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Diablo III dares you to spend a night in Sweden's most haunted house

Blizzard, the developer behind Diablo III is now looking fa brave soul. One who dares to go to a Swedish forest and spend the night alone in a haunted house, while playing the Necromancer hero.

MTV " The Countdown To The 2017 VMA's Begin" (2017) :45 (USA)
MTV " The Countdown To The 2017 VMA's Begin" (2017) :45 (USA)

Back in 1981, there was this Music Television Channel to one wanted until a George Lois came up with one four letter phrase that changed history as we know it. "I want my MTV."

Spotify really hates musicians.

If you'll recall back in May, Spotify settled a class-action lawsuit file

Indian Motorcycle "Ink" (2017) 1:51 (USA)
Indian Motorcycle "Ink" (2017) 1:51 (USA)

Back when Adland was pretty new, Dabitch used to sell a shirt with a slogan she came up with:"Your Rebellion is my Marketing Strategy." That's exactly what this piece of content is.

SoundCloud: Another lesson in "disruption"

Things move so quickly in the disruptor Big Data category it's hard to take the long view.

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Olympic Chainsaw Massacre

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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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