THE DESPERATION AWARDS

 

It was one of the biggest advertising awards shows in New York.

But that year it didn’t start off well.

There were no tickets at the door for the people who’d ordered them.

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READING SETS YOU FREE

 

The problem with all prisons worldwide is overcrowding.

New prisoners come in, but the old ones keep coming back.

And all their time inside is spent with other criminals.

That’s their environment, that’s their only world.

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YOU WIN NOTHING WITH KIDS

 

I was always good at training youngsters.

I kept it simple.

I kept it powerful.

I kept it consistent.

But what made me good with youngsters made me bad with heavyweights.

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STUDENTS ARE CUSTOMERS

 

In 2012, Emma Sulkowicz was raped in New York.

But not on the streets of Harlem.

She was raped in her bed, in her bedroom, in her dormitory, in her university.

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GIVE ‘EM THE OLD SOFT SOAP

 

In 1957 Dove soap started advertising for the first time.

They ran a press ad with a woman luxuriating in a bathful of bubbles.

The headline said HEAD OVER HEELS IN DOVE.

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ADVERTISING IS JUST COWBOYS

 

 

Filtered cigarettes were originally only for women.

Men smoked masculine, unfiltered cigarettes.

The thinking was that men could take tobacco straight, but it would be too strong for frail women.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOOKING AND SEEING

 

When Andrew Bastawrous was a little boy, he was failing most of his classes at school.

Then one day he had an eye test.

The optician found that he couldn’t see the blackboard properly.

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PURPOSE BEYOND PROFIT

 

A J Lovewins was living on the streets of Seattle for five years.

He managed to get off the streets by helping run a soup kitchen.

For people, like himself, who just needed a break.

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A BRAND TO BANK ON

 

In 1904, Amadeo Gianni spotted a gap in the market.

Many poor Sicilians seeking a new life had emigrated to America.

Some stayed in New York, but the poorer ones, the hard-working fishermen, wanted to escape the crime.

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A ROSE, BY ANY OTHER NAME

 

Have you ever wondered why Bank Holidays are called that?

After all, it isn’t only the banks that get a holiday.

So is it because the holidays started with the banks?

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