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ICA "Ready for Lucia" direct mail 'shocker' - with a boy Lucia

The above image is ICA's direct mail advertising their Lucia costumes for Lucia Day.

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TBWA's Ivan Moroke reviews "Lee Clow's Beard" by Jason Fox

Lee Clow's Beard , or rather Jason Fox as he "outed" himself in a rather frank post way back in May '12, is in the adnews again with his bright D&AD yellow book. This time it's TBWA Group MD Ivan Moroke who reviews the book in his oh so charming accent. He says the book is filled with marketing gems and insights that are quote relevant for this digital age.

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Obama crowdsources designs to promote DREAMers & "to fix our broken immigration system"

President Obama has partnered up with the Creative Action Network to "invite artists and designers to submit work inspired by the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Sturegallerian's father's day ad asks mothers to "Please, please him" in sexy lingerie

Two complaints. Two. That's how many complaints "Advertising ombudsman" Elisabeth Trotzig has received about this ad so far. The Fathers Day ad for the high end exclusive mall Sturegallerian in the center of Stockholm used a classic trick to shake up the category of fathers day ads. Instead of targeting the family with pictures of nice ties, cufflinks and other items that may be a good gift for dad, it targeted mom directly suggesting she buy something nice for dads eyes only.

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The wrong way to gain exposure in advertising

It's tough these days, what with all the competition on the internet, to really get your work noticed.

While there's always someone out there trying to convince you to work for free in order to gain exposure, thankfully not everyone falls for that con.

Take the sci-fi artist Travis Wright who found himself on the receiving end of this pitch, by an ACD at Grey NY named Roy Torres.

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US Antitrust green lights the Publicis Omnicom merger

It's happening, people, for reals. Publicis, Omnicom merger gets U.S. antitrust green light. There are no objections from U.S. antitrust authorities for their proposed merger which would make the worlds second largest agency group merge with the world's third largest agency group, and with that becoming the worlds 1st largest agency group leaving WPP in the dust.

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Who's the better Butter Mayor?

Seattle's having a mayor race coming up, between challenger Senator Ed Murray, and incumbent Mike McGinn.
Apparently no one is taking it too seriously, because dairy company Darigold has carved both candidates' likeness into butter, for the people to decide who is the better butter mayor. This little scheme was cooked up with the help of Wexley School For Girls.

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The Nissan GT Academy first-person experience

With the GT Academy experience, you're behind the wheel. Well, once you've signed up through Facebook, that is.
This first person POV experience allowed you to get a taste of what it's like to be a driver at the academy. Can you finish first?

The experience, which works across mobile, desktop and tablet, was created to support Season 3 of Spike TV’s GT Academy. It premieres on November 11th.

Vroom!

Credits:
Client: Nissan USA
Agency: Critical Mass
Amo Milosz¬ – Motion Design Director
Barb Patrick – Quality Assurance Lead
Carl Lukasewich – Senior Art Director

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Bittorrent Billboard ads spoofed by pro-copyright group #rightthemusic

Remember when Bittorrent ran these outdoor ads? It began as a tease, with big brother watching you paranoia, as the line "Your data should belong to the NSA," was the show stopper.

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Infiniti collaborates with Gilt.com, Thom Browne and Zac Posen

Gilt.com & Infiniti teamed up with Thom Browne and Zac Posen to offer one-of-a-kind 2014 Q50 luxury sports sedans, limited-edition accessories, and access to Gilt City shopping events in five cities across the country.

There's also a 360 degree tour, is you want to delve deeper.
cars meet fashion.

Client: Infinita USA
Agency: Critical Mass

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