1984 Barack Obama ad mashup.

In the San Francisco chronicle you can read about the Political video smackdown - fuss caused by the sen. Barack Obama 'signed' ad which attacks sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Beating the crap out of tutor with sticks wins Dubai advertising award

Melody channel TV & Leo Burnett Cairo won Gold at the Dubai awards with the commercial where punchline is that some bored kids and a yellow-clad 'superhero' pummel their tedious teacher. You have to see it to believe it, it's inside.

In the print category a seriously geeky ad for Oil of Olay from Saatchi&Saatchi Dubai took home the gold. Even nerdy ladies care about wrinkles.

(more inside)

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Should Paramount get pissed? Top Gun vs Top Gun.

US Navy Here's a case of "Logo inspiration" where it's obvious that they meant to do that, the company is after all named "Top Gun Entertainment".

Yes, just like that movie "Top Gun". An exactly like that U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Course which is called "Top Gun".

I feel like ripping this logo one more time and launching "Top Gum" with minty zest!

Compare Logos inside. Looks like two minutes in photoshop to me.

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Elvis Duran Needs Listeners Z100 Radio Station

A radio station in NYC is asking people to submit homemade billboards and TV spots to them. The best billboard will be shown in Times Square and the best TV spot will air on TV.

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Meal or No Meal

Hi there,

We have just finished creating a funny online gameshow. The games called Meal or No Meal and features a very annoying presenter. God knows where the inspiration came from! See priceyourmeal.com/mealornomeal

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Golden Egg nomination goes to "love bench"

The shortlist, that is the nomination list for Swedens "Golden Egg" awards has been released and on that list we found Miami's "love benches" for the soft drink MER nominated. Swedish double entendre tagline explained inside.

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Lavazza Coffee Advertising Gets Hot and Steamy

Sex and coffee - it's a strange combination at least in the way Lavazza melds the two in print ads photographed by Eryk Fitkau. There sure is nothing tastier than a freshly brewed cup of beans with that extra special something. ;)

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Nerd Alert - R2-D2 mailboxes invade USA

R2D2 The Seattlepi reports that the Star Wars droid R2-D2 has a new job - to collect mail.

The post office is wrapping mail collection boxes in some 200 cities nationwide in a special covering to look like R2-D2.
It's part of a promotion for a new stamp to be announced March 28, said Anita T. Bizzotto, the post office's chief marketing officer.
"It's a little teaser for the upcoming announcement and we decided to have a little fun with it," she said.
Now watch out for star wars fans stealing mailboxes. ;)

 

 

 

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Doodle-dee vs doodle-six, local logo confusion

logosResearcher spotted these two logos which mirror each others doodles. While one is a doodled "d" and the other a doodled "6" and both probably sprung straight from the edges of the designers notes from boring meetings, they pose a problem.

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Molson - Curved Stick (2007) 0:30 (Canada)

Molson - Curved Stick (2007) 0:30 (Canada)

New Molson Spot Features - Surprise - Beer and Hockey

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