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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.
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Battery Hires Danielle Tarris as new head of production

Danielle is an accomplished producer and very active in diversity and inclusion initiatives in the industry.

Bar chain "Shotluckan" proclaims themselves their own country to avoid 10 pm ban on alcohol sales

A Swedish bar-chain named, roughly translated, "The Shot spot" and with the motto "Life's too short to sip drinks" has procla

Creating a logo that becomes a meme, while others reap the financial benefit

Pakistani designer, minimalist and self-confessed type-o-holic Owais Riaz created the logo meme of 2020 back in June, which reached the front page of

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.

VERYSERIOUS are very serious and have taken agency social media accounts HOSTAGE

Very serious have taken social media accounts, specifically TikTok accounts, hostage.

Type Directors Club launches awards, names juries, campaign by Sunday Afternoon

Established in 1946, TDC celebrates and amplifies the power of typography and serves as a global community united by the shared belief that type drive

The One Club and Type Directors Club Agree to Merge, Offering Fresh Reset on TDC Programs and Focus

Below please find important news for art directors and graphic designers: The One Club for Creativity announced a merger agreement with the Type Direc

Syn Presents New Collection Of Multi-Genre Music Collection Made In Japan

Two-Year Long Recording and Producing Project Now Available
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Pantone launches new shade of red to end menstruation stigma

A campaign by color matching company aims to ‘emboldens people who menstruate to feel proud of who they are’

Smucker’s corporate identity evolution turns over a new leaf

Smucker's, the company which in consumer's minds is synonymous with fruits and berry jams, has revamped its logo in order to more accurately

Mazda USA appoints Brad Audet CMO

Audet had been with Mazda's agency of record, Garage Team Mazda, for the past seven years.

CNN's Van Jones to keynote The One Club's global Where Are All The Black People free online diversity conference

CNN’s Van Jones to Keynote The One Club’s Global “Where Are All The Black People” Diversity Conference 10th year of the conference goes global

New agency Will launches in Los Angeles vowing to fight cancel culture

The agency aims to include creatives from across the ideological spectrum, and get back to the basis of creative idea-based work that sells.

The One Club names first 15 Black creatives for free ONE School portfolio program

We’re proud to announce the first-ever class of 15 Black creatives accepted for the ONE School free portfolio program.

Airbnb bans house parties worldwide

The rental property disruption company is now just like your parents.

Netflix apologizes for using artwork that sexualizes children to promote controversial film

The streaming service removed the poster but not the controversial film.

New Los Angeles Women's Soccer team Angel City taps Battery, R/GA and Plural as partners

Late last month, the National Women's Soccer League awarded the exclusive right to found a professional women's team in Los Angeles to a con

ADLEAK: Whistleblowers invited

AdLeaker is an anonymous whistleblower hotline where concerned insiders can securely release tips, documents, data, and other information about the ad
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Erich Funke Launches NineLives Group Under One Worldwide Virtual Roof

A Global Consortium of Advertising and Marketing Specialists Without Traditional Agency Costs and Constraints
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Omelet advertising sued for whistleblower retaliation against employee

According to NBC Los Angeles, ACD Tiffani Harcrow is suing Omelet, "alleging she was wrongfully fired in May for expressing concerns about the ho

Rick Wilson travels back in time to shame Domino's, gets ass handed to him.

In today's Boomer news, Republican Strategist Rick Wilson attempted to pwn Domino's pizza today for committing the sin of responding to a Tw
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Transgender activist and model Munroe Bergdorf makes peace with L’Oréal

L'Oréal Paris fired Munroe Bergdorf in 2017, then faced criticism for hypocrisy after embracing Black Lives Matter last week

Dentsu evacuated Tokyo HQ over bomb threat

L.A.-based Battery is offering free marketing services for local small businesses

Battery, the L.A.

"Remote Filming" software launches for global production industry use - nice timing.

Believe it or not, Remote Filming was actually in development long before Coronavirus showed up giving budding filmmakers ample opportunity for empty

HUN Wine launches brand with outdoor campaign at the worse possible time.

"This is the worst time to launch a new brand." TBWA London admits, but then they used this as an opportunity to stand out.

Trump 2020 - Pelosi "let them eat ice-cream" (2020) :90 (USA)

Political advertising is its own genre and is very different in different countries.

Furloughed ad industry workers created ad collective "Not Fur’Long" to help small business clients in need

A group of advertising creatives who are currently being paid not to work, decided to get together and work for clients who can't pay them.

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

Wu-Tang and Steak-umm: A tale of two brands

While every last brand and their mother has jumped on the repetitive k e e p y o u r d i s t a n c e bandwagon, some are doing so in a relevant way

Your tech overloads want to monitor your every move.

Not content to merely harvest your private information, your driving whereabouts, music listening tastes and spending habits, as well as recognizing y

Silent London: The Sound of our Isolated Capital

Haunting and beautiful but in sound and vision. Have to say I love this idea.
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Luckie Helps Regions Bank Shift Ad Buy To Instead Support Food Banks

Ad agency Luckie and client Regions Bank, today announced the donation of 100% of their advertising inventory (:15 and :30 TV, digital ads, paid soci

Musicians and labels are adapting to the Coronavirus Age

With furloughs and layoffs of fulltime staff and freelance gigs disappearing, this month has been rough for a lot of people in advertising.

School buses have been repurposed to deliver wifi hotspots for pupils studying from home.

Creativity truly blooms in a crisis.

Minecraft now offering educational content

Zara owner offers to make scrubs for Spanish hospitals

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.

Swedish hotel Stadt in Lidköping opens 67 pop-up restaurants due to Corona social distancing.

As a creative response in this crisis in order to still attract business, Stadt in Lidköping opens 67 pop-up restaurants.
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Tesco relaunches dark skin tone band-aids with a bloody double entendre

"It's about bloody time" reads the cheeky headline.

Salons in UK refusing gossip magazines after Caroline Flack's suicide

Beau Boutique Salon in Kent has started a small salon revolution.
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Diet Madison Avenue Defamation case moves forward.

Ralph Watson, former chief creative officer of CP+B’s Boulder office, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Diet Madison Avenue, an anonymous Instagr

Nubian Skin wins TFL's diversity in advertising competition, Mayor Sadiq Khan gets backlash on Twitter

The Nubian Skin billboard above was this year's winner of the TFL's competition to improve ethnic diversity in advertising.
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Planters ditches their "death of Mr Peanut" Superbowl ad, moves "rebirth" up to earlier in game

Planters has wisely decided that the commercial showing Mr Peanut plunging to his death isn't appropriate at this time, and will instead air only
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FOX is keeping the two campaign ads in quarantine, so no products air with Trump nor Bloomberg ads

Fox has decided to run ads from President Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg in separate breaks.

Digital ads now stalk you home, and enter your mailbox.

The Washington Post’s Heather Kelly reports: As people become numb to targeted digital ads that follow them across social media and into their email i
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Ryan Reynolds doesn't buy a Super Bowl ad, goes viral with single page NYT ad

"Everyone’s buying ads so I bought one too. Not on TV. In the @nytimes. #classy"

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas jusst offered Prince Harry a job

It isn't easy being a Royal runaway, what will the future hold for Prince Harry as he has stepped down from his senior Royal role?

Fresh work from Toronto-based production company Skin & Bone “A World Without Y”

Fresh work from Toronto-based production company Skin & Bone for the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Maple Leaf Foods CEO takes over Twitter feed in anti-Trump rant

On January 12th, 2020, The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, Michael McCain, took over his company's Twitter account to voice his grief over the loss of a

Billfold - cashless payments that doubles as ad space (for your venues drinks etc)

Someone realized that absolute pain it is to drag a wallet out every time you hit the bar at various clubs and concerts.

"The vagina bible" has social media ads blocked, because of the word "vagina"

Let's see if that headline survives in our Twitter and Facebook pings, shall we?

Parkscapes is the first music album that raises funds for music education: Taylor Swift supported it on her new album ‘Lover’

Taylor Swift supports innovative fundraising program created by BBDO TORONTO and Grammy-Award Winning Producer Frank Dukes on her new album ‘Lover’

The "Restaurant of Mistaken Orders" , a pop-up restaurant where all the servers have dementia to raise awareness

The restaurant of mistaken order is not your regular flashy pop-up.

Roman's Pornhub ads silence other ads.

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Marmite bites back at Vegemite in full page ad: "See you at the home of Cricket" #MarmyArmy

So, recall that Marmite 'started it' as they handed out free jars of Marmite at the Ashes? Yeah, then Vegemite responded in an ad.

Australia vs England hostilities spread beyond the cricket field - "because Vegemite tastes like Australia."

Australia vs England hostilities spread beyond the cricket field - heh, "spread", see what we did there?

Reactions to Campaign's Nigel Farage article.

The advertising world was rather taken aback by Campaign's choice of putting Nigel Farage on the cover.
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Mortierbrigade turns right-wing political posters into human rights posters

The agency and Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen recycle Belgian right-wing party posters, and make them for refugees instead.
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Los Angeles Ice Cream truck CVT Soft serve doubles the price for Instagram Influencers - gets tons of free press.

Los Angeles ice cream truck owner is tired of social media influencers trying to get free ice cream for @ mentions.
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Firefox creates "TRACK THIS", a way to trick advertisers by poisoning your surf data.

It's not an original idea, the best way to hide your data is to create more data, thus creating a campaign of misinformation about you.

Taking What If To What’s Next: Production, Design, Technology & Post Unite At Chapeau Studios

The company is evolving and expanding

Gucci celebrates abortion in its latest collection

As abortion debates pop up around the The United States, and the world, Gucci weighs in for profit.

Mærsk are granted a trademark on their light blue colour

For only the second time in the history of Denmark, a business has got the exclusive right to colour The Patent and Trademark Office has signed on th
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Channel 4 in Sweden refuses political party ad that promotes "Swexit" before EU elections

Just as we learn that Facebook refuses to allow the Christian Democrats to air their campaign ad, we now hear that TV4 refuses to air Alternative For
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Coca-Cola launches Ramadan campaign - in Norway

To celebrate Ramadan, Coca Cola launched a new billboard campaign with the now famous logo enveloped by a crescent moon.

Wieden+Kennedy and Droga5 New York Each Win Eight Gold Pencils On Second Night of The One Show

W+K named 2019 Agency of the Year, “Dream Crazy” for Nike wins Best of Show and three Best of Disciplines on the night.

Visit the Salvador Dalí museum, and Dalí himself will take a selfie with you

If you are looking for a reason to visit Florida, here's one: Goodby Silverstein & Partners have brought Salvador Dalí back to life in the Da

Political group hijacks wall in Copenhagen to place 120 square meter banner promoting remigration

A group of young activists, so-called identitarians, scaled a building in central Copenhagen on Sunday and put up a 120 square meter banner with the h

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