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Jeffery West ad with gun banned

gunNaughty Jeffery West have been glamourising guns say the ASA - and have banned the advert featured on the right for depicting mob life as hip and being generally irresponsible. The vixen driving isn't even wearing a seatbelt fer cryin' out loud!

"We noted the gun merely lay on the car seat and was not used in a violent or threatening way and that GMC believed the image was clearly fictional and implied a gangster's moll.

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Synedrex vs. Bluefly

All dressed down and everywhere to go? You must be in Badland.

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Purell vs. Smirnoff

When your hands are dirty in Badland, it's hard to get them clean.

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Seduction on public transport

Scents make women go wild. It could be a sassy scent, or a seductive one. Apparently the ladies like to get close, especially while on public transportation.

Gain - Bus (2006) :30 (USA)

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The "lost" mac ads.

Mac ads are fun to spoof. Unlike Dell ads, IBM ads, Gateway ads, Microsoft ads... etcerea. ;9
Best Week Ever unveiled the Lost Mac ads this week featuring Christian Finnegan and Nick Kroll.

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Talk Talk VS. Macif

The orginial Talk Talk ads by agency Clemmow Hornby Inge

Shapes see it here

And French ads for Insurance group Macif

Car insurance
Savings
Health insurance

The ressemblance is uncanny...

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More old barcodes chipping away at the titanium.

The Cannes Titanium winner is already immortalized in Badland, since a few other designers and at least one record company were already making those ugly lines prettier.

Now it turns out, this barcode decorating been going on since at least 1986. See this post at the NZ Creative Circle Blog for more examples scanned from an old book.

Above, "barcode on the back label of Eye of the Swan Californian wine. Since the swan on the front is treated naturalistically, cat's-tails continue the story. Tharp Did It, USA , 1986"

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More babies in bins - badland.

Briefblog tips us that there is a commercial-twin to that strange baby in a bin ad I spoke of yesterday. Zappingdigital has more in depth analysis on the ad (in Spanish). This time hidden camera footage shows people reacting to the "baby" wailing in the bin - and how quickly their body language changes once they see its an ad.
A woman approaches the bin with her hand on her chest as if clutching her heart, and then slams the lid shut once she's seen the ad. The message here is different, instead of touting the pill it reminds people about abortions risks and consequences.

Interestingly, both the baby-in-a-bin ads come from Ogilvy.

Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Chile.
Client: Movement for Life.

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The royalest of beers.

A good lead from Hlebarov brings us this pairing of beer ads. Now, I'm absolutly positive that Heineken was doing the same thing - at least on posters - back in 2001, possibly created by Neboko. I'm sure there are more examples but I can't find any in my archives at the mo' - if you have any link them in comments (or just email them to the hostmaster).

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Bad ad! Go stand in the Badland corner

sandeepmakam reckons that these BBC "corner" ads, are a bit like these Ariel Street corner ads, where the you need whole picture to see what is going on.

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More Cannes Badlanders - AIDES vs Red Cross

Here's a good trick, if you wish to win an award, dust off a great idea from a vintage award winning year. Since careers in advertising are so short, 5 years will do, but ten years is even better. Go!

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Exploding in slow motion

Aaaah, pyrotechnics. I'll admit it. I love it. I want a big budget just so that I can blow the whole thing up. I have the T-shirts that reads "if you see a pyro running - keep up!".

I also consider the following ad & music video pure porn. Twice. Talk about double the pleasure.

Compare the "Gangsta trippin'" Fat Boy Slim video from late nineties and directed by Roman Coppola, to the recently released Nokia advert. Yeah, these guys like explosions too. In slow motion. Bless'em.

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A Cannes Titanium Badlander

By now y'all know that the Titanium winner this year was the Japanese company Design Barcode for inventing and implementing cool designed bar codes.

Naturally, we've seen this before. (More inside)

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No more Owen = No more Northen Rock ads.

My bad juju-vibes sent Michael Owen off the field two minutes into the match against Sweden (or perhaps it was just bad luck and nothing to do with me decapitating chickens and dancing naked smeared in their blood) - as he twisted his knee really nasty and was sent off the field. No more Owen in the cup.
Read more for the really unfortunate ad placement of the week.

Northern Rock has had Owen in their ad campaign, and featured featured him wrapped in the England flag alongside slogans such as "One of ours over there" and "Can we have him back in one piece please?". Well, the latter is a rather unfortunate headline - and inside is a rather unfortunate placement of the ad.

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Cutting edge advertising....

Ah, and you thought I was done for the weekend. But nooo, here I go and dig up some cutting edge badlanders. Or at least some very sharp creative. Razor sharp, in fact. See inside

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