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Starbucks have finally ended their dispute with HaidaBucks. HaidaBucks, a small Canadian coffee shop. is owned by three Haida men and one man married to a Haida woman - hence the name, as they are Haida-Bucks. Geddit?
Joseph Arvay, one of the lawyers acting for HaidaBucks, was also pleased with the outcome. "Starbucks has underestimated these proud young Haida men. Far from rolling over at Starbucks' command, they stood their ground, refusing to make any changes to their name or logo, and rightly so. They stared down the bully and the bully blinked."
For those who can't tell the difference between HaidaBucks and Starbucks HaidaBucks provides a handy chart.
Haida (pronounced Hi-Duh) is not the same as Star
Got that? Let's make sure. Haida -- Star -- Haida -- Star.
See how easy that was? The two words are completely different! How about that?
Greenpeace twists the movies climate change drama around by asking: "The Day After Tomorrow - Who will you blame?"
"Millions of people will see this film and want to do something about the growing menace of global warming. When they visit our site, they'll learn about the real life disaster of climate change - currently being directed by Esso and produced by George W Bush," said Rob Gueterbock of Greenpeace. "This movie may be fiction, but climate change is real and we know who the bad guys are."
Greenpeace website includes movie trailers, featuring real impacts of climate change and the possibility to change the outcome of it by "taking action" now. Hat tip to Michiel
A new Volvo ad , a "documentary" (rather, a mockumentary), tells about the "mystery of Dalarö" where 32 families bought the same model car, a Volvo S40, on the very same day. The mocumentary ad can be viewed here, and in cinemas in the UK.
Now the site of Carlos Soto, the "director" of the mocumentary has a film where Carlos questions the authenticity of the Dalarö-mystery.
"I have posted a personal edit of the footage here. I point out inconsistencies that occurred to me while reviewing the footage, and show an accurate and impartial view of what I saw. The original edit tells what I thought was a genuine story, that I no longer do."
The kicker is, there is no Carlos Soto............
Remember last year, when a "accidental" spot-on copy of a Far Side Cartoon won the Grand Prix Outdoor? (Or maybe, it was a just copy of a 1998 Peugeot ad....... ?) Course it could be all coincidence as they say - anyway, this year in Cannes another copy-of-a-cartoon won Bronze in the poster category. Oy vey. Cannes is going straight down the toons. ;9
RFSU the Swedish national organization for information about sex wants people to protect themselves when they do the nasty. A campaign to promote protection and their own condom brand Cho-san will begin this Friday - amorous couples who find themselves short of a condom can call the number (0771) 69 69 69 and the prophylactic ambulance will drive to their door with fresh supplies!
The MediaGuardian [reg.req.] reports that channel 4 courts controversy with their latest channel promo. The commercial asks channel 4 stars what their favorite swearword is, and the word "cunt" is heard 9 times in just 90 seconds making it the four-letter word of choice. Channel 4 wanted to air this ad in cinemas, only at screenings of the extra gory violent film Kill Bill who's audience is hard to offend, but the the Cinema Advertising Association nixed the ad and refused to air it. Channel 4 will start airing this ad on FilmFour after 10pm on Monday instead.
"There isn't a single person within the channel who has seen this ad and found it anything other than highly amusing," said Bill Griffin, the Channel 4 head of marketing.
"We can understand, however, why the CAA felt they had to turn it down - it does contain the highest number of expletives ever featured in an ad as far as we're aware.
See the unbleeped 90 second advert at updater.co.uk, easily offended people please sod off and don't click. ;)
It was rather sad news to hear that HSBC ended their contract with LOWE, and instead hired WPP, presumably to have more of a global agency to overlook the global account. Here's a look back at some of the commercials that Lowe did for HSBC.
If you haven't seen it already - here is that email collection between Nike and "Jonah H. Peretti" - Jonah tried to buy some personalized Nike shoes from them, with the word "sweatshop" under their logo.
The idea is that you customise your own shoe by submitting a phrase or word to be stitched on to you personal pair. So Jonah Peretti filled out the form and sent them $50 to stitch "SWEATSHOP" on to his shoes.
From: "Personalize, NIKE iD" email@example.com
Note 2004-01-15 Paypal, the eBay owned internet-bank thing has frozen our assets and shut down the Commercial Archive's only donation option right before the superbowl (ouch) due to the nudity in this image. Read more here
The now infamous Sophie Dahl Opium ad has become the most offensive ad of 2000. It'll go down in history kids! Or at the very least, become a trivial pursuit question. Aren't we proud?
Opium: a whopping 948 complaints - but the ad was never banned.
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