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Teddy Bears Really Did Invade Belarus

President Lukashenko admits invasion by Swedish ad agency

(Newser) - Airborne teddy bears apparently are capable of invading Belarus, despite official denials. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has finally admitted that a Swedish plane dropped teddy bears by parachute over the town of Ivyanets, near Minsik, a few weeks ago. The bears wore signs that read, "Belarus freedom" and "... More »

How a Raunchy Ad Agency Lost Its Mojo

Crispin Porter & Bogusky focused too much on the bros: Seth Stevenson

(Newser) - Just a few years ago, Crispin Porter & Bogusky was "the sexiest ad agency in the country," writes Seth Stevenson in Slate . But Stevenson hated Crispin and its fratty, dude-centric ad campaigns all along, and has watched its recent downfall with glee. The agency has been dumped by... More »

How to Dress Like a Mad Man

Opt for trimmer suits, skip the Borsalino

(Newser) - Want to look like Don Draper without being a dufus? Have no fear. New men's suits are sporting some of the same designs worn by the golden boys of the fictional ad agency on TV's hysterically popular Mad Men. "Men's suit styles have dramatically changed, and the styling of... More »

Ads Tap Into US Bitterness

Commercials get angry at CEOs, uppity lifestyles

(Newser) - Seeking to key into the national mood, the latest spots from Madison Avenue are uncharacteristically angry, the New York Times reports. “We’re turning up the volume in relation to what our customers are feeling,” says the marketing head at Kodak, whose new printer ads slam the “... More »

Facebook Helps Nab Real-World Thief

(Newser) - Anyone questioning the utility of Facebook should talk to Carla Pillo Mote. The Philadelphia advertising exec used the social networking site to identify and locate the man who drunkenly absconded with her company computer, wallet, and tax forms well before the police could make a move, reports Mediabistro's Agency Spy... More »

Cull Your Facebook Friends, Get a Free Burger

(Newser) - Burger King has launched a new Facebook application called “Whopper Sacrifice,” rewarding users who cull 10 people from their friends list with a free burger, Adweek reports. The ad campaign came out of ad agency employees' frustration with their own bloated lists. "We thought there could be... More »

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