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#kiwitreason
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There’s a new hashtag in the Twitterverse, and it’s fuelled by Kiwis being self deprecating about the bedrocks of New Zealand society, taking a dig at the Kiwi brand. How could they?

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Merger madness
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With all this news of mergers, there’s a new hashtag in town, ‘#nzmergerbot’, and the possibilities are endless. Here are a few of our favourites.

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Much feeling, such wholesome
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Honey Maid has come up with a clever way of getting web users to voluntarily receive pop up ads. In a new campaign it is taking over browsers to make websites more wholesome.

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No hangi instructions?
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Tasty Pot Co., which creates apparently nutritious, microwavable meals, has just released new packaging that gives you all the information about the product you need, including cooking instructions. But for some weird reason, it doesn’t seem to have finished the instructions for how to hangi your meal. StopPress investigates.

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‘What do you do for a living?’
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We’ve all been unemployed at some point in our lives and probably will be unemployed again. And sure, when we’re younger it’s socially acceptable. But as we move through our twenties and beyond there is more expected of us, and when in between jobs (or just.. without one) it’s never fun to be asked what you do to pay the bills. That’s what these ads for Careers 24 address.

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Cheers engineers
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There are so many little things we take for granted every day that make our lives so much easier. From the humble wheel to the flush of a toilet. Exxon Mobile points out a few of them in this clever cluster of ads which encourage youngsters to become engineers by showing the ways they have improved our lives.

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What’s your SE?
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Those who blurt out spoilers without considering the consequences of their actions have become widely reviled species that are simply met with groans and sighs of disgust from those in their company. And the new Netflix spot educates viewers on the etiquette that viewers must exercise when in the company of fans of particular shows.

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It all sounds so credible
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The rise of “wellness” products and services such as cold-pressed juice bars, raw and paleo eateries, boutique yoga studios and alternative therapies has brought with it a specific vocabulary. Some of these wellness words sound like science; some, especially those coming from Deepak Chopra, have the ring of religon, and quite a few are so divorced from meaning that they’re uncategorisable. After overdosing on YouTube philosophical debates one night, Australian web developer Seb Pearce wrote some code to randomly generate New Age copy at the push of a button.

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W+K aims to insert #ShottaSoCo into the zeitgeist with mad music video
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Comedian Danny McBride and the creative team at Wieden + Kennedy have conspired to create an infectiously catchy tune for Southern Comfort that has every possibility to become the pre-gaming anthem of millennial across the US. As with all hit tracks, ‘ShoattaSoco’ comes with a music video—and it’s utterly outrageous. Featuring McBride flying through a retro video game universe, the music video should be terrible, but you simply can’t pull your eyes away from it.

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A tweet oh so fowl
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Australian fast food chain Chicken Treat has handed its social media account to an actual chicken named Betty. But this isn’t the usual automated tweet approach. Instead, Chicken Treat has put a keyboard in a chicken’s coop and allows the chicken to peck away at whatever keys it chooses. And from the absolute gibberish that has been tweeted thus far, it’s evident that this chicken is not gifted in the literary arts.

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Your tweet is my demand
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Footlocker has harnessed the power of social media and NBA player James Harden by getting fans to submit personal requests for Harden via Twitter in a campaign called ‘Play my Tweet’. The best ones will be printed on a basketball and Harden has to shoot hoops with the ‘requests’. If he makes the shot, he’s safe but if he misses he will need to carry it out.

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