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Sony ups challenge to Apple with new music and video service

Sony is to announce a new internet-based music and video subscription service to run across all its devices including Playstations, Vaio computers, Blu-ray video players, Walkmans, Bravia TVs and Sony Ericsson mobiles. Millions of Sony consumers already access the internet ...

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Is Gary Lineker a tad too old for Walkers Crisps bad boy role?

BBC sports presenter Gary Lineker has been fronting Walkers Crisps ads in the UK for what seems like years in a campaign originated by BMP (now DDB) and carried on by AMV BBDO. Playing an (out of character) bad boy ...

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Nuns on the run! Saucy ice cream ads to be banned as the pope visits Britain

Italian ice cream firm Antonio Federici has had a lot of fun with the age-old theme of naughty nuns and priests, running ads with a pregnant nun, ‘immaculate conception,’ and two friendly priests, ‘we believe in salivation.’ Now, according to ...

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Fresh Toyota recall crashes latest ad campaign

Whoops! After thinking it had put all the alarms of last year behind it with the whizzy new “Your Toyota, My Toyota,” campaign, the embattled carmaker has now announced another recall involving a million cars in the US. The models ...

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Denizen brand for Asia sounds like a clever idea from Levi’s

Whether it will work or not is another question of course but Levi’s decision to launch a new brand called Denizen in Asia looks like a rational way to approach shed loads of consumers who are immune to the appeal ...

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Save the nation, ban Richmond sausages campaign says DLKW’s Shute

Or that’s what Dan Shute, author of the AdLand Suit blog seems to want anyway. And Dan has a point, Richmond sausages from Ireland’s Kerry Foods are surely one of the nastiest products ever made. Claiming to be an ancient ...

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Apple’s Christmas present for the world – a 7″ iPad mini

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said a while ago that the company had lots of goodies in the pipeline and it’s a sure bet that one of these will makes its appearance for the Christmas buying season. Latest rumours from Taiwan ...

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