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Honda stalks snacks on twitter to show off vacuum. Snacks stalk back!

Honda have been amusing themselves on twitter to tell snacks off with images of their built-in vacuum sucking up everything like a sweet-starved kid at a birthday party. Meanwhile the snack-brands are talking back, and now everyone knows there's a vacuum in a Honda.

Taco Bell had to jump in too, with the worst old vacuum joke ever.

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Björn Borg air-drops his underwear all over the world.

As part of a new online campaign entitled The Drop famed-tennis-Icon-turned-fashion-maven Björn Borg wants to sexify the planet with his underwear line.

Upon going to The Drop, you are greeted with an intro (which didn't work for me in any of my browsers) and this phrase: ”BJÖRN BORG SAYS JA! TO WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION”.

After I read that sentence I pictured Björn Borg and Kenneth Cole fist bumping.

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BFG9000 serves up "Meta! Meta!" for Little Caesars

BFG9000 created this radio spot for Little Caeser's Deep Dish Pizza. But not only that. They turned it into a radio spot for Alan Varner, the actual guy who does Little Caesars voiceovers. Alan Does Voices, features the radio spot, and it also comes complete with an old tyme internet soundboard. Remember those?

I like to see Little Caesars hitting two important audiences: Those who were old enough to have a geocities page. And advertising navel gazers.

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Virgin Mobile wants you to NOT BLINK and listen to their message

Don't blink. Don't blink. Oh hell, blink as much as you want to because it gets pretty funny when you do. As Virgin continues to brainwash you with their campaign message their latest idea is a hypnotic. The message is read by countless variations of scenes and people, and every time you blink, the scene changes. There's an angry eagle. A couple arguing at a restaurant.

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Glock tweets prayers for victims of attack at Washington Navy Yard.

We've discussed this before, there are certain times that Brands Should Not Tweet. A good rule of thumb is, if a tragic event or natural disaster is not directly impacting or involving the brand (such as their head office, their factory, their founding city), it's probably best to keep mum. While nobody really disagrees with the 'thoughts and prayers' sentiment, a brand of snack chips praying doesn't look like empathy as much as "look at me".

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Twitter allows verified accounts to filter out non-verified replies - creating a giant circle-jerk.

As the joke went as soon as Twitter's IPO was announced... there goes the neighborhood. With shareholders to answer to, Twitter will have to make money somehow, and this usually means ads in your stream - if not paid accounts.

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1888 is the Instagram hotel - stay for free if you have 10K followers

The 1888 hotel in Sydney, so named after the Kodak launched their first box&roll camera, has an interesting way of promoting itself. If you have over 10,000 Instagram followers you can stay one night for free. So says the rules on their own Instagram page which shows off that the hotel is pretty from all angles.

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AT&T delete Sept 11 tweet after being bombarded with upset replies for an hour

Brands, be careful. People have asked "what, too soon?" as joke-punchline for years now, but when it comes to shilling with images of the WTC in NYC, it's always too soon. Attempting to acknowledge todays anniversary of the Sept 11 attack, AT&T ran the tweet above. Depicting a hand holding a smartphone, which in turn depicted the WTC memorial, the image came off as shilling smartphones rather than paying respects. After being bombarded with upset replies, AT&T wised up and tweeted this;

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TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 - the year sexist bro-joke apps killed TechCrunch brand.

Today, a young app-maker and budding programmer, Alexandra Jordan, presented her idea at Techcrunch's Disrupt Hackathon. Her app serves to solve a problem her age-group often have: arranging playdates. Super Fun kidtime is down at the moment likely overwhelmed by traffic.

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Nissan Vines GT-R - pits Vine restrictions against cars features

Rejoice, adkids, for the brand new frontier Vine is simply gagging for good ideas applied in that space, and there's so much that hasn't been done yet. Brands are rushing to do their Vine thing, Lowes shares six second lifehacks which works very well, and TUB Gin vine-animated their Ginstory.

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