Posted on Mar 27, 2014

WATCH: The Power of Advertising

Posted in Media

The government may be spying on you for "national security," but thanks to nearly infinite amounts of user data and consumer testing, marketing and advertising agencies have turned the industry into it's most efficient incarnation yet....

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

The Sun Shines Out of Our Behinds – Unilever’s Project Sunlight Greenwashing Campaign

Posted in Science/Environment

Unilever's "Project Sunlight" campaign is brilliantly vague; like all genius ad campaigns, it does little other than inspire sentiment. Partnering with Oxfam, Population Services International (PSI), Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Food Programme, Unilever, through Project Sunlight, is “working toward” a more sustainable future, touting its corporate environmental achievements while subtly putting the onus for real change on the consumer....

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

Bruce Lee Back From the Dead to Sell Whiskey?

Posted in Media

This is weird. Very weird. Johnnie Walker seemed to think that a Martial Artist who never touched alcohol/smoked/ate junk food would be the best ambassador for their ‘blue label’ whiskey. Kinda cool, but still, very weird: Ben CohenBen Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would...

Posted on May 07, 2013

Steve Jobs Personally Pulled Apple Ads Off Fox News

Posted in Media

Steve Jobs may have been a despotic control freak who loathed regulation, but he saw Fox News for what it was – a massively insidious institution that was causing a huge amount of damage to American society. Jobs hated the network so much he personally ordered Apple ads to be removed from Fox News programming (via networkworld.com): It’s now known that the late Steve Jobs backed up his harsh...

Posted on Apr 15, 2013

Very Scary Graph Shows How the Internet Destroyed Newspapers

Posted in Media

If you want to understand just how screwed the print industry is, consider this (from PaidContent): After adjusting the figures for inflation, total print ad spending last year of about $19 billion was below the level set in 1950. It took 50 years — a generation, in other words — for ad revenue to go from $20 billion to a peak of $65 billion in 2000, but it only took...