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SkyMall Parody 'SkyMaul' Has It All, From a Nazi Grandpa Locator to a Forever Diaper

In the market for a Steampunk Buttscope, a Bananaganizer or some Medical Test Results Fortune Cookies? You can find these wondrous creations and more over at SkyMaul. Sometimes a form of advertising becomes so ubiquitous and renowned that parody versions can stand alone as their own money-making franchises. Show More Summary

Charles Barkley Returns for CDW, Ogilvy & Mather

CDW and Ogilvy & Mather teamed up to bring back Charles Barkley for the latest iteration of the brand’s “People Who Get IT” campaign, which Barkley has appeared in since 2012. The new “Smart Growth 2.0?campaign, which focuses on partnerships with Microsoft, ADC and Lenovo, debuts tonight with 30-second broadcast spots during Monday Night Football. Show More Summary

Smartphones Troll Their Owners in Clever Ads About Learning and Attention Issues

Parents grow increasingly frustrated as Siri-type phone assistants misunderstand their requests in a pair of 60-second Advertising Council PSAs from Publicis Kaplan Thaler. The goal is to build empathy for kids with learning and attention...Show More Summary

Executives Leaving TBWA, Razorfish and KSV

Today we can confirm that three top executives have either left or will be leaving their respective agencies. First: Tito Melega formerly creative director, Americas at TBWA\Chiat\Day, is no longer with the agency. Melega, who spentShow More Summary

If You Thought Your Wet Dreams Were Weird, Wait Until You See This One!

This nugget is spec work. And we can see why. It's so off-the-wall weird that you can't even wrap your head around it to realize it just might be an ad for for some bank. Entitled Wet Dream, is a visual onslaught of the sorts of things...Show More Summary

Diet Coke Prints Two-Million Unique Bottles Using Algorithms

Coca-Cola of Israel has launched a multi-level campaign to stress the individuality of millions of diet drinkers

Splendida Notizia! What’s the Future of Business is Now Available in Italy

#WTF is going on in Italy? The future of business is turning a new page…that’s what. I’m excited to announce that What’s the Future of Business: Changing the way businesses create experiences is now available in Italy (in Italian). To celebrate the launch, I spent some time with Luca Conti, new media strategist, Italian blogger, […]

Pain: The Missing Ingredient in Ecommerce

Don’t let the title put you off. Pain is actually a good thing, especially in an ecommerce setting. Pain can help move a customer to action. Pain can create a sense of relief in a customer. Pain can tighten the conversion funnel. Pain can improve conversion rates. Pain is obviously a significant factor in online […]

The Latest Crazy Vending Machine Has a Piano on the Side, and Gives You Free Drinks for Playing It

There's a grand tradition of marketers building fancy vending machines, but it's not every day you see one that doubles as a piano. For the Alfa Jazz Fest in L'viv, Ukraine, this past June, mineral water brand Borjomi and its agency, Banda, set up a publicity stunt inviting passersby to play a sideways keyboard in exchange for free product. Show More Summary

This Shampoo Ad Is Lovely and All, but Can It Really Stop Couples From Getting Divorced?

If you're looking for a "no more tears" kind of shampoo commercial, I'd skip this nearly five-minute Chinese ad for Procter & Gamble's Rejoice from Leo Burnett Hong Kong. It's all about making viewers cry over true love … and silky,Show More Summary

Underwear Line Celebrates Heroic Ladies

The collaboration features some of history's super-accomplished women

Hopeless Romantic Presents Elaborate Anniversary Message to His Wife Using WeMo Home Automation

OK if there were one example of how technology can actually intertwine itself with love, life and the pursuit of happiness, this CP+B-ceated spot for WeMo would represent. In the ad, a woman returns home. Her husband isn't there butShow More Summary

Why Content Creation Is Everyone’s Job

Why Content Creation Is Everyone’s Job written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing This post is one in a series of tips designed to guide small business owners through the challenges of...Show More Summary

Infiniti Finally Confirms CP+B Win

After weeks of rumors claiming that Infiniti would be leaving TBWA, that the original seven-agency group vying for the account had shrunk to two, that those two were CP+B and GS&P, and that the former had emerged victorious, we can finally answer our own question: Did CP+B win Infiniti or not? Yes. Show More Summary

Ebola's a Concern, but the Flu's a Present Threat

Summary: It's all about what gets our attention in this media-driven world. We're duly concerned over the possibility of Ebola spreading to the U.S., but how much have you heard from your friends and neighbors about getting a fall flu shot? The latter ought to be the more pressing concern, notes the Rutgers Today site. Show More Summary

Derek Green Joins Ogilvy Group Sydney as ECD

Derek Green is returning to Australia to join Ogilvy Group Sydney after almost ten years abroad to fill the role of executive creative director. Green will partly fill the void left by the departure of CCO Steve Back in July. He will...Show More Summary

Whoa, Walmart.com, Why Do You Have a Section Called 'Fat Girl Costumes'?

Either someone at Walmart has made a terrible mistake, or else the retailer's SEO trolling is top notch. Jezebel points out this morning that Walmart's collection of Halloween costumes includes a "Fat Girl Costumes" category. We checked and found it was indeed live on the site, at least as of 10:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Strawberry Frog PSA Raises Awareness of Need for Medical Supplies to Fight Ebola

Strawberry Frog teamed up with New York-based humanitarian aid organization Afya Foundation for a new PSA raising awareness of the need for medical supplies to fight Ebola in West Africa. The PSA uses the fact that five children were...Show More Summary

How to Be the Best Answer with Topic Targeting

This weekend I had the good fortune to present at the Minnesota Blogger Conference where nearly 300 local bloggers gathered to learn, get inspired and network. For my part, I gave a presentation on how blogs are still an incredibly useful tool for marketing. Keeping the reason for blogging top of mind as well as [...]

Is Google+ Without Authorship Worth Using?

Google Authorship and Plus were closely connected from the start, but Google recently canceled Authorship. Is Google+ still worth your time? Read the full article at MarketingProfs

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