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And Now, a Quick Mid-Movember Roundup, Starring a Very Creepy Guy

Our Movember catch-up proceeds as planned as we bring you up to speed on what some agencies are doing, if you haven’t heard already, to help out the annual cause to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male health issues. One of the newest and oddest submissions comes to us from Taxi 2 (above), which adds a new twist to sporting a ‘stache by introducing us to a strange fellow who looks and acts like a cross between Dov Charney and Kip from Napoleon Dynamite.

If you need to cleanse the palate a bit, why don’t we see what other agencies are up to in helping out Movember & Sons and we’ll begin with the folks at David&Goliath, whose team name this time around is “Mo’ed Up Beyond All Recognition.” You can track the El Segundo, CA agency’s facial hair and fundraising progress here. Or, if you feel like switching coasts, here’s how the “Arnstache” team at Arnold is doing this month. Veering from the fundraising pages for a sec, L.A.-based creative agency mOcean, led by president Michael McIntyre, decided to turn its focus to the “Ladies of Movember” to get a different perspective on the campaign. See episode one below and let us take a breather for a sec:

 

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-WPP’s Team Detroit has a new CEO. link

-Ford and Mitsubishi are among those pulling advertising from hack-happy News of the World. link

-Bi-coastal prodco Biscuit Filmworks is now open for business in the U.K. link

-What was Facebook’s “totally awesome” announcement? Its 750 million members now have video calling access thanks to Skype, new chat design and ad hoc group chat service. link

-Who wants to take a virtual tour through the American Apparel factory? No worries, Dov Charney isn’t larking about. link

-BBDO Proximity Minneapolis launched a social good campaign for Aviva (above). link

-Could we be seeing iPad 2 Plus this year? link

-How I Met Your Mother reruns: Home to digitally inserted product placement. link

-Fathom promoted Bob Raczka and Mark Wiegard to co-creative directors of the agency’s Chicago office.

-Huawei Device North America picked Dallas-based Firehouse as its first-ever U.S. AOR. link

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-WPP gets in bed with Vice. link

-Mars fared well in Ace Metrix’s list of most effective Q1 TV ads. link

-Jay-Z launched an original content site, complete with editors and all, called Life and Times. link

-Spike Lee will receive the Promax BDA Lifetime Achievement Award. link

-This Thursday, Apr. 7, Philly will celebrate the 78th anniversary of the end of Prohibition with the help of some TuB Gin (above).

-The GOP is responding to President Obama‘s 2012 campaign launch via social media. link

-American Apparel’s Dov Charney says, “we’re not going bankrupt.” Phew. link

-Havas Digital was named digital AOR for The Economist. link

-China bans the word “luxury” from ads. link

American Apparel: Now Totally Topless

2010 nearly drove alleged pervert Dov Charney and his company, American Apparel, into total financial ruin. With the company still teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Charney and his crew are sexing up their already super sexed up print ads, with the one above offending people due to its depiction of bare breasts and exposed nipples (NSFW version here thanks to Australia).

That’s not all. The company is producing another ad this month which prominently displays pubic hair, causing even more of an uproar. Is this just American Apparel’s raunchy, last dying breath trying to get people to buy their basic, well-fitting but overpriced clothing before they’re gone forever? If you’re wondering why the Twitterverse and media is referring to the above ad as “creepy” above all else, Ology.com breaks down what could be a private photo session turned into a national ad campaign. Check out the full ad after the jump.

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