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Lena Dunham wants to remove guns from film billboards

 

FlySafair's twitter fail and Twitter launched "Engage" - safe space for the 1%

"I was 4050 in queue now this!" says the woman on Twitter to the FlysafeAir account which is run by a social media manager who loves gifs.

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FOX apologises for X-men billboard showing Mystique in a chokehold

If you're a fan of X-men, the movies, you're in all likelihood a fan of Mystique, the complex mutant who can change her appearance to look like anyone, but spends most of the films looking like her blue, and very naked, self.

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Chinese detergent company apologise & blame media for over-amplification of 'racist' black man ad.

Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics, who created the washing powder ad that went viral, says "sorry” for harm caused by foreign media's "over-amplification" of ad.

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Häagen-Dazs makes psuedo-code headlines for San Francisco posters

Anyone traveling with BART in San Francisco is likely to spot these posters for Häagen Dazs , where the 'headline' is meant to be some sort of psuedo code. It uses square brackets just like Smalltalk and the "Greater Than" sign that makes my brain turn it all into greentext.

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"Feel the Bern" Bernie spoof STD check campaign reaches NYC

We've previously spotted the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Free STD check "Bernie" logo spoof on billboards in Los Angeles, where it resided at the corner of Sunset and Van Ness for a while, a

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Digital billboards hacked in Malmö: Showed Meatspin porn

The digital advertising billboards at Malmö Central station were hijacked yesterday, and instead of displaying ads and information, it showed sequences from Meatspin (Link goes to Know Your Meme, links there may be NSFW), a shock site showing

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Sesame Street threatens suit for Bert & Ernie used in STD-kit ad

Mately is a company that makes at-home HIV/STD testing kits, and they decided to get a little creative so they used the roommates and best friend puppets Bert & Ernie in a social media ad joking about the ease of use of their testing kits.

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Celebrating 4/20, Snapchat added a Bob Marley filter. "Blackface" outrage ensued

Snapchat introduced a Bob Marley filter to acknowledge 4/20, also known as "Weed Day", the reggae icon famously loved the drug. The lens donned a crochet reggae cap, long dreadlocks, Bob Marley's lips, nose & eyes and would darken the skin of anyone who tried the filter.

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The Sweden number is slowly failing, just like #Call Brussels did

I keep telling people who work in advertising to "get out of advertising", to find their inspiration elsewhere. Talk to real people, enjoy art in galleries, spend time with retirees, go to soccer games - in short, be where the target market actually is, in the real world.

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