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Fashion Brand Makes a Colorful Entrance Into Russia With Pro-Gay Ad in Moscow Times Björn Borg says da!

Swedish fashion house Björn Borg, whose tagline is "Björn Borg says ja!," celebrated the launch of its Russian website with a full-page ad in homophobic Russia's Moscow Times showing colored…

October 1, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

Copywriter Turned Author Looks Back on Russia’s Shift to Capitalism Elliott Holt

Specs Who Elliott Holt Age 39 New gig Author, You Are One of Them (Penguin Press) Old gig Copywriter and strategic planner, Grey Group, TBWAChiatDay, Saatchi & Saatchi Your agency background informs a good deal of…

September 8, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

Weird Burger King Ad Says It's Better to Be Addicted to Whoppers Than Drugs Which will kill you first?

In this controversial Burger King ad from Russia, a Whopper crushes a flower as a voiceover informs us: "This is a poppy. It was popular once, but now its time…

August 19, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

Datsun's Revival Won't Be a Nostaglia Play Brand is foreign to the countries it's entering next

Nostalgia won’t play a role in the marketing behind Datsun’s 2014 comeback. That’s because parent company Nissan hasn’t sold Datsuns before in the countries it will target first: India, Russia and…

March 11, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

Snickers Makes It Easier to Unhook a Woman's Bra The hidden benefits of not being hungry

Eating a Snickers bar not only keeps you from being Joe Pesci—it also improves your fine motor skills, which are so essential to removing a woman's bra safely and effectively.…

May 31, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

Burger King Ad From Russia Is a Heap of Flame-Broiled Insanity How do you like your unicorn meat?

How many times have I pledged that I would eat at Burger King if only it played rap music and had unicorns, ballerinas, dancing tattooed hipsters, fire-breathing chefs and a…

December 13, 2011, 9:46 AM EST

Russian Juice Will Use Deadly Force on Bikini-Clad Strawberry Thieves Just go with it

This somewhat baffling Russian ad, for what I'm guessing is strawberry juice, only narrowly avoids getting lost in the T&A shuffle when the hot girl gets chased out of the…

September 15, 2011, 9:54 AM EDT

Siberian Ad Vandals Turn Vladimir Putin Into Gonorrhea Monster Perps now face itchy, painful future

A group of Siberian anarchists added pictures of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, and other politicians to an STD advisory in Barnaul, Russia, as part of a prank. That's about as…

August 30, 2011, 7:25 AM EDT

Sexy Underwear and Other Russian Beverage-Can Designs

Seems Russian beverage-can art, much like Polish movie posters, can range from funny to creepy to degraded and sad. But this collection of proposed designs from a Russian artist is…

May 17, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

Feline's epic dreams come true in lottery ad

In this unexpectedly sweet Russian lottery ad, a cat gets the Laika treatment, blasting off into space. Ignoring the whole problematic issue of Laika's actual demise, the cat happily lives…

April 8, 2011, 9:07 AM EDT

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