Stomach Turning Marketing Campaigns of the Day

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At SXSW, across the street from where an ad agency was controversially transforming homeless men into walking WiFi hotspots for conventiongoers, competitive eater extraordinaire Takeru Kobayashi wolfed down a record-setting thirteen grilled cheese sandwiches in 60 seconds to promote the group messaging service GroupMe.

Congrats?

[cnet / geekosystem.]

Marketing Campaign of the Day

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Marketing Campaign of the Day: This brilliant promotion for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra by photographer Bjoern Ewers shines a perspective-reexamining light on the interiors of musical instruments, which, incidentally, look like they would make rather amazing concert halls.

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[colossal.]

Questionable Marketing Campaign of the Day

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Questionable Marketing Campaign of the Day
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Questionable Marketing Campaign of the Day: From Rethink Canada comes a campaign for "hair loss specialists" that aims to shame balding men into self-consciousness.

Seems to me if there was a similar ad for "weight loss specialists" targeting women that consisted of a sticker on a mirror in the subway that said "you should lose some weight," there would be an uproar.

Say no to bald-shaming.

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Marketing Campaign of the Day

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Marketing Campaign of the Day: To promote its "open journalism" initiative, The Guardian reimagines the story of the Three Little Pigs as a fairy tale in need of broader coverage, conversation, and, most importantly, context. 

[theguardian / thanks monica!]

PSA of the Day

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PSA of the Day: Seven months in the making, The Story of Sushi as told through a collection of miniatures lovingly handcrafted by Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber.

Written by Joe Sabia and directed by Vincent Peone for Portland's 

Indie Car Ads of the Day

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Indie Car Ads of the Day: Two blink-and-you-missed-them TV spots for the 2012 Hyundai Azera, which aired during last night's Oscars telecast, were directed by none-other-than art house landlord Wes Anderson.

Through the employment of his distinctive mise-en-scène, the acclaimed auteur adds an invigorating dash of whimsy to what would otherwise be just another ad for yet another car.

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Meat Marketing Campaign of the Day

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Meat Marketing Campaign of the Day: Of course, the only reason you even bothered watching the Oscars last night was to catch the grand unveiling of it girl Kate Upton's spicy Carl's Jr. TV spot, right? Well, since you probably called it a night around the time Billy Crystal made his first appearance in blackface -- i.e. five seconds into the show -- here it is in a convenient Crystal-free format f