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Blogs are like soap bubbles - Kom Nærmare TDC (Danish)

Blogs are like soap bubbles.
In the TDC magazine "Kom nærmare" there is a long feature about blogs and in it, yours truly is quoted - my quote even gets the big blue font signed "Åsk Wäppling".
Useless trivia: the baby in the bottom right bubble is my daughter. ;)

Select bits translated: Q: How do you see the future of weblogs?


Troika Design Group Creates Inviting Image Campaign for Fine Living

This past December, Troika Design Group spent a beautiful 75-degree afternoon directing the latest live-action image campaign for FINE Living network.
Troika wanted to help FINE Living convey that its programming, which provides viewers with tips for enjoying the best experiences life has to offer, including food, wine, home design and travel, speaks to everyone.


Overheard over the email wires

Perhaps I'm evil to laugh this hard at a snappy comeback, but top adgrunt Leslieburns of Burns auto parts (#) has had a recent funny exchange with someone who wished to align themselves with Burns' good name. Names changed to protect the guilty.
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Virgin music "spot the song title" commercial

Remember that Virgin viral game? Well, now there's the commercial. Ground zero hired NATL tv to animate their way through upwards of fifty song titles from the last half-century. Can you spot them all?

Spoilers inside!

Go directly to the ad here, without reading spoilers!


Miami knocks on your door

Miami ad agency has created a guerrilla campaign for "Hyresgästföreningen" (the group for people who rent homes) in Sweden. The goal of the campaign is to make people understand the value of the rented homes, and that the suggested "market value rents" that some want to implement could make their homes a lot more expensive. This being an election year and that being a classic hot button issue, the campaign is well timed.


Saatchi copies Saatchi - again!?

We've all see Saatchi copies Saatchi? Where Sunny D and Verve both caught the sun.


Microsoft caught with sexy sell. Hmm.

The Register has unearthed an old Microsoft ad ripe for a few laughs, it uses the promise of sex for geeks to sell. Now there's a tactic!

Fantastic. For the record, an MS operative confirmed this morning that this is "an old advertisement which ran only in New Zealand for a short period and is no longer being used". For the love of all that's Holy, why not?

Foshata? Hai, foshata, domo arigato.

For all you gaijin who's japanese skills are limited to "tempura" and "sukiyaki", have some fun subtitling Japanese ads to say what you think they're saying.