Accomplice Partners with The Joneses in New Production Entity

Production companies merge in order to collaborate on commercials, branded content and other projects.

SANTA MONICA, CA—West Coast-based production companies Accomplice Media and The Joneses have joined forces under the Accomplice name. Executive Producers Jeff Snyder and Mel Gragido will co-manage the company, overseeing a roster of 16 directors that includes award-winning filmmakers Don Burgess, Jeff Gorman, Vincent Laforet, David Jellison, Rick Knief and Hans Petter Moland, as well as the dynamic young directing team Sherpas Cinema.

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What kind of a tool are you? from The practical pocket guide to account planning.

Ever felt like your office is full of tools? Ever wondered if you were one? Ever wanted to get less tooly and better at planning? Look, there's lots of advertising books out there, and they're usually for creatives, unless they're all account all the time. Very few books are bite-sized planning advice, approved by creatives. In fact, I think there's just one, and this one is it.

Look, you can only get so far with a fake British accent. You better pick this book up if you're interested in planning or just want a refresher reminder on how it should really be™. Or maybe, just maybe pick it up because you're an eternally curious person, and you really want to know what a planner does.

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LOWE's invites your playful side with fun boxes

"This is the box PVC pipe and fittings came in, from Lowe's" said my pal and happy photo snapper Mr Bill who also has an interesting photo of the shadow of the old AT&T Bell logo vs the new logo on a building in his stream. The box body copy reads:

FOUL VARLET! I CHALLENGE THEE TO A DUEL! Whosoever doth possess the power to free the sword from the box shall be king. The gauntlet has been thrown - now draw thy sword and have a thee!

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Oreo Daily twist vs Google daily doodle - only one wins a Cannes Lion

So, still hungover from Cannes, Oreo and DraftFCB are basking in the shine of their glorious Lion win for Oreo Daily Twist, when lady-who-has-real-job™ asks... "How is the Oreo thing any different from the Google doodle?" OH PLEASE! Back off, lady, this area is for professionals in advertising only. Just because you educate the next generation of consumers doesn't mean you have any idea about what makes an ad campaign. Have a seat in that tiny uncomfortable desk over there while I explain.

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Crisis Relief Singapore - Liking ins't helping / Flood / War / Earthquake

"Liking isn' helping" yells this grunge font that seems straight from the 90s. The realistic images show a young girl stranded in a floodzone, surrounded by thumbs up, a child amputee with thumbs up and a young war victim dying, also cheered on by thumbs.

Sarcasm in PSA's. Interesting.

Awarded in Cannes! Someone liked it enough to hand it a Gold Lion. Woop!

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Young & Laramore rebrands unique gift shop

Indianapolis based Silver in the City bills itself as "A gift site for everyone who isn't everyone."

Taking this attitude into account, Young & Laramore did a complete rebrand of the store, inside out, and website. The print can be found here.

Fun stuff. Makes me want to visit Indianapolis just to check it out.

Credits:
Client: Silver in the City
Agency: Young & Laramore
Executive Creative Director: Carolyn Hadlock
Creative Director: Bryan Judkins
Art Director/Designer: Elijah Schroeder
Senior Writer: Evan Finch
Creative Technologist: Henrik Persson
Digital Producer: Kevin Wood
Brand Action Strategist: Adrienne Bailey
Account Manager: Lucia Bayt

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Young and Laramore: Silver in The City

Indianapolis based Silver in the City bills itself as "A gift site for everyone who isn't everyone."

The print certainly feels that way, too.

Their lines are hilarious, including one that disses vegans, that no doubt will get some nasty comments on this site.

I love the look of this place, too. Awesome job, peeps!

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Martin Sorell warns : Prism will alter attitudes towards data

Martin Sorell rightly calls Google, Twitter, facebook et al "media companies masquerading as technology companies", and believes that The Guardian’s revelation about the National Security Agency PRISM program will directly affect consumer behavior. Not just the old farts who have been online since 1990s, but also for the snapchatting kids who have grown up online and have a very different attitude toward privacy. This will change. (Finally!)

Speaking to Brandrepublic in Cannes Sorell says "Prism will alter attitudes towards data".

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Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M for using photo without permission

Yikes! As reported by Paidcontent :"Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M over viral sharing model", Imaging Resource : "Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6 million over image use", and Petapixel: "Photographer Sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M for Using Photo Without Permission" ....a photographer has sued Buzzfeed. For lots of money.

The image which was ganked off the photographers clearly labelled "all rights reserved" flickr page, and posted in a Buzzfeed listicle called the 30 funniest header faces. Buzzfeed did the DMCA thing and removed the image as soon as the Kai Eiselein alerted them to the fact that nobody had asked for permission to use that image. Not good enough! Kai Eiselein is slapping Buzzfeed with a suit anyway, arguing that Buzzfeed encourages people to share, syndicate, source and plain old steal from them - thus causing the image to appear all over the web.

Buzzfeed, Inc. actively encourages its users to share content, regardless of whether or not that content is owned by, or licensed to, Buzzfeed. The plaintiff asserts that Buzzfeed, Inc. is responsible for 61 contributory infringements upon his photograph.

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Xbox One and the ASCII middle-fingers on facebook.

Right now the Xbox's Facebook page is home the what may be the worlds largest collection of ASCII art bird-flipping. Consumers aren't loving the new Xbox One system. Sony pwned Xbox with this Playstation 4 "official sharing tutorial", and I suppose the gamers decided to join in mocking Microsoft, invading facebook en masse.

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