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September 16, 2013 | Russ Martin | Comments
From PM Filter (Sept. 16, 2013)
Gap links Twitter buy to first TV ad in four years
It’s been 15 years since the Gap’s classic “Khaki Swing” ad became a pop culture fixture and a full four years since the retailer has released a TV spot. Now it’s getting back into the TV game by tapping two rockstar spawn – Billy Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel and Dhani Harrison, son of the Beatle’s George Harrison – for two new TV ads.
[Read more via Bloomberg]
Red Bull in trouble for Titanic ad
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority received over 500 complaints about a recent Red Bull spot poking fun at the Titanic, proving even 101 years later some things are too soon for a subset of consumers.
[Read more via Adrants]
This may be the weirdest political ad ever
In Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeffrey Wagner’s new campaign ad, the political hopeful is inexplicably shirtless, walking out of a lake in his underwear. We’re not sure we’d want this guy in office, but we’re definitely looking forward to his next round of campaign videos.
[Read more via the Daily Dot]
Giving tech PR pros props
Business Insider has released its 2013 list of the top 50 PR people working in the tech industry. PR can be a thankless job at the best of times, but working to help promote an industry that’s changing faster than the speed of light – or a brand-unfriendly tweet – is especially challenging today.
[Read more via Business Insider]
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