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'Charlie the Tuna' creator drowns

R.I.P. Charlie. Tom Rogers, creator of Starkist's Charlie the Tuna, drowned in his backyard pool on June 24. Sadly, this is not a joke.


Regulators attempting to squash Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog is back in the news this week. The Dutch Advertising Standards Authority has now banned all TV ads from the company's 2004 "Jamba Sir Mix-A-Lot" ringtone and wallpaper campaign. Jamba appealed, but its complaint was rejected last month. Sadly the new Jamba TV campaigns are not affected by the ruling.

But it appears that in Germany and in the UK, watchdog groups have started investigations regarding "doubtful media practices" and "complaints over hidden subscription charges." So who knows, maybe we'll be free of the frog, eventually.


Hardees attempts to milk attention without Paris

After all the press Carl's Jr. got with the spicy Hilton commercial, the Hardees chain is picking it up. The chain is also hoping a new spot for their Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts, this time without the help of Ms. Hilton, will milk some attention from their 18-34-year old male target as well.


In-Action Heroes - For Real!

Collectors rejoice, Claymore has spotted that the In-Action Heroes from the degree ads are now available for real! Yes, get your very own Suck-up and Wuss-man to play with, sadly Mama's boy is not available yet. If the online ordering thingie konks out on you, try ringing 1-888-435-3639 instead (US only).

The Degree ads:
Degree for Men - In-Action Heroes - Mama's Boy
Degree for Men - In-Action Heroes - Mama's Boy - variant


The wedding crashers trailer crashed

Nice viral idea for the wedding crasher, they invite you to crash the trailer.


Lynx mud wrestling

The full length advert which isn't allowed to be shown in full on tv.

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Campaign UK on Adland

"tracks gossip news and dud ads from around the world." Yeah, we do that.

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Subservient Salesrep from Magnecote

Subservient Salesrep! You'll need your sound on for this one gang, Magnecote wants to know what you find attractive.