Commercial Advertising in Schools: Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Philadelphia is considering a bill proposal which would allows advertising on school property. Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen submitted testimony to The Philadelphia City council today condemning advertising in schools for two big reasons: It's detrimental to education and a paltry source of extra revenue.

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Burn some calories with Neviot

Working out may not be this easy but with a seven calorie drink plus a good workout, you're bound to lose some pounds.

I'll bet if people see this after the holiday food fest they'll be lining up to buy a few cases of Neviot +7 to fulfill their New Year's Resolution, too.

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The Field Museum "Electricity" (2013) :15 (USA)

The Field Museum "Electricity" (2013) :15 (USA)

Filmworkers helped Chicago agency DDB recapture the thrills experienced by visitors to Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair in a new ad campaign for The Field Museum. The campaign promotes the Museum’s current exhibit marking the 120th anniversary of the Fair and featuring artifacts from the landmark event. One spot shows a woman gazing at a mammoth dynamo as an electrical arc causes her hair to stand on end.

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Amarillo, Texas settles logo dispute with Dubai Real Estate company.

Poor Amarillo. Their first ever logo turned out to be a direct rip off of a Dubai real estate company. (Be sure to check out the image above to compare the differences. I mean similarities, HAR HAR HAR.)

Emaar Real Estate sent a letter to Amarillo, just in time to throw water on its 100th anniversary celebration and first ever logo unveiling, saying this:

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Moyee: The coffee for radicals.

Do you believe that Julian Assange is a hero? Do you believe that Bradley/Chelsea Manning potentially putting the lives of American soldiers, and their allies in danger is something to be celebrated? Do you believe a Russian punk rock girl who stages exploits such as shoving a chicken in her vagina is fighting for us all?

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Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers: Every Text Helps

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers is a See Something Say Something org, up in British Columbia. Crime Stoppers feels like more people aren't reporting what they see because they feel like what they haven't witnessed anything of value.

This campaign raises awareness that even the smallest tip can be paired with other tips, providing enough leads to crack the case. It also communicates the fact that you can actually text in your tips.

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Samsung searching for Women of Steel

Samsung Home appliances is working with MXM Social to find women who have gone through a lot, beat the odds, or find their strength to become role models.

The Women Of Steel initiative runs until December 3rd. You can vote for their favorite woman of steel and share their story in a 100 words or less to prove why she deserves to be recognized as Woman Of Steel.

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Before Black Friday, there's throwaway Thursday.

If you're in Canada then you'll need to make room for all your incredible Black Friday shopping deals at Ivanhoé Cambridge's shopping centers. So what will you do with all your old stuff?

John St. has created Throwaway Thursdays to answer just such a problem. Participating shopping centers across Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia have "Throwaway Bags," in their stores, for customers to donate clothes You then take your bag to the shopping mall's "guest services" area, where they'll be put to good use for those in need.

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Goldieblox: erasing the line between "disruptive" and "douchebaggery"

The dust hadn't settled yet from when Goldieblox declared "you gotta fight for your right to infringe" last week - and now Goldieblox have issued a non-apology for infringing Beastie Boys song.

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GoldieBlox learns a lesson in engineering bad PR

What a nice way to wake up this morning. After Goldieblox received a redonk amount of unwanted PR for infringing upon the Beastie Boys and Queen (and Lonely Island, in their now deleted "I'm on a Goat," parody video) the Goldieblox people have taken down the Beasties song and written their own open letter/ non-apology/product description to the Beasties.

Dear Adam and Mike,

We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans.

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