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Bon Appétweet! Twitter Opens Paris Office Social firm now in seven international markets

Twitter's global expansion continued today as the social firm announced it was opening a sales office in Paris at the LeWeb conference in The City of Light, per a Twitter…

December 4, 2012, 5:37 PM EST

How a 1970s Toothpick Model Spoke Up, and Became a Facebook Sensation Indelicate Gina nearing 2 million fans

Taking abuse from a woman best known as the previously silent face of 1970s toothpick packaging? Who wouldn't enjoy that? Forbes succinctly summarizes the somewhat convoluted story of Gina Indelicada…

August 30, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Allianz Thinking of driving drunk? Have a good look in the mirror first

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the drunkest of them all? Ogilvy Brazil is more determined than ever to stop you from driving drunk. The agency is actually something of an…

August 17, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

Hated the London 2012 Logo? You Might Like Rio 2016 Better Brazil's Tatíl Design tells story of its creation

The London 2012 Olympic logo was all about dissonance, and intentionally so—and was met with a pretty dissonant reaction, too. As we look ahead to Rio 2016, we have a…

August 14, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

Colgate Sells Dental Floss With Help From Photoshop Disasters Can you spot what's wrong with these ads?

Everyone loves a good Photoshop disaster. Here's a fun campaign from Y&R Brazil that makes use of three such disasters, intentionally manufactured to sell dental floss. The point is, when…

July 17, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

Goodyear Keeps Drivers Distracted With Bubble Wrap 'Sometimes it's not easy to stop'

Y&R in Brazil put together an interesting stunt for Goodyear recently, inserting sheets of bubble wrap into newspapers and handing them out to drivers in São Paolo as they waited…

July 5, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

Brazilian Agency Wins Radio Grand Prix for FM Broadcasts That Repel Mosquitos Ingenious campaign for 'Go Outside' magazine

CANNES, France—Ad agency Talent in São Paolo, Brazil, won the Grand Prix in the Radio Lions contest here tonight for something more deliciously devious than a straightforward radio ad campaign. On…

June 20, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

World's Highest Water Slide Has a Crazy Long Ad to Match It's not called Insano for nothing

Beach Park, a water park in Brazil, has the highest water slide in the world—an insane 14-story-tall structure called, appropriately enough, Insano. The fearless riders on Insano reach speeds of…

June 7, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

VW Advertises on Knockoff YouTube Videos to Tout Original Auto Parts Banners on 'homage' clips click through to real thing

To promote Volkswagen's original auto parts, Brazilian ad agency AlmapBBDO slapped banners on popular homemade YouTube clips—mostly spoofs, parodies and wacky foreign interpretations of songs—directing viewers to the original songs…

May 25, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT

Getty Images Uses 873 Pictures to Tell One Amazing Story AlmapBBDO's moving montage

Brazilian ad agency AlmapBBDO uses 873 stills, all from the archive of Getty Images, to tell the story of a life in this 60-second film. The pictures—of different people and…

May 24, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT