You know how sometimes people fish on Twitter in hopes that a brand will give them free stuff? For the last few months, Kanye West's been doing that with Ikea. And Ikea Australia finally gave him an answer—one so packed with lulz you could use it as a throw pillow.
With the presidential conventions upon us, the campaigns are focusing on the big race and how best to position their candidates to win. They are pondering clothes, hair, geography, colors, words and photo opportunities. They are listening to the polls and surveying the populace with passion.
Kanye West and Donald Trump are two very different people who have dominated the media this month. The terrible twosome do, however, share several significant traits, including an uncanny knack for attracting haters, the power to drive entire news cycles with a single tweet, and a proven ability to inspire stunts from ad industry creatives. In case you missed it, Kanye went on a wild Twitter rant about a week ago in which he said he was $53 million in debt and asked friends and fans to donate money for his personal creative endeavors rather than, say, helping to build a school for impoverished communities on the African sub-continent. you'd rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country… — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016 Gabriel Ferrer is a senior copywriter at Alma, the Miami-based multicultural wing of Omnicom's DDB network. He's also a lifelong Kanye West fan. But this particular freakout was the final straw, so Ferrer created the #HelpKenyaNotKanye project, a scrolling site that encourages fans to donate their money to more worthy causes and links out to related charities.
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CANNES, France—Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview.
An easy target, to be sure, but here's a clever bit of celebrity newsjacking from a New York chain of gyms. New York Sports Clubs ran the ad above in today's New York Post, just a few days after the tabloid wedding of the year between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.