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Translated text from Dagens Industri:

Advertising blog Adland, with founder Åsk Wäppling, wants to be the fly on the wall for all the people who can't go to the advertising festival in Cannes this year. The project is a co-operation with the videosite Bambuser.
Adland's users that are in Cannes will be filming with their cellphones. The films can then be seen live on Adland's website at that moment.

This year, Cannes Lions isn't what it used to be - AdAge reports that Festival Entries Down 20%, Attendees Fall 40%, and we all know about the canceled parties. Some of us will be there though, and those of you who are can show those who aren't in Cannes all the crazy that goes one with a click of a button on your cellphone.

Not only can you see the latest bambused films on the front page (right now) in a box on the right hand side, you can also watch the recent broadcast from the link adland.tv/bambuser. When Cannes Lions begins we will also tweet out the funniest/best/most outrageous Live films to our twitter account @adland. A global audience to your shenanigans, go for it! Simply log in and /user/me/bambuser and you're set. We already told you about the new feature last week: We want you to broadcast LIVE from Cannes Lions, today we bring you the full page complete with a bunch of talking heads films so that you get the general idea of what will be happening. Wrath Of Cannes will be joining us booing loudly all the way from Coney Island New York, and I for one am really looking forward to that.

I will be in Cannes and am keen to meet all you adgrunts - if you see a red mop of hair hollah, but you can also simply DM me @adland or @dabitch or email so we may exchange cell numbers.

So it's 2009 and in the midst of and economic downturn, you're not going to Cannes. There won't be a DDB party on Friday night, Publicis are sending half their usual delegates, and canceling their Thursday night bash. Havas will not hold it's Havas Café by the beach, Leo Burnett are probably cancelling their party as well. Woe is us.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could be a fly on the wall in Cannes and get to see all the gossip anyway, despite being stuck at home? Well you can, with us! (ps - flies wanted!)

Not all adgrunts will be in the office during Cannes Lions - some adgrunts will actually be there (me included). And we'll be your spies in Cannes with the help of video-equipped cellphones and this neat hookup to Bambuser.

All you adgrunts have to do is check your settings at https://adland.tv/user/me/bambuser, and when you point and shoot as someone pushes a creative director into the pool at the Martinez, it will air live on Adland's front page.
No hassle with hashtags, just point and Bambuse. If you ever wanted a global audience to hear your opinion on everything hanging in the Cannes Lions shortlist basement, just bambuse straight from your phone to us and you've got it.

All you adgrunts stuck at home, don't worry, despite the economic meltdown, there will still be plenty of crazy to go around, as I recall the "Dutch parties" we held in Cannes waybackwhen didn't have great budgets, just a very nutty team of "Party-Sluts" to arrange it - and equally crazy performers willing to blow their heads off.

I might not be smuggling fireworks into France this time around, but I will be thinking up crazy as usual. See you in Cannes!

Over at Design By Hümans (oh god, the stupid use of a silent umlaut) there's a test pattern "creatures" T-shirt. They look like little pink devils! I should get this shirt, I even have the soundtrack to go with it! :) Let it be the soundtrack for this post:


Seems that I'm not the only one slightly obsessed with Test Card F and test patterns in general. Come to my house and you'll wipe your feet on a test pattern door mat, I got my test pattern earrings on, I check my D&G Medicine Man Test pattern watch. No I don't, I check my test pattern wall clock. Special Sally at Deviant Art has even knitted a really nice TV-pattern pullover. Obviously there's even a test pattern TV cosy.

Ok, I'll be the first to admit that the small attempt at pun above does not work in US English, unless you say "American football" and then it's just not a snappy headline anymore. Oh woe headline writers. Cheers very much to Gothenburg ad agency Miami who fame-spotted us in todays Dagens Industri (Sweden's version of the Financial Times), where there's a blurb about our 37 years of Super Bowl commercials collection.

The blurb reminds readers of DI that you can already view some of this years ads in the 2009 XLIII collection here.
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