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Animated sitcom for Lavazza coffee

Italian coffee brand Lavazza will be launching an animated sitcom featuring Carmencita, a character that starred in the ads in the 60s.

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Sun microsystems ads "too controversial"

The creative generalist tips us to the new SUN campaign that has proven "too controversial" for the Wall Street Journal due to it's language. See Sun's own press release here: Sun Censored but Not Silent. Featuring headlines like: In independant lab tests versus Dell, Engineers concluded it saves 56% in energergy costs. They also concluded; Now that's what we call an ass-whoppin'.
............one wonders what the fuss is about. *yawn*

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Oh dear, we found another copy for the copied copier service advert.

Well, the "I've seen that before"-bell has rung loud and clear,there's another recent poster series for a copy-shop that sold it's service by simply copying stuff that happened to be in the vicinity of the poster. Like park benches.

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Not all product placements are wanted

The makers of Stinking Bishop cheese are concerned with the effect the placement of their product could have the new Wallace and Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The Wallace character is a cheese loving fella and in a prior film when he expressed a fondness for "a nice bit of Wensleydale", turnover at that cheesemaker soared.

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Coca Cola tries to be exclusive

Armchair Media has created some funky new bottles for Coca Cola. They asked 5 design groups from 5 continents to create and share visions of optimism.
Part of the launch includes a website, with the design debut, where to buy and a list of the designers. The bottles will appear at the trendiest lounges and night clubs. (Images inside)

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ASME not happy about sponsorship between New Yorker and Target

The August 22nd issue of The New Yorker was a first for the magazine, only carrying ads for Target. The illustrated ads were created by more than two dozen artists including Milton Glaser, Robert Risko and Ruben Toledo.

Adage.com reports on backlash by the ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) claiming that violated society guidelines.

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Polaris Snowmobiles trailer

Polaris Industries has posted a trailer for their next snowmobile commercial at a microsite called winningperformance.tv. Wait for the outtakes at the end. They're the best part.

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The Ad Conceptor

With Advertising Week less than two weeks away, Deutsch has put together The Ad Conceptor to aid in concepting while/if you're off to NYC to check out the festivities.

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