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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide)- Helping Out the Geeks with Training Camp

07/13/2006

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Philadelphia has created new work for Training Camp, an IT-education firm that says it is "helping geeks get better jobs." Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) also created tattoo-themed advertising and packs for Camel Wides, an RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. brand.

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20 Songs You Should Download This Month

07/01/2006

Blender, one of our favorite music mags, gave us props on our viral video for Eagles of Death Metal "Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang)":

Check out the fan-made boobie-tastic video for this bluesy boogie on YouTube.

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Ad Pulp Summarizes Vulture Blog

06/28/2006

"Flight Of The Fickle Hipsters"

Vulture Droppings is the blog from Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Philadelphia. According to the agency's casual observations, Budweiser is usurping Pabst Blue Ribbon as the brew of choice among Philly's urban hipsters.

Here's a bit of their reasoning, or speculation, as the case may be:
Others say PBR tried to cash in on their hipster status by sponsoring local bands and taking out cheesy ads in alt weeklies. Why couldn't the brand just sit still, shut up, and allow itself to continue to be discovered generation after generation? They took the short view, tried to cash in, and scared away the flighty trucker-hatted Strokes boys who hate, above all else, to feel like they're being sold to.

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Training Camp Helps IT Guys Achieve Two Very Big Dreams

06/22/2006

Playing right into the stereotype of geeky IT guys wishing they could score with the big breasted women, this cheesy campaign for IT training company Training Camp promises to make two very big dreams come true for every IT guy. It's like those ads in the back of hot rod magazines with bikini-clad women draped across the hood of a car or those really old (weight gain?) ads that had the skinny guy on the beach getting kicked by the built guy with the babe.

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Ads tell artists life is better down in Philly

06/22/2006

MANHATTAN - Philadelphia is the salvation for New York's starving artists, according to an ad campaign dreamed up by a group of Adhouse Advertising School students.

The class project was designed to lure New Yorkers to the City of Brotherly Love but, instead, it caught the eye of Philly real estate developers and ad execs.

Their instructor Peter Kain, a transplant from Philadelphia, had the students present their ideas to one of the city's advertising firms, Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) invited a newspaper that published some of the ads this week.

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Ad Rants Describes Training Camp Campaign

06/21/2006

Playing right into the stereotype of geeky IT guys wishing they could score with the big breasted women, this cheesy campaign for IT training company Training Camp promises to make two very big dreams come true for every IT guy. It's like those ads in the back of hot rod magazines with bikini-clad women draped across the hood of a car or those really old (weight gain?) ads that had the skinny guy on the beach getting kicked by the built guy with the babe.

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