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Anacin Maker Introduces 'Bananacin' With Witty Newsjacking


Reacting quickly to recent revelations the daily consumption of six Anacin tablets and one banana by 112-year-old Grand Island, New York native Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez are the secret to his longevity, Anacin maker Insight Pharmaceuticals wasted no time newsjacking the report to introduce Bananacin. Sanchez-Blazquez was recently crowned the oldest living man by Guiness World Records following the recent death of 116-year-old Japanese native Jiroemon Kimara.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Brands

Hardee's Unveils Un-Sexiest Commercial of All Time


Wait, what? A Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ad without DDD cup cleavage? No ass cheeks in short shorts? No cavorting with a King Kong-sized burger while wearing a string bikini? No oral sex with a burger while riding a mechanical bull? No 40-plus hot supermodels seducing young men Mrs. Robinson-style? No hot Turkish models wearing a bikini emblazoned with miniature images of a charbroiled turkey-burger? No female teachers dancing seductively in front of a classroom?

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    

Japanese Girls Expose Thighs, Sell Stuff to Drooling Guys


We've seen this Thigh-vertising thing before. But it was more of a one-off (and likely fake) so we thank B.L. Ochman for bringing this latest iteration of Thigh-vertising to our attention.

Japanese PR firm Wit Inc. launched a program allowing brands to place ads on the thighs of Japanese women for $121 per day. Over 3,000 women signed up and agreed to allow horny men to stare at their legs as they go about their day. The program, which rolled out earlier this year, has included promotions for the movie Ted and the band Green Day.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Human

DISH's Talk Boston Teaches You How to 'Pahk the Cah in Havahd Yahd'


Having come from Boston myself, the Boston accent is something very familiar to my ears. Though I don't really have a Boston accent (parents weren't from Boston), I have an ear for it and can spot all those fake Boston accents in movies from a mile away.

When DISH launched its recent campaign featuring the Boston Guys talking about the service's Hopper (Hoppa), I was pleasantly thrilled to see the Boston accent done right. The Boston Guys campaign, created by Barton F. Graf 9000 (or Baaahton F. Graaahf 9000 as AdWeek's David Gianatasio once called them), began about a year ago and was so loved the agency kept giving us more and more.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Campaigns

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This Hot Chick Selling Swimwear Is Not Part of the Publicis Omnicom Merger


Just to be clear, given all the obsessive coverage of the the Publicis Omnicom merger, not everything in the world has been swallowed up by Levy and Wren. And while it might seem that way perusing any news source, industry-related or not, we are here to assure you the world will go on whether or not this merger gets blessed or not.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-30-13    
Topic: Racy

Following Publicis Omnicon Group Merger, Coke and Pepsi, In A Fit of Frustration, Agree to Merge


In a collective fit of despair and inability to reach an agreement with WPP or IPG, neither of which could guarantee they would not merge in the future, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, this morning, announced they would merge. The new entity will be known as Poke.

Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi spokespeople reached out to Adrants this morning and collectively said, "Fuck it, this shit is ridiculous. How can each of us expect to compete with one another when there will likely be just one advertising agency to choose from in a few years?"

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by Steve Hall    Jul-29-13    
Topic: Agencies, Brands

MINI Mocks Anthony Weiner With 'Carlos D. Motor' Twitter Account


Having a bit of fun at the expense of sext-o-holic Anthony Weiner, the folks over at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners created this MINI ad which they tweeted from a Twitter account they created called @CarlosDMotor. "Wanna get your hands on my stick?"

The ad and the tweet mocks the pseudonym Weiner chose for himself, Carlos Danger, when he sent naked pictures of himself to younger women.

With just 37 followers, the @CarlosDMotor Twitter account isn't gaining much ground but, hey, it's a nice diversion on a Friday.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-26-13    
Topic: Spoofs

Havana Brown to Perform at Affiliate Summit in Philadelphia


If you will be attending Affiliate Summit in Philadelphia August 18-20 (we will be), you might be interested in knowing Australian DJ, singer and dancer Havana Brown, whose hit, We Run the Night, topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and hit number 26 on the U.S Billboard 100, will perform at the Clickbooth/MaxBounty/CPAWay Affiliate Nation party Monday, August 19.

The party will take place from 9PM to 1AM at Lit which is located at 460 North 2nd Street. Along with Brown, there will be dancers, performers and, of course, the all important open bar.

Wanna go? RSVP here.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-26-13    
Topic: Industry Events

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by Steve Hall    Jul-25-13    
Topic: Research

14 Examples of Royal Baby Real-Time Marketing (Better Late Than Never)


Everyone's doing it, right? In two ways, actually. Everyone's getting on the real-time marketing bandwagon which kicked up steam with this year's Super Bowl and then again during the Academy Awards. Now we have the Royal Birth and, of course, marketers were all over that as well. Oh and the other way? Everyone's writing about it too. So pardon us if we join the party.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-25-13    
Topic: Social

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