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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 out

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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 tou

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SMSupermalls apologises for rape shirt - but it's plagiarized too.

SMSupermalls in the Philippines are in trouble today. Somehow this t-shirt, with the line "It isn't rape, it's just snuggle with a struggle" made it to their shops.

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#Gamergate - Insulting consumers shrinks the market

Something has been brewing on twitter for over three weeks now, that game console makers such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, should be keeping an eye on, as well as game publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft.

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Urban outfitters apologises for shilling blood-soaked Kent State shirt

I swear, someone at Urban Outfitters has these tasteless garments as some sort of media-plan to get unlimited attention in the press. I have difficulty explaining their tone-deaf choice of items any other way.

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Sleepy Hollow apologises for #Headless campaign's timing as ISIS beheads another journalist

Sleepy Hollow was promoting it's release to DVD and the shows new season with a hashtaggged "#HeadlessDay" promotion... which happened to be mailed out just as the news about the Steven Sotloff’s death reached the world.

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ASA clears "masturbator" Paddy Power ad

Un-banned ad of the week, this ad depicting Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage caught in the middle of... eh.. debating, and coupled with with the headline "WHO'S THE BEST MASS DEBATER? CLEGG 6/4 FARAGE 1/2 ..." seems to suggest that they're actually masturbating. Two people complained!

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Nicofresh's poster banned on grounds of race & age

See the poster above? Where the handsome young black man snuggling up to the much older, but clearly still attractive, woman in a manner that suggests they are more than just friends? Yes it's been banned, but no, not because it's showing an interracial couple.

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DOGE SL ad campaign in Stockholm declared not racist against Japanese

The Dog meme inspired ad campaign in Stockholm which touted the virtues of getting a monthly pass with the Shibu dogs familiar bad grammar "wow, such cheap" was reported to the Swedish Reklamombudsman (

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