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NEW YORK CITY: Pam Geller Wins “Killing Jews” Transit Ads Battle With MTA

Via the New York Times: A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display an ad from a pro-Israel group on buses after the agency declined to run it last year. The group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, sued the authority in October, saying it had infringed on the group’s First Amendment rights by rejecting ...

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One Million Moms Vs Taco Bell

Just in via email: Taco Bell is following a trend in crude commercials. While a few fast food restaurants are cleaning up their ads, Taco Bell decided to air a new ad named “Flash” to advertise Chickstars. The ad shows an elderly couple eating Chickstars in their car when the woman lifts up her shirt, implying she is showing her ...

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Via AdWeek: Star Wars: Episode VII doesn’t hit theaters until December, but the parade of marketing around the movie has already begun. Quiznos today is launching a parody ad on YouTube that playfully mashes up the film franchise with another flick—the movie version of the HBO show Entourage due out in June. “There’s such a big following with the Star ...

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One Million Moms Vs Bayer Healthcare

Just in via email: Dear Joe, The newest Lotrimin commercial has people talking, and not in a good way. This current ad is inappropriate because it clearly implies m*sturbation and is aired early in the evening when children are likely watching. This is unacceptable! The ad features a couple lying in bed when the husband accidently wakes his wife up ...

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New Best Buy Wedding Registry Ad

JMG reader Brian tips us that the above ad is appearing on Facebook today. In 2010 Best Buy and Target drew the ire of LGBT activists for donating to anti-gay GOP Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who ended up losing to current Gov. Mark Dayton by merely 0.4% of the vote.

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Appearing last week at SXSW was New York performance artist QT, whose single below was rated by Spin as the #4 best song of 2014. That track has now been turned into a music video-length product placement-laden commercial for her soft drink, about which she says: “DrinkQT is a 5-calorie, sugar-free, 250ml drink, manufactured to contribute to upward shine, vertical ...

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One Million Moms Vs Spirit Airlines

I literally shouted “HOORAY!” when this came in just now. Scared the cat. Spirit Airlines ads often use distasteful marketing choices. For example, there is also their Bare Fare ad. The script for that ad goes: “Our fares are unbundled: no ‘free’ bag, no ‘free’ drink. From the start, it’s just you’re a_s + gas and a personal item.” That ...

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Spirit Airlines: Use Your Mouth To Spread The Word About Our 69th Aircraft

The text above reads: “We’ve been waiting to hit 69 planes for years. It’s our favorite number – ever since we were twelve and found that magazine under our brother’s bed (the one with the fantastic articles). #69 is perfect: just the right size, with a cockpit that’s in your face (because it’s bright yellow). Use your mouth to spread ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Pam Geller Wins Battle To Place Anti-Islam Ads On Public Transit

Crackpot Pam Geller has won yet another court battle, this time against Philadelphia’s public transit system. Last June, SEPTA rejected the ads from New Hampshire-based American Freedom Defense Initiative by pointing to the transportation authority’s “anti-disparagement standard,” rules attempting to limit inflammatory messages. But the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a pro-Israel group headed by conservative blogger Pam Geller, challenged SEPTA’s ...

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Shamir – On The Regular

Via Stereogum: Las Vegas gender and genre bending diva Shamir recently announced his debut full-length, Ratchet, and it seems like plenty more big looks are on the way for him. The album’s rubbery lead single “On The Regular” is now soundtracking a Google Smart Watch commercial. It’s just a coincidence that Google debuted this commercial on the same day that ...

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Via PC Magazine: Sometimes marketing gives us actual nice things and not just the illusion of them. To promote the launch of Samsung’s new video call center for the hearing impaired, Samsung Türkiye and advertising agency Leo Burnett Istanbul spent a month preparing to surprise a young Istanbul resident named Muharrem with an extraordinary morning — and a heartwarming advertisement ...

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AdWeek names this their “Ad Of The Day:” Air France embarks on a lavish flight of fantasy in this trippy 45-second global commercial by BETC Paris. Directed by film collective We Are From LA (which also directed Pharrell’s “24 Hours of Happy” video, as well as Evian’s “Baby & Me,” also by BETC), the action takes place inside an oversized, ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

Nearly one million views in two days. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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One Million Moms Vs Toilet Paper

Just in via email: In Cottonelle’s newest advertising campaign “Dare to Go Commando,” a company spokeswoman asks individuals if they feel cleaner after using Cottonelle because of the ripple texture. The Cottonelle spokeswoman goes so far as to ask another woman if she feels clean enough to go commando now. The woman agrees and walks back into the restroom to ...

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774K views already. (Tipped by JMG reader Edward)

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VIRGINIA: Gay Man Fires Back At Ex-Gay Crackpots With Billboard Of His Own

Remember the PFOX billboard in Virginia? Remember their humiliation when it turned out that the model on their billboard, Kyle Roux, not only isn’t a twin but is proudly gay? It gets even better: Roux thinks that PFOX, which has since taken down the billboard, purchased the photos of him from a stock photography site. Legally, he said, there’s not ...

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From British Airways: We teamed up with Out of the Blue, Oxford University’s all male a capella group, for a very special version of Wham’s classic hit ‘Club Tropicana’ The 14-strong group flew to Malta with the airline to recreate the summer hit and bring the taste of sunshine and pina coladas tantalisingly close to Brits looking forward to their ...

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SLOVAKIA: Billboard Touts Pope’s Support For Tomorrow’s Anti-Gay Rights Vote

Via Yahoo News: A big billboard of Pope Francis hangs over the center of Slovakia’s capital, urging citizens to vote “Yes” in a referendum on restricting gay rights. The vote this weekend in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation — which follows a similar one that succeeded in Croatia in 2013 — points to a cultural divide within the European Union ...

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SPAIN: Department Store Chain Features Gay Cupid In Valentine’s Day Web Short

Madrid-based El Corte Ingles (colloquially: The Tailor’s Cut) is Europe’s largest department chain and has 93,000 employees. In their Cupid In Love Valentine’s Day web short, a cologne-spritzer dressed as Cupid runs into an old flame and sparks reignite. You don’t need to speak Spanish to read what’s going on, but maybe some of you folks can provide the dialogue. ...

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Via Engadget: Someone, somewhere thought it was a good idea for HTC to make its own hip hop music video. Whoever approved the project might be regretting that decision right now, but never mind — at least we get a hilariously cringeworthy tune to stick on repeat for the rest of the day. If you’re curious, the man dissing the ...

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