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Save the first and oldest independent Apple store…

I remember taking my rainbow-logo’ed Macinotshes here back when Silicon Valley was just a pothole. The first Apple store in the U.S.

Apple Store

The Apple computer with serial #005 was sold here. They were our original squad of geeks, the first geniuses at the bar and still know their stuff better than anyone. Let’s keep ’em working; lord knows we still need their help.

How can you help? Start by simply liking their Facebook page at the link below and buying your next Apple product there. Thanks!

http://www.savetheoriginalapplestore.com/

Devil Baby Prank Possesses Souls, Internet Traffic…

They say a picture is worth a thousand nightmares, so look at this…

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Devil Baby rolls around New York City in a seemingly unmanned stroller waiting for unsuspecting pedestrians to get close. Then daddy’s little nightmare pops up screaming, thrashing and spewing green vomit. Despite the fact they probably see that all the time in New York, the people recoil in sheer and hilarious terror.

Don’t worry fair citizens of Gotham, one of the Kardashian’s did not just give birth, it’s all a promo-guerilla-viral-prank-interactive-multimedia-ad for the new movie Devil’s Due, that involves, yes, the son of Satan being born.  Check out Devil Baby in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKMUZ4tlJg

When you crawl out from under your desk, I’m curious as to your thoughts on this type of ‘prank’ advertising. Like all forms of marketing (or art or music or books or fashion…) it depends on how it’s done. Some do it really well, some goes too far and some just sucks. I found the baby horrifying and the reactions hilarious. While there is no apparent logo or anything paying off the stunt when you see it live, it’s already got over 4.5 million hits on YouTube and been spread all over the Web like demonic Cookie Butter. I wonder how playing a joke that, in the end, makes you laugh will translate into people wanting to see a horror film where you actually want to be scared.

If nothing else, it makes a great ad for birth control.

Cannes Name Dropper…I totally know the guy who created this…

Even if you’re not a boss you can name drop like one while you’re at Cannes this year (Er, you are there right now, right?) thanks to the Cannes Name Dropper created by Minneapolis agency, Colle + McVoy. Just let it spin up conversational nuggets you can shout out and let nearby ears eat up like so many shrimp canapes…
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Best Bus Stop in the World….

Most ads or marketing that claim to be ‘interactive’ simply mean if you scan a QR code you’ll get taken to a website with some content. Wheee. But this bus shelter concept from Denizen for Qualcomm interacts with all your senses, including that little kid part of you that laughs and goes “Awesome!” See for yourself.

Waiting for the bus? Or something even better?

Waiting for the bus? Or something even better?