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Realtor in Sweden uses creative approach to sell prefab homes

ROI real estate in Sigtuna, a ridiculously quaint town outside of Stockholm, have an interesting way of selling prefab homes. Their headline is: Broken dream for sale, only 5.5m SEK (ca 633,600 Euro or 857,100 USD). Broken dreams? Hmm... When you look at the opening photograph, a woman is holding a crying baby, while another, blonder, woman is driving off in a red ferrari and waving.
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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman fines businesses for fake reviews

After a year long undercover investigation, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman came down hard on companies who participated in the act of soliciting fake positive reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local, Citysearch and more.

"Astroturfing," is the act of soliciting someone to write fake reviews for cash. All in told 19 companies were found guilty of the practice and ordered to pay 350,000 in total fines. One company alone owed nearly 100,000 of that fine.

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House of Radon wants to do Something For Syria

We are all born under the same sky. Unfortunately in Syria the sky is blood red.

Swedish agency House of Radon feels like the rest of us: shocked by the continued tragedy, and dismayed from the hopelessness of it all.

But of out the hopelessness came something beautiful: Something For Syria. All the proceeds from purchasing one of 250 limited edition posters created by art director Albin Holmqvist will go to Doctors Without Borders.

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Coke Canada's Vitaminwater : "You retard" - promotional caps bottles recalled

Coke Canada had to recall Vitaminwater reports the Ottowa Citizen, as the caps that paired randomly generated English and French words on the inside as a promotion have been found to have less than polite phrases on them.

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MSC Canada orders WWF to remove "We don't farm like this" ad. WWF obeys.

So, according to news reports, and these comments, MSC Canada ordered WWF to remove animation because they're the boss of the World Wildlife Fund‎.

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Toyota Corolla Elevate your style & Deflate your brand

Jonathan Salem Baskin, the man who wrote "Branding only works on cattle", just wrote about that infamous "dancing around the car through the ages" Toyota Corolla ad in Adage today. Cliff notes; he doesn't like it either.

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Hey, What’s A California Amish?

Looking for a hot new collective of Starbucks slurping, tofu-eating religious traditionalists with a surprising distaste for modern technology? Looking to hire a go-getting, young actor/model/blacksmith/candlestick maker for your latest project?

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Art is not advertising. Except when it is.

So eight years ago(that long ago) Prada put up a fake store in Marfa, Texas, except it wasn't really a store, it was a so-called art piece. The art piece generated a lot of publicity. For Prada. Which then in turn became an ad. How meta.

Funny thing is, it is now generating a bunch of controversy because meta or not, it is now considered by the State of Texas to be an ad.

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Grumpy cat is Friskies new spokescat, and wins Lifetime achievement award. Still not happy.

Grumpy Cat has an endorsement deal, Nestle Purina PetCare has announced that the famous feline will lend her grumpy face to a Friskies brand of cat food.

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Dunkin Donuts puts Vine on TV with first Vined commercial

American might run on Dunkin', and we suspect, so does the sugar-high social media mavens who are doing the brands Vine. Animating cups of coffee playing football - quite reminiscent of the Bud Bowl that only ran for years as actual Super bowl ads - in a 5-second game, two hot coffees score a goal. Since they already shot this Vineamation (that's a real word as of right now), they decided to put it on TV.

On the Monday night Football show on ESPN this vine is running as 'sponsored by' 5-second billboards.

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