Worlds fastest Indian Anthony Hopkins- (2006) :30 (USA)

Worlds fastest Indian Anthony Hopkins- (2006) :30 (USA)
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A check or a fish? Depends on how you see it.

Another set on our little list of twin logos. One mans cheap printing is another mans shopping center located at the harbour where the fish mongers used to be. Just proof that when you simplify things enough, it could be anything really. ;)

Previus logo mishaps: Xerox vs Logoworks, Quark and the scottish art council, Hampel Global Toilets and Hyregästföreningen, The EU presidency vs Bruges Group.

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Absinthe touted as the new GHB

More sex! Will adland ever get their minds out of the gutter? Karl Long over at Customer Experience Strategy wonders if it's so wise to market Absinthe as the new "Roofy" in his post Marketing Absinthe as the Date Rape Drink?.
Though with terrible absinthe like the stuff shown, which has the color of radioactive slush and tastes like Listerine mixed with perfume (don't ask me how I know this) the sellers can't really aim at the drink connoisseurs market. If you're looking for proper absinthe (I apologise to the Czech Republic) most Czech brands are just high-proof vodkas with a little foodcoloring it seems.
Absinth.bz is currently running a banner with the tagline "the ultimate panty remover" together with an image of a nude ladies hips, her hand coyly covering herself. But hey, Absinthe.bz also sells cannabis vodka so I guess their target market is easily duped college jocks. All these times that I've been off my head on absinthe I've never removed my panties. Almost got arrested by the friendly police in Val thorens though, but that's a story best told over a glass of.. absinthe. ;)

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More sex scandals in adland - spokesperson charged for child porn.

What is going on today? It's as if Adland is full of sexoholics pumped up on Viagra and happy pills. First that soft drink exec shows the world his not so soft package, and now this total brand killing event.
Beer ad's angry, kilted Scot faces porn charges reads the headline that is sure to send ad execs running for their aspirins. The beer brand Alexander Keith's has been using the actor as the main character in their ads for the past three years, and here is charged with kiddie pr0n. Or "two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of making child pornography available on the Internet". Yikes!
The pr-team that manage to keep this fire away from tarnishing Labatt Brewing Co's and Alexander Keiths image should win a golden fire extinguisher of sorts. Good news for actors though, Alexander Keith's beer is now looking for a new spokesman.
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"Viral" marketing is too much like spam

I've been saddened to see the Wikepedia spammed even more often these days by shady people who wish to push their own agenda, political or advertising wise. It's not a new phenomenon of course, a big place that anyone can edit will be edited by anyone, including marketers, although most of the latter might not want to admit to doing it. Except McKinney & Silver in Durham, North Carolina. They frankly, seem proud of their achievement as if they were the first to think of spamming anything.

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French Connection Kung-Fu Lesbian Ad Causes Complains

A French Connection "Fashion versus Style" TV and cinema advert, part of a £2 million campaign, aired for the first time on Sunday. The ASA has already received 50 complaints about the :90 spot by BMB.

The French Connection advert shows a blonde and a brunette model fighting in a basement before getting soaked in water and sharing a passionate kiss.
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Talk about "Packaging"...!

We all know the soft drink industry is known for its packaging efforts and innovation, but it seems like one marketing exec from a well-known soda company in Atlanta took that to new 'lengths'.

Gary W was exposed (literally) by a German newspaper for advertising HIS 'package' on the net. Nude photos of him posted in the 'amateur' section of an adult site for women were found by some co-workers and he was recognized (we assume by his face!).

While it was surely an embarrassment for him, we thank him for giving us a real good look at the real real thing... :)

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Adidas makes brand boo-boo

Woopise, Adidas has made a pretty big mistake during the winter olympics. 30 German skiers have donned Belgiums flag as someone at Adidas made a color mistake when ordering the caps. And instead of horizontal stripes they got vertical stripes, and presto you've swapped the land of Bratwurst for the land of fries.

"If you just had a short look they look the same. And for the first few days no one realised." said Jan Runau in a statement sent out from Adidas "we apologise." he also added that new caps had been ordered and were on their way.

The ironic thing is of course, that Adidas is a German company. You'd think they knew their own flag. ;)

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Guldkorn 2006 Jury - ces't moi.

Next Friday, the 24th of Feb, I'll be one of the jurors of Danish Creative Circles Guldkorn 2006 to judge the best of the best in Danish advertising. More specifically, I'm in the cyber award (Digitale Medier) jury with seven other people and will work all Friday scoring and sorting the submitted work. Maybe we'll see some web-wide famous stuff like that Fanta subtitle a Bollywood movie site created by Ogilvy a couple of years back. Maybe we'll find something miles better even. I'm excited anyway. I promise to tell you all about it - except who the winners be - on that Friday evening.

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Udderly syncronized

Brandon at TextURL has spotted two cloned cow udders, visual representations that look and say pretty much exactly the same thing. A badlandian pair as good as any. I'm sure there are more of these udders though - can you think of any?


Now, I'm not really worried about which came first. I'm sure it's just a brain sync–or at least a brief-sync. After all, the solution is a fairly elegant way to visually demonstrate the key promise of "fresh dairy products." Kudos to both creative teams for finding a simple solution that distills the promise down to its essence.
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