Category Archives: advertising

regrets/blast from the past

Do you ever look back on your childhood and think, “Ohmygod, what was WRONG with you?” Yeah, I have those moments all the time. I just had one this morning, when I was suddenly reminded of a book I bought … Continue reading

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the power of threadless

When I was at BU, we read a very interesting case about Threadless, an innovative company in Chicago that uses an online community of artists  to create and vote on T-shirt designs. They call this kind of model crowdsourcing, and it’s pretty … Continue reading

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one is the loneliest number

today is 11-11-11, and while americans are celebrating with horror flicks and random promotions by marketing imbeciles like Spirit Airlines, the chinese are celebrating Singles Day, where you eat fried dough sticks in the shape of 1s for breakfast. usually, they … Continue reading

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boy meets girl… and then he buys her a diamond

film dude Edward Burns has created a short film for Tiffany’s that tells stories of true love in New York. it’s pretty sweet, and i like that the couples don’t constantly drop the Tiffany name in their story, but i gotta … Continue reading

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branded bus stops

adweek’s “20 Clever Bus-Shelter Ads to Brighten Your Travels” features some of the coolest (and somewhat impractical) bus shelter ads. while they are all interesting, i like the ikea one (it looks comfortable), vitamin water (so practical), and Sun Smart … Continue reading

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stealth marketing

I watched “The Joneses” today, a mildly amusing movie about a fabulous fake family of four that is actually a walking-talking advertisement. Demi Moore and David Duchovny play Mom and Dad to two attractive teenagers, and they sweep into sweet … Continue reading

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