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Newcastle Celebrates ‘Independence Eve’

Normally, a made-up holiday like Independence Eve would be some sort of patriotic money grab, but for Newcastle Brown Ale and Droga5, it’s actually a tongue-in-cheek U.K. money grab. Independence Eve – the latest part of the No Bollocks campaign – celebrates the last day of British rule, one day before John Hancocks were signed and European monarchies renounced.

Across the States, Americans (and immigrants, legal and illegal) can buy a Revolutionary Koozie, which features both the British and American flags on the bottle. I’m not sure how many Americans would willingly drink a British beer the day before July 4th, but I think we’ve buried the hatchet 237 years later. You see, revolutions can be humorous once enough time has passed. So in the next decade, everybody get ready to chug some Edelweiss and giggle over the French Revolution. Credits after the jump.

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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Former DDB Chicago SVP, group business director Bob Sutter has joined fellow Windy City shop The Escape Pod as president, director of accounts.

-O&M Asia Pacific CCO Eugene Cheong, Proximity Worldwide chairman/BBDO Asia, Middle East, Africa CEO Chris Thomas and Party, Tokyo founder/CD/CEO Morihiro Harano were appointed as jury presidents for Spikes Asia 2012. link

-BBH L.A. tapped Ogilvy L.A. alum Matt Ross to serve as its first managing director. link

-NYC-based ad technology company appssavvy released its adtivity publisher portal. link

-Here’s one of three new Hefty sports from EuroRSCG, Moxie Pictures and Napoleon Dynamite director, Jared Hess (above). link

-Oracle has purchased social media marketing startup Involver. link