Imperial War Museum "Flight of the stories" (2014) 1:30 (UK)

Imperial War Museum "Flight of the stories" (2014) 1:30 (UK)

"Many never came home...but their stories have."

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Western Union - Brothers (2014)

Western Union - Brothers (2014)

Brothers, a new spot by commercial director Nickolas Duarte for Western Union, is an experiential piece capturing a slice of life between two young brothers...and their flat soccer ball.

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The Colonie Continues to Grow, Promotes Brian Salazar to Editor

CHICAGO— The Colonie, one of Chicago’s top providers of creative editorial, finishing and motion design services for advertising, has promoted Brian Salazar to editor.

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Brazilian ad agency wants to change the subject

No more world cup talk. This ad for VW Golf shows that Brazilians may have lost the cup but they kept their sense of humor..
And hey--at least they didn't use a poor choice of words like VW USA.

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Dating Naked presents: Dancing Naked Stunt (2014) 2:00 (USA)

Dating Naked presents: Dancing Naked Stunt  (2014) 2:00 (USA)

To promote the VH1 show dating naked, Mistress held a live, one-take stunt where people danced naked in L.A. Because naked.

Here's a philosophical question: Is a stunt still a stunt if you didn't see it live?

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Germany World Cup win causes recall of gambling ad: bet you didn't see that coming

Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling predicted the outcome of the world cup with the above ad. The campaign has been running for the past month, and Singaporeans have seen TV ads and posters featuring young "Andy" a sad boy whose savings were used by his father to bet on Germany’s crowning as world soccer champions. The campaign is obviously meant to deter gambling, and in particular irresponsible gambling on the world cup - but then Germany ruined the whole thing by actually winning the world cup. As we say in Sweden "otippat!"

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Bosch "The quietest burglars vacuum at night" (2014) 2:30 (Belgium)

Bosch "The quietest burglars vacuum at night" (2014) 2:30 (Belgium)

Prankvertising has become its own category so we're familiar with how it goes. Still this one from BBDO Belgium is funny. Two unsuspecting households get visitors in the night who take the opportunity not to rip them off, but clean their homes with a very quiet vacuum.

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Volkswagen tweets about German win with interesting choice of words

It's been a tough tournament, where goalies have saved more than ever before, and Messi took Argentina to meet Germany in the end.
Brands have been doing their very best keeping up with the games, and already minutes after the German win, we have a questionable tweet made by Volkswagen. It's not KLM Tweet questionable, just... poorly phrased.

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Kia / Adriana Lima Man Cave / FIFA World Cup (2014) :45 (USA)

Kia / Adriana Lima  Man Cave / FIFA World Cup (2014) :45 (USA)

This ad is everything I hate about advertising in 45 seconds. We have the sexy girl of the moment, Adriana Lima - who also happens to be Brazilian - KIA assumes that you know this - and her equally leggy sidekicks entering a man cave.

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DuckDuckGo grows up, time to replace Google as default search engine

Don'tBubble.us is another compelling argument from DuckDuckGo to switch search engines, and really you should do it, right now. Because with Google, you are living in an internet bubble. The internet bubble knows all about you, and serves you results depending on what you and your social circle have been reading lately.

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