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‘Bored’ Ad Students Invite Sarah Palin to Join German Government

For a young advertising student, it must be nice to feel that you’ve fueled a cultural movement, no matter how politically incorrect that it might be. So, the two young minds behind “Wir Brauchen Sarah Palin,” Usman Abdul and Luong Lu, seem pretty pleased that their campaign took off, not to mention surprised that it presented the pair with a merchandising opportunity in the form of iTunes singles and t-shirts.

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s ratings down and nationalism at an all-time high during last year’s World Cup, the two began littering the streets with propaganda that introduced Palin as Germany’s potential savior. So, how successful was the duo’s campaign? Well, the “boost” on social media actually means 53 Twitter followers and 42 friends and 11 fans on Facebook. Also, a Google search for both “Germany for Palin” and “Deutschland Fur Palin” bring up minimal results.

So, if this campaign from Abdul and Lu didn’t go quite as viral as the two make it out to be, why are we covering it? Because, hey, we think it’s a good idea and a noble attempt for ad students working hard to make their ideas come to life. But, starting off the video with “Hitler’s legacy still lives on in Germany” might not be the best way to get your point across.

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Thursday Morning Stir

-Tribal DDB Dallas alum Wes Beyrent moved over to Publicis’s office in Cowboy country to serve as VP, director of creative technology.

-British Airways is recruiting pilots via YouTube. Hey, it worked for Journey (above). link

-Seattle shop Wexley School for Girls was named AOR for Mexican fast food chain, Taco Del Mar.

-Timothy Prunk joined Epsilon Targeting as EVP of sales.

-British prime minister David Cameron wants to ban suspected rioters from using social media. link

 

 

Tuesday Morning Stir

-CP+B won global creative duties on Kraft’s Milka account. link

-Everyone’s favorite mid-shelf wine, Yellow Tail, celebrates Thanksgiving with a new ad from the The BurnsGroup. link

-Facebook adds “Unlike Page” button to page stories. link

-GM kills a commercial that would have featured Sarah Palin and Tina Fey. Nice one, big auto. link

-Ad:Tech New York kicks off tomorrow! link