Everyone in the world is gay… according to this clever commercial out of Brazil

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 17 March 2015

We’ve heard it all before: if you dress well, you’re gay. If you’re into arts, you’re gay. If you have body hair, you’re gay. Gay, gay, gay. But this campaign is taking back gay prejudices and celebrating them.

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Jesus goes to London, gets his own hashtag and meets adoring fans

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 8 January 2015

Wearing a pair of Nike sneakers and dressed in a flimsy linen thawb, Jesus strolled around the streets of London this month, and if you were lucky enough to catch him, you might’ve been able to grab a selfie with him, or even a hug. Creative agency Mother London took Jesus on as a client to […]

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Brands’ real-time marketing efforts after Suarez’s World Cup bite

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By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Thursday 3 July 2014

The world wide web has been buzzing over the last couple of days after Uruguay’s star player Luis Suarez took a bite out of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Italy vs. Uruguay World Cup match. This is not the first time that the talented forward has exhibited some animalistic tendencies, and it didn’t take long before brands such as Snickers and Bud Light hijacked the incident.

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Tommy Lee Jones helps sell Canned Coffee in Japan

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

When Tommy Lee Jones isn’t playing some poker-faced colonel or fighting off aliens to save the world, he’s helping the world of canned coffee stay afloat in Japan. From vending machines to billboards and of course, the hilarious and clever TV commercials, Mr. Jones is a canned coffee hero in the Land of the Rising […]

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Brilliant marketing for budget hotel, Hans Brinker

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 18 September 2013

It claims to have been ‘proudly disappointing travellers for 40 years’ — or so goes the refreshingly straight-talking marketing spew of Hans Brinker, a budget hotel in Amsterdam. We can’t recall the last time we’ve wanted so badly to stay in a terrible room with ‘levels of comfort comparable to a minumum-security prison’ and ‘doors […]

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Illustrator Julia Durgee creates an animated marketing interview

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By Julia Durgee in New Illustration on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Facing a tough job market, even for an MBA, I know have to differentiate myself from my fellow applicants. I researched “creative job searches” and came across some inspiring, breakthrough ideas by Alex Brownstein and Brandon Kleinman.

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Guerrilla grammar marketing campaign corrects spelling mistakes in graffiti

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By Alicia Thompson in New Trends on Friday 5 April 2013

Check out this great guerrilla marketing campaign from The Tutor Crowd. They have been going around the streets of London to correct spelling mistakes in graffiti. This is a genius idea to get media coverage and brand exposure. If you are working in a marketing department, look and learn. The advertising campaign was created by […]

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Painted Ladies: new art by Charmaine Olivia

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By Meryl Pataky in New Art on Thursday 26 April 2012

For all of you aspiring artists out there, take your cues from this girl. Charmaine Olivia: a self-taught painter and marketing guru, she is one of the most popular people on Instagram and has a fan following of tens of thousands.

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Creative 3D wall art marketing stunt by Haier Appliances

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By Yvonne Hong in New Trends on Saturday 1 October 2011

Where art meets marketing. The three-dimensional wall art is a creative experiential marketing technique employed by Haier to give show-goers a taste of something unique at the Good Food and Wine Show. Show-goers are not interested in washing machines and refrigerators. So draw their attention by offering free photos posing in front of the cool 3D art. Clever!

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