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We've seen the "rising bars" image selling cellphone networks before.

This tweet alerted us to the fact that some people figured the "bar" thing representing coverage was already done to death, as it reads:

So...@EtisalatUAE caught copycatting ads again...where's @adland and @adnationme when you want em? http://twitpic.com/44zrnd

The first thing I thought of was BBDO's AT&T campaign shot by Pete Barett when I saw the "increasing bar" idea. The extra funny in the tweeted example is that both images depict skyscrapers. A very easy choice, AT&T thought further than that.

Badland: 
 

Superbowl ads, the stranger in the bar 1996 vs 2011

This is probably just me, but I chuckled just now when I remembered the 1996 Coors Light Super Bowl commercial "Rocky Mountain high". In this ad, stranger enters the bar, is eyed up by all the local barflies, and then they break into song....

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Coke "Border patrol ad" Super bowl plays out like 8 PM whisky ad

Our first Superbowl Badlander is this pairing, yes, Coke did it again. Shoutout to Anantha who jogged my memory-cells, the Coke ad border-dispute idea was once done in an ad for whisky in India. Is this becoming a habit? Last year we found the Coke sleepwalking ad had been done as an Israeli yogurt-drink ad way back in 2001. Brainsync again! Drats.

Lets compare and contrast, shall we?

Badland: 
 

Doritos crash the Super Bowl gay ads shafted - Badland ad will never air during the bowl

Doritos® and Pepsi MAX® are experiencing a bit of controversy regarding their annual Crash The Superbowl competition this year, as two ads depicting gay men have made the rounds on the web as if they were potential Super Bowl ad airs, despite never making it to the final round of the competition.

Frito-Lay Director of Public Relations Chris Kuechenmeister told GLAAD the ads were two out of 5,600 that were submitted to the company for its “Crash the Super Bowl” contest. He said the ads were not among the finalists chosen by a panel of judges, and have no chance of airing during the Super Bowl or otherwise.

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Stimorol School Desk vs Sportlife School desk.

Gosh, the post barely had time to dry. Or something. Stimorol School desk from Ogilvy Cape Town says "longer lasting flavor" by showing the missing gum underneath school desks.

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New Nissan Bear hug reminiscent of old Minnesota state lottery bear hug.

Joelapompe wasn't too impressed with the Nissan Polar Bear ad either.... but for a different reason than me. He's seen that whole bear-hug thing before. The Minnesota State Lottery has a brown bear follow and hug a man as thanks for donating to the wildlife fun by playing lotto.

See I told y'all that bear hugs weren't a good thing.

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Wonderbra's 3D billboard: the brands 13th anniversary with 3D ads, now even bigger

AdFreak and Adrants are going gaga over the latest Wonderbra idea, a 3D billboard in the UK. While Steve happily admits that he'll be a danger behind the wheel when posters like this distract him, just like that breathless Daily Mail article fears, Adfreak points out that Wonderbra have done the 3D thing back in 2008.

Badland: 
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Bugs on billboards: first ants, then general insects, now bees spell out S.O.S

The "Save our Swarm" billboard where the message is created by live bees, as seen on Adfreak and Copyranter, is ready for its badland closeup.

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Ads copy art #356 - Harvey Nichols Wolves vs "Head On"

Cai Guo-Qiang: Head On could be seen at Deutsche Guggenheim, 2006 : link.
Head On concept:

With few wolves scattered in the front gallery, all ninety-nine wolves run, gallop, and jump toward the far end of the exhibition hall, where a wall stands. The bravery of the wolves is met head on by the unyielding wall. As the leading wolves go down, many more follow with force and determination. As those in the front fall and pile up, those behind take up their positions.

Meanwhile the Harvey Nichols "sale" ad called wolves created by Y&R Dubai won a Bronze Lion in Cannes this summer.

Badland: 
 

Vote for the republican with the creamy peanut butter center. Wait, what?

If you hit up Drew Rees homepage you'll find him saying:

I am a Republican and believe people's earnings are their own...

and then blahblah, whatever. Because it's clear from his banner that he doesn't believe that peoples designs are their own. What is he trying to say here? That Reese's Peanutbutter cups support him as their candidate? That he's a direct descendant of H. B. Reese? That he has a peanut butter center? That there's no wrong way to eat him? (oh god, I went there). That he's "perfect"?

What does the Hershey company think about this? Does it fall under "parody"?

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