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Top 100 Marketing Ideas in September

From Animal Awareness Tattoos to Can Currency Campaigns

— September 28, 2014 — Eco
In a world where smartphones, tablets and augmented reality are everywhere you look, the top September 2014 marketing ideas show a particular shift towards simpler, more minimalist and vintage branding ideas and campaigns; going back to basics appears to be gaining momentum.

The elegant berry boxes from Sunrise, the friendly grain packaging from Shirokuma and the vintage jam branding by Stony Creek Traditions prove that shiny isn't the only thing consumers are reaching for these days. Consumers take comfort in products -- particularly food -- that tap into their feelings of nostalgia. These packaging designs win because they remind consumers why they're reaching for the products in the first place -- comfort and simplicity.

For more examples of the ways nostalgia is winning over the September 2014 marketing ideas, check out Trend Hunter's Marketing Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Insta-Fashion Campaigns
Insta-Fashion Campaigns
Project Runway's Instagram Marketing Campaign Involves Fans & Contestants
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99
Comprehensive Loyalty Programs
Comprehensive Loyalty Programs
The Verizon Smart Rewards Program Offers Discounts on Everything
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98
Peaceful Kissing Campaigns
Peaceful Kissing Campaigns
The Axe Make Love, Not War Campaign Continues with #KissForPeace
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97
Shark Scare Pranks
Shark Scare Pranks
Discovery Channel's Shark in the Lake Prank Alarms Unsuspecting Boaters
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96
Charitable Camera Straps
Charitable Camera Straps
The ONA Camera Strap Raises Awareness for Clean Drinking Water
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95
Digitized Tradition Campaigns
Digitized Tradition Campaigns
Kyivstar's Facebook Social Campaign Celebrates Vyshyvanka Day
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94
Braille Clothing Tags
Braille Clothing Tags
Rip Curl's Braille Clothing Tags Communicate Colors to the Visually Impaired
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93
Magical Reflective Denim
Magical Reflective Denim
The Naked & Famous Reflective Denim Debut is Raw Genius
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92
Entertainment-Rewarding Programs
Entertainment-Rewarding Programs
L.A. Live Downtown Preferred Loyalty Program Rewards Fun Times
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91
Lo-Fi Computing Catalogs
Lo-Fi Computing Catalogs
Lana Dumitru's Latest Collection Features Web and Computer Imagery
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90
Pretzel Point Apps
Pretzel Point Apps
Auntie Ann's Pretzel Perks Mobile Loyalty App Puts Points Towards Tasty Rewards
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89
Understated Modernity Catalogs
Understated Modernity Catalogs
Sandro's Latest Lookbook Embodies a Youthful Air of Sophistication
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88
Sporty Coconut Ads
Sporty Coconut Ads
Pacific Sun's Coconut Water Ad Presents the Natural Beverage with a Kick
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87
Furniture Store Sleepovers
Furniture Store Sleepovers
This Year's Sleepover at IKEA Promotion Was Posted on Airbnb
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86
Sinful Typography Infographics
Sinful Typography Infographics
This Infograph Reveals the Worst Sins to Commit With Writing Fonts
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85
Poutine-Eating Contests
Poutine-Eating Contests
This Poutine-Eating Contest Was Sponsored By Smoke's Poutinerie
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84
Shark Proximity Maps
Shark Proximity Maps
Travelocity's Interactive Map Lets You Find the Sharks Nearest You
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83
Disgusting Floor Cleaner Ads
Disgusting Floor Cleaner Ads
This Bissell Canada Ad Shows a Man Eating Off a Subway Platform Floor
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82
Tweet-Activated Snack Machines
Tweet-Activated Snack Machines
Walkers' Snack Vending Machine Trades Tweets for Potato Chips
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81
Timeline Reward Apps
Timeline Reward Apps
Costa Coffee Club Members Can Now Redeem Points with an App
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80
Bacon-Inspired Shirt Packaging
Bacon-Inspired Shirt Packaging
This Creative Shirt Packaging Design is Wrapped Up Like Bacon
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79
National Burger Battles
National Burger Battles
'La Burger Week' is a Quest to Find the Best Burger in Canada
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78
Designer Cosmetic Kits
Designer Cosmetic Kits
The Decadent Burberry Nail Polish Packaging Plays Up the Brand's Patterning
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77
Seaside Jewelry Campaigns
Seaside Jewelry Campaigns
Kate Moss Returns to Pose for the Latest David Yurman Jewelry Line
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76
Superhero-Inspired Wines
Superhero-Inspired Wines
Hey Malbec's Comic Book Wine Saves Wine Lovers from Boring Packaging
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75
Social Modeling Campaigns
Social Modeling Campaigns
GapKids' Social Media Casting Call Wants to Turn Your Kids into Models
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74
Extinct Passenger Campaigns
Extinct Passenger Campaigns
Volkswagen Showcases the Different Kinds of Backseat Drivers
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73
Artful Metropass Apps
Artful Metropass Apps
The NYC METRO AR-T App Turns the Commuter Card into a Canvas
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72
Social Fashion Lookbooks
Social Fashion Lookbooks
Aritzia's Fall for Us Instagram Campaign Features Candid Celeb Shots
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71
Vintage Jam Branding
Vintage Jam Branding
Stony Creek Traditions Allows People to Make Jam in Style
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70
Secretive Coffee Campaigns
Secretive Coffee Campaigns
Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Campaign Lets You Get a PSL Early
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69
Dual Straw Drinks
Dual Straw Drinks
McDonald's Japan's Large Soda Drink Demands Sharing with Two Straws
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68
Apocalyptic Luxury Campaigns
Apocalyptic Luxury Campaigns
DRYKORN's Latest Advertorial is Lensed in an Abandoned Plane
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67
Shark-Inspired Automotive Games
Shark-Inspired Automotive Games
Volkswagen Shark Week Campaign Features Shark-Centric Car Games
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66
Pre-Loaded Luxury Totes
Pre-Loaded Luxury Totes
Jam Love's Luxury Bag Comes with the 5 Items That Women Desire Most
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65
Hunger-Fighting Campaigns
Hunger-Fighting Campaigns
India's Rice Bucket Challenge Immediately Helps the Hungry
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64
Jovial Coffee Packaging
Jovial Coffee Packaging
Laughing Man's Coffee Bag Packaging Features Charming Human Elements
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63
Intentionally Awful Ads
Intentionally Awful Ads
Newcastle Brown's Beer Ad Campaign Wants to Badly Photoshop You into an Ad
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62
Icy Jewelry Campaigns
Icy Jewelry Campaigns
The Monique Péan Fall-Winter 2014 Campaign Features Model Liya Kebede
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61
Bacon-Fueled Motorcycles
Bacon-Fueled Motorcycles
Hormel Foods Promotes Its Black Label Bacon Line in a Badass Way
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60
Consolidated Loyalty Apps
Consolidated Loyalty Apps
Stamp Me's Loyalty Reward App Replaces Multiple Paper Stamp Cards
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59
Illusionary Op Art Advertorials
Illusionary Op Art Advertorials
Laetitia Hotte Neon Series Highlights Kenzo's Latest Collection
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58
Modernist Art School Apparel
Modernist Art School Apparel
Chelsea Bravo's Latest Collection Remixes Traditional Sportswear
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57
Retro Sophistication Catalogs
Retro Sophistication Catalogs
De Fursac's Latest Lookbook Embodies a Past Era Aesthetic
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56
Collegiate Coffee Trucks
Collegiate Coffee Trucks
The New Starbucks Food Trucks Will Follow Students Around on Campus
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55
Virtual Reality Sneaker Apps
Virtual Reality Sneaker Apps
Lacoste's LCST App Shows Off Its New Line with Augmented Reality
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54
Animal-Inspired Beer Branding
Animal-Inspired Beer Branding
Bear Down Brewing Puts Forward a Rustic Look
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53
Dog Food Trucks
Dog Food Trucks
Milo's Kitchen's Treat Truck Tour Caters Specifically to Its Canine Clients
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52
Happy Bride Ad Campaigns
Happy Bride Ad Campaigns
The Latest Vera Wang Fall Ads Star a Jubilant Josephine Le Tutour
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51
Hybrid Animal Ads
Hybrid Animal Ads
This 'Cat-erpillar' Campaign from Scrabble Blends a Cat and Caterpillar Together
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50
Cheery Chocolate Packaging
Cheery Chocolate Packaging
Kommunarka's Chocolate Bar Wrapping is Designed to Brighten Days
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49
Minimalist Milk Chocolate Branding
Minimalist Milk Chocolate Branding
Dark Choco Milk is Designed in a Simple and Eco-Friendly Manner
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48
Sultry Beach Fashion
Sultry Beach Fashion
The Latest Moikana Summer Campaign Stars Paolla Rahmeier and Marco Santos
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47
Heavenly Shoe Shops
Heavenly Shoe Shops
Harrods' New Shoe Department Has Been Dubbed 'Shoe Heaven'
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46
Cartoon Figurine Photography
Cartoon Figurine Photography
Disney Infinity Characters Star in Kurt Moses' Disney Photo Series
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45
Ballerina Wedding Dresses
Ballerina Wedding Dresses
The Latest BHLDN Fall Collection is Graceful and Dreamy
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44
Apocalyptic Couple Catalogs
Apocalyptic Couple Catalogs
The [GG$] x Sus Boy Capsule Collection is Inspired by Chaos
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43
Masculine Snack Branding
Masculine Snack Branding
Manfood's Food for Guys Satisfies a Void with Crisp, Chunky Snacks
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42
Convenience-Inspired Packaging
Convenience-Inspired Packaging
The 'Strawberry Smartpot' by AKU Makes Opening Easy
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41
Psychedelic Art Attire
Psychedelic Art Attire
C S’TUDIO's No.221 Collection Embraces Artful Textile Patterns
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40
Kid-Designed Packaging
Kid-Designed Packaging
Waitrose's New Brown Sauce Packaging Was Made by a Kid
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39
Fruity Candy Floss Containers
Fruity Candy Floss Containers
Flossy's Cotton Candy Packaging Shows Off Its Exotic Flavorings
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38
Loving Beer Bottles
Loving Beer Bottles
Honeymoon Black Kiss is Packaged in a Minimal Dark Beer Bottle, with Love
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37
Eco-Friendly Garden Pods
Eco-Friendly Garden Pods
Miracle-Gro's Gro-able Garden Seed Pods Make Gardening Simple
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36
Artfully Ethnic Attire
Artfully Ethnic Attire
Odio Tees and Jakub Pieczarkowski Create Visually Abstract Couture
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35
Surreal Manscaping Ads
Surreal Manscaping Ads
The Art of Shaving Campaign Promotes Its Latest Body Grooming Kit
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34
Psychedelic Surrealism Catalogs
Psychedelic Surrealism Catalogs
Romance Was Born's Tripsy Gypsy Collection Graces Oyster Magazine
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33
Eco Air Cleaners
Eco Air Cleaners
The Method Air Freshener Bottles Introduces a Cleaner Way to Spray
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32
Hybrid Fruit Packaging
Hybrid Fruit Packaging
This Apple Box Packaging Holds a Grape-Infused Apple
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31
Unappreciated Artist Ads
Unappreciated Artist Ads
These Ads for Save the Arts Show Talent That's Gone to Waste
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30
Friendly Grain Packaging
Friendly Grain Packaging
Shirokuma's Rice Packaging Features Cheery Polar Bears
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29
Rebellious Monochrome Lookbooks
Rebellious Monochrome Lookbooks
Cole Mohr Stars in All Saints' Latest Collection Catalog
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28
Platinum Blonde Purse Campaigns
Platinum Blonde Purse Campaigns
The Latest Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Ads are Utterly Chic
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27
Celestial Bridal Campaigns
Celestial Bridal Campaigns
Emily Didonato is a Divine Vision in the Latest Pronovias Ads
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26
Back-to-School Fashion Ads
Back-to-School Fashion Ads
The Latest Zara TRF Fall Campaign is Captured in a Gym Setting
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25
Colorful Branding Infographics
Colorful Branding Infographics
Chadwicks Explains How Color Psychology Can Benefit Businesses
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24
Wine Bottle Milk Packaging
Wine Bottle Milk Packaging
Milky & Moo Looks More Like an Alcoholic Beverage Than Milk
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23
Personalized Scent Subscriptions
Personalized Scent Subscriptions
Scent Trunk's Fragrance Subscription Will Find Your Perfect Scent
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22
Color-Coded Juice Packaging
Color-Coded Juice Packaging
The F.J.C. Direct Juice Highlights the Color of its Flavor
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21
Realistic Cartoon Clothing
Realistic Cartoon Clothing
These Comic Book-Inspired Denim Jean Designs Look Entirely Hand Drawn
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20
Pyramid Juice Packaging
Pyramid Juice Packaging
Y Water's Juice Box Designs Revive the Triangular-Shaped Tetra Pack
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19
Militant Futurism Apparel
Militant Futurism Apparel
The Michal Mrzyglod 'Call of Duty' Lookbook Embodies Bold Utilitarianism
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18
Sculptural Accessory Catalogs
Sculptural Accessory Catalogs
Mareunrol's Fieldwork No.2 Collection is Inspired by Nature
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17
Chilly Holographic Branding
Chilly Holographic Branding
Boreálica's Business Cards Feature a Cool Foiled Hologram Design
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16
Animal Awareness Tattoos
Animal Awareness Tattoos
WWF Russia's Wild Animal Tattoos Encourage Permanent Inking for Awareness
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15
Peelable Snack Packaging
Peelable Snack Packaging
Banana Sprint is a Handy Banana Snack for Eating on the Go
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14
Feminine Rock'n'Roll Fashion
Feminine Rock'n'Roll Fashion
Bregje Heinen Stars in the Latest Supertrash Fall Campaign
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13
Food-Inspired Fashion Shops
Food-Inspired Fashion Shops
Anya Hindmarch's Fashion Pop Up Presents Luxury Goods Like Groceries
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12
Eccentric Gentleman Catalogs
Eccentric Gentleman Catalogs
Thom Browne's Latest Lookbook is a Fresh Take on Timeless Menswear
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11
Hybrid E-Commerce Shops
Hybrid E-Commerce Shops
Sneakerboy Melbourne's Online Physical Store Has You Try, Then Buy Via Web
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10
Sassy Anti-Littering Campaigns
Sassy Anti-Littering Campaigns
Live Green Toronto Reminds Us that Littering is Not a Good Look
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9
Captivating Occult Catalogs
Captivating Occult Catalogs
The Killstar Spirit World Lookbook Highlights Urban Goth Fashions
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8
Bohemian Selfie Campaigns
Bohemian Selfie Campaigns
The FP Selfie Edition Features Real-Life Customers
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7
Revealing Sandwich Packaging
Revealing Sandwich Packaging
This Sandwich Container Has Cutouts to Show the Meat Inside
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6
Abused Prince Posters
Abused Prince Posters
Saint Hoax' Abuse Awareness Campaign Stars the Men of Disney
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5
Elegant Berry Boxes
Elegant Berry Boxes
Sunrise's Eco Berry Box Design Can Be Constructed Without Glue
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4
Street Food-Ready Packaging
Street Food-Ready Packaging
The Pull Wrap Makes it Easier to Eat on-the-Go
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3
Playful Lingerie Ads
Playful Lingerie Ads
The Latest Triumph Lingerie Fall Campaign Stars Model Emma Stern Nielsen
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2
Can Currency Campaigns
Can Currency Campaigns
McDonald's Stockholm Lets Youth Trade in Bags of Recycled Cans For Burgers
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1
Interactive Print Ads
Interactive Print Ads
C&A's Interactive Print Advertising Includes a Working Facebook Like Button
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