Descendants of South African Slaves Honored In Museum’s Slave Calendar

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What role did slavery play in the shaping of modern nations, and how is its legacy impacting contemporary thought and policy? These are important questions for Americans, but also for South Africans, and people from scores of nations who have committed crimes against humanity. They’re the kind of questions that might be answered in a […]

New Brew from Soweto Pays Homage To The City’s Brave Freedom Fighters

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The June 16, 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. Forty years later, Soweto’s first craft brewery is paying tribute to the student rebels of ’76 with Soweto Gold ’76, a limited-edition lager that was matured in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks for 76 days, achieving […]

Syrian Refugees Are Drowning

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The Syrian Civil War and its aftermath is one of the great humanitarian disasters of our time. Since the beginning of the war, millions of Syrian people have fled their homeland. Their escape route has been as tragic as the war itself. More than 4000 Syrian refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean. […]

Ad Contrarians Enter The Podcast Booth; Break Down The Business In 10

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If you work in marketing and you need to sharpen your cognitive skills, this new podcast is for you: The Ad Contrarian Show. Bob Hoffman (the Ad Contrarian) and Sharon Krinsky (the former president and chief creative officer of Hoffman/Lewis) are speaking into the mic. Depending on how entrenched your POV is about “the business,” […]

Client Dollars Are Flowing To Digital In A Big Way

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today announced that U.S. internet ad revenues have set a new first quarter high at $15.9 billion in Q1 2016, outpacing last year’s Q1 record-setting $13.2 billion. T he 21 percent year-over-year jump represents the sharpest spike in four years when compared to other first quarter earnings. “These landmark revenues […]

SONIC Puts Its Chin On The Line

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SONIC is out with a new social media campaign from Goodby Silverstein & Partners. The new #AmazeYourMouth campaign benefits from the comedic talent of SONIC’s iconic Two Guys, Peter Grosz and T.J. Jagodowski, along with John Lutz of 30 Rock and Second City stars Chelsea Devantez and Carisa Barreca. In addition, SONIC partnered with Vine […]

Designer/Archeologist Restores Old Outdoor Ads (To Something Beyond Their Former Glory)

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According to Portland Monthly, 3D designer Craig Winslow has turned a yearlong creative residency with Adobe into a fascinating new art project. Using a technique called projection mapping, Winslow takes clues from ghost ads on city walls and recreates the original ads on his computer to scale. Then he projects them back onto the wall. […]

Multi-Cultural California Ready To Weigh In

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On Tuesday, millions of California voters will put a cap on the 2016 primary season. The Golden State’s total voter registration now stands at 17,915,053. That’s the largest number ever registered heading into a primary election. According to Los Angeles Times, California’s voter rolls grew by almost 650,000 in the final six weeks of registration. […]