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ASA rules Protein World "Beach body" ad not socially irresponsible

The ASA has ruled the "Beach Body" billboard "not socially irresponsible", and "unlikely to cause offence". There were in total 378 complainants, who raised issues of offense and potential harm which boiled down to two points:

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Mother London poaches potential Droga5 clients with URL hijack

Ah, this is cute. I'm sure you are familiar with what the Droga5 logo looks like, where the 5 replaces the G. It's so fancy.

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Prada gets illustrated for its eyewear collection

Acne, The Mill, and Milan-based agency April created an immersive digital experience called Prada Raw Avenue which mixes traditional fashion illustration and animation for the Prada Raw Eyewear Model S30. They handpicked the internationally renowned illustrators, to help bring this project together. They are:

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Googles new "real-time trends" for journalists should be targeted by lobbyists

Why settle for just publishing rumours found on twitter, when we can have journalism based on metarumours, i.e., rumours about rumours, thanks to Googles "biggest expansion of Google trends since 2012" as announced on the Google blog here.

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Buzzfeed knows everything about you thanks to Google, Facebook & Quizzes

Have you ever used the Ghostery add on? You install it in your browser of choice, and it'll show you a list of each ad tracking script or widget on the web page that watches you. Go install it right now, I'll wait. Check out Adland in comparison to your other bookmarked advertising news sites or newspapers, just for fun. Now check out Buzzfeed.

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Cannes Lions statement on "The Lucky Iron Fish"

Above, Gavin Armstrong, president and CEO of Lucky Iron fish proudly posing with the grand prix on the red carpet in Cannes last week. Cannes Lions have this official statement about this award. The initial statement from Geometry posted here made it sound like Geometry was involved with developing the fish from prototype to mass-produced functioning design.

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Gavin Armstrong from Lucky Iron Fish & the Cannes Lions award

By now you've heard about the controversy surrounding the Lucky Iron Fish Cannes Winner - where several people, and some agencies, are claiming that Geometry Global didn't deserve the PR & Product design lions. One of the protesting voices is Gary Tranter, co-founder of Singapore advertising agency Arcade, who shot a short content film for Google about the Lucky Iron Fish co.

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Dr Charles' Lucky Iron Fish isn't as fishy as you might think.

Every year in Cannes something wins a Grand Prix, and every year immediately after, this grand prix is called into question. It's simply not Cannes Lions without a little controversy, and this year the dubious honor fell to the Lucky Iron Fish idea, from Geometry Global's Dubai office.

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