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A 41 Megapixel PR stunt by Nokia?

It's that time of year again mobile geeks – Mobile World Congress 2012 is happening in Barcelona this week. Monday is traditionally the big day for major press reveals and big brand news at the biggest event in the mobile calendar. While there haven't been any earth shattering announcements so far, Nokia is racking up some good media coverage for its upcoming 808 PureView smartphone. With a whopping...

Airline lets flyers use social media to see fellow passengers. Weird or not?

A new 'Meet and Seat' initiative by Netherlands-based KLM Royal Dutch Airlines enables you to login using Facebook or LinkedIn after buying your seat ticket. Using their site, you can then look to see who else will be on your flight, allowing you to view other passengers’ Facebook or LinkedIn profile details 'and see where they’ll be sitting – long before your flight leaves the ground'....

Dulux Superbrand Status: Photo Story

The Centre for Brand Analysis listed its top 10 Superbrands yesterday and amongst them was Dulux at number 8. To celebrate this, there was a fantastic photo story in the nationals this morning of eight models walking across Millenium Bridge, each leading a Dulux dog mascot. Very nicely executed, with coverage appearing in the Metro and the Telegraph amongst other online outlets. From the Telegraph piece it would...

English village names changed in Two and a Half Men stunt

To celebrate the new series of Two and a Half Men, now fronted by Ashton Kutcher, Comedy Central has changed the name of English villages that include the word 'Ashton' to include the surname of the star. Ashton Hayes in Cheshire, Ashton under Hill in Worcestershire, Ashton in Northamptonshire and Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire had their names ‘taken over’ for two days this week. As well as the road...

Sacha Baron Cohen spills 'Kim Jong-il's ashes' in Oscars stunt

Dressed as the title character Admiral Aladeen of his new movie, The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen has played a blinder by creating a stunt only he could have got away with. Arriving on the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards with two female guards, Baron Cohen – the creator of Ali G, Bruno and Borat – scattered what looked like ashes from an urn that featured Kim Jong-il's face on the side,...

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