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Copyright: Copyright 2017’s ‘Winter Swear Jar’ Turns Obscene Tweets About the Weather Into Cash for Vacations

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:57:21 +0000

Curses! Canadian winters are so bitterly cold and snowy! What the hell can frost-fatigued, wind-weary, drift-dodging Canucks do to get some relief? Well, damn! Now, they can check out the "Winter Swear Jar" from The social media push from J. Walter Thompson Canada helps turn people's profane tweets about icy, inclement weather into money...(image)

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Meet Hologram Barbie, Every Girl’s First Personal Assistant

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:48:26 +0000

The latest innovation in Barbie might please geeky parents just as much as kids. Last weekend at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel unveiled Hello Barbie Hologram, a more lively--if less tactile--version of 2015's Hello Barbie doll. Like an Amazon Echo that smiles, holo Barbie hangs out in her box and cheerfully answers questions ......(image)

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The Young Pope’s Pope Bot Is Trolling People With Bible Verses, Helped by IBM’s Watson

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:38:52 +0000

Fans of The Young Pope already know that Pope Pius XIII, played by Jude Law, isn't cut from the same cloth as his predecessors. He's seductive. He smokes. And he might troll you on Twitter. To draw more audiences to the less-than-pious new series about Pius, French network Canal+ launched "AiMEN." Short for "Papal Artificial...(image)

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Netflix’s Ads for Santa Clarita Diet Are Good Gross Fun, but One Went a Little Too Far

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:19:51 +0000

Netflix has been making viewers do a double-take with its Santa Clarita Diet ads since the Golden Globe Awards, when Drew Barrymore's cannibalistic take on weight-loss commercials was a disturbing standout among the TV commercials on that night's broadcast. The digital and out-of-home ads have been fun, too, featuring various body parts dressed up as...(image)

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This 22-Year-Old Has Been Trolling Donald Trump All Week via Sweden’s Official Twitter Account

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:31:22 +0000

Since 2012, Sweden has been letting ordinary citizens take over the official @sweden Twitter account, one week at a time, with next to no oversight. It's been risky move intended to help the country promote itself, unfiltered, as a travel destination, with each citizen serving as a kind of de facto tourism ambassador. There have...(image)

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This Lego Booth Scans Your Face and Makes a Custom Kit So You Can Build Yourself Out of Legos

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:21 +0000

If you've always dreamed of creating a self-portrait out of Lego bricks, rejoice! A nifty machine at the toy maker's London store can finally set you on that path. Just head over to Leicester Square and climb into the "Mosaic Maker," a cross between an instant photo booth and a Lego vending machine. For the...(image)

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Hulk Hogan Returns to Advertising in This Daft Spot for a Dutch Insurance Company

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:24:11 +0000

Whatcha gonna do when the Hulkster runs wild on you?! Last year, Hulk Hogan helped put Gawker down for the count. Now, the former WWE icon--real name: Terry Bollea--steals the show from a purse snatcher in a wild new commercial for Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer. Created by DDB & Tribal Worldwide Amsterdam, this is...(image)

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HP Is Advertising Its Real, Modern Printers on This Fake, Awkward ’80s Computer Show

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:59:48 +0000

It's a fine line between effective '80s homage and clumsy retro spoof, with the latter usually involving a lot of overplayed visual gags like brick-sized cell phones and VHS tapes. Cue pointing and laughing. This new HP video, dubbed "Computer Show," hits the sweet spot perfectly with its recreation of a Reagan-era public access show...(image)

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Art vs. Advertising: Giants From Both Sides Do Battle Over Who Has More Masterpieces in MoMA

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:54:03 +0000

One of the perks of winning at the AICP Awards is that your ad goes into the archives of the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art. This brings a new level of bragging rights to advertising creatives, whose work doesn't too often reside next to masterful fine art. The call for entries...(image)

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Brewer Crushes Beer Bottles Into Sand to Save New Zealand’s Beaches in ‘Brewtroleum’ Sequel

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:20 +0000

New Zealand's DB Breweries and agency Colenso BBDO had a monster hit in 2015 with "Brewtroleum," a campaign that took the yeast left over from the brewing process and turned it into a clean-burning, conflict-free biofuel--letting consumers, in a sense, save the world by drinking more beer. The campaign won big at every major award...(image)

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