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[BRANDS]#ACQUISITION: AMERICAN APPAREL JUST FILED FOR BANKRUPCY AND GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR CANADA WANTS TO BUY IT.

​American Apparel is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year, unable to find its footing in a shifting retail landscape and after a contentious fight for control with company founder Dov Charney. Canada’s Gildan Activewear is buying the American Apparel brand, notorious for sexually provocative ad campaigns, for $66 million.… Continue reading [BRANDS]#ACQUISITION: AMERICAN APPAREL JUST FILED FOR BANKRUPCY AND GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR CANADA WANTS TO BUY IT.

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[PROMOTED]#COPYWRITING: 19 HILARIOUS AND CLICHÉ HEADLINES IF DONALD TRUMP’S UNITED STATES ELECTION WAS CONDUCTED AND WON IN NIGERIA. PLEASE LAUGH IT OFF GENTLY:

​If USA was Nigeria, yesterday’s headlines would have read: · DON’T CELEBRATE YET, HILLARY TELLS TRUMP (TELL magazine) · CONCEDE DEFEAT, TRUMP URGES HILLARY (Punch newspaper) · 20 OPPOSITION CADRES RIOT (The Sun newspaper) · Hillary Demands Vote Recount (Vanguard newspaper) · Elections rigged (Guardian newspaper) · No evidence of manipulation (NTA news) · The… Continue reading [PROMOTED]#COPYWRITING: 19 HILARIOUS AND CLICHÉ HEADLINES IF DONALD TRUMP’S UNITED STATES ELECTION WAS CONDUCTED AND WON IN NIGERIA. PLEASE LAUGH IT OFF GENTLY:

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[AUTOBRANDS]#NEWS: VOLVO IS RECALLING 74,000 UNITS OF ITS’ SEDANS DUE TO FAULTY SEAT BELTS. READ:

​Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash. The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said. Nichols said the issue is caused by a connecting pin… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#NEWS: VOLVO IS RECALLING 74,000 UNITS OF ITS’ SEDANS DUE TO FAULTY SEAT BELTS. READ:

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[FILM MAKING]#TECH: GOPRO RECALLS ITS KARMA DRONES DUE TO FLIGHT FAULTS. READ:

​GoPro on Tuesday recalled several units of its Karma drone following the discovery that, in a small number of cases, the quadcopters lost power during operation. The camera maker sold approximately 2,500 Karma drones to consumers since October 23. In the recall announcement , GoPro said there have been no related injuries or property damage… Continue reading [FILM MAKING]#TECH: GOPRO RECALLS ITS KARMA DRONES DUE TO FLIGHT FAULTS. READ:

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[BRAND WARS]#USUNCUT: NESTLÉ, MARS® 5 OTHERS GETS CALLED OUT AS “CHILD-CHOCOLATE LABOUR” EXPLOITATIVE BRANDS. READ:

We are not afraid to say or write about the truth, impactful and life changing creativities and issues that affect our lives either positively or negatively. We have covered a lot of famous Brands and brilliant advertising in this blog, albeit that doesnt mean if a Brand goofs we should temper the pen with justice.… Continue reading [BRAND WARS]#USUNCUT: NESTLÉ, MARS® 5 OTHERS GETS CALLED OUT AS “CHILD-CHOCOLATE LABOUR” EXPLOITATIVE BRANDS. READ:

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[BRAND]#FAIL: VOLKSWAGEN HAS AGREED TO PAY $14.7 BILLION ON DIESELGATE SCANDAL, FACES ANOTHER €8.2BILLION LAW SUIT FROM INVESTORS!

A US court has approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record forcing German carmaker Volkswagen to pay $14.7 billion over the diesel emissions scandal. Under the settlement, Volkswagen (VW) agrees to spend up to $10 billion on buybacks and owner compensation. An additional $4.7 billion will go to programs to offset excess emissions… Continue reading [BRAND]#FAIL: VOLKSWAGEN HAS AGREED TO PAY $14.7 BILLION ON DIESELGATE SCANDAL, FACES ANOTHER €8.2BILLION LAW SUIT FROM INVESTORS!

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[ADVERTISING]#HEALTHCARE: OSHKOSH B’GOSH REJECTS BABY WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME IN THEIR TODDLER FASHION CAMPAIGN, MOM FIGHTS BACK.READ:

​Asher Nash is a blue-eyed baby who loves posing in front of the camera, so his mom Meagan decided to send some of his photos to a talent agency. But when she sent images of the 15-month-old boy, who has Down syndrome, to an Atlanta agency working for OshKosh B’gosh , she never heard back.… Continue reading [ADVERTISING]#HEALTHCARE: OSHKOSH B’GOSH REJECTS BABY WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME IN THEIR TODDLER FASHION CAMPAIGN, MOM FIGHTS BACK.READ:

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[BANNED ADs]#PRINTADs: TEXAS BILLBOARD BY DATING SITE ADVISES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO GET A SUGAR DADDY.

A billboard in Texas posted by a matchmaking service has the local Hispanic community feeling outraged and offended. The billboard posted by ArrangementFinders.com on Interstate 35 in Austin reads:  “Undocumented immigrant? Before you get deported, get a sugar daddy.” Debra Quinn, a spokesperson for the website, told the sources  that the billboard was created by… Continue reading [BANNED ADs]#PRINTADs: TEXAS BILLBOARD BY DATING SITE ADVISES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO GET A SUGAR DADDY.

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[BRANDS]#GENIUS: SAMSUNG ADMITS THE NOTE 7 IS A FAIL, PLANS TO LAUNCH GALAXY TAB A 10.1 WITH S-PEN THIS WEEK.

            Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Following the recent reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7, the South Korean Technology giant, Samsung has reported that it hasn’t yet figured out what triggers explosions in the Galaxy note 7, however Samsung is reassuring customers that they are still working with relevant regulatory… Continue reading [BRANDS]#GENIUS: SAMSUNG ADMITS THE NOTE 7 IS A FAIL, PLANS TO LAUNCH GALAXY TAB A 10.1 WITH S-PEN THIS WEEK.

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[AUTOBRANDS]#GREENCARS: THE TERM ‘SELF DRIVING TESLA’ IS MISLEADING IN ADS; GERMANY WARNS.

​The German government wants Tesla Motors Inc. to stop using the term “Autopilot” in its advertising, claiming the word is misleading and potentially dangerous. Germany’s Transportation Ministry confirmed it asked Tesla  to change the wording, according to sources on sunday.  “In order to prevent misunderstanding and incorrect customers’ expectations, we demand that the misleading term… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#GREENCARS: THE TERM ‘SELF DRIVING TESLA’ IS MISLEADING IN ADS; GERMANY WARNS.

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[WORLD POLITICS]#REBRANDING:DONALD TRUMP CUTS AD BUDGET, APOLOGIZES ON 2005 LEWD COMMENTS. TAKE A LOOK:

​Just weeks before Election Day, the Trump campaign has cancelled ad reservations in several crucial battleground states which includes North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Maine and Florida as confirmed by Kantar Media (an ad tracking firm). The news was first reported by the political unit at NBC. The breakdown of the cuts… Continue reading [WORLD POLITICS]#REBRANDING:DONALD TRUMP CUTS AD BUDGET, APOLOGIZES ON 2005 LEWD COMMENTS. TAKE A LOOK:

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[CAMPAIGN] #EXCERPTS: WE HONESTLY FEEL THIS IS THE MOST MORONIC, DIM-WITTED REVIEW WRITE-UP ABOUT YEMI ALADE’S SHELL #MAKETHEFUTURE AD BY TOLU OMOYENI ON Y-NAIJA.

A first look at the headline would definitely strike you-either creatively or doltish. But either ways you see Tolu Omoyeni’s review write up on the trending Shell #makethefuture which featured Nigeria’s Yemi ALADE, Jennifer Hudson, Steve AOKI, Tan Wei Wei and Luan Santana; all it beckons is absolute unintelligence. Referrencing the writer’s opinion regarding Yemi’s… Continue reading [CAMPAIGN] #EXCERPTS: WE HONESTLY FEEL THIS IS THE MOST MORONIC, DIM-WITTED REVIEW WRITE-UP ABOUT YEMI ALADE’S SHELL #MAKETHEFUTURE AD BY TOLU OMOYENI ON Y-NAIJA.