Three out of Four aint bad

Usatoday reports this summers most provocative ads that were pulled due to heavy complaints.

Three out of the four mentioned are already on Adland.

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Now THAT's using your noggin'

I saw this story in Adweek last week and had to check it out for myself. Numbskull or Brainiac??? We'll find out soon enough

At SponsorMyMelon.com, this gentleman is selling ad space on his bald head.

Personally, there's not a client on my agency's roster who would consider doing this. But it could be great for clients who advertise hats, Hair Removal, Barber shops, Floor Wax, Bowling Balls, Pool Cues, Grass Fertilizer, Weed-B-Gone, and lots of other interesting products.

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You never know what you're gonna get!

The other day I was just considering what kind of ads are really the best ads for my clients.
Is it the main-stream with no creativity or is creativity in advertising really that important and not just a product of my ego? I found out one thing: Being a client of any agency is the same as buying an older car.

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Tabacco Advertising Self-Banning

Well, I don't know how about you guys, but I wouldn't be happy about any cigarettes brief (yes, I'm a non smoker).

And not even after the new "advertising rules" of the 3 major tabacco companies BAT (Lucky Strike etc), JT (Camel, Winston and others) and Philip Morris (every brand you can think of) agree on the International Tobacco Products Marketing Standards they're just now working on.

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Red Bull Rips Off photographers.

Just posted on adlist a little rant. See on other mailing-lists photographers are in deep discussion on a similar topic to our 'working for crumbs' and 'paying for a casting session' threads. This thread is about a Red Bull photo competition. Since one is not allowed to quote or repost from that list, I'll pull the story in short strokes.'

Red Bull sent out invitation letters scouting sports photographers. After submitting your portfolio to Red Bull, you could be one of the four lucky winners to go an all expenses paid shoot out in Cornwall (Gah, what a crap location! Try the alps or somethin'!).

Red Bull would supply a bunch of famous athletes to be shot. (sounding nasty yet? Tehehehe).

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Fashionably late, but Triumph finally triumphs.

Fashionably late, but Triumph finally triumphs.

If any of you remember the big news last year, the then-still-alive Pets.com sued the Conan O'Brian show for $20 million, contending that a repeat character, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, was a direct rip-off of the Pets.com sock puppet. Well, after Pets.com crashed and burned, and after E*Trade made an eloquent homage to them in its own SuperBowl spot, Triumph finally gets just a wee little bit more than the last laugh...

Click on the "read more" below for the clip. Sometimes, justice can be a real pain in the ass....

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advertising for Muslims

It strikes me that the powers that be in the communications business are missing a trick. Why hasn't (to my knowledge) anyone set up an advertising agency that targets Muslims. There are more muslims on the planet that Christians and Jews put together. They have special needs and need to be spoken to on a level that befits their beliefs. The fellows to do this will reap fine rewards.

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Is JCPenney teaching daughters to drop their pants!?

Is JCPenney teaching daughters to drop their pants!?

Last week, Salon/AP posted news that US department store giant JCPenney voluntarily pulled one of their back-to-school ads due to multiple complaints of its illicit, provocative and sinful nature.

Well, Adland now has the clip under fire. Now, I understand parents wanting to protect their daughters from becoming sexual objects in the eyes of lustful teen boys (and lustful men, etc.), but c'mon! It's a joke! A gag! A twist played to humorous effect! Tastefully done! No naughty bits are exposed! Ach. Just click on the 'read more" below and judge for yourself.

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Yankthechain rambles with Dabitch

Over at Yankthechain.com there is a bunch of interviews from people at this years webzine in New York city. At the bottom of the page I ramble about advertising, this site, and bitch in general, really ;-) .

Then I let the host of yankthechain - Eric - beat me at pinball. I'll never forget the humiliation.

 

John Webster MPEG release

This arrived from the youngguns.:BMPDDB's Webster Tries To Buy Illicit Street-Cred The Founding Father Of London's Sharpest Ad Shop Solicits Street-Gangs.

Don't miss John Webster, Founding Father of BMPDDB London hangin' with his home-boys in the hood. Webster is the star in the spot titled "Dance Moves", one of five executions in YoungGuns' "Legends of Advertising" campaign.

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