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Vicks Ad Blunder – Designers Give Drew Brees a New Birthmark

November 6, 2012



Did you notice something wrong in the above Vicks ad featuring New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. Ad designer probably didn’t notice that Drew had a birth mark on one of his cheek and just flipped the image. Now, thanks to Vicks, Brees has a birthmark on both cheeks. FYI, the image on right is the correct one.

Photo manipulation is common and we all know that it is done, but at least the company should get the facts right.

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Tom Daley’s sponsorship with British Gas Embarrassing Moment

October 17, 2012


All the sports celebs dream of getting big endorsements by companies. The sportsstar gets money and companies get exposure. Win win for all.

But what if the placement of ad becomes embarrassing sometimes. British bronze medal diving winner Tom Daley had an awkward moment when his sponsor company British Gas did not do the proper selection. Check out the photo below to see for yourself.

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World’s Longest Banner Ad

May 7, 2012


You’ve probably never seen a banner ad as long as the one made by Stride gum. The gum claims to be a very long lasting gum and to highlight the same they created a long banner ad.

You might find it ridiculous, but the ad won a webby award.

The banner ad challenged its users to click and hold the target area as long as possible to win $500. In the process, they would throw all sorts of distractions to not let you win. It’s a great concept and worth the win. The longest record was 46 minutes and 27 seconds.

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Social Media Cartoon

February 8, 2012

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Social media world has become such an integral part of our lives that sometimes it gets tough to imagine how life would be without Twitter and Facebook. I stumbled across a video today having a collection of humorous cartoons depicting our life in the social world. It’s funny and yet so true, check it out.

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Top Brutal Facebook Posts

January 4, 2012


Facebook is the most popular social network. It helps you connect with long lost friends and stay in touch with your dear ones. But some people have ended up in horrible mess due to their conversations on Facebook. Check out the top 6 list below:

1. Changed Relationship Status

2. Animal lover ends up humiliating herself

3. Never abuse work on Facebook, you can be fired

4. Awesome reply to what I say a rather fair question

5. Don’t abuse your teacher publicly, it is meant to be done in private if at all needed

6. The biggest disaster, never flirt openly on Facebook when you have a girlfriend.

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The New Age Responsibilities

November 22, 2011


After watching this video, I’m sure all of us would think that “I wish I was working in a place like this where my responsibilities would be so cool”.

This is the new commercial of Blackberry Torch 4G by AT&T.

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Old Spice Latest Commercial

November 22, 2011


Old Spice’s latest commercial shows three men collapsing in a hot tub when they smell old spice. The tagline says:

The scents of Old Spice turn embarrassingly normal guys into face model champions who smell like adventure and fine cutlery. So douse your body regions with the scents of Old Spice and “Smell Better Than Yourself.”

The most scary part is that an old man converts into a hot chick. I’m not that impressed with the ad. Old Spice can come up with something better for sure especially after the Fabio vs Isaiah Mustafa live challenge.

Watch the ad for yourself and see.

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Digital Marketing Comes In The Men’s Room

November 15, 2011



London startup Captive Media has come up with a new Captive8 system which is a video game screen for men’s bathroom. The most interesting part is that these branded games are controlled by the user’s bladder emissions.

The device was implemented for trial in a Cambridge pub and is now live in a Soho, London bar.

In the game, men can control the games simply by moving their stream left and right. Scores can be posted to an online leader board and to Twitter.

Captive Media plans to use the screens for advertisement when they are not in use by games.

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