Dos Equis Challenges New Yorkers to Eat Strange Tacos


- If you're into tongue, cricket and veal brain tacos, you need to hunt down the Dos Equis Feats of the Brave taco truck currently touring the streets of New York.

- A new trade association made up of media-auditing firms has formed to establish ethics and best practices for this niche of the advertising world.

- "Talk to the Bird" is a campaign for Gigaset, a German phone manufacturer, which shows the bird talking to callers from around the world. Why? We have no idea.

- DeVito/Verdi has created a caption contest for Duane Reade called New York's Least Pretentious Caption Contest. Each week New Yorkers will have the chance to enter and vote for their favorite captions. Then on June 1st, 2011, a final vote will determine the best caption among all finalists.

- A campaign that was to be unveiled Tuesday by United Way of Greater Milwaukee as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the city's epidemic teen birthrate was pulled at the eleventh hour because its princess imagery - aimed at teaching preteen girls that sex with an older man will not lead to a fairytale ending - too closely resembles Disney princesses.

- Red Sox First baseman Adrian Gonzalez and left fielder Carl Crawford, along with Big Papi, Pedey and Tito, will appear in a $1 million TV and radio marketing campaign for Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.

- Sapient Corporation is moving its SapientNitro and Sapient Global Markets divisions into one office space in New York. The combined office will be located at 40 Fulton Street and will occupy 52,000 square feet. A ten year lease was signed.

- To celebrate National Bike Month and encourage more people to ride, Colle+McVoy created a Facebook application that allows people to take a social media hiatus and head out for a ride. The "Out Biking" app lets people tell their friends when they're out on a ride by taking over the profile image and photos with the out biking icon.

- Sid Lee has opened offices in Austin, seemingly, the new mecca for marketing and advertising.

- Amy Poehler joins the Denny's Always Open interview series with David Koechener.

- The organization Eric Step has placed a billboard for WikiLeaks in Chicago.

- If you are a pathological liar, you had better get inside you Land Rover LR4 before you tell your mate your entire life story has been made up.

- Just imagine if sex was an amusement park.

- Chrome gives gay teens something to look forward to.

by Steve Hall    May- 4-11   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies, Cause, Celebrity, Commercials, Guerilla, Promotions, Social, Tools