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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.

A recent article by the New York Times:

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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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Jason Grilli throws a perfect social media fast ball

That's how it's done. Jason Grilli, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, just showed how easy it is to engage with fans on and off line with this tweet. It seems as if this promo is in partnership with the MLB's official uniform provider, Majestic On Field.

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9/11 flag - Never forget

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup, ten years since the murder of politician Anna Lindh, and 12 years since the twin towers fell in New York city. Shawn Couzens aka AbbaSez, shares a graphic he's made for the latter, I'll let him explain:

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