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EPA - Anti-Fracking Club - (2014) :60 (USA)

Sat, 2014-07-26 17:01

Fracking is hotly debated in Colorado right now, and on one side of the issue the Environmental Policy Alliance wants people to seethe anti-fracking crowd as cheese-obsessed nutters with an unhealthy relationship to their sock puppets*.

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7262 - Anthem / The wedding party crashers #WeStillComing - (2014) (USA)

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:36

You've seen the images floating around the web, the one with distinctive Detroit background, a wedding party dressed up to the nines, and a gang of rappers dressed down to the nines posing together.

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INDIE had nothing to do with the Radio 538 porn campaign

Fri, 2014-07-25 16:02

The Radio 538 ad campaign that nods to porn has caused such upset in some areas of the Netherlands that INDIE Amsterdam has changed their front page to make it abundantly clear they had nothing to do with this ad campaign. Roughly translated their statement reads:

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DOGE SL ad campaign in Stockholm declared not racist against Japanese

Thu, 2014-07-24 22:01

The Dog meme inspired ad campaign in Stockholm which touted the virtues of getting a monthly pass with the Shibu dogs familiar bad grammar "wow, such cheap" was reported to the Swedish Reklamombudsman (RO) for being racist.

A Japanese man living in Stockholm, who filed the complaint, stated that the campaign gave a stereotypical view of Japanese people, it was offensive and racist.

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Subaru wants you to have an authentic outdoor experience

Thu, 2014-07-24 20:54

Authentic as in, "without the aid of that stupid appendage called your mobile phone."

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Subaru Outback "Group Photo" (2014) :40 (Canada)

Thu, 2014-07-24 20:52

Too many of us our busy trying to document our experiences for social media rather than having an authentic experience.

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breensmith shows homeless animals in human scenarios

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:05

Atlanta-based breensmith forgoes the usual scared, cold and shaking abused animal imagery and likens homeless animals to homeless people, in this campaign for Friends of Animals.

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CHUBBY SWAGGER -- Brutha Ray feat. Imari Williams & Chase Diamond

Thu, 2014-07-24 01:18

*RING* *RING*

Kidsleepy: Hey yo, s'up?

Dabitch: Hey shawty, I got somthin' for you.

Kidsleepy: Aight.

Dabitch: Check the inbox. We got a fresh track by dis ad dude, called Brutha Ray, yo.

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More than just a pretty face: American Apparel finally appoints a woman to the board

Wed, 2014-07-23 23:43

WSJ announced that American Apparel Names New Board in Step to Resolve Leadership Crisis, the crisis being that Dov Charney's sexist and abusive ways have finally caught up to him.

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Tide Washing Machine Cleaner "Dirty little Habit" (2014) :30 (USA)

Wed, 2014-07-23 23:03

Geddit? Habit??! Nun's habit? Anyone?
Oh, never mind.

This cute-ish spot features a very guilt-ridden nun who had no idea the washing machine was so dirty. Thanks to Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, now she does.

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Milk West "Snack Time: Camping" (2014) :30 (Canada)

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:16

In yet another installment of Milk West's animated web series Snack Time, the Milk carton and his buddies find themselves trapped in an elevator. Undeterred, the milk carton proceeds to tell his friends about a much worse experience when he went camping.

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Milk West "Snack Time: Emergency Room" (2014) :30 (Canada)

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:11

In another installment of Milk West's animated web series Snack Time, the Milk carton and his buddies find themselves in the emergency room, waiting on the recovery of their marshmallow friend who has been impaled by a stick, as if he were on a camping trip gone wrong.

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Milk West "Snack time: Airport" (2014) :30 (Canada)

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:09

In order to engage teens, and get them drinking more milk, DDB Vancouver created an animated webseries called Snack Time, featuring a carton of milk, chocolate chip cookie, and various other snacks including a marshmallow.

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Subaru Legacy "Passenger" (2014) 1:00 (USA)

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:03

Years ago, Volkswagen said "On the road of life there are passengers and there are drivers." They were seeking drivers.

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Subaru Legacy "Jr. Driver" (2014) 1:00 (USA)

Wed, 2014-07-23 20:56

Jr's not ready to drive, but when he is that Subaru will be ready for him. I'm actually amazed they got this through legal. In the United States, we're so litigious it's amazing no lawyer said WHAAAAAT? We can't SHOW an underaged boy behind the WHEEEL.

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Subaru "The Fix" (2014) :50 (USA)

Wed, 2014-07-23 20:56

Poor kid. His remote control car got busted. But it's dad to the rescue, demonstrating his Subaru Legacy's all-wheel drive awesomeness is a good substitute for a "remote controlled" car.

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Holiday Inn Hotels: "Scott Rigsby" (2014) 3:30 (USA)

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:42

The guests of Holiday Inn aren't just guests. They're real people with real stories, and extraordinary journeys along the way. This story, which launches Holiday Inn's "The Journey To Extraordinary," campaign, features Scott Rigsby.

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Lá Tinha "The world is changing" (2014) 2:25 (Portugal)

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:05

Even if you don't speak Portuguese, you'll understand this idea.

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Montana's Cookhouse "Paid For In Meat" (2014) 2:00 (Canada)

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:39

To prove how irresistible Montana's Cookhouse Best Of Barbecue sampler is, they hired an actor to go around Toronto and see if he could barter goods and services with his meat.
{Insert pervy joke here}

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Peanut Butter Cheerios "#howtodad" (2:15) (Canada)

Wed, 2014-07-23 05:37

Peanut Butter Cheerios sound like a sugar monstrosity. Be that as it may, this ad is less about Cheerios and more about what it means to be a dad.

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