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Bono Tries to Guilt You Into Downloading U2′s New Song

You probably saw the trailer for U2′s new music video, directed by Mark Romanek, for their latest release “Invisible” during the big game last night, but here it is in case you fell asleep during one of the most boring Super Bowl games in recent memory.

“Invisible,” which was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Tom Elmhirst, is available for free on iTunes today until 11:59 PM (the track first became available for download last night following the Super Bowl). While normally that would still be too much to pay for a new U2 song, for every download Bank of America will be making a one dollar donation to the Global Fund via RED, Bono‘s organization set up to channel funds to the Global Fund to Fight Aids. This new partnership “sees Bank of America committing $10m to (RED), and has resulted in a $10 million match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as $1 million each from both SAP and South Africa’s Motsepe Family – bringing the total commitment to $22 million.” So the latest development in the “Well his music really sucks, but at least he does all those nice things for AIDS relief in Africa,” sees Bono attempting to guilt you into downloading U2′s latest snoozefest so that you can make a contribution to RED free of charge. Or you could just go ahead and make a donation, essentially paying a fee to avoid having anything to do with U2′s music. Credits after the jump. Read more

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F**k Cancer: Friends of Nate Naylor Exceed Fundraising Goal

Nate NaylorCreative director Nate Naylor, who’s worked at the likes of W+K Amsterdam and Modernista! during his career, was recently diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and some friends set up a fundraising page to help pay for his astronomical medical bills. The response has been very positive: with 74 days left, they have already surpassed their goal by almost $15,000.

The fundraising effort was organized by Chris McPherson, Scott Murphy, and Jeff Church, who report that Nate had surgery back in October and “is currently into his 4th treatment of Chemo.” McPherson, Murphy, and Church, however, remain confident that Nate will beat lymphoma, noting that Naylor is “tough as nails and his attitude has been upbeat.”

While Naylor faces a tough holiday season in the hospital receiving chemo treatments, he can rest assured that he has the support of friends and colleagues. And before you feel too sorry for the guy, remember that he dated Scarlett Johansson for awhile.

Update: The above comment was meant ironically, and intended solely to inject some lightness into a very depressing subject (and not, in any way, to make light of Nate’s condition). I apologize if this offended anyone, especially those close to Nate. We here at Agency Spy wish Nate all the best, and a quick and full recovery.

Friday Odds and Ends

-Who wants to play Super Bowl ad bingo? link

-So who topped the One Club’s Super Bowl commercial list? link

-Audi tops Super Bowl relevance according to one firm. link

-Facebook’s ad business: A $3 billion mystery? link

-Nate Naylor is getting no love for dating ScarJo. link

-And a little bit of Super Bowl love from Samsung (above). link