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Brand Bites: Ford & 7-UP in China, QR Rear Branding, Krispy Kreme & more

Posted by Abe Sauer on August 12, 2011 12:00 PM

Call it a loogo — the looted logo for the London 2012 Olympics making the rounds this week.

For the tech-savvy felon: iPad cases made from Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's pants (for her, there's iChoo).

There's a movement afoot to stop the Rapunzel-like long receipt madness.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: BMW, Zuckerberg and NSFW Lunchables

Posted by Abe Sauer on August 5, 2011 11:59 AM

Breaking: There is a new Microsoft Excel champion, British teen Rebecca Rickwood. And yes, there is a Microsoft Excel "championship."

TV product placement-spotting: Betty White hypes Skype for iPad in TVLand's Hot in Cleveland; while over on NBC, Chuck product places Bing in... Chuck.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: Pampers, Apple, Sirji, Gmail & Colbert

Posted by Abe Sauer on July 29, 2011 12:00 PM

The week that was in branding begins with India, where Sirji 3G is offering itself as a solution to the nation's population control problem. When the power goes out, don't boink, play 3G games!

Oh, baby... Pampers ad runs alongside 300+ sex positions app.

Seized counterfeit goods are being donated to homeless in the UK.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: The Hoff, Kobe, Applemation & more

Posted by Abe Sauer on July 22, 2011 12:00 PM

Air New Zealand's Rico is back, this time with David Hasselhoff, who was down under last month to promote...Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: Gaga + Rihanna + Kenny Powers + Google+

Posted by Abe Sauer on July 15, 2011 12:00 PM

Converse finally opens its Brooklyn "Rubber Tracks" studio where local artists can record for free.

Lady Gaga no longer banned in China, while Rihanna and Gaga fight for Facebook supremacy when Google+ really needs them. And maybe it will get them. Rihanna, meanwhile, also bumped Megan Fox as the new face (and derriere) of Armani.

BMW is now making bikes... for the Olympics

China's ad industry worth $28 billion this year, and over $33 billion next year.

Below: Burger King, McDonald's, Kenny Powers and more.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: News of the Weird Edition

Posted by Abe Sauer on July 8, 2011 12:00 PM

As Renault extends its News of the World ad boycott to other News International titles, News Corp.'s very bad week gets the Taiwanese animation treatment (now with tattooed hipster intro).

Below, Star Wars chic, Apple politicking and more.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: BMW, Smurfs, Lady Gaga, Sea Monkeys & more

Posted by Abe Sauer on July 1, 2011 12:00 PM

BMW Canada spot featuring the world's highest helipad goes viral; here's part one of the campaign.

"It’s a live market with growing economy and people fond of meat." — Wendy's exec explains Russia launch.

Below: Smurfs, Lady Gaga, sea monkeys and more.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: 7Up in China, Hipster Golf & Summer's Evangelism

Posted by Abe Sauer on June 24, 2011 12:30 PM

Iconic Chinese director Hu Ge teams up with 7Up for sci-fi viral that ChinaSmack reports racked up 4 million views in just 10 days.

The second largest Ikea in the world has been assembled in Shanghai. (The largest is still in Sweden).

Think the media is still in meltdown mode?Continue reading...

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