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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Kate Upton stars in ad for mobile game Game of War: Fire Age from Untitled Worldwide (video above).

-Skittles will be getting its first Super Bowl ad.

-Industry veterans Daniel Murphy and Chris Kief launch VendorDB, “a comprehensive database of companies in the creative industries that aims to simplify the process of finding vendors at no cost to the user or service provider.”

-The American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 7 appointed Frontier Strategies Creative Director Mary Lee to its 2014-2015 Executive Committee as secretary/treasurer.

-MDC-owned media agency Assembly announced the appointment of Paul Beck in the new position of executive vice president, director of strategic services.

-Digiday examines the top brands among UK millenials.

-AdAge takes a look at “Flo’s Progressive Evolution.”

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Blind Item: SF Management Supervisor Crowdsourcing Love

Ahh yes, what better time to dust off the ol’ blind item category than with this little ditty that showed up in the tips box last night. A management supervisor at a certain fairly well-known San Francisco agency appears to be on the hunt for a husband, and by golly, she’ll crowdsource if she has to in order to land one. Is she “wookin pa nub” in all the wrong places? Well, only time will tell we suppose. As you’ll see below, there’s $10,000 up for grabs if it all works in the end. We’ve redacted the name, though, as we don’t to add insult to injury if this idea backfires (we’ve been told though that this is “dead serious” and that she’s “already gotten 100 potential dates”), so read on and take your guesses.

“Hi to my most favorite friends,

Remember that time I offered you $10,000 to find me a husband? Me neither. But we both will in about one minute and forty five seconds.

I just finished the book “Lean In.” And whether you’re a fan of this feminist social movement is neither here nor there. What is here is an idea that came to me after reading this book. I thought, “I get it, I need to sit at the table. I need to be deeply committed to becoming a leader.” Got it. I’m on it. And then I thought, “It’s 11PM on a Sunday night, I’m single, I just had to squirt dish soap on leftover pizza so I wouldn’t eat 2 more slices and this is the second self-help book I’ve read this month.”

And then it was as if Sheryl Sandberg and Patti Stanger bitch slapped me across the face with a soaking wet “stop being single” towel. If I wanted a new job, would I sit in the lobby of the employer’s building just hoping that someone would offer me my dream job? No. If I want a husband, will he just show up out of thin air and ask me to hang out with him for the rest of his life? No. Okay—maybe if I looked like Kate Upton. But I don’t. (However, in 2005 the freshman class of my sorority did say that Charlize Theron was my doppelganger. Yes, we might have been hazing them. Yes, they might have been blind folded. But they said it.) So yeah, I’m not Kate Upton. You get the point.

And so I’m writing you today because I’ve decided to make an aggressive action plan on finding that one fella that I get to hang out with forever. And I’ve recognized two things that are important to this plan: (1) a great percentage of marriages are the result of introductions by friends and (2) most people do not give a lot of thought about introducing one of their single friends to another one of their single friends. I get it. Introducing me to my husband is just not high on your to-do list. But I think I have an idea that might change that…

I will personally give ten thousand dollars to the friend who introduces me to my husband.

Here is how the referral program works:
Step 1: You set me up on a date with a man
Step 2: I marry that man
Step 3: I give you $10,000 on my wedding day

I know you’re thinking that this is nuts. Just plain crazy. “[Redacted], you can find a husband without dishing out $10,000.” Well for starters, thank you – I’m flattered. And secondly, I totally agree. But the reality is finding a husband always costs money. I just collected 1,000 insider points from Sephora and this isn’t because I buy beauty products to impress my 4-year old nephew.

To substantiate this offer, I have the complete support and admiration from my parents—who are both included on this email.

So, remember that time I offered you $10,000 to find me a husband? Me too.

Always and forever,


And Now, Your Weekly Video Miscellany

Finally, after at least a couple weeks of wondering, Will Sasso of Mad TV fame has found a use for the 6-second video creation device known as Vine: choking up lemons. As if that’s not useful enough for you, we have an awesome new way to use GoPros to capture an array of shots from similar angles that make you look like a badass. Then, social farting and asking Kate Upton to prom and two trailers you won’t be able to skip, assuming you’re a Star Trek and/or Thrones fan. Let’s go.

6. Will Sasso has nailed Vine, using the platform to create 6 second lemon-takes. For some reason, whenever the word lemon or any citrus reference is made, Sasso coughs up an entire lemon. Sounds sour, but it’s oddly entertaining. Slap an ad on it and call it a day, boys. 217,197.

5. Here’s a PSA that equates social smoking (I only puff when I’m out with friends) to social farting, which is farting when you’re out with your friends – which doesn’t exist except that it does exist just not as outwardly. No comment; just 326,643.

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Shocker: Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Seduce You with Bourbon, Burgers, and a Babe

Both fast-food eateries are running “Mrs. Robinson,” a 30-second homage to The Graduate with Heidi Klum doing her best Anne Bancroft. The spot, created once again by 72andSunny (last work for the CKE chain here), promotes the Jim Beam Bourbon Burger. Odds are that Klum doesn’t regularly eat the fine cuisine she endorses, but we won’t hold it against you if you replay the part where she sucks up barbecue sauce from her finger.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have actually turned down the overt sexuality in their ads–remember last year’s Kate Upton commercial? I’ve eaten their burgers once or twice in my life, and I can assure you, they are not aphrodisiacs unless you’re a local gastroenterologist who needs more business. Credits after the jump.

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Guys Behind ‘Pay with a Tweet’ Team Up with Brooklyn Band to ‘Track Me’

Most of you are probably aware of the work of Innovative Thunder, aka a couple of blokes from R/GA NY who won a Cannes Cyber Lion Grand Prix for their “Pay With a Tweet” project. Well, the R/GA duo is back and has teamed up with a Brooklyn-based hip-hop/alt-rock crew called Riot !n Paris for a new side project separate from “the agency for the digital age” called “Track Me.” If you’re feeling lucky and are in the mood to stroke your ego even more, R!P is ready to record a track based solely on your social media persona.

To give it a go, check out this site, hit the “Track Me” button then wait and see if your social profile is deemed songworthy. And from what the parties involved, the track is yours forever so perhaps you’ll avoid and publishing tangles. To give you a clearer picture of the project, Innovative Thunder and Riot !N Paris have released some work as as examples based on the profiles of folks like comedian Aziz Ansari, SI model Kate Upton and photographer Terry Richardson.