Morning Update: PooPourri are back for Christmas; Andy Coulson leaves prison

Mashable: Poo-Pourri is back to remind us that everybody poops (even Santa)

“Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit like a pun-filled commercial featuring Father Christmas in his most vulnerable state.

Continuing its tradition of funny ads, toilet deodorizing company Poo-Pourri has a new spot featuring Santa in a bit of a pinch. Unfortunately, nature made its call while Old Saint Nick was delivering presents, and his foul stench woke three sleeping kids.

The kids remind Santa that a quick spritz of Poo-Pourri before you go is enough to fix any stinky situation.”

The Guardian: Andy Coulson leaves prison after serving five months of 18-month term

“Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss, has been released from prison.

He served less than five months of an 18-month term imposed in July after he was convicted of conspiring to intercept voicemails at the now-defunct Sunday tabloid following an eight-month trial at the Old Bailey.

Coulson, 46, said nothing to reporters as he left Hollesley Bay, an open prison in Suffolk, at 8am . It is understood he will have to wear an electronic tag until he has served half of his full sentence as a condition of his early release.”

AdWeek: Adorable Ad Might Actually Make You Care About the Plight of British Hedgehogs

“The cuteness factor is awwwf the charts in “Saving Harry,” a two-minute animated film by Wildlife Aid U.K. that follows the journey of the titular hedgehog from suburbia back to the woods where he belongs.

An adorable hedgehog puppet moves through an amazingly well-realized illustrated world. Every element is superbly crafted, from Harry’s pale reflection in the puddle to the grimy, discarded food tins and liquor bottles in the alley, and ultimately, the soft sod of the forest floor and ringed bark of the towering trees.”

AdAge: Cannes Lions Names Heineken Marketer of the Year

“Heineken will be named creative marketer of the year at next year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The brewer “lives and breathes creativity throughout its organization, and has a superb framework that allows its marketing teams the freedom to experiment while retaining the core essence of their many brands,” Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals, said in a statement.”

Campaign: King backs new Candy Crush game with global ad push


“King Digital Entertainment has launched a global ad campaign to promote its new game Candy Crush Soda Saga.

The spot, created by WCRS, who won the business in April this year, starts with a bored woman waiting at a bus stop in a busy New York street. But when she starts playing Candy Crush, the street becomes fun as people transform into sweets.”



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