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11 Ads To Disgust & Disturb You

Look at that picture. Just look at it for one second. My first reaction was, "Gahhhhhh!!!!" Sometimes advertisers come up with just plain disturbing ideas. Wanna see more? Read on...

Pet Heads: Only For Cool Dogs!

When generic pet shampoo just won't do... the line of Pet Heads, Only for Cool Dogs! shampoos and conditioners just might fit the bill. Let's see.. we've got Feeling Flaky, Dirty Talk, Life's an Itch... So many shampoos, so little time...

7 Ads That Vie For Your Heart This Valentine's Day

With the dire state of today's economy, advertising agencies are having to pull out all the stops to raise product awareness in the consumer. The advent of Valentine's Day unleashes a storm of new advertising campaigns. Will any of these capture your heart?

Loincloth Lingerie Gets Back To Basics

Wacoal is bringing back traditional practical lingerie. Japanese "fundoshi" loincloths highlight the company's new/old, all-natural Nanafun line.

The Wrath of God in a Towel

Want a glimpse at what really happened to the world when Noah built the ark? Bet you didn't see a giant shammy in the scheme of things, did ya? Neither did I.

Reverse Chocolates Say It's Good to Give Back on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day in Japan has always been about girls giving to guys. Now candy makers are hoping to double their business with chocolate packaging printed in reverse.

Sony Blends Fashion Into Technology

Last week Sony teamed up with six different fashion designers to creatively advertise their new Sony VAIO P-Series Lifestyle PC.

Feast Your Eyes! The International Design Awards (iDA) 2008

The 2008 International Design Awards (iDA) have been announced in iDA's traditional categories: Interior Design, Architecture, Fashion, Product, and Graphics. One design is more breathtaking than the next, but I can't say which one!

Catching Viral Fever – A Look at 3 Viral Marketing Techniques

When we think of viruses…we start conjuring up negative images. Viruses that trigger colds and viruses that damage computers are contagious and something we try to avoid or fight off with mega-doses of Vitamin C and spyware software.  So how can Viral Marketing be good for us?

Chopsticks Manners Kit Helps You Pick Up Chicks

Challenged by chopsticks? Dread looking like a klutz at a Japanese restaurant? For those who fear straying from the familiarity of the fork, this cool chopsticks practice set is worth its weight in silverware.

Hello Kitty Chocolates for a Purr-fect Valentine's Day

Hello Kitty is all about being cute, sweet and loving so it's only natural that Sanrio Japan would offer a variety of Hello Kitty chocolate treats for Valentine's Day.

Frito-Lay Japan's Coffee and Green Tea Snacks Create a Buzz

Frito-Lay Japan has decided that "Coffee Crisp" should be more than just a pretty name. Their new Caramel Macchiatto and Green Tea Latte flavor corn chips pack two cups of coffee's worth of caffeine into each bag.

How Sweet It Is! Chocolate Beer, Your Sinful Obsession

Chocolate beer is the latest Japanese entry in the bizarre drinks sweepstakes. Imagine the sinfully sweet combination of  rich cocoa and full-bodied beer... and thank Sapporo Brewery for bringing such a delightful nectar to market!

The YES WE CAN! Choc-O-Bama

The Neopolitan Printing & Company may be a strange name for a chocolate company; nevertheless, its handmade chocolates are not strange. They are most "sympatico," inspired by local connaisseurs and artists with a taste for taste and dedication to a divine finished product.

Like Free Stuff? Sign Up For Matterbox's Creative Marketing Program

 Matterbox uses a sneaky marketing tactic that you just can't help but like. They offer potential consumers boxes of free stuff that they feel would be useful or interesting for their target audience in order to recruit new business for their clients.

Chocolate By Design

Of course, design is not limited to architecture or interiors or hi-tech.... Design is not limited at all. And to prove it, some very well known interior and product designers are getting into chocolate design. How would your valentine enjoy geting one of these chocolates made by the famous French Chocolat Factory for 5.5 Designers?

Potato Chip Chocolate - Sweet, Salty and Sinfully Good

Chocolate chips, yum... wait a sec, they're not what you think. Forget about cookies, Royce's Potato Chip Chocolate are less about dough and more about DOH!

Ford Opens the 2010 Taurus to the Public

The 2010 Ford Taurus marks the first model year of the sixth generation of Ford's mid-sized sedan and the third year since being reintroduced after a short pause in production. The new Taurus was (literally) opened to the public at this year's North American International Auto Show to give everyone an inside look at all the features and comforts.

Scion Introduces 2009 Special Edition xB

The Scion xB, originally introduced in 2004, has undergone relatively few changes in the last half a decade. It still retains its semi-boxy shape and high fuel mileage, as well as its long list of options. As with the previous 5 years, Scion is offering a special edition of their xB model that brings even more such features to the table.

As the Algo Turns- 7 Predictions for Search Engine Marketing in 2009

Did you ever wonder what the Google algorithm looks like and why it keeps changing?  When Google emerged in late 1997, it entered a market that was fully saturated by steep competition; the likes of which included Altavista, HotBot, Excite, Infoseek, Lycos and others. However, while all jockeyed for position, Google was able to take the biggest bite of market share! And they accomplished that feat in less than a decade.  Its success was based on developing an algorithm formula that continuously customizes search engine page results (SERPS) in accordance with the behavioral patterns of you and I, the users! In essence, WE are the reason the Algo turns!