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22 - 26 March

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Topics include: Direct to consumer / E-commerce / Data & privacy / Martech

Adidas Colombia fail, Jelly Palace & Japanese Horrorball: John’s Weird Week

It’s been a week of typos, jelly housing and demonic ball games, all loosely linked with the marketing industry.

I also shot some postmodern jelly art if that floats your boat.

Here are the week’s top stories.

1. Adidas has made the inadvisable error of angering Colombians by misspelling Colombia in its US advertising campaign. It's funnier than it sounds.

2. Next, fruity Liquor brand Pimms has built a replica of Buckingham Palace – out of jelly. It's jellier than it sounds.

3. And finally, Japanese demons from movies The Ring and The Grudge have been pitted against each other in a game of… baseball… to promote new film Sadako vs Kayako.

Check out last year's episode: Weird Top Gear, VoteyMcVoteFace and a naked, sleepy German.

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