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Ad Student Hijacks Agency Hashtags on Instagram, Hoping for Job Interviews

Max Kurstjens wants to negotiate

File this one under creative ways to get agencies' attention. In hopes of landing an internship at an ad agency, Dutch student Max Kurstjens, who's studying in Sweden, took matters into…

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Logos Are Ingeniously Redesigned for Breast Cancer Awareness

Check yourself, not just your feeds

Ask anyone you know how they feel about boobs, and I'm pretty sure it will be positive. Indeed, you'd have a hard time finding anyone hesitant to sing their praises. Below…

How to Use Animated GIFs on Twitter (While Muttering Obscenities Every Step of the Way)

We tested three approaches and found them all lacking

Some people think animated GIFs are stupid. Some find them charming. Possibly because of this rift, Twitter seems caught in a pictorial purgatory that makes everyone unhappy. Like it or not,…

KitKat Has the Best Response So Far to Apple's #Bendgate Scandal

Oh, snap!

The Internet is getting bent out of shape today over news that Apple's iPhone 6 can get bent out of shape when it's in your pocket. A few brands have…

Iceland's Police Have One of the World's Cutest Instagrams

Kitties, kids and much more

What is it about law enforcement that makes it so delightful when they actually try to have fun in social media? It's probably just enjoyable to see the softer side…

How 9 Brands Used Twitter's Sign Bunny Meme to Make Little Billboards

And what its creator thinks of that

Watching brands fail at Twitter has become cliché at this point. And just when you think they've gotten the idea, it's fail whale all over again. Still, they keep trying. Earlier this…

You Get Half Off Products If You Can Screenshot Them in Retailer's Fast-Moving Instagram Videos

Ingenious social game

Here's a clever little social game—involving just Instagram video and your phone's screenshot function—from ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors for a Swedish department store. The retailer, Åhléns, posted three stop-motion Instagram…

Newcastle Asks for Fan Photos, Which It Promises to Photoshop Poorly Into Terrible Ads

Brewer proudly does its own 'lazy branded content'

On Monday, we posted Miller Lite's new national TV spot, featuring a handful of fan photos selected from some 180,000 gathered through the immensely successful #ItsMillerTime hashtag campaign. Now, with impeccable…

Agency Wants You to Hire Its Laid-Off Staffers, and Will Pay $5,000 If They Flop

Ignite Social's intriguing guarantee

Layoffs after client losses are a harsh reality of the ad business. But one agency leader is putting a $5,000 cash guarantee behind each of the 50 employees he has…

Expedia Travels Back in Time to Recreate Your Best Throwback Thursday Photos

One a week through August

Expedia and 180LA have done a nice job lately of thinking more broadly about the concept of travel, going beyond physical journeys into emotional, even spiritual ones. (Among its more…

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