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Arnold Worldwide has gone to pot.

Or rather, the pot has gone to Arnold Worldwide - 20 pounds of it. Details are cloudy at this point, but an anonymous source has hinted that this is a sign that Arnold Worldwide has one of the best benefit packages in the industry.

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McD - what you see you don't get.

Advertising watchdogs in the uk have banned McDonald's ad campaign for their new Steak Premiere burger after viewers complained that the sandwich shown in the commercial was thicker and better filled than the real thing.

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Best of Chris Cunningham compilation

Like popular pop primadonnas our kings of cool pop videos need a "best of" album. Palm films are going to release directors' non-feature collections in August - starting with Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze. The collections will feature short films, pop promo's and commercials chosen by the directors. Bonus features will be storyboards, alternative takes, behind-the-scenes stuff and directors commentary.

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Saturn - I'm My Own Boss (CA classic) - 0:30 (USA)

Saturn - I'm My Own Boss  (CA classic) - 0:30 (USA)
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Saturn - Tuba (CA classic) - 0:30 (USA)

Saturn - Tuba  (CA classic) - 0:30 (USA)
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Smirnoff - Mission (CA classic) - 0:70

Smirnoff - Mission  (CA classic) - 0:70
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Subaru - Does the Thinking For You (CA classic) - 0:30 (USA)

Subaru - Does the Thinking For You  (CA classic) - 0:30 (USA)
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Bermuda Busted!

A special lesson to lazy hacks: If one of your accounts is an island paradise, maybe you should get your ass down there once in a while and take some damn pictures instead of relying on stock photography - Otherwise, you're gonna get burned.

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Stabbing your way to the top in Japan.

Agency presidents, be careful how you diversify. Story here, and additional reporting here. A tragic tale, but at least he wasn't stabbed in the back.

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Nick and Norm, Doobie Brothers for a New Generation

If you live in the US and own a TV, it's highly likely your senses have been frequently assaulted by dippidy duo Nick and Norm in PSAs by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and paid for by Joe Six-Pack's tax dollars. Well, it was just a matter of time, and the commercial parody has arrived, courtesy of the DC-based Marijuana Policy Project and using the same line of reasoning as the real deal. View it here and judge for yourself.

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