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Minor riot tears down political party SD's posters in Stockholm Subway

The ad campaign in a single subway station in Stockholm that we wrote about here yesterday, continues to stir controversy.


Tesco promote "Smokey Bacon" flavoured Pringles as Ramadan snack

A Tesco store in London managed to make this error when promoting midnight snacks for Ramadan - a store stocker who placed the Pringles with the "Ramadan Mubarak" (Ramadan is blessed) point of sale material stacked the different flavours available so that the "Smokey Bacon" was positioned at the


Juice billboard declares: "Once you go black....."

The trendy black bottle for fruit juices that taste good but are less than appetizing to look at has reached the USA.


Atlanta electronic billboard hijacked to show Goatse

Smuggling Goatse into digital billboards is an old school (and gross) hack-prank by now, I know that I've tried it , but seldom as successful as this one.


FortaCloud adds lingerie clad woman to hosting offer on twitter = instant retweets

At first glance the image of a woman in lingerie draped across a bed staring seductively at the camera seems so misplaced in a tweet about discounted hosting that one suspects the social media manager slipped the wrong image into the tweet by mistake.


Spotify throws casual sexism into Mother's Day tweet, gets schooled.

"Ahead of #Mothersday, how would you explain Spotify to your mom?" Was the question posted in the now deleted Spotify tweet.


Buzzfeed dubs Bud Light the "rape culture" beer

Remember the Bud Light #Upforwhatever campaign?


If "grow up Harriet" becomes a meme, blame Protein World

Social media in general and Twitter in particular has become increasingly difficult for brands to find the right tone of voice to use in.


Clorox tweets an emoji joke about bleach, stains own reputation

In yet another twitter-incident that is sure to make clients even more wary of ever allowing anything to be said on social media without a few hundred focus groups & meetings watering down any semblance of an idea, Clorox managed somehow to come off as weirdly racist with their recent emoji


True Fruits Smoothies non-apology for "ugly girl friend" black bottle smoothie annoys vegans

As we reported earlier, True Fruits smoothies experienced a very negative reaction to the design & text on their black bottle smoothie, but True Fruits refused to apologise