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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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This Is An Ad For Something

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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This Is An Ad For Something

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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This Is An Ad For Something

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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ITALY: VOD Ad Features Gay Couple

(Tipped by JMG reader Andrea)

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ALABAMA: New Marriage Ad Launches

Freedom To Marry has launched a new marriage equality ad in Alabama: Images of two women and their daughter – at a pizza joint, at church – flash across the screen as one of the women talks about the Alabama’s refusal to consider them married. “Alabama does not recognize our marriage,” she says in a TV ad that begins airing …

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Hallmark Valentine’s Ad Stars Gay Couple

(Via Good As You)

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Australian Jewelery Retailer Michael Hill To Air Gay-Inclusive Ad During Super Bowl

Via Stuff New Zealand: Michael Hill International has splashed out big bucks securing an ad slot during the Super Bowl, reaching an audience of millions. The jeweller’s advertisements will play in Canada and Chicago during the NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Monday (NZ time). The company would not disclose what it spent on the project, but 30 second Super Bowl …

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Coca-Cola Takes On Internet Haters With Super Bowl Ad Starring Michael Sam

Via AdWeek: If you’ve spent more than three seconds on the Internet, you know it can be a pretty horrible place, swarming with cyberbullies and trolls who’ve turned comment sections into rotting hate-fests and people’s own personal social pages into sources of despair. Coca-Cola hopes to change all that—or at least, steer things in a different direction—with its 2015 Super …

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Not A Real Super Bowl Ad

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Here’s Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad

Over 10M views since yesterday.

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