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NSPCC ad upsets kids

Brand Republic reports that NSPCC's latest ad by Saatchi & Saatchi can only be shown after 9am.


Wearing Short Shorts

So this boss guy I work for ran around in short shorts and made me edit the video for your veiwing pleasure. Check it out at
This guy is a nut.


Milkman Mike - Microsoft Viral

Bizarre new viral campaign by Microsoft that uses former eye milk-squirting champion to promote Windows Media Center. Check it out:


Link lust: Tactile Apple Nano ad in Japan, billboard link boom

The Cult of Mac website has captured some nice shots of the latest Apple Nano ads in Tokyo's underground, in the Shibuya district.


The Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial: Part Two - Viral Advertising

Today we bring you Part Two of the ongoing Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial. Last time we went over radio. This week, we thought we'd share some helpful (and not so helpful) advice on creating The Viral.

The Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial:
Part Two - Key Points of Creating Viral Advertising

Professors: Brandon Barr, Brent Hahn, Clayton T. Claymore, Jane Goldman, Alec Long, Justin Kirby and Åsk Dabitch (in no particular order.)


Attention-grabbing nudity might cause traffic accidents in Rome

Hot on the heels of that British study that revealed that a quarter of British drivers are so distracted by billboards with semi-naked models that they have dangerously veered out of their lane which caffeinegoddess reported on, comes yet another ad that diverts attention from traffic. This time it's a cheeky ad in Rome that a consumer group calls a "road hazard".


Advertising causing bad driving?

Reuters reports that a study released today reveals that "almost a quarter of British motorists admit they have been so distracted by roadside billboards of semi-naked models that they have dangerously veered out of their lane."

One in five male drivers said their eyes were diverted from the road by posters of scantily clad women -- such as the saucy cleavage shots of model Eva Herzigova in her notorious adverts for Wonderbra.

However only one in 10 women were put off by the sight of a semi-dressed male model.


Cream - get on top........ A new ad magazine is born.

There's a new player in town, Cream magazine. Cream is a quarterly media mag from C Squared which apart from updating readers on the ongoings in the advertising and media world, wants to show off innovative media thinking worldwide. Each issue has a directory of case studies of creative media campaigns, and features on media, creatives behind the campaigns and such. Sound like your cup of.. eh.. cream? ;)

I got two issues here - and I'll be keeping them as they have a harder cover and will be useful to refer back to in the future. Neat feature that. ;)