I realise this title looks like I've just thrown some unrelated words together, but it actually refers to a marketing campaign for a plastic surgeon that has come under fire in the US. Dr Michael Salzhauer of Bal Harbour Surgery in Florida has commissioned a pop song called 'Jewcan Sam' from a band called The Groggers.
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A series of billboards advertising Wódka vodka in New York has been condemmed by the US Anti-Defamation League as anti-Semitic.
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The airline industry and Twitter were never going to get along. As a method of getting about, air travel is dependent on so many variables that delays, cancellations and missed flights are going to be inevitable. Frequent flyers are used to all manner of disruptions called by fog, mechanical failure, ice on the runway and refuelling delays – and this assuming that the air traffic control staff aren’t on strike in one of the countries you have to fly over in order to reach your destination.
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Yogi Bear stars in the Muller ad. Watch the full clip here.
I never thought that when I ranted about the rubbish new Müller ad it would generate such debate, or more accurately disagreement. Still at least I know how it feels to be Liz Jones at the Daily Mail. I have in fact received so much correspondence about the matter that I’m going to claim editor’s prerogative and argue my case further in another article.
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Brands that try to be too cool or too clever often find themselves coming unstuck. The latest brand that has let a creative idea run out of control is Müller, with its new Wünderful stuff TVC, and we weren't impressed with the results.
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