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Can we get #advertisingbandnames to trend?

It's @strawberrycough's fault, as he went on a roll making up #advertisingbandnames last night, and we, of course, had to tag along. With so many creatives on twitter who have gotten wind of this hashtag by now, it's getting funnier by the minute. Join in.

Some examples from the massive hashtagflow:


No Concept #advertisingbandnames
strawberrycough

The scamps #advertisingbandnames
boldaslove

Death on the foamcore #advertisingbandnames
adland

Has to play 80s or earlier: Exacto Cut and the Spray Fix #advertisingbandnames

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April Fools: No we're not part of Starbucks Digital Network. But we even had them going.

GOTCHA! I've been playing all the news with a straight face today, and only one single piece of news was actually real, I'll leave it up to you to guess which one. The announcement that Adland joins the Starbucks Digital Network was not though. I honestly thought terrible coffee-stained background, a parodied starbucks mermaid and a misspelling of my own name, plus a Starbucks banner that leads to The Museum of Hoaxes were clues enough to set y'all straight, but apparently not.

Stephen Gillett, ( @stephengillett ) Business & Technology Leader CIO & EVP, Digital Ventures at Starbucks, drinks enough caffeine to keep track of who they're actually doing business with though, and saw right through it. He tweeted us

: @adland I would love to have you on our Digital Network, email me directly: contentpartnersyahright@starbucks.com @adambrotman @starbucks

- and had me going for a split second there (damn, I need more coffee!) before I spotted the "yahright" in the email. Well played sir. LOLs were had, and in a few short hours, we'll be going back to the regular adland look.

P.S. My mom would like you all to know that I'm grounded forever. Apparently she had time to call half of the family with the news before I cracked. Sorry mom.

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Diablo III releases Horadric Cube app for your smartphone or tablet device

Diable 3 releases the Horadric Cube app. With it you can open demonic portals to dimensions of nameless horror using your Horadric Cube. You can transform and recombine any number of other apps you drag into it. Translocation is coming soon, and full potential of the Horadric Cube app will be unlocked. Can't wait.

You know Clarke's third law: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. It is only logical, then, that sufficiently advanced magic would be indistinguishable from technology. For proof, look no further than the new Horadric Cube app for your smartphone or tablet device.

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Hyper Island Kindergarten Opening 2012

Hyper Island, the world-leader in the field of education for interactive communication, business management and leadership, announced today it will open a kindergarten in 2012. The Hyper Island Kindergarten will aim to prepare children from the age of 5 for the later challenges of elementary school and beyond.

The Hyper Island Kindergarten will utilize the tried and tested Swedish training model for people in the interactive media, communications and advertising industries that has contributed to making Hyper Island a world- renowned education provider.
Johanna Frelin, Hyper Island’s CEO, says “We are thrilled that we can offer people an early start to their life long learning journey. It will be invaluable to the industry and its development that talent starts with the Hyper Island Way at an early age and also can choose to wrap up their education with our methodology as adults”.

The strong focus on collaboration, group-dynamics and learning-by-doing is the core of Hyper Island’s methodology and the kindergarten will follow this tradition. The Hyper Island Kindergarten will have a strong emphasis on the learning-by-failing aspect of Hyper Island’s methodology as research has proven it to be at the core of children’s personal development.
The Hyper Island Kindergarten will open in 2012 when Hyper Island will also expand its educational range into a high school. More information and the location will be announced later.

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French Connection Kitten Couture Summer 2011

French Connection ran this ad (left) in UK newspapers today.

Keep your feline bang on trend with our latest paw-geous designs from our Spring collection.

You can also view the commercial for French Connection Kitten Couture on youtube.

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RyanAir caters to DINK crowd: offers child-free flights.

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airlines, today announced that it will introduce ‘Child Free’ flights from October (winter schedule) after a Europe-wide survey of 1,000 passengers showed that half would pay higher fares to avoid other people’s children. The survey showed that a third of passengers (36%) have had flights ‘ruined’ by other people’s noisy kids with one in five passengers (18%) urging Ryanair to restrict the number of children on flights.

While the survey found that passengers would prefer to avoid other people’s children, it placed ‘blame’ firmly with parents with top gripes being:

1. 50% Parents who expect ‘special treatment’ because they have children.
2. 25% Parents who allow children to annoy those in seats behind.
3. 15% Parents who board late and expect others to accommodate them.
4. 10% Parents who allow children to run in the aisles or kick seats.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:

“When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people’s little monsters when travelling. While half our passengers would like us to divide our cabins up into ‘adult’ and ‘family’ areas it is not operationally possible due to our free seating policy, with optional priority boarding. However, with clear demand for ‘child free’ flights Ryanair will introduce child free flights on high frequency routes from the start of our winter schedule in October.”

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Google launches font-search

Google's R&D team have been hard at work creating this new feature, the font-search. When you type in a search-term that also happens to be the name of a font, you'll find that the page text changes to display in said font. Try it with Helvetica. CEO and cofounder Larry Page explains: "We call it Font explorer, with digital design being part of everyones lives today, Google should be there to help, just as Google does with your documents, your book searches and your every day social life". What about licensing? Not to worry, Larry Page says; "We had confidential negotiations with Veer that were very extensive. We now have font licensing rights to the entire back catalogue of every type that exists."

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Thinkgeek offers "Angry Bird Porkrinds"

Thinkgeek's research and development department never cease to amaze, they've invented and gathered new items that all make life easier for geeks. Angry Birds fans rejoice, you've played the game, you've watched the ads, you're exited about the full length feature film - now you can also eat the branded snack! Green pork rinds!
New items in the Thinkgeek catalogue today are Angry Bird Pork Rinds, the Playmobile Apple Store Playset, Saber-lickin' good Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles, the genius invention a.k.a the shirt plate which allows you to keep your hands on your controllers, and the Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal so that you can file important documents where they belong. Out of sight. Get your geek on.

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Linkedin expands "People you may know" feature to include expired mentors

Today Linkedin reveals a new feature that allows you to grow your network even wider, by including former mentors, tutors and friends that have permanently checked out of the rat race. Just because they have retired from the work-scene doesn't mean that you can't connect to them, and all their connections to help network your career. Smart move. As depicted above, my mentors include Ernst Hemingway and Sherlock Holmes.

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BMW - Marque the occasion - Royal Edition BMW M3 Coupe

To celebrate the forthcoming wedding of HRH Prince William of Whales and Miss Catherine Middleton, a very special Royal Edition of the BMW M3 Couple will be available at BMW dealerships throughout the country from today, and for this month only.
The majestic Royal edition is available in three colours - Regal Red, Bridal White and Imperial Blue. It is resplendently upholstered in Windsor White Dakota leather and adorned with our commemorative 'Will' emblem.

For more information, call 0800 777 120 or contact pauline.yourlegg@bmw.co.uk

This press ad is running in most major newspapers in the UK this morning. Very flashy car.

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