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McDonald's invites you to rock out to its food.

Summer is festival season. So to get festival goers excited about McDonald's DDB in Stockholm created posters that treated McDonald's menu like a Coachella poster.
At least Steve Angello isn't on there.

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Xide "Transformer" (2013) :20 (Sweden)

Xide "Transformer" (2013) :20 (Sweden)

While we're on the subject of Swedes, music videos and drinks, the alcopop brand Xide teamed up with Young Squage to make a video for their new single "Transformer." The song was written and produced by SeventyEight because apparently no one goes by their real names any mor

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Porteur Bike sale

Porteur is a new bicycle brand that has a one-for-one scheme, kind of like Tom's shoes. Buy a bike and they'll donate one. In order to promote their 10% sale, they decided to run the ad where cyclists were sure to see it: On the street. Made from water soluble paint, ads were made out of the road markings pointing out the bicycle lane. Clever use of a timely 10% discount. Because when the ads disappear so does the sale.

Fair enough. But what happens if it doesn't rain or snow in Stockholm for a bit? I realize this is impossible in spring there, but if we pretended climate change hit the land of Vikings, when's the official sale end?

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Carlsberg - The Drop - (2013) :30 (Sweden)

Carlsberg - The Drop - (2013) :30 (Sweden)

How do you show off a new slim can? Make it a techno-ravey-trip down the side of it with a drop of condensation. PARTY ON, DROP!

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Buy milk & give milk - Porteur bikes give one away for each one you buy

Our pal Martin Cedergren tells us about his latest project;

"Porteur is a new bicycle brand inspired by the bicycles used in the past by messengers and milkmen. With a front mounted carrier it’s perfect for contemporary city life. And it comes with a unique promise - for every bicycle sold, one bicycle is donated to youths in developing countries. One for one, the promise is carried forward.

To make people aware of this promise, we have created a new campaign called: Buy milk – Give milk.

On Thursday this week, ambassadors of the brand, will use Porteur bikes to deliver milk to offices in downtown Stockholm. One litre costs 98 Swedish crowns. All money is then donated to buy therapeutic milk for children in need via UNICEF - One for one.

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Anna Dello Russo at H&M - Fashion Shower - (2012) 2:45 (Sweden)

Anna Dello Russo at H&M - Fashion Shower - (2012) 2:45 (Sweden)

You need the fashion shower! - beware, this will stick to your brain. A perfectly designed eurotrash ear-ring, you need tha fahshåån showerrrrrrr. Anna Dello Russo teaches you the rules of fashion, and leaves you with this: accessorize. Always.

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Case Study Bingo Cards

Considering the amount of case studies rolling in this week, the fact that we're all gearing up for Cannes lions so there's no end in sight quite yet, and the advice doled out in our Adland Tutorial on Case Studies I thought it's h

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Wäpnö - "Tugga Gräs" (Chew grass) by Wäpnö Drängar (Wäpno boys) - (2011) Sweden

Wäpnö -  "Tugga Gräs" (Chew grass) by Wäpnö Drängar (Wäpno boys) - (2011) Sweden

Can't be bothered translating the (rather funny) lyrics, but they're rapping about organic farming, locally produced and making milk products.

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Awesomerags fashion store uses "sex sells" mantra, makes predictable positions ad

Le yawn. Feels like we've seen this exact layout before, but I guess I should alert you to the "edgy" ad from Awesomerags which depicts their fashion models in various sexual postions. Fully clothed of course. Like previous ads before it, the layout homages an old kama sutra poster.

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Thermacell / Myggrapporten - the mosquito report - yes, there's an app for that!

Swedish summers are famous for a lot of things, midnight sun, skinny dipping, odd midsummer parties, rain throughout July, and mosquitos. Millions of mosquitos. They'll eat you alive.

"Up until now there really has been no way to find out how big the problem is locally in different parts of the country. When you plan your vacation you can get a weather report but not a mosquito report. With this insight, we helped our client - a nordic agent for the mosquito repellent product Thermacell - build a crowdsourcing tool for mosquito reports."

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