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It's sacrilege! It's funny! It's blasphemy! It's advertising! It's your call.

This has been an interesting find -- Never before have I found a(n) homage to advertising that has created such enthusiastically opposing responses from those I have shown it to. Produced in 1998, it somehow remained underground... until now.

It's a short film entitled New Testament, created by the folks at Swankytown. It won a handful of US film festival awards, received a nifty write-up by Apple, and miraculously cost under two grand to make.

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I'll miss the dot-coms

They may not have had actual products, and we now know they never made actual money, but several dot-com companies ponied up some nice ads over the past two years. Even the Super Bowl won't be the same without them.

Pets.com and their funny little sock puppet? Buh-bye.

Oxygen.com and the baby girl who raised her fist high? Barely breathing.

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Cannes cyberawards pick jury.

Considering entering some work into the prestigious Cannes lions award show this year?

Do so, the awards have high quality, good competition (from all over the world) and the week of the show is a blast. However, if you want to enter the Cyber-lion awards - you might spend your money better elsewhere.....

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Dots Drop Spots

The Access Hollywood show reports that while dotcom companies made up 80% of last year's Super Bowl spots, they'll only represent 10% of the sponsors for the 2001 gridiron gala.

With the past few months dotted with e-casualties, many may fear they'll kick off before the kick-off.

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Freeze dried food again?

The gimmick. Everyone has at least once, tried to use a gimmick. I'm not talking about dancing penguins in beer ads, but the way you put together, or in your portfolio. Will it explode when opened? (I'm guilty of that gimmick) Does it have a mirror cover? Does it contain framed artwork? A statue? Freeze dried foods?

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BBDO is sweeping up

Has everyone seen the new business wins lately by BBDO?

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The land of political correctness strikes again...

...but a plucky columnist retaliates and uses advertising to illustrate how silly the whole thing has gotten.

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What is this spot selling?

I just have to show you this spot. What on earth are they selling? Are actors and stuntdrivers in the same union?

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Ericsson want us to see the everyday revolution.

Come october 2nd, Ericssons new campaign will launch, the message: "The Mobile Internet revolution. It's an everyday thing" is going to appear everywhere - TV, radio, billboards, newspapers, the Internet - making it Ericsson's largest ever advertising campaign.

In a message sent to Ericsson employees, Kurt Hellström and Torbjörn Nilsson, president and vice president respectivly share their vision of the future:

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Spam in the name of Diesel

Spam is not advertising - it is the cancer of the web. We all know and agree on this - if you do not sign up to receive messages and still do, you are of course a tad mad. It is the advertising reserved for get rich quick schemes rather than the High Street brand name. What if you don't sign up for anything , and get spam SMS'sed to your mobile phone? What is that? SpaSMS! You have to get the message, press button or two read it delete it, and *beep* you get another identical one. *argh!* When signing your mobile phone contract you usually sign a clause stating that you do not want to receive unsolicited messages to it, hence, anyone spamming your phone is actually breaking a law. Some mobile phone companies sell your phone number to the highest bidder - the claus in the contract will protect you from such barbarism. Or will it? Diesels's King Frank has taken to spamming mobile phones in Holland with useless SMS messages, probably thinking it's another cool "ad virus" media in the making- and Dabitch is mad.

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