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Equinox Takes Responsibility for Your Post-Workout Misdemeanors

If a Levi’s ad had a one-night stand with a Dos Equis commercial and the lovechild was baptized by a former Abercrombie art director, this “Equinox Made Me Do It” campaign by W+K New York would be the result. Equinox’s sensual shenanigans – mainly, turning gym memberships into sex – has graduated from bad joke that everyone is in on to an accepted norm at this point. The over-the-top sexuality even made its way into Aziz Ansari’s most recent standup special. But the appeal seems to be growing: gyms have spread across the country, celebrities are frequent guests, and Equinox now boasts a “Best Gym” award from a handful of publications including Fitness Magazine. The accolades should come in handy as people line up to sign up for a New Year’s resolution gym membership. So should the pretty people running naked on big billboards. If you live in a city with an Equinox gym, get ready to see butts.

The “Made Me Do It” campaign is W+K’s first work for Equinox, but you probably couldn’t tell the difference, because the gym is still selling the same amount of sex. And why shouldn’t they? While copycat fitness centers fight against each other, Equinox separated itself from the competition by rethinking the old adage of less is more. Credits after the jump.

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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Who’s ready to try Domino’s Artisan pizza? Hey, they’re personally signed! link

-Kellogg has partnered with Epsilon to boost its CRM activities.

-Ogilvy Chicago is promoting KISS FM in a new billboard campaign (above).

-Former TBWA\MAL in-house music supervisor Andrew Kahn has opened up his own music placement/licensing company, Good Ears Music Supervision (GEMS). link

-Bacardi Limited and its “global social responsibility ambassador” Rafael Nadal celebrate the U.S. Open. link

-The White House proposed a new approach to net privacy.