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Acclaimed ECD Yasmin Ahmad passes away

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Sad news from the Malaysian ad industry this weekend, as acclaimed Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur ECD Yasmin Ahmad passed away over the weekend at the age of 51 after suffering a stroke last week.


A look behind Microsoft’s “Office 2010: The Movie”

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You’d never expect a behemoth of a company like Microsoft to dabble in the intrigue, action and literal explosiveness of an episode of “24″, but that’s exactly what they done in this viral that’s been taking YouTube by storm.


Some beautiful words on Scrabble’s “The Beautiful Word”

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To quench your thirst for advertising knowledge over the weekend, we’ve found a really interesting read over at Jawbone. Managing Editor Todd Denis has an article on those really trippy Scrabble “The Beautiful Word” TV spots by Ogilvy & Mather Paris, as well as an interview with Antoaneta Metchanova, Art Director of the campaign.


Sorrell. Lévy, Hagerty & Pandey talk about the ad biz on BBC tomorrow

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Looks like the BBC is going to have quite an interesting debate this weekend, featuring some of the top top TOP dogs in the advertising business.

According to Campaign UK, the BBC will be airing The Insider Debate on Advertising tomorrow evening, with a panel consisting of Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP; Maurice Lévy, CEO of Publicis Groupe; Sir John Hegarty, Chairman and Worldwide Creative Director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty; and Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman of Ogilvy India.


Counterfeiting a bigger issue during the recession

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Times like these see luxury products being the first ones cut off the proverbial shopping list. It is afterall a bit harder to justify splashing $500 on that pair of lovely Jimmy Choo shoes when the risk of getting laid off is an increasing reality for most people.


Print Grand Prix winners interviewed by AdLand.tv

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Our good friend Da Bitch over at AdLand has managed to grab a hold of Fred from famed French agency Fred & Farid to discuss the latest success of their Wrangler “We’re Animals” campaign.
Head over to AdLand for all the good stuff by clicking here.


Wrath of Cannes Winner Tells His Tale

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Last Thursday, while the advertising world frolicked on La Croisette at the Cannes Lions Festival, New York ad agency Woods, Witt, Dealy & Sons held the third annual Wrath of Cannes “award” show in Brooklyn. Beer was savored, the state of the industry was discussed, leading to more beer being savored, and dozens of juniors and students displayed their wares in hopes of winning the Grand Coney, the highest honor at Wrath of Cannes — if you can call a trophy of a man with his head up his ass an honor.


George Lois on the Creative Revolution

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World famous. Legendary. Pretty damn accomplished. These are all ways to describe George Lois, one of the most iconic art directors in the history of the business. His career stretches back to the mid 1950s, and includes authoring a series of books, designing the most memorable covers of all time for Esquire magazine (many of which have been permanently installed in the Museum of Modern Art) as well as being inducted into the One Club Creative Hall of Fame and Art Directors Hall of Fame.


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