What would happen if aid organizations and other philanthropists embraced the dark arts of marketing spin and psychological persuasion used on Madison Avenue? We'd save millions more lives.
posted by lunit
on Dec 28, 2009 -
"And much like Christmas, originally about the birth of a religious savior-figure named Jesus, is now about buying things for people and hoping that they buy more things for you, much how Easter, originally about the death of a religious savior-figure named Jesus, is now about receiving rabbit- or egg-shaped chocolates, now and forever Obon is about collecting all of the Pokemon
." Japan, trains, marketing, pachinko, hordes of stamp-seeking children.
posted by silby
on Aug 7, 2009 -
It's time to get ready for the Super Bowl... Ads!
Adland has freely available archives of 37 years of commercials from the big game, over 2,800 ads - from 1969, when Winston
, Pall Mall
, and Silva Thins
smoked up the Bowl *cough-cough
*, all the way to 2008, when the best-liked ad was Bud's dalmation inspiration
(how do we know it was best liked? SCIENCE
!). Some highlights of the collection include: [more inside]
posted by taz
on Jan 29, 2009 -
An unexpected corollary of the modern marketing-and-distribution model is that films no longer have time to find their audience; that audience has to be identified and solicited well in advance. The Cobra
- The New Yorker
on the art and science of movie marketing.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Jan 21, 2009 -
"I am staggered and embarrassed at what you have written, and firmly believe you should be banned from writing professionally in the UK, especially when i read some of the apalling bands you give good reviews to." The NME reviews Seasick Steve
- in the literal sense.
posted by mippy
on Dec 18, 2008 -
Chances are, over the past two years you've seen lawn signs for [your_town_name]singles.com
If you're like me, you wondered about the marketing strategy behind them.
If you're like this guy,
you launch an obsessive investigation into the phenomenon. [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Nov 6, 2008 -
makes mathematical equations out of the 'creative' process of logo design. also a good example of "you don't need to speak the same language" blogging
posted by wendell
on May 23, 2008 -