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Beagle Street Releases The Pounds, Confuses Adgrunt

This week in London, insurance company Beagle Street decided to "Release the Pounds" in a publicity stunt to promote the finding of its latest survey. £5000 worth of beautiful origami dogs were dispersed across the capital for all and sundry to discover.

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Sainsbury's christmas ad attracts 240 ASA complaints and is Badlanded.

No sooner had the Sainsbury's - 1914 Christmas truce advert been aired, before the Guardian had

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Adobe simply stands against bullying: you got a problem with that?

Just like Intel, Adobe has now had to clarify their position, and have posted

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Gawker is toxic to brands who partner with them

AdAge finally reports on GamerGate, and Alex Kantrowitz quotes an unnamed advertiser's conclusion about this mess, which much like the slow-mot

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Adobe stands against bullying. Are bullied on twitter for it.

Adobe, the creators of creatives favorite tools have sponsored Behance's Bully Project Mural, a social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY.

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Mercedes pulls advertising from Gawker network.

Yesterday, in the middle of bullying prevention month - see Pacer.org, Stop and

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Sarah Silverman's Equal Pay ad offends transgender community

When I posted the Equal Pay Project last week I called it, and I said "I honestly expect Sarah Silverman tarred and feathered by morning. Oooh! Next cover-photo should be that.

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Brand twitter outreach - a dangerous strategy

Much has been made of the realtime marketingchannel twitter - lets all agree that this is what it is today - where brands try their best to entertain us by inserting themselves into sports & news, address our constant complaints about delayed flights, act as a help desk reception dishing ou

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Intel has "gamers inside", pulls advertising from Gamasutra

Intel has confirmed to Adland that they have pulled their advertising for their experimental RealSense platform from the website Gamasutra;

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Lena Dunham asks artists to perform for free on her book tour

Lena Dunham who got $3.7 million in advance for a book, where the book tour tickets alone would generate $304,000 in revenue, decided in a moment of Amanda Palmer "Beers, hugs, and high-fives" frenzy that the artists she enlisted to perform as opening acts on her book to

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