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Redirecting agency homepages due to lost bet

We searched, and can't find it in the Chicago Sun Times on the web, but Room 116, tells the story which explains that the current state of Hadrian's Wall ad agency website is all due to a lost bet to Boone Oakley.

Seems Kevin Lynch the Bears fan bet David Oakley the Panthers fan that if the Panthers win, the Hadrian's Wall website will inform its visitors that BooneOakley is a much better agency and leave it up for a week. If the Bears win the opposite would be done.

Unlucky for Kevin Lynch, the Panthers did win. Check the Hadrian's Wall site


The carrot and stick trick - twice.

How ironic it is that the ads for creative award shows should end up in Badland due to lack of creativity..... this is a pairing you must see!


Village Voice - something for everyone

A rather tame viral is being promoted all cloak and dagger style right now, dubbed real estate karate it's message is that the Village voice has something for everyone. Yeah, you can see the tired twist come charging at you.


Future Marketing Summit

Dear All

Just the latest update from Remote People in London who are busy closing the judging of the Future Marketing Awards having received some really amazing work from as far afield as Malaysia and Boston.


The sixteen fingered snack monster

Ok, this is just plain scary, the consumerist has photos of some ladies nails, all painted with snack and soft drink logos and turned into the most unappetising hands you've ever seen.


The Marketing Pop Talk Pop Quiz

No don't worry kids, it's not one of my difficult quizzes, but someone elses. ;) This one is created by Leslie Savan, author of "Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever"


Spot Runner, canned commercials served cold.

C|net reports on Spot Runner, a place where cookie-cutter commercials can be found for cheap, for as little as $500. "Spot Runner lets advertisers select a generic commercial from its library, personalize the ads and target customers by demographics, networks and neighborhoods."