A Visit To The Museum of Failure in Los Angeles

The Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Swedish clinical psychologist and self-described “innovation researcher” Dr. Samuel West. Brought to Los Angeles last December for an initial two-month run, the temporary museum exhibition consists of a 100+ marketing failures from some of the world’s best known brands and companies such as Mattel, Apple and Nabisco. Read more

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Candide Thovex and Audi Ski The World A Second Time

The first Thovex Audi video went viral in 2015. Now Audi International has teamed up with free-style skier Candide Thovex a second time to promote the Audi Quattro and Thovex’s specially designed Faction snow skis as he searches the world for new places to ski. Read more

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Jigsaw Blood Drive Posters Oppose Gay Donor Regulations

 

The last “Saw” movie from the horror franchise was released by Lionsgate in 2010, and if you’re a reader of this blog, you might recall that we shared the ALL the movie’s wild Halloween Blood Drive Posters, a marketing gimmick that proved very successful. This year the Saw movie franchise returns as “Jigsaw” (SAW VIII) opening in theaters on October 27th, and the annual blood drive returns as well. But this time, it’s protesting the restrictions placed on L.G.B.T. blood donors. Read more

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Netflix Is A Joke. New Ad Campaign Promotes Upcoming Stand-Up Specials

To promote upcoming stand-up specials coming to streaming service Netflix, they’ve debuted a new campaign that was teased with mysterious billboards claiming “Netflix Is A Joke”. The campaign’s accompanying tv spot, starring comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres, debuted on Sunday night’s Emmys. Read more

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Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls. And Yep, There Are Man Buns.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Barbie® announced the expansion of its Fashionistas® line with 15 new and diverse Ken® dolls, featuring three body types – slim, broad and original – and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks. The new Ken dolls join an expanded Barbie® Fashionistas® line, making it the most diverse fashion doll line in the marketplace.

Next Gen Kens

In 2016, Barbie introduced three new Barbie body types – tall, curvy and petite – along with new skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and countless on-trend fashions and accessories. The Barbie brand has always reflected the times, so modernizing Ken is the next step in the brand’s evolution to offer more diverse products. Some of Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls are available now and others will be launched in Spring of 2018. Read more

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Win Your Own Talking Hovering Art Direction Action Figure.

ACHTUNG! mcgarrybowen and Adobe have launched a competition whose prize is a talking “Hovering Art Director” action figure. The fun contest promotes the benefits of Adobe Stock, the stock-integrated service for Creative Cloud that can make designers’ workflow easier. Read more

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Snarky Tea Targets Women With Attitude

While I’ve had my fill of ’empowering’ products for women, I can’t ignore the fun attitude of Snarky Tea, a line of 6 cleverly packaged and hilariously named blends of tea targeting women. How could I? The tagline is “drink your feelings.” Read more

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Beboe Luxury Cannabis Products from Scott Campbell & Clement Kwan

Tattoo Artist Scott Campbell together with Fashion industry exec Clement Kwan are the latest to get into the cannabis game with a new luxury line – if you can call two products a line – named Beboe. Read more

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Deddeh Howard Champions Diversity By Copying A Pose In Black Mirror

Now living in Los Angeles, West African born and raised Deddeh Howard is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. An admitted fashion junkie, she was always bothered by the lack of black women modeling in ads for such brands as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Guess. This inspired her to create Black Mirror, a project in which she literally mirrors the poses of famous white models in big brand ads to draw positive attention to her race. Read more

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McDonald’s Big Mac Inventor Dies But The Burger Lives On In The Big Mac Shop.

Big Mac inventor, Michael “Jim” Delligatti, has gone to the Golden Arches in the sky. Passing away at the age of 98, he created the legendary burger for McDonald’s 50 years ago when wanting a larger option for his customers. The burger has not only been a flagship for the brand but has spawned an official Big Mac Shop selling its likeness on helmets, sleeping bags, raincoats and more. Read more

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