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Notorious Web Foes Come to Life in Webroot Effort

Nigeria messages, male enhancement spam,, singles in your area links: Three of the most well-known and annoying culprits when it comes to plaguing our inboxes and social networks while potentially spreading viruses. To address these web threats in a somewhat clever way and promote  internet security software brand, Webroot, at the same time, Boulder-based TDA has come up with a series of ads that include the tagline, “Don’t Let Bad Links Happen to You.”

Out of the three, which were all directed by Epoch Films’ Michael Downing, we particularly like the defensive “Nigeria” clip above, though the weepy “Single” spot starring some lovely, emotional ladies takes a close second. Check it out along with credits and the third spot, “Bigger,” after the jump.

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Monday Odds and Ends

 

-Mistress Creative and the Bandito Brothers team up for a global brand spot for Hot Wheels (above).

-BMB’s Neil Powell is tweeting live from Uganda until May 29 as he hand delivers the first 1,000 Information Blankets to Ugandan mothers. link

-Alex Bogusky: Spy camera pioneer. link

-McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner: Ronald McDonald is an “ambassador for good.” link

-McCann NY/London’s online slideshow continues, this time with a salute from the Gipper. link

-Goodness Mfg. hired Rob Bajohr and Neal Desai as senior art director and art director, respectively.

-Aero Film opened New York-based CGI/animation unit, Aero Studios.

-In other prodco news, L.A.-based Duck signed Swedish animation studio Meindbender for U.S. commercial representation, thus forming the aptly titled Meindbender@Duck. link

-Beverly Hills Courier is trying to entice Manhattan area ad/marketing/PR folks with a contest to win a luxury weekend in its city. Cue the Weezer. (P.S. – password is “mediabistro”) link

-Did Ashton Kutcher launch a Twitter app to get back at Twitter? link

-Friendly’s tapped Portland, ME’s Via Group as its new AOR. link

Behold: The Social Media Sobriety Test

The routine is familiar: You come home wasted around 2 a.m. The babysitter complains about the time, so you don’t tip her ungrateful ass. It’s not your fault. Traffic was insane, and people were driving all crazy and stuff. The kids are asleep, dreaming their whimsical dreams of candy covered clouds and puppy mills. Quietly, you reach into the pantry, grab your emergency bottle of wine, sign on to Facebook and tell your friend that her new baby has a really big head. Like, really big. The thing’s gigantic. Someone needs to tell her. Maybe the thing needs medical attention, you don’t know. You then pass out, head against the keyboard, bottle of “Two Buck Chuck” still in hand.

Now, don’t you wish you could avoid these embarrassing drunk social media interactions? Luckily, Webroot’s “Social Media Sobriety Test” has you covered according to this spot from Boulder-based TDA. Now you don’t have to leave your friends guessing whether or not your status updates occurred while you were under the influence of alcohol. Whether it’s your friends, your boss, your kid’s parents or your parole office, now everyone knows that you’re “too intoxicated to post right now,” eliminating their investigation into your personal habits. Hey, you’re drunk. Might as well be honest about it.

Sure, Tony Ha might be upset because you lied about going out tonight. Whatever, the dude’s a buzzkill. If you’re not going to tell him, at least your software can on your behalf. The Social Media Sobriety Test: You Web-Savvy Drunk, You. Credits after the jump.

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