Tagged: advertising

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People Can Die From Exposure

[The first in a pair–perhaps later a series?–of articles about work, ownership and compensation online. What I have to say is nothing new, but hopefully can add to the growing chorus of voices about it.] Recently Wil Wheaton went off...

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Dressmann #JustTheWayYouAre

I don’t think I have enough words to express how much I love this ad from Dressmann: Underwear for perfect men, “At Dressmann we believe that everyone is perfect just the way they are. #JustTheWayYouAre” For All 3.4 Billion Perfect...

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CocoaVia Knows Their Audience!

Seen this morning on my commute, the ad men over at CocoaVia know just how to tap into the frustration many DC area metro riders experience… I have to wonder if this is being used in other markets. Their website...

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ads: stock up!

I get way more e-mail than I need. This is likely a very common modern lament, but I can’t bring myself to unsubscribe from them all. It feels really weird when I don’t get any e-mails for a while. I...

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beer: Guinness’ ad and Coors’ fad?

Ah, the things you see while watching live television. I’d sort of forgotten about St. Patrick’s Day this weekend since I’m not really a bar crawler and while there may be some Irish blood in me, it’s fairly well diluted....

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video: Choccy Philly?

I am not a chocaholic. I like chocolate, but confronted with a Golden Ticket and the resulting lifetime supply of chocolate, I’d still be a little, “Eh.” My partner, however, is and even he balked at Philadelphia’s newest product which...

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video: …in your own home.

Long gone are the days where I would find myself watching TV at 2:30 in the morning, but if I happened to be catching Futurama at that hour, I might have seen the following ad from xfinity offering me some...

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video: …Man Reminder?

Rethink Breast Cancer presents: Your Man Reminder–an app that provides women with regular reminders to check their breasts from a hot guy of their choice: Recent studies show that many young women aren’t checking their breasts regularly… Studies also show...

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video: …what’s this ad for?

You’ve got to wonder if someone pitched this ad just to see if they could get away with it. Or this was the ad they wanted the client to turn down to make their other ad look better and it backfired–you designers know what I’m talking about.

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video: Told You So

It’s that time again. Are you ready for some Super Bowl commercials?! These spots probably won’t make it to the air…

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definitions: WIN and FAIL, Pt. II

TGIF everyone! It’s time again for another little episode in the series I like to call definitions. Like the last one, this one deals with win and fail. First off, a lovely example of FAIL. While I was going to...

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culture: “Man up!”

I take issue with the phrase in general, but is it an indicator of another cultural shift in the way we’re viewing men and gender roles?

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ads: Bury my face…

It always amazes me the kinds of ads that show up in the late night hours. I was watching last night’s Look Around You from Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” time slot and at the end of the program were the...

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ads: Oh no…!

Just a quickie to give people a smile leading into the weekend. I’ve been giggling at this commercial ever since it started airing. It’s one of the few ads that I don’t skip past when it comes on: Get the...

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ads: “Put it in me, Scott.”

I’m only posting this because I saw an edited version on tv a few minutes ago and compared to the original, it was nowhere near as funny… or disturbing. Last week, AdFreak posted a Quiznos ad created by Nitro to...