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Thursday Odds and Ends


-Christina Hendricks protests gender equality in the workplace for Funny or Die sketch (video above). link

-Integrated communications agency Home acquires McGrath Rainey Laird. link

-What John Oliver got wrong about native advertising. link

-Supply & Demand has added filmmaker Amy Nicholson to its directorial roster. link

-Unwitting star of Burger King’s “Blow Job Ad” speaks out against the company. link

-Digital studio Reel FX has boosted its commercial and interactive sales department with the following hires: Summer Whitley, who will handle commercial West Coast/Texas sales; Will Andeer, who will handle commercial Midwest sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an interactive account director.

-Mindhard encourages consumers to “Share Your Moment” for Real Mex Restaurants. link

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Today’s Ad Ripoff Inclusion: Dell vs. Broken Bells

It has been some time since our last ad ripoff allegation, so why not dust this puppy off. Here’s an early summer ad for Dell that has come to light because the music sounds quite similar to the song “The Ghost Inside” by Broken Bells (the collaborative project from Dangermouse and The Shins’ James Mercer).

Granted, we don’t think it’s as egregious as the Microsoft Arcade Fire rip from earlier this year, but one Stereogum commenter takes issue and gets technical with it, saying, “Note that the melody is slightly different (and in D rather than E), but the drumbeat is exactly. the fucking same. Also, note how the chorus merely escalates rather than changes musically, offering further proof of comparison. And they threw in some dumb lyrics in the end as an effort to make it sound original. (‘I just like lookin’ in the sun?’) It’s not.” And yes, that is obviously Christina Hendricks from Mad Men in the Bells’ video (and yes, we’re checking to see if it’s a Y&R joint or someone else’s) Update: Y&R says it was not involved with this ad. See below: