McDonald's turns on the gaydar

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  • June 13, 2010
  • Simon Pound
McDonald's turns on the gaydar

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This week on Wammo, Pound and Mash, fast food gets political in France; Australian cuckolds up in arms after an Ashley Madison ad gets banned; Hi-Tec ignores the laws of physics and tricks the gullible by inventing a fictional sport; and Google gets a slap in the face with a fish from one of its competitors. 

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Here's a McDonald's ad from France that's challenging, thought-provoking and clever. And I'm not kidding. "Come as you are" is the tagline and it led Bill O'Reilly of Fox News to ask if Maccas were doing a gay ad. And to wonder if an Al Queda version was next on the agenda.

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While we're on the topic of moral panic, check out this ad from Australia for a website that helps married people have affairs. Although the production values are terrible and it looks like a cheesy joke, it was for Ashley Madison. It played once during 'Underbelly' before it was classified as for overnight viewing only.

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Hi-Tec decided to show off the water-repellent properties of its shoes by creating a mockumentary about a new extreme sport called 'Liquid Mountaineering'. The viral video has already had four and a half million views on YouTube, as well as a fair bit of international media coverage. Job well done. And, in case you were wondering, here's how they did it.

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Also funny is this dig at Google's recent Chrome speed test ads by its competitors from Opera.

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MKTG announces Kimberly Kastelan as general manager

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  • February 15, 2019
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MKTG announces Kimberly Kastelan as general manager
Fleur Skinner, Kimberly Kastelan

Kimberly Kastelan is the new general manager MKTG in New Zealand, a promotion from her previous role as the agency's group account director. The appointment follows Fleur Skinner’s resignation.

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