• Pepsi Shoots Self in Foot, Apologizes for Sweet Ads

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    As seen on The Egotist, the kick-ass new print ads from Pepsi that ran in Germany have caused some consumer outrage. Yeah, we hate consumers, too. Can you imagine advertising without them? It’d be so easy!

    Anyhoo, here’s an interesting article from Ad Age about a Twitter battle and an ensuing apology.

    Why can’t everyone just take all this with a grain of salt? It’s pop culture, people!

    (via Ad Age and I Believe in Advertising)

  • New Rant: Where for Art Thou, Colorado Client? >>

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    ..look at the marketing manager’s other option. He decides to go with a Colorado agency. Now what? Well, he can kiss goodbye to his boondoggles. No more flights to New York, complete with bulging expense reports and fine sushi dinners at Morimoto’s restaurant. And let’s not forget the overnight stay in a five star hotel. Nope, he’s gone from being a rock star client to your average Joe driving a few blocks downtown for a meeting over some Jason’s Deli sandwiches. Wow. Big time.

    Great new editorial from one of our favorite Egotist contributors.

  • Ooh, Yeah. Give it to Us!

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    Your Holiday Card entries, that is. The assorted holidays are approaching and now is your chance to show off your goods. Do a card, a website, a Suzuki Hayabusa 1200cc racing motorcycle with a ribbon on it or whatever you like. Just submit them soon!

    Winner will be glamorized and fully credited on the official Egotist Holiday Card that will be sent to more than 950 billion viewers. (Actual numbers may vary.)

    Thanks to the holiday submitters who have already submitted their submissions.

    Read the original post and send submissions to the[at]denveregotist.com.

  • Roger Ebert is Our Prophet

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    Hallowed be his name.

    The AP, long considered obligatory to the task of running a North American newspaper, has been hit with some cancellations lately, and no doubt has been informed what its customers want: Affairs, divorces, addiction, disease, success, failure, death watches, tirades, arrests, hissy fits, scandals, who has been “seen with” somebody, who has been “spotted with” somebody, and “top ten” lists of the above. (Celebs “seen with” desire to be seen, celebs “spotted with” do not desire to be seen.)

    The CelebCult virus is eating our culture alive, and newspapers voluntarily expose themselves to it. It teaches shabby values to young people, festers unwholesome curiosity, violates privacy, and is indifferent to meaningful achievement. One of the TV celeb shows has announced it will cover the Obama family as “a Hollywood story.” I want to smash something against a wall.

    Read the whole thing

    (via kottke)

  • Nikon's Risque Camera Print

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    Euro RSCG is turning heads with its new lineup of Nikon ads. They’re making our Thursday snow day just a little warmer, too.

    (Via I Believe In Advertising)

  • Friends, They Are a Brewin'

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    Something’s going on over at FriendsofMine.tv. It appears to be a new motion graphics collective comprised of local talent. The site is obviously still under construction, but with Adam Espinoza and Adam Singer being a part of this, we foresee good things. Anyone have any more information on this?

    Also, a converted Airstream? Really? Awesome.

    (thanks Heather)

  • Matt Wiggins needs a job

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    His portfolio site may look like he’s gonna molest your collection of Star Trek paraphernalia, but the guy obviously has web development chops.

    From his resume:
    I can develop
    • Object-oriented ActionScript 3.0 for Flash/Flex
    • Object-oriented ASP.NET
    • Dynamic functionality on the client-side with JavaScript

    I can design
    • Media for the web with Adobe Software
    • Standards-compliant layouts with XHTML
    • Normalized databases for the web

    And I can put it all together with SQL, Web Services and XML

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