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Covenant House vs. ING

Here are two great campaigns that were separated at birth. One's for a charity and the other's for a big international bank. Hmmm...who will you side with?

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Rizla advert banned over 'drug reference'

The UK advertising watchdog (ASA) has banned a Rizla advert because it could be seen as condoning the use of cannabis.

The Rizla ad carried the line "Twist and Burn" - immediatly a rival brand complained to the ASA and claimed the ad "condoned the product's use for the consumption of illegal drugs".

The ASA carried out an investigation and found that, in some dictionaries, "twist" was a slang term for a cannabis joint and "burn" could be referred to smoking one, they also added that 'cannabis cigarettes are normally fatter than those filled with tobacco and twisted at one end to prevent the contents falling out.' wow, they know their stuff. ;)

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The Naked chef a bit risque, full frontal fruit

Boots made a booboo, showing an image of Jamie Oliver in the Boots Christmas Gift Guide - the catalogue is now being hastily withdrawn.

Oliver graces the cover of the calender, but some peoples imagination went haywire, and to them it looked like someone had crudely appended a penis onto the picture of the naked chef.

Alas, the offending item between Olivers legs is an innocent bag of fruit. It's when the image is scaled down things get bit fuzzy....

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Heinz vs. Melita

Coffee, tea or me? The correct answer is soup.

Superadgrunts, click read more to see what's cooking up in the badland kitchen.

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Barnardo shocking ads gets complaints.

Barnardo's uses shock tactics to tackle child poverty, this strategy has backfired. More than 60 people contacted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) through its website, and dozens of people called the within hours of the ads appearing.

The first in the series of newspaper adverts from Barnardo's shows a new-born baby with a cockroach crawling out of his mouth. Another advert in the "silver spoons" campaign features a baby with a methylated spirits bottle in its mouth while a third shows a baby with a syringe.

The headline on the adverts says: "There are no silver spoons for children born into poverty." Read more to see the ads.

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Too sexy FHM ad banned by ASA

Excerpt from the Media Guardian:

"A sexually suggestive campaign for the lads' magazine FHM that appeared to show a woman performing oral sex on a man has been banned by the advertising watchdog.

The Advertising Standards Authority said the advert, for spin-off fashion title FHM Collections, was "likely to cause serious or widespread offence" and ordered the magazine not to use it again."

See the ad here.

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spank fashion ad withdrawn after complaints.

WE sweden are in trouble for the way they advertise their underwear. While the men's packaging shows a overweight hairy man, the woman's packaging shows a girl's bottom still red after being freshly spanked.
So far six eloquent complaints have been filed with ERK (ethical advisory board in advertising) prompting the company to remove the spanked image. Greger Hagelin, CEO for WE, defends the image with "we're a skater brand, the idea was that the girl might have fallen off a skateboard."

wanna see images? well then, read more.

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Sloggi has gone one pole too far.

Sloggi has finally gone one butt too far - Triumph the brand behind Sloggi, has been asked by the French advertising sector association to withdraw a billboard campaign for its Sloggi range, which has been widely condemned as offensive to women. The image depicts ladies in underwear and little else posing around poles in starstudded spotligts, reminiscent of a striptease stage.

Wanna see it? Of course you do. Read more.

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Naked soccer players selling pizza

Grey Oslo (Norway) created a sexy campaign using the naked bodies of their national soccer team players to sell pizza and chinese food, the campaign was almost banned.

When the ads ran this summer, a hot debate ensued in Norways leading papers, editorials about it ran in Aftenposten, VG and Vårt Land, and two TV news shows brought it up as well. Way to go on the free publicity guys.

Many people reported the campaign to the Forbrukerombudet as it was in their opinion breaking the basic rules: "Advertisers and those who create them shall make sure the ads are not against equality between the sexes, nor using either genders body or gives the impression of a offensive or condesending attitude of woman or man"

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Hooters vs. Cup of Noodle

Nothing, but nothing is sexier than a nice, pair of juicy badland commercials.

Super adgrunts, don't be a boob. Use your noodle and click read more. Because those who don’t know their history are condemned to repeat it.

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A rose by any other name

Two ads with the same idea to turn the product into something else. One for towels, the other for blankets. Both have campaigns around the idea. And both used the exact same item for these particular ads.

Click read more to see the ads.

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Madonna is copying Guy Boudin?

Madonna is facing legal action after the son of a French fashion photographer accused her of copyright infringement.

Guy Bourdin, born in Paris in 1928, was best known for his work with French Vogue who published his photographs from the 1950s to the 1980s. He died in 1991.

Samuel Bourdin argues that the singer's most recent promotional video, 'Hollywood' directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, included images that mirrored those taken by his late father. To see the images side by side click: Hollywood

The recent lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in Manhattan, accuses Madonna of copyright infringement for imitating imaged in at least 11 Boudin works.

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Dunkin Donuts vs. Dial

Here are two different products, but the same joke. And possibly the same bus.

Adgrunts, since you paid the fare, you can click read more to hop on both Badland buses.

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Euro takes the dollar - ad banned in Moscow.

Izvestia writes that this ad, from the Russian Finance magazine was banned with immediate effect in Moscow. The poster company had to tear down a 100 posters overnight after receiving a stern letter from Igor Presnyakov, chairman of the Moscow Committee for advertising and information.
Igor (and probably anyone else who saw it) thought the image depicted a sex scene, while the magazines publisher said: "I thought the currencies were dancing on our poster". A cossack dance, maybe....

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