toward gold in Sochi, Radley is celebrating the Winter Olympics with four inspiring mini-documentaries for Hilton’s Honors program. The studio followed four top Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls – Figure Skater Ashley Wagner, Speed Skater Patrick Meek, Hockey Player Meghan Agosto-Marciano and Ski Racer Alana Nichols – on their mission to compete in the games.

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GoTV press ad a lot like Adland's logo.

I was just going to add this to the archive, with the headline: "Over 30 channels to choose from. GOtv. A multichoice Company."
But then, I can't help myself! Congratulations Noah's Ark Creative in Lagos, Nigeria. You've created an entire press ad from the same idea that is our logo. You've been badlanded. Sorry, had to be done. :) You know what they say though, the simplest ideas are the best.

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Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICO

GEICO’s Did You Know Campaign continues, this time with beloved children’s storybook character, Pinocchio. As you’ll see, he’s not so well loved by the room full of people who paid for a self-help seminar.

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