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Poses overexposed!

How do you take a picture of someone taking a picture? With a camera covering their eye, of course - it's just that some poses are becoming overexposed.......

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Bud Light vs. Isenbeck (Yoga vs. Ballet)

Superadgrunts, read more to see how yoga, ballet and beer all go together.

Who cares if these two spots are similar to each other? They’re both uh, creatively excellent.

Click here to view the Bud Light Yoga spot.

Click here to view the Isenbeck Ballet spot.

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Cult shaker at it again, doubles the nudes.

Cult Shaker didn't get enough attention for their last stunt I suppose, and are at it again, begging for hype by covering bus posters and other outdoor media with two nude frolicking women but no selling point.

And once again, Kvindeligt Selskab reported them for "making the public space pornographic". Someone has vandalized most of the poster spaces already, with good old fashioned black spraypaint, which we presume Cult will have to foot the removal bill for.

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Queen vs Bauer & Borsato

A strange coincidence, a fluke or a case of getting a little too inspired? Either way this is an odd couple, Queen vs Dutch singers Bauer & Borsato. Hat tip for these twins goes to adgrunt JLB.

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UK bans junk food ads aimed at children

It was bound to happen after all the alerts in the news about advertising effects on children, and how it was linked to obesity. When a paediatrician recently said that "advertisments aimed at children were a form of child abuse and should be banned" we sorta knew the bans would come soon. The Age in Australia reports that UK bans junk food ads on TV for children and the austrailians probably won't be far behind in taking similar action.

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MTV nixes Super Size me commercial - or is it a PR-ploy?

The documentary Super Size me which got high praize at the Sundance Film Festival and doing really well at the boxoffice, is again in the news - this time for being "banned from MTV".

Reuters picks up a press release and headlines it: "Super Size Me" gets downsized by MTV", claiming that MTV has refused to air advertisements for documentary "Super Size Me"... Aaaah, but did they?
The Hollywood reporter hears out MTVs version of the story, where a spokeswoman said the channel suggested some edits of the commercial, but ultimately accepted the original version. What MTV couldn't stomach was a scene where Spurlock was vomiting - this from the channel that brought you Jackass. By MTV's account, IDP then withdrew the commercial, "and instead of submitting the commercial, they chose to put out a press release." Is this simply a PR-ploy?

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Busy ad-banning season in Australia - toad ad caned

A Tooheys New beer has been pulled after complaints that it was cruel to cane toads - in the ad three men were seen using the poor critters as golf balls. Nearly 200 people complained they were not amused at watching toads being whacked with golf irons, even if the creative idea was a friendly poke at the NSW-Queensland rivalry.
The advertiser news reports of many other banned and withdrawn ads, a Coca-Cola ads depicting people surfing on photocopiers, and a BMX ad where bikers jumped over cars for were both sentanced for encouraging "dangerous behaviour". Another ad, for Just Jeans, showed a bunch of boys throwing chairs down stairwells and off rooftops was deemed to show "gratuitous destruction and vandalism".
They might seem trigger happy down under but according to The advertiser the latest figures shows that only 11 complaints out of 1191 were upheld.

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No nipples please, we're British.

The offending nipple-scene, above.

An ad that encourages Europeans to vote has been re-edited for Britain, editing out part of a scene where a young woman breastfeeds her baby.
The CAA felt it was too overtly sexual for it to be given a universal certificate. In all the other European Union countries the nipple version will air uncut, the voiceover says: "You've been voting since you were born: don't stop now - European parliament elections, 10th of June."

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Armani in trouble over ad that "sexualized children"

Don't try and look as cool as the Hanson boys if you're an androgynous fella with long hair under the age of ten. A magazine advert for Armani has been withdrawn after it received 74 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority and 10 complaints to the The Times magazine supplement that ran the ad.

The complaints said that the ad "sexualised children" was "offensive" and "exploitative", while others said the ad "could encourage paedophiles".
Armani knows that the model is male, but the the ASA argued gender was ambiguous and the ad "drew attention to the child's sexuality". Armani has agreed to withdraw the ad and won't run it again in the UK.

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Ford Ka Cat decapitation ad update.

The controversial viral cat decapitation ad for ford Ka which gathered many more complaints than their pigeon killing car last year has also gathered much more press. While Snopes was out early debunking and rebunking the ad, and we posted it April 02 the day after the 'leak', the hype hasn't calmed down yet! A quick search leads to many news articles about the 'unauthorized' ad.

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Goodby Ripping Off. . . McClain Finlon?

To be fair, I don't know who is ripping off who here. Of course, it's also possible that it could all be a coincidence - a freak occurance that defies the laws of man and nature, like Tunguska blast of 1908 or Paris Hilton's celebrity.

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What a pair of boobs

Two years ago radioshow hosts Jim Krenn and Randy Baumann got some media attention for their billboard, this year radioshow hosts Lex and Terry are getting media attention for the same tasteless tactic.

They both plastered giant boobs on a billboard.

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Milk - where did you get that mustache?

It took me way too many years to find the "original" mustache campaign that I remember from when I was a little kid - found deep down in the dusty archives of the Swedish Arla Milk products company, photos of famous people posing with big white mustaches. Concept ring a bell?

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French's vs. Burger King vs. A-1

How is this possible? Three commercials running at the same time with the same concept? Face lickin' good it ain't.

Superadgrunts, click read more to see how many licks it takes to get to the center of a badlander.

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Visual dead on arrival

Two recent campaigns with toe-tags in Sweden - where by the way, there is no "toe-tag" system.....

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