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Starworks Group Rocks the Vote with Lil Jon in ‘Turn Out for What’

Starworks Group enlisted the aid of Lil Jon, Whoopi Goldberg, Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen and a host of other celebrities for a Rock the Vote spot set to a reworking of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” as “Turn Out for What.”

The spot opens with Lil Jon informing Goldberg that he’s turning out for the midterm elections. At the polling center he meets a big fan and runs into Lena Dunham, who won’t reveal Girls spoilers to the rapper, much to his dismay. Around the video’s midpoint, celebrities start mentioning the causes they are turning out to vote for over “Turn Out for What.” (Surprise: Lil Jon is turning out for marijuana legalization.) Say what you will about the ad’s over-the-top approach, but it’s certainly received its share of attention, racking up almost 600,00 YouTube views since being posted earlier in the week. Read more

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72andSunny, McCann, R/GA, john st. Among 17th Annual Webby Nominees

It’s almost that time again to roll out the five-word speeches as the folks behind the Webbys have announced the nominees for their 17th annual event (promo above), which will be broadcast online on May 22  while host and actual venue for the event will be announced next week.

Along with the usual suspects like Nike (which leads the pack with 17 nods), Google, FunnyorDie and Mashable as well as celebs ranging from Tom Hanks to Lena Dunham, the agency world once again gets plenty of kudos in this year’s installment. Among the notables include McCann Melbourne, which is up for a Webby in the Viral category for “Dumb Ways to Die”, Toronto’s john st., which is up for an award in the “Best Copywriting” category for its “Buyral” clip (below), and 72andSunny, which has earned a nod in Integrated Campaigns category for its Call of Duty work. As is the norm, you can weigh in via the People’s Voice Awards, which you can vote on until April 25.  Check out the full list of nominees here.

The Best Ad-Related Videos of the Week

Fridays: they wouldn’t mean jack if not for Monday through Thor’s Day. The magic of the time you have today will soon be gone. Enjoy it. Roll around in it like your dog after finding some kind of dead animal. Why do they do that? No matter. The time to strike is upon thyself. Utilize it. After all, it could be your last Friday ever. What I mean by this is errant cabs come out of nowhere and BAM, Zed’s Dead honey, so spend your last hours (or minutes — this will be quick) doing something purely devotional. Like watching the following ad related clips.

5. Continuing the gushy-goodness I laid down in the opening graph, here’s a spot from WWF (animals, not ANIMALS!) that came out in April but is too rootin-tootin not to share. We’re all animals, and there are many parallels to how we live our lives – animals and animals alike.

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