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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.


Adidas Impossible game commercial released

Adgrunts, we showed you the posters the other day when we wrote about the Adidas new campaign centers on impossible game, and now we're happy to show you the commercial too. The 60-second advert starring Ballack, Raúl, Defoe, Kaká and Saviola is available right here for super adgrunts. In it the footie heroes play on a field that is only the white lines on the grass, suspended in nothing. Step out of line and you fall off the map into the black void!


RSS feeds with ads in them are here to stay.

The New York Times has an article about ads in RSS, "Marketers See Opportunity as a Web Tool Gains Users" (printer friendly) which opens with the line "THE fledgling R.S.S. business is starting to attract some attention from those catering to Internet advertisers." (R.S.S? They mean RSS.)
Dammit, it's finally here - just as we''ve been chatting about it. We wondered How long will RSS be ad-free? back in Feb 2004, and saw inklings of RSS with ads? later that year where Wired reported on more feeds with ads and we found more bloggers dropping ad-filled-feeds. I and many other bloggers have been listing the pro's and con's on RSS and ads in them in the e-book that brags to be everything you wanted to know about RSS but were afraid to ask.. In April this year Google adsense finally started beta testing ads in RSS feeds, even though they kicked blogger Pentdego off their program for doing the exact same thing last year. With Google, Pheedo, Feedster and Yahoo offering ads for feeds I guess it's safe to say now that RSS ads are here to stay.
Now, who'll build the first RSS ad blocker? Any takers?


Link Lust: Mexican stamps. Climate change brief, death traps and the longest ad

SpeakUp speaks on the controversial stamps from Mexico showing the cartoon hero Memín Pinguín, which caused such an uproar in the United States and Canada in the post: "Viva la Political Correctness". A good read about designers responsibility, even though the discussion might be slipping into usual flamefest territory if they aren't careful.


Brand New EU logo looks like an old logo.

At BBC news we find another Badlander-logo pair. It's the brand new EU presidency logo that has swans flying in a V formation..


GoGorilla advertise on homeless peoples signs.

Two years ago, Pizza Schmizza paid homeless street-kids to hold up pizza signs as advertising for their pizza-by-the-slice company in San Francisco. They paid the kids in pizza and a few bucks, and while some might have found it cynical to use street people as media space, others compared it to the old-fashioned sandwich board.

Just like the Sisterhood Augustinessen, who used the media space of bums backs with a twist. Mid-winter they gave out free warm overcoats to the street people with signs advertising Ben and Jerry's on the back.