Shave My Yeti

It isn't being a yeti. At least so says Polertec and Rhode Island ad agency Nail Communications.

Their viral for Polertec asks you to Shave My Yeti. Read more for screen shots (and no they don't give it all away). (hat tip to Clay)

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Sears puts a family in a snowglobe in Times Square

Yesbutnotbutyes.com reports that this morning in Times Square under the NASDAQ building Sears has put up a huge snowglobe with a small apartment and live family inside. Somewhat similar to CK's dancers in a bottle back in July. Could it be we're seeing a new trend of ads as performance art?

See more images here.

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20th London International Advertising Awards

Last night the London International Advertising Awards were handed out. Jury Presidents included: Robert Greenberg from R/GA, NY for Interactive Media, Karen Welman from Pearlfisher, London/NY for Design and the controversial Neil French of WPP Worldwide for Advertising.

According to the Media Guardian, French was kept from appearing at the awards.

WPP has stopped its former worldwide creative director, famed in the advertising world for his soubriquet "the godfather" and his penchant for cigars, from appearing at the function or taking part in any interviews.

"He won't be coming tonight. He was, and that was stopped by higher powers," said a source. "He wasn't allowed contractually. He is leaving in six months and he's been given a contract that states he is unable to do any interviews."

But enough of the drama, on to the awards. Read on to see who and what won the grand prizes.

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Coudal says: Copy goes here

Always creative Coudal.com have made a short film about the faith of their copywriter, sorta, called Copy goes here. The film is sponsored by Veer, and is available on DVD together with three other short films and a suave looking T-shirt to boot.

p.s., Veer means "contractons" in Danish. This cracks me up.

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Voting Begins for brandchannel

From Skype to Google, Tamiflu to Jon Stewart, one thing all of 2005’s short-listed brands share is impact. The question is who has the most?

Voting for brandchannel’s Readers’ Choice Awards occurs from November 1 to December 31 each year. During this time, one can vote online at brandchannel.com or directly here.

Brandchannel's annual Readers’ Choice Award survey is a chance to recognize the brands that had the largest impacts, not just the largest profits.

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Print Ad for Nike Soccer gets nationalistic

A somewhat strange Nike soccer ad appears in the November 7th issue of Sports Illustrated. It's full of patriotism, nationalism and attempts to get the point across that soccer is for Americans in time for the World Cup playoffs in Germany.

(read on to see the ad)

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Lugz wants Apple to pull plug on Eminem iTunes ad

On Friday Lugz issued a cease and desist letter to Apple and its ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day, claiming their iPod spot featuring rapper Eminem called "Lose Yourself is a direct rip-off of a past Lugz ad.

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OzWatch survey shows a Big Ad as favorite

The latest OzWatch ad survey, funded by Melbourne advertising shop Onion Communications, asked 1200 Australians what their favorite television ad was. The top spot went to Carlton Draught's "Big Ad". Second place went to the Simple Life campaign from Optus featuring a bunch of singing animals.

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Diet Coke - Sparkle (2005) Print (US)

Goes with this commercial.
Diet Coke - Sparkle (2005) 0:30 (USA)

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Cannes organizers redefine Titanium award

Cannes Titanium award for 2006 will champion ideas not integration. Instead of focusing on integrated cross-media work, the award will be given out to those who have 'big, bold ideas'.

Terry Savage, executive chairman of the festival, said: "This year we have removed the integrated tag, because in the spirit of what Dan Wieden originally stated, Titanium Lions celebrate something bigger and more transcendent than descriptions such as 'integrated'."

"This is a competition for big, bold ideas that are innovative; for work that is provocative, challenges assumptions and points to a new direction for the world of advertising and communications," Savage said.

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