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Durex pun No more

Durex withdraw a poster accused of "promoting casual sex" after three people complained.

A poster and newspaper campaign carrying the the line "Roger More" has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled it was offensive.

The advertising standards authority ordered Durex to take down the posters after three little old ladies from Hastings, uh, I mean members of the public complained the ad was sexist and irresponsible because it could encourage people to indulge in casual sex.

Durex insisted it was promoting safe sex and encouraging responsible behaviour with the campaign. Safe sex requires condoms, so Durex may have a point. Read more to see offending ad!

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adidas 'shoe bomber' ad bombs.

The advertising watchdog in the UK is investigating after receiving complaints that an adidas poster poked fun at the case of the convicted terrorist Richard Reid.

The complaints said the ad depicting a naked athlete wearing nothing but running shoes was inappropriate in the current international climate and should be taken down.

(read more to really see poster)

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Don't jump - revisited

The don't jump buses which Adgrunt commando alerted us to back in 1998 have a predecessor - of course. Such a good idea had to have been done before, right? right?

This isn't the "to our readers in high places.." ad - it's a dark horse entering the game, from saatchi in wellington - read more to see their bus roof ad.

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lobsters pale by comparison.

Lobsters corner sunblock market. Prawns protest!

adgrunt Errol does some ad sniping in Singapore and brings this fresh Badland catch. Click continue to see the twin ideas. Ooops.

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Ads. From the farm to your TV. Fresh!

Advertising agencies are hothouses for creativity, but sometimes their
ideas aren't as farm fresh as they should be.

adgrunts, click continue to see what's growing in the garden of
Badland (DirecTV vs. Fruit Harvest).

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flirt, squirt and sex sells?

... OR does it?

Is this a case of dupliclaims - or are these just wet dreams of creatives?

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Transforming ideas

It's been a while since we've seen this kind of Badlander*.

The original is a web movie - an animation made by some talented freelancers who wouldn't mind some work thrown their way.. The non-original is made by Nike... Have a look to see what you think about this.

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Audio Badland - Levis vs. Intel

You wouldn't think computer chips and denim would have anything in common, but these two spots tell a different story.

Yeah, the spots look different, but they sure sound alike!

Adgrunts, click continue and give these ads a listen.

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Porky Papers

Back in April, The Wall Street Journal advertised its new redesign by running a funny trade campaign. To announce a new, lean pork, Smithfield Ham is running a funny ad of their own. Too bad it's the same funny as the Wall Street Journal!

Click continue to see what's on the magazine racks in badland!

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Magic Carpet?

These two advertisers couldn't be more different, and their commercials couldn't be more similar.

Superadgrunts, click read more to view "sleepy" spots from DuPont and Sealy.

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Walking billboard.

Tobacco has always been a hard sell, and not even copycat creative can help it. Click continue to view the good and the bad.

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I see ghosts - plural!

Here's a dupliclaim I never thought would happen, but I have seen many many ghosts lately.

First spook encounter was in March and later in April when an interview with Jeff Goodby - done by a ghost - was sent out planet wide. This was the mere beginning of Ghost plan of raising unpublished ads up on the pedestal they deserve.
These ghosts later invaded Cannes during the adfest to scream a different kind of booh than usually heard in those parts.

here comes the second ghost..

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Piercing ideas - twice. Ouch!

First up, the grand prix of Cannes 2002, second, Missing Links campaign for the same shop in 1999. Interestingly they both hung posters on dogleash holders and other places for "piercing" a poster = same unusual media idea too!

The top one was pierced onto dog leash holder etc - the bottom one was nipples pierced by the staples mid-magazine. Either way, OUCH!

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God v/s God

Here is the God campaign done by Smith Agency Fort Lauderdale in 1999 :
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/04/09/p1s4.htm

This work won at the New York Festvials and was awarded by the OAAA
http://www.oaaa.org/Publicside/PublicService/God/GodCampaign.htm

Also check out O&M 's Cannes award-winning God campaign of 2001:
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/01june05/inter.htm#3

God help us!

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Photocopied concept

Remember the Diet Coke commercial where cheeky female office workers organized "Diet Coke breaks" to drool over a construction worker named Lucky?

Well, they're back again (at least the creative concept is) and they now have eyes for an Imagistics photocopier repairman!

How many buff construction workers you know drink diet soda? Maybe the repairman should fix the ladies' Gay-dar!

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