• Acura Drinking and Driving

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    Does anyone else find it surprising Acura is using a wine bottle in their new spot for the TL? Why not use a flower vase with a skinny opening at the top? Or a soda bottle? We find it a bit mind boggling that this got past the client’s radar and through to final production, considering the no-nos around drinking and driving.

  • Ask.com: Eighth Grader + Cop

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    It’s gotta be a bitch trying to take on Google and succeed. These spots definitely give it a go. Agency: Hanft Raboy & Partners, New York.

    (Via Coloribus)

  • "They're Breakdance Fighting"

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    McCain and Obama get down to the phat sound. Can you declare a winner?

  • Mac: Bake Sale

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    Another Mac spot has been released reacting to the new Microsoft campaign. Just as they were sort of faltering for content in the Apple spots, they’ve suddenly had a fire lit under their advertising via Microsoft’s campaign. This is getting really good now. Agency: TBWA Media Arts Labs, Playa del Rey.

  • The Silver Bullet Spillth Over

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    Your bath is ready.

    (Via Bits & Pieces)

  • "Don't Smoke" = "Got A Light?"

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    AdAge has an article up today about Martin Lindstrom’s new book Buyology: Truth and Lies About What We Buy. And in the book, there’s a study suggesting the warning labels on cigarettes – as well as those pesky Truth commercials – actually make consumers want to smoke more.

    Fact or fiction? Weigh in with your thoughts, both on the smoking thing and on subliminal advertising (which, according to Lindstrom, doesn’t actually exist at all).

  • Uhhhhhh....

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    We really don’t want to believe she’s as stupid as the Left is painting her, but man she makes it hard.

    (For those not catching on: note the scarf)

  • The New Pepsi Identity Makes Us Want a Coke

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    One of the wise readers over at Brand New has dug through the USPTO’s Search System and uncovered the registered work for the new Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Gatorade. This may not be the final iteration, but it’s pretty close if they’ve spent the money to file for a trademark. What can we say about it? Oh what a difference a creative director can make on a design assignment. Who blew who from Arnell Group to grab this biz from BBDO after 80 years? What a shame.

    (Thanks, Freddy)

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