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WWE 2K18  - "Vandal" Seth Rollins (2017) 2:00 (USA)
WWE 2K18 - "Vandal" Seth Rollins (2017) 2:00 (USA)

In “Vandal,” its latest creative work for the WWE 2K video game franchise, advertising agency barrettSF is focusing on the future by disrespecting the past.

Painted with Love Mercedes-Benz Canada short film shows its support for the LGBTQ2 Community
Painted with Love Mercedes-Benz Canada short film shows its support for the LGBTQ2 Community

Mercedes-Benz Canada is using the transformative power of art to show its support for the LGBTQ2 Community.

Nike NYC - #Equality The wonder woman of Vogue Leiomy Maldonado (2017) :60 (USA)
Nike NYC - #Equality The wonder woman of Vogue Leiomy Maldonado (2017) :60 (USA)

Leiomy Maldonado, the only transgender person to compete in "Americas best dance crew", practices and performs in this ad, while Precious Ebony narrates.

Ricochet "Meetings between passionate people" (2017) 1:14 (France)
Ricochet "Meetings between passionate people" (2017) 1:14 (France)

Lots of steamy eroticism going on in the bowling alley in this ad for brand new app Ricochet, which promises to not be like those other lusty dating apps that pretend to be about long-term relatio

ZIMA "Back, not Back" (2017) 1:00 (USA)
ZIMA "Back, not Back" (2017) 1:00 (USA)

If you are a member of Gen X like me, you remember Zima. "Tastes kinda like Sprite!" Sure. Sprite with a hint of vomit. You might have even gotten wasted on it at high school parties.

Patriotic Pet Portraits for The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Simple stunning portraits of true heroes: rescue dogs. With the "medals," they've received for their rescue efforts over the years. The idea being of course that they really are heroes.

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Olympic Chainsaw Massacre

Adland: 

NBC contributed the latest example of advertising "standards and practices" hypocrisy when it cut a new Olympics spot from Nike spot off at the knees this week.

The spot, a parody of slasher movies, features runner Suzy Hamilton being chased through the woods by a chainsaw-weilding masked man. The Nike-clad Olympian easily outdistances the psycho, leaving him panting in exhaustion as supers pop up stating "Why sport? You'll live longer."

The network cited an unspecified "number of viewer complaints" as the reason for its flip-flop on the previously approved spot. Once again, advertising is being subjected to scrutiny that programming in the same media is spared from.

Other instances of this type double standard include the Fox Network's objection to a Super Bowl spot featuring a man driven up an elephant's derriere and ABC saying "no" to artificial noses.

It's hard to understand what this network censorship accomplishes other than giving media buyers another reason to shift to cable.

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