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Commenter Blows Whistle On Mars Inc. Peanut Scandal

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Well, how’s this for a Friday morning stir? In one of his in-depth and unprompted advertising critiques, commenter CD Villneuve shocked the AgencySpy comment section yesterday, when he blew the lid off of some potential misdoings at the world’s largest confectionery company.

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The brazen comment sparked a knee-jerk reaction on Wall Street, where the nougat-filled candy bar’s stock continues to plummet. Things also took a turn for the worse in the original comment thread, leading CD Villneuve to criticize the sex life of a commenter he doesn’t actually know IRL.


UPDATE: Immediately after breaking the Mars case wide open, CD Villneuve changed his username to P.I. Villneuve, which we at CommentSpy believe is well deserved. Good detective work, sir.

Breaking: TBWA Global CD Has Secret Admirer


When it rains it pours, folks. It seems newly appointed TBWA\Chiat\Day NY Global CD, Walt Connelly’s week just keeps getting better. In addition to his cushy, new high-ranking position at Chiat, Connelly also landed a secret admirer, the AgencySpy comments section confirms.

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The remark, posted by unregistered user “K.N. Zawa” earlier today, contained several character traits about the creative chief that, we agree, are positively lovely. After calling Connelly a “genuinely nice, driven, talented guy,” the commenter rejected the possibility of being Connelly posting about himself, claiming instead to be “just someone who likes him.”

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re excited to watch this love story unfold. We’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE: Well, the cat may be already out of the bag, folks, as a guest commenter posited the secret admirer is actually Walt’s wife, Mrs. Connelly. They say role playing can spice up a marriage, but we have to admit we’re disappointed.

We Hear: Thoughtful Kid In Apple Ad Actually Self-Centered Weirdo


Shots fired! Afraid there’s no good tidings to report here, folks. Looks like commenter, “Frankie says die”, has some stuff to say about the star of Apple’s new holiday ad. According to the statement made on AgencySpy today, if you think said spot is sweet or well-executed, you’re actually just a damaged human being suffering from a “tiny, stunted emotional range.” Why? Because that teenager is not kindhearted, creative, or, as the spot’s title suggests, misunderstood. No — he’s a “little freak.”


Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 12.33.40 PMBut bonus points for using “ennui” in a comment on AgencySpy.


Comments Section, “Hater Translator” Part Ways


Well, seems like it’s just one of those days, folks. Just days after we received tips suggesting Hater Translator’s schtick might be getting old, the controversial commenter appears to have parted ways with AgencySpy. You may know Hater Translator from all those posts all the time that one week, and for inspiring another user to create Hater Translator Translator. No word yet on where Hater Translator is headed to next, but we’ll keep you posted.

Update: “Been there done that” confirmed the news while claiming to represent all of AgencySpy, like some sort of self-elected digital town crier.

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Breaking: Poor Diction Same As Vajazzling Says “Steve”


Folks on the Spy line tipped us off to this one earlier. In an unexpected move, “Steve” pretty much schooled author Kiran Aditham’s diction today. Steve declined to comment on the layoffs at Deutsch, however.

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While the comment managed to attract a healthy four up-votes, Steve failed to surpass the popularity of St. Dick’s comment, “Happy Holidays, Deutschbags.” We could not reach out to Steve for further comment as his username is unregistered.

“They Need Ads” Makes Puma Brand Look Like Little Bitch


In a move that garnered no attention whatsoever, commenter “They Need Ads” put on display his total lack of respect for sportswear brand, Puma, when he stated, “Didn’t know Puma was still in business.”

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Burn. A spokesperson for the major German multinational sportswear company founded in 1924 has yet to comment, but we’re guessing they won’t just let this one slide.