Who blogs? Women do!

Since there is a such a hype about advertising on blogs lately, with strange inventions like Marqui who pay bloggers to blog about Marqui (I did not get paid to blog that) I thought you might be interested in some blog-statistics. Yes I know, torture the numbers long enough and they'll admit to anything, but I find this valid.

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Gone to the dogs nominated for Bafta award

Remember what kind of dog are you? The game was popular and we brought thousands of vistors to their funky little site that promotes the movie Gone to the dogs. Thats me there in the shot, I'm a snobby little Coton de Tulear with hair covering my eyes.

Rejoice all you who became fans of the film as well as the site, as Gone to the Dogs has been nominated for a Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Interactive Award for Best Film Website.

The full list of BAFTA nominees is here.

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SinkYaDrink and the spam they generate.

With this I would like to apologize to all the webheads who might have followed my link to the SinkYaDrink back in June while I was guestblogging at coudal.com. As I'm a paranoid webhead I did enter the competition after sinking several hundred drinks, and let the site know who I was by filling in a false email "drink" at one of my domains, and real name.
Naturally I didn't win anything, I fear my few hundred drinks record was beat within hours, what a shame. But I did win some SPAM! Yes! Spam! It seems preloaded.com have no qualms about selling email addies gathered via their games to spammers as these days, six months later, that "drink" email I only used on their site is getting lots of offers like cashing chips with the gaming club from [email protected] which doesn't interest me in the least. Shame on preloaded, but I can't say that I'm surprised, it seems that all the fun games and competitions lately are just a way to gather fresh emails.

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Forbes money mag wants ads for free.

You've been a poor starving artist all through your mucho expensive education and portfolio schools on top of that, selling pints of bodily fluids to afford your markers, pantone books, and leatherclad portfolios. Surely you don't expect to get paid now do you? No nonono, that's not how it works, not in the business where you pay to get to be one of the 12 working at w+k, and most dogyears of unpaid internships/placement actually lasts a dogs year, you know better than that by now you low ranking t-shirt clad creative.

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Are you smart enough to win some free book smarts?

Chad Rea and Anthony Burril have just launched their trilogy booksmarts123.com. Now it's your turn to make the follow-up book, The Truth About Advertising. The top three lines, chosen by Chad, will get a set of booksmarts123 books for the Xmas stocking.

To enter to win, just read on - winners will be drawn the 19th and sent off the 20th of December, it'll reach your stocking just in time for jingle day.

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Smirnoff and the bottle, sans bottle.

You know that your advertising campaign has arrived if it's spoofed, copied and enters pop culture. Or, if you can make an ad in the campaign that does the exact opposite of what is expected and the audience gets it, because they know the joke by now. The long running Smirnoff campaign has reached this coveted make-fun-of-itself status.

Smirnoff has always played on being the wicked spirit, as you can see in this ad from 1968 (above), it's been the vodka a little more daring for centuries.

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Interactive Agencies Join Maven

Maven Networks is announcing the addition of several interactive agencies to its Maven Agency Partner Program including Agency.com, iEntertainment and Tribal. These agencies will use the Maven platform to drive their innovative broadband video marketing campaigns.

Maven Networks, Inc., is the software provider that enables marketers to deliver the most compelling video experiences on the Web.

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Starbucks scary Santa - watch out for the man clad in red.

Starbucks is trying to not get into the jolly spirit too much, they have created a film complete with a miracle, and an evil santa at The red Cup.com.

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Wally "Famous"Amos on The Advertising Show

Hear Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies, share the history of his humble cookie beginnings with a Hollywood storefront on Sunset Boulevard to his now publicly owned company. Known as "The face that launched a thousand chips," Wally's most recent venture is Uncle Wally's cookie company which has become the #1 branded in-store bakery muffin and one of the top muffin manufacturers in the U.S. Wally Amos is not only the father of the gourmet cookie industry but an avid public speaker, author and literacy advocate. Wally has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, appeared in various network sitcoms and acted as spokesman for Hush Puppies, United Airlines and the California Egg Board. He is host and teacher of 50 adult basic learning programs on PBS, and has authored four books. Before Famous Amos, Wally was an agent for the William Morris agency representing The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Simon & Garfunkel. You can tune in Saturday 8-10 p.m. CET (2-4 p.m. EST) to theadvertisingshow.com for the live webcast. Or check out the commercial free archives.

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Dog Judo is gonna getcha - woof!

Virgin Mobile is out with a new series of cooky clips, called Dog Judo. The campaign for christmas camera phones stretches from posters to the web, James Kydd, brand director for Virgin Mobile, said: "Our Christmas camera phone print campaign is all about taking snapshots during humorously named, unmissable events - from 'Nuns on Ice' to 'Topless Trampolining'. When we saw the animated characters created by 12foot6, a 'Dog Judo' event fitted perfectly with both the camera phone campaign and our brand's renowned sense of humour. So we agreed to sponsor a funny new web-exclusive animation series from 12foot6."

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