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

The UK magazine stands for editorial independence.

Fat Tire Shaming: New Belgium's downer tactic for climate change

August 7th was International Beer Day, yet another made up holiday designed specifically for brands to capitalize on their social media and PR channel
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The ad industry won't change for good until it hits rock bottom

Back in the mid-90’s Jay Chiat was simultaneously scoffed at and envied for attempting to create the ad industry’s first “virtual offices.” The theory
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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
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Wokevertising for fun and profit.

The advertising world only cares about causes just long enough for one or two award seasons before they move on to something else that is considered f
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Can you catch lightning in a bottle twice? Not if you're Miller "High Life"

This is a tale of two beer brands. Budweiser and Miller. Both had some iconic campaigns around the early 00's.

Great depression patent for patterned packaging spawned an entire industry of feed sack fashion

The pivoting of advertising ideas during the great depression are lessons we should learn from today.

The Creative Singularity

The following was written by Mike Hughes on his Linkedin and is reprinted with permission.

Coronavirus is a sign for us to end the open office floor plan

I got to thinking about the atrocity that is the open office plan, and it led me to tweet this.
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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary minds

So here we are.
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Updating your LinkedIn. During a Pandemic.

Updating your LinkedIn resume--during a pandemic I don't mean to brag, but I've gotten out of bed, made meals for my family, went for wal

Can we stop with the coronavirus ads already

My LinkedIn feed is polluted with dozens upon dozens of brands (or students making spec ads for said brands) all manipulating their logos in an effort

Omnicom joins every other holding company in mandating work-from-home policy

A nifty headline over at MediaPost suggested that a Change.org petition signed by 82 people was the reason why a holding company of 70,000+ employees
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An open message to ad students

Dick Edelman

It was fascinating to watch faux woke joke and quintessential cliche of a PR agency in the worst possible sense Edelman struggle to turn its cowardice
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Mass marketing ritual murder for fun, profit & societal control

"Don’t you think those people deserved to die? They were involved in kiddie porn.” -- Charles Manson, “Hollywood Star” interview
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How can a parent navigate life as a freelancer.

When I chose freelance as the next step in my career as a creative in advertising the main underlying reason was the hope of flexibility.
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Advertising vs. the Divine Feminine

Why are the most famous people in or from advertising today so damn vile?

Campaign Magazine puts Nigel Farage on the cover: "Ad industry has 'no idea what's going on in people's lives'"

Farage proclaims in an exclusive interview with Campaign Magazine that the Ad industry has 'no idea what's going on in people's lives&#

NUKE NIKE

Nike's gotta go.
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MAD Magazine is dead. Long live MAD Magazine.

The 67 year-old satirical magazine will cease publications this year.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY: LEAVE 4TH OF JULY AND DON’T COME BACK

Happy birthday my fellow American patriots!
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CANNES LYIN’S: THE GRAND PRICKS’ HARD TRUTH

Despite a Unilever exec’s “Woke-washing” warning, the Cannes Lyin’s Grand Pricks this year didn’t seem to get the cosmic cultural memo that empty-head
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THE CANNES LYIN’S, 2019: AN EMBALMING IN TWO PARTS

I hadn’t really planned on writing (again) about advertising’s biggest narcissist clown confab, the Cannes Lions—or, let’s call them, more appropriate
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Manifest CEO calls out client for ripping off their work.

Like all industries, advertising is filled with good eggs and bad ones.

Regarding all the #MeToo posts, here's a thought.

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Quick thoughts on Publicis

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Super Bowl 2017: Home of the outraged

Post-election backlash: A tale of two brands

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Warner Brothers gets fined by FTC, PewDiePie skates free

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What's in a title? What should yours be?

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I Love Open Floor Plan Offices.

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Who cares about the Beyhive? Red Lobster's making honey.

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If hospitals were like advertising agencies.

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Time magazine the latest to screw content creators

What do musicians and car companies have in common?

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For musicians it's trickle down misery

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Banksy mural commenting on racism gets mistaken as racist

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Music is the product.

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Whose choir are you preaching to?

“Mr. Clean represents patriarchy from some disgusting bygone day.”
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In Defence of Digital

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"Nice ad you got. Be a shame if no one saw it."

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Gawker (et al) Are Not Your Friends

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Gawker issues defense of trolling Coke, misses irony

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Tits on the internet - When Fappening becomes UNfappening

Bard Behaviour - Poetry in advertising

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Dust off the desktop, save the internet

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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
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Facebook: A place for people who don't matter

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

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