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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.

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.

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. 

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

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 (

Brits in a pandemic - There's something going around (2020) 3:00 (UK)

Anthony Rubinstein has directed this sort of digital scrapbook of life in lockdown 2020, accompanied by Syeshia Sweeney's words.

OTB Foundation - BRAVE / fundraising (2020) Italy

OTB Foundation launches its first fundraising campaign to celebrate and support the brave people who deserve it most during a pandemic.

ChowNow #OrderBetter" (2020) 1:00 (USA)

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Instagram needs to bring back chronological feed

Back in 2016, Instagram decided that rather than have you scroll through your feed in reverse chronological order, it would completely change its algo

Dutch government pay social media influencers for "alone together" Covid-19 campaign, but how much?

Don't you worry about those poor social influencers, in times of quarantine when they can't pose in sunsets on the beach or do yoga with a v

#Flattenthecurve - Creative Director's campaign to get you to "StaytheFhome"

Everyone are flexing their creative muscles to promote social distancing and Jorge Inchaurregui Elizarraras has a head start on the Un Creative brief

Burger King changes signs to "Stay home"

Yet another brand promotes corona social distancing

Everybody is separating their logos due to Corona virus.

As the Olympics of 2020 are cancelled, we may as well expect Cannes Lions and a dozen other awards shows to be as well.

Nike - #playinside #playfortheworld

Nike tells everyone to stay inside

"Bath Store - "Wash away" (2020) :30 (UK)

‘Washaway’ a film directed by Cannes Grand Prix winner Jaron Albertin, shows a woman studying her reflection in the bathroom mirror, finding her skin

SAS - "What is Scandinavian? Nothing" 45 second edit launched as controversy continues.

All ads are eventually edited down to TV-slot length, so here is the 45 second version of the SAS ad "What is Scandinavian? Nothing"

Norwegian responds to "Nothing is Scandinavian" SAS commercial.

Over on Norwegian's facebook page, they send a friendly jibe to SAS
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Hyundai - Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram (2020) print (Peru)

The most recent campaign for Hyundai from Youpanqui BBDO, Lima, Perú

NetFlorist launches campaign to get guys to send flowers to their mates when their football team loses.

NetFlorist and HelloFCB+ get guys to send flowers to their mates.

To celebrate Pabst's 175th year, Party Land made a 175 ounce tall boy

This is the first ad in recent memory to "hack" social media with long copy.

Volvo wants you to take a car selfie, for safety. #SelfieforSafety Wait, what?

You may think it's a little weird that Volvo is asking to see your selfies. but they actually do have a plan.

Cracker Barrel made a juicy fried chicken pool float

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Burger King #FeelYourWay (2019) 1:48 (USA)

Burger King trolls McDonald's in partnership with Mental Health America to bring awareness to Mental Health Awareness Month.
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@Sweden on Twitter shuts down after seven years of being curated by random Swedes

After seven years, @sweden the twitter account will tweet for the last time on September 30.

Kind "Anna Faris" (2018) 1:34 (USA)

The Fish Necklace - Peoples Loves Lovebirds

Peoples Jewellers, fans of all types of love, makes a one-of-a-kind necklace for endangered African penguin couple at the Toronto Zoo

Arla "International Cheese Anthem" (2017) 1:17 (Finland)

Arla’s, the largest dairy producer in Scandinavia, has got an obscene cheese anthem. What is that, you ask?

Lidl airbrushes cross from Greek food packaging

Citing the desire to remain "religiously neutral," German budget supermarket chain Lidl found itself receiving backlash after it airbrushed

Apple "iPad Pro: No PC viruses" (2017) :30 (USA)

Apple continues mining every day social media for ideas, in this case to convince people that laptops need to go because iPad Pros don't get PC v
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Salvation Army - Facebook 360 Video (2016) (Canada)

New Salvation Army campaign reveals a side of the holidays we don’t often see.
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Yves Rocher "The fish gape" (2016) 1:00 (Belgium)

Funny ad that shows what you can do with a small budget, for cosmetics and beauty brand Yves Rocher.
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The Sweden number is slowly failing, just like #Call Brussels did

I keep telling people who work in advertising to "get out of advertising", to find their inspiration elsewhere.

Brave responds to NAA accusations of ad substituitions: You've misunderstood

Seems that as soon as the better browser Brave was released, a lot of people were confused on how it works.
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The Fall of the House of Reddit

Ellen K. Pao the Interim CEO of Reddit isn't very popular right now.
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Tits on the internet - When Fappening becomes UNfappening

Absolute Unique Access "case study" (2013) 2:00 (Argentina)

Absolut wins the dubious award of being the first brand to pollute a new social medium with advertising.
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Google can use your +1s in ads

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Coca cola & the social robot - when you can't be there, it can go for you.

Israelis love social high-tech, as demonstrated by these ladies fawning over a Coke-robot.
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Mentos the Freshmaker makes Facebook news about you.

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Sharknado and the Social Media Science Fiction

By now you've heard that Sharknado drew 387,000 mentions on social media. Some of them were jokey joke snarks from celebrities and everything.
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Adland's anti-slacktivism trend "liking won't help" - times three!

"Liking isn't helping" is the headline in the Gold Lion winning Singaporian ad campaign for crisisrelief.org.
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Crisis Relief Singapore - Liking ins't helping / Flood / War / Earthquake

"Liking isn' helping" yells this grunge font that seems straight from the 90s.

Unicef - Likes don't save lives - Brothers (2013)

Unicef Sweden want all you slacktivists to stop clicking "like" and start donating money again.
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Instagram's new TOS is social suicide - UPDATED

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