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Dear Lord!! I just started Questioning my Sanity....

 
 
Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:28 pm
I started to question my sanity because some brilliant ad agency is seamlessly using my Facebook photographs in their ads. I wanted to sign up for a contest for Stella Artois and it asked me to sign in using my Facebook profile. Accepting it without thought I did so.

I started to play the contest video [http://www.stellaartois.com/Cannes/website/index.php?country=US&language=en] then the characters pull out some photographs out of a manila folder. I then did a double take as Setanta's dog avatar was the exact image on the photograph.
[Undoctored images: I swear!]
http://i40.tinypic.com/27x3zpz.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2vuzlok.jpg

I thought he must have gotten this photograph from an online source or something then suddenly as the video progressed....
http://i39.tinypic.com/nce7b7.jpg
My twitter and facebook profile picture shows up for Pete's sake.

The seamless insertion of photographs is absolutely freaky and amazing!!
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:33 pm
@tsarstepan,
"No class and no style..."???
http://i39.tinypic.com/11ugje8.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm the fifth cousin of Jacques d'Azur the ad is claiming.
http://i43.tinypic.com/6p2qyq.jpg
Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
I think this is the occassion to come clean on what else you have been up to...

Who the hell is Jacques d'Azur ? Is he any relation to Jacques d'Ripper ?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:44 pm
@Ionus,
Quote:
Who the hell is Jacques d'Azur

Former owner of the Stella Artois brewery? Fictional ad statesmen like Colonel Sanders for KFC or Aunt Jemima for Aunt Jemima pancake products?
Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:49 pm
@tsarstepan,
I just googled it. I originally thought he was a relative and that was that. But apparently ....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeofjacques/

http://twitter.com/LifeofJacques

http://www.screenjunkies.com/movienews/king-cannes-jacques-dazur-missing
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:54 pm
@Ionus,
It's one heck of an immersive ad campaign!
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:56 pm
@tsarstepan,
Don't go questioning your sanity, tsar.

I'm a little bewildered at the intricacies of problem you're experiencing, being a bit of a Luddite & all ...

BUT I CAN definitely vouch for your sanity! Very Happy

There.

Does that help?

I hope so. Smile
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:00 pm
@msolga,
After a brief period to think about it, I'm now more amazed by the seamless on the fly photoshopping of the photographs into the video then questioning whether or not I saw my photograph on a global advertisement campaign.

One of the most impressive ad campaigns I have ever witnessed and I'm an avid television watcher and media consumer my life.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
A little clearer now , tsar. Smile
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:06 pm
Quote:
I just started Questioning my Sanity....
Bloody showoff ! At least you have a sanity to be questioned.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 09:57 pm
Ha!

My brother in law and Mo's baseball coach are in mine!

Too funny!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:08 pm
@boomerang,
Good luck Boomerang with the contest!
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:17 pm
NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

I DID NOT AND DO NOT GIVE ANY COMPANY OR PERSON PERMISSION TO USE MY PHOTOGRAPH IN THEIR ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME IN ANY COUNTRY.

HOW CAN MY PROFILE PICTURE BE USED.





dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:31 pm
@dadpad,

contact us
http://www.stellaartois.com/en-global/privacypolicy.html
Interesting web page.
try clicking and highlighting
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:31 pm
@dadpad,
Good question. I wonder if its some kind of fine print at Facebook.com as I did glance at the Stella Artois fine print before clicking through and didn't notice any Facebook details.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:32 pm
@dadpad,
I do sympathize with that sentiment, dad, but is it possible that, legally, by entering the contest you give tacit approval to the company to use your materials? Is there something you click on that says you accept their terms? Gotta read the fine print.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:33 pm
@tsarstepan,
Kid, you need to tighten up your privacy settings at FB. You're letting companies get access to your "friends" information.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:37 pm
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:39 pm
@ehBeth,
I changed a couple of potential privacy settings:
http://i40.tinypic.com/2mfyemf.jpg
Does this look appropriate or should I continue to refine the settings?
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