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#BoycottTampax trends after ill-advised tweet, as brand Tampax doubles down on it.

This is the story of how Tampax torpedoed its own brand.

KFC Germany apologizes for Kristallnacht promotion

KFC Germany sent an app alert on Wednesday: "It's memorial day for Kristallnacht!

OPPO and Sid Lee Invite Fans to Show Off Their Own UEFA Champions League Tricks in TikTok Challenge

Sid Lee has taken to TikTok to activate the technology brand’s sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League and connect the partnership to OPPO’s new bran
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Will there be an investigation into the claim that $15K bought you a verified Twitter account?

As the saying goes, any headline that is posed as a question can be answered with "no".
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Dylan Mulvaney has a paid partnership with Haus Labs, Lady Gaga's brand.

Dylan Mulvaney has a paid partnership with Haus Labs, Lady Gaga's brand.

Lucky Generals and Stonewall reunite to “Lace up to keep it up” with rainbow laces

Nine years after launching Rainbow Laces to make sport more inclusive, Lucky Generals is back with a new campaign
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Adidas fan make it very clear that they have dropped Ye with this ad

A very simple image, just saying BYE

On World Pasta Day, Barilla teams up with Publicis Italy/Le Pub and TikTok to launch #SecondLifePasta

The activation engages TikTok community to show off their best prowess and inventiveness towards food leftovers through the involvement of creators

Heinz Tomato Blood - Vegetarian Vampire Recruitment Film (2022) 1:30 (USA)

This Halloween, Heinz encourages all vampires to make the switch.

KFC Canada has changed its tagline to It's Freaky Finger Lickin’ Good’

To celebrate Halloween, KFC Canada is making a bid for the top spot on one of the biggest food-ordering nights of the year, officially changing its ta

Hospitality Rising creates campaign to demonstrate the fun and opportunity to be had in hospitality

Hospitality Rising creates the BIGGEST advertising recruitment campaign that the UK has ever seen to change the perception of working in hospitality f
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While Iranian women risk their lives protesting the compulsory hijab, Mathem in Sweden runs ads with a hijab-clad model.

Adding a bit of diversity in your ads by choosing models from minorities has been a go-to move by most brands for the past decade, but it's begin

TBWA\Belgium and Telenet launch the Metadorm: the first student house in the Metaverse

The metaverse is a global network of virtual reality worlds where you can roam freely as an avatar.
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"Zoom in on that" Ulta

Ulta releases David Lopez interview discussing "Girlhood" with Dylan Mulvaney - receives prompt backlash and #BoycottUlta hashtag

When you are the leading brand with the largest market share of your niche, it makes sense to expand the market.

DryRobe - Not every robe is a DryRobe - (2022)

Tackling with trademark creep in a fun way.

Telecentro - Qatar 2022 World Cup: "Your house is the headquarters” - Argentina

Dandy, an independent communication studio, specialist in Digital, Design and Advertising, presents the mega campaign developed for Telecentro, an Arg
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Major advertisers flee platform due to Twitter's child porn problem

Major advertisers including DirecTV, Dyson, Forbes, Mazda, and PBS Kids have suspended or canceled advertising campaigns on Twitter because their ads

Virgin Atlantic unveils "updated gender identity uniforms" with social ad from Lucky Generals and PR agency Tin Man

Virgin Atlantic, Lucky Generals and PR agency Tin Man have teamed up to launch an updated gender identity policy removing the requirement for colleagu

Vice - The Unfiltered History Tour (Digital)

The Unfiltered History Tour is a guerrilla tour of the British Museum's stolen artefacts.

Giffgaff - Fixed prices until 2023 / Turnips are really turning up (2022) :30 (UK)

Mocking the weird things that are happening around us Giffgaff predicts the future: where the biggest social media influencer is a plant named Paul
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Chipotle - Wait for it ...."It's corn!" (2022)

Who knows how this went through the approval process so quickly, but kudos to the team that managed that!

OPPO - Inspiration Ahead / Wimbledon Francesca Jones / Heroes (2022) :30 (France)

WTA Professional Tennis player Francesca Jones who despite being born with ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia syndrome, a rare condition that causes de

Burger King is hiring a clown for its birthday - nod to Ronald McDonald

For its 5th anniversary in Belgium, BURGER KING® is hiring a clown for a 24 hour fixed term contract to host its birthday day on Wednesday, June 29th.

timeTo highlights the fear of sexual harassment at this year’s Cannes festival in new ad campaign

timeTo highlights the fear of sexual harassment at this year’s Cannes festival in hard hitting ad campaign… ……And calls for senior a

Liquid Death & Hey Wonderful Director Sam Cadman's Unforgettable Blind Taste Test

To kick off the summer, Liquid Death put its new flavors head to head in blind taste tests, against the most expensive, premium liquids on planet Eart

BMO lets you deposit rainbows like you deposit cheques - For every rainbow deposited, BMO will donate $1 to Rainbow Railroad

BMO Financial Group has announced its new Pride campaign, inviting anyone in North America to “deposit rainbows” during Pride into BMO’s virtual Rainb
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Calvin Klein Thailand partners with virtual influencer Katii

Calvin Klein Thailand has partnered with Katii, a virtual influencer created by Plan B Media Public Company, Thailand.

Rio Carioca Beer. - Weird news of the week - social media campaign (2022)

New campaign for Rio Carioca Beer. Every Friday we will post a carousel on social media with the absurd news of the week.

The Meta Daisies ignite Rock'n'Roll in the metaverse

In a world first, new metaverse rock band The Meta Daisies has released its debut single and accompanying meta-cinematic ‘Radiance’, propelling the mu
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Dove : Toxic Influence / Dove Self-Esteem Project (2022) 3:48 (USA)

Dove has come up with a new experiment, and as an experiment I decided to watch this with my teenage daughter, to see how she reacted to the ad.

Lacoste - Unexpected encounters while wearing the universal brand.

Since 1933, the Lacoste crocodile has transcended time, style and genre – it roams over a limitless range.
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Did Tampax really reach out to Dylan Mulvaney for a collaboration on TikTok?

I'll just preface all of this with the fact that I never use Tampax.
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Using Snapchat 'Jeep Code' Campaign by Publicis Toronto turns world into a Jeep showroom.

The average Jeep buyer is typically a Boomer or a Gen Xer.
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Publicis Luxe and Cartier invites everyone to explore Cartier’s vision of time.

At Cartier, time is not only what we measure but what we treasure, something to make the most of - in how it is filled and how it is represented.

So, your dog chewed-up your remote? Don't worry - Milk-Bone gives you chewpons.

That thing your dog chewed is now a coupon for Milk-Bone dog treats. A chewed up remote? Table leg? Your kid’s toy?

Pizza Hut creates ‘Join The Dark Side’ promotion in support of Earth Hour.

Pizza Hut is always seeking to connect with its fans on topics close to their hearts – this time with its ‘Join The Dark Side’ promotion in support of

Giggle app's billboard at University of Pennsylvania state "female spaces are necessary" for Women’s History Month.

Women's app "Giggle" has impeccable timing, as they booked a billboard at the University of Pennsylvania state for the entirety of Wome
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The Vagina Museum tweets about trans women on International Women's Day, say they're now harassed for it

The Vagina Museum decided to create a thread about Trans Women for #InternationalWomensDay

Jack Astor’s celebrates ‘bromance’ with Palentine’s Day

It may be Valentine's Day, but Toronto-based The Garden is launching Palentine's Day (Feb 15th), a day dedicated to bromance, for Canadian r

Kärcher - Matter of fact Vacuum Cleaner - case study (2022)

Vacuum Cleaner

KAYU Bakehouse - Chocapologies - on behalf of the internet.

Cyberbullying is a problem. The internet is the cruelest playground in the world.

Blanguage asks: Is Tiffany & Co really ‘About Love’ in their latest campaign?

The creative and cultural agency, Blanguage is founded by two best friends, Daniel Amoakoh (Head of Creative) & Junior Olomowewe. 

Rubies in the Rubble "It's Ketchup - but gooder"

Rubies in the Rubble, the sustainable condiment brand stocked in supermarkets across the UK, is launching its first above-the-line advertising campaig

The Boston Pizza Weighted Napkin

Does the idea of dinnertime decision-making leave a pit in your stomach? Relax. Boston Pizza has not one, but two solutions.

Kruger Products and Broken Heart Love Affair Unleash the Scotties®’

Scotties, Canada’s top facial tissue, and creative shop Broken Heart Love Affair have unleashed a new campaign, which will mark the first brand campai
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Lynx pays people for putting billboards in their homes, just as Hedvig home insurance did.

This is an interesting Badlander, it's the media itself which is the idea badlanded here.

St. Patrick's Day Social Campaign from Tullamore D.E.W. and RTO+P

With St.

Cervejeira Sou Eu/"Cervejeira" Is Me - Case Study (Brazil) 2021

Cervejeira Sou Eu/"Cervejeira" Is Me
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Uber Eats - Wayne's World & Cardi B's Shameless Manipulation (2021) :60 (USA)

Uber eats wants you to "eat local", without going anywhere, of course. 

Häagen-Dazs and Wonder Woman 1984 global creative campaign

Häagen-Dazs and Wonder Woman 1984 team up with an empowering call to arms: “Don’t Hold Back”, spreading joy and hope around the world

New BMO campaign stars Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka

BMO Influences at scale, with one of the first campaigns to use influencer generated videos and YouTube Director Mix, to launch its millennial-first c

There will be no Budweiser ads in super bowl - but this ad will run online.

Budweiser will not be running an in-game Super Bowl ad, this is the the first time in 37 years that the audience will not see Clydesdales or puppies f

Don't Kill Your Grandma

As COVID cases rise in Ontario (and everywhere else) Toronto-based Open has launched an awareness campaign, Don't Kill Your Grandma

Barilla and Publicis Italy have created a Pasta Playlist Timer on Spotify

Music playlists which double as kitchen timers, lasting as long as the cooking time of different shapes, designed to guide us during the preparation o

Burger King France use their Instagram channel to promote other eateries to help during lockdown.

A social media campaign that will run on Instagram until January 21, 2021.
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Adland's twitter account has been suspended.

Adland's Twitter account has been suspended.

Patrick Quinn, co-founder of ALS Ice Bucket challenge has died

Quinn co-created the challenge that became a viral sensation with celebrities taking part, died Sunday, age 37.

Absolut - ‘IT’S IN OUR SPIRIT’ campaign & short film celebrates being #togetherIRL

The ‘It’s in our spirit’ campaign features global stars like actress Tessa Thompson, musicians MNEK & Jolin Tsai, and gamer Ricki Ortiz battling t

TikTok ad agency hostage and Ransoming the ransomers

This week I got stuck into one of the more interesting advertising industry social media incidents that I've seen.

Battenhall takes Very Serious Ltd's TikTok account for ransom

Battenhall communications agency, the ad agency for the social media age, have hijacked Very Serious Ltd's Tiktok account as a reply to

VERYSERIOUS are very serious and have taken agency social media accounts HOSTAGE

Very serious have taken social media accounts, specifically TikTok accounts, hostage.

Colgate champions positivity and encourages Malaysians to #SMILESTRONGBERSAMA

This heartfelt campaign seeks to inspire by telling stories of courageous Malaysians who are driving change despite uncertain times.

BMO - Remove gender bias from dictionaries #DayOfTheGirl (2020) - Canada

BMO Marks International Day of the Girl with an Evolution of ‘Jane’s Story’ The social media campaign from FCB Canada shines a light on social condit

VAHINÉ - Halfppy BDAY Half Birthday candles - celebrate your half years (2020) (France)

Children have always told us that half years are also important to them. And yet, until now there was no way to really celebrate it.
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Burger King - Master Michelin Star burger

The Noma restaurant and its most starred burger in the world had better watch out, because the latest burger from BURGER KING® Belgium could join them

Marriott ‘The Split Sponsorship’ (2020) 2:00 (Hong Kong)

Congratulations to Ogilvy Digital in Hong Kong, who won an APAC Effie Gold with this clever campaign that played both sides. 

"There is no new Reese Society" social media campaign

This is not a media notice about a newly created secret society called the Reese Society.

Spectator magazine doesn't bow to peer pressure, or editorial influence

The UK magazine stands for editorial independence.

Otter Pops deletes tweet supporting Portland Antifa group

Otter Pops deleted a tweet from its account in response to what appeared to be from a supporter of Black Lives Matter in Portland asking to donate the
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The Adland Podcast ep 9: Adpulp founder David Burn on the trades, the internet and paying people for their work

This week on the Adland podcast, David Burn from Adpulp has a lively discussion with Dabitch about, well, practically everything and then some.

KFC in Trinidad and Tobago had to remove their Emancipation Day posts after complaints

KFC in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated Emancipation Day, August 1, on their Instagram account with a piece of KFC chicken, where the shadow showed a bl
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Extra Gum - Real Friend Request (2020) :30 (USA)

This ad for Extra works on the insight that teenagers spend an extreme amount of time staring at screens and neglecting real relationships.
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Netflix goes the cheap route to appease the trans cause du jour, which may cost them.

As Kidsleepy noted in an earlier article headlined Wokevertising for fun and profit, advertising has a way of jumping onto the cause du jour head firs

ADLEAK: Whistleblowers invited

AdLeaker is an anonymous whistleblower hotline where concerned insiders can securely release tips, documents, data, and other information about the ad
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Reddit bans women's & feminist subs in their clean-up effort, making "Reddithateswomen" trend

Reddit banned over 2000 "hate subs" on June 29, attempting to quell "hateful and violent speech".
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Adland's Podcast ep 7: "Social by Default" duo on the most recent events in social media

This week on Adland's podcast we discuss social media, and recent events with "Social By Default" duo, Sarah Larsson Bernhardt @sanasil

“I Happen to Like New York” - A Loving Tribute to New Yorkers and the City’s Front-Line Workers

Arts & Sciences’ new PSA film for United Way New York City celebrates the city’s innate ability to retain its essence, even in the face of a globa

Yard and SpeakUpAfrica Promote Hygiene and Social Distancing in Africa Through Pop Culture and Influencers

Yard (part of the Sid Lee Paris collective) created this for NGO SpeakUpAfrica to educate African youth on social distancing gestures.

Rupert Neve enlists producers to help you #washandlearn

NYC Footy - #Respectthedistance - translating soccer’s free-kick distance to social distance (2020) :60 (USA)

NYC Footy, a soccer community located in New York, are helping to raise awareness of social distancing by pointing out that in the game of footballs (

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