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Advertisers premature release of super bowl commercials leave viewers unsatisfied

Sadly, what has gotten more common over the years has now reached epic proportions. Super Bowl ads from marketers including Carl's Jr, Lexus, and Toyota have already been released or previewed, and the super bowl surprise will already feel like a rerun before it even began.

To all people releasing early, you should know, that this is not the way to build hype. To all those who have been told to embargo, and still tell, that is not the way you keep friends.

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Can #Gamergate be rebranded? Should it be? Interview with Nick Robalik

It's difficult to keep up with gamergate, but the David Pakman show works hard at it. Pakman has interviewed John Bain (pro Gamergate), who says he was offered free swag for good reviews, as well as Arthur Chu (anti Gamergate) who defends tactics such as doxxing.

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#Gamergate moral panic resembles the 90s, which directly affects women's career choices

By now, if you haven't been living off-grid, you've heard of Gamergate. It's been mentioned in connection to recent school massacre email threat made to Utah State University, who were clear on that they "determined that there was no threat to students, staff or the speaker, so no alert was issued", prior to Anita Sarkeesian's scheduled lecture.

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Tits on the internet - When Fappening becomes UNfappening

This article features artistic interpretations of private celebrity nudes. If that offends you then please turn away now and you can still claim the moral high ground next time those pics come up in conversation.

Are they gone? Great. Glad you’re still with us.

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Bard Behaviour - Poetry in advertising

Perhaps like me, you woke up to discover that the other day was National Poetry Day – whatever that really means. From Sticky Toffee Pudding Day to Thank Your Dentist Day, there’s some bullshit entirely fictional moment to celebrate each and every facet of human endeavour. It’s beautiful, it’s inspiring, it’s unadulterated, and it’s bollocks of the most meaningless kind. ‘Taco Day’ is rapidly approaching on Saturday, and let’s not forget ‘Ship in a Bottle Day’ too.

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Dust off the desktop, save the internet

Your mobile addiction is killing the internet. This is a fact.

You know how people talk about the mobile revolution?. What they're really talking about is the get up close and personal revolution. The, we have everything you want, and it fits in your pocket revolution, which is synonymous with the "It conveniently solves our biggest marketing problems as well" revolution, so which came first, the chicken, or the egg?

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Gavin McInnes fired for having an dissenting opinion

Adweek reported yesterday that Gavin McInnes was forced to take an indefinite leave of absence from his CCO role at New York shop, Rooster, following an essay written on Thought Catalog called "Transphobia is Perfectly Normal." Lovely bit of linkbait wouldn't you say? I wonder how many people actually read it.

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Facebook: A place for people who don't matter

I bet you thought this would be another one of those "you don't know any of your FB friends IRL" rants.

Nope.

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Seattle hamburger joint shows Jesus smoking a joint, because marketing.

Seattle burger joint Lunchbox Laboratory saw a huge opportunity in the fact Easter falls on April 20th this year. What better way to get press than combining the most important holiday in the Christian religion with a stoner holiday as a giant fuck you to a lot of people, only to claim that's a good thing because you're getting talked about.

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Music's going out of business and you're to blame.

A few days ago the above tweet from Bette Midler got some attention. She's one more in a series of prominent and once best-selling musicians who are displaying how their royalties have shrunk to laughable rates thanks to music streaming services.

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