Tag Archives: advertising

Never Any Repeats

I'm no fan of display advertising, either in web banners or "out of home" and I certainly try not to participate in it. Logos and brands are already everywhere, why should you and I become unpaid ad space when manufacturers splash their logos on our stuff? Well, now there's another solution to this problem: Logo Removal Service,…
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Goat shit marketing

I try not to look at the ads in the T, especially the ones over the tracks.  If you look there too long, your animal brain starts to notice things moving down there and you become aware of a whole rodent jamboree.  But that's not my point, this is: I saw it a few times…
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A prime number of things I've learned about Facebook Ads

Everybody loves advertising, so I figured I'd share some tips about advertising on Facebook that have accumulated on my plate after a few different jobs and consulting projects using them. o. You can get started with Facebook ads on the cheap. Anybody can run ads on Facebook on a CPC or CPM basis (and I'll…
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Spammy babka even worse than the cinnamon kind

Nobody likes spam, but when it suddenly comes from a business that you like(d), it feels like a personal betrayal.  Check out this steaming pile of comment spam by Green's Bakery, maker of my most favorite chocolate babka. I don't know what's the worst part of this.  Is the the invasive nature of comment spam?…
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The state of the twitter economy

I'm not sure what's more narcissistic: binging oneself, checking your follower status, or reading your own blog's back catalog.  That's a topic for another post, but while committing a minor sin of onnetism I discovered a post from last November that bears revisiting some six seven months later. After attending a meeting of Boston Media…
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This microdrivel for microrent

At Boston Media Makers, there was sporadic discussion of Twitter advertising, mainly meaning people monetizing their Twitter use by selling ads either in their streams or on their profile pages.  It was generally agreed that profile page ads were less invasive and obnoxious than in-stream ads.  The mavens in the group predicted large-scale unfollowing and…
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Atheists put their faith in outdoor advertising

The folks who think the bible is a fairy tale have come up with their own stranger than fiction scenario.  The British Humanist Association has raised over 100,000 pounds (far in excess of their original goal of 5,500) to fund something called the Atheist Bus Campaign which will buy ad space on London buses proclaiming,…
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Rockport shoe ad bait and ditch

You may have noticed that I've been critical of print advertising, especially in general interest publications.  But oddly enough, not that long ago, I encountered a print ad so compelling that I took action.  Repeatedly.  And yet the merchant did not win the sale.  Here's what I saw in an expensive early page of Fast…
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More Map Meme

Mere minutes after I posted the roundup of globe stuff, I began to receive synchronicitous map-related items. Here are two that are interesting in juxtaposition. First up: Microsoft makes their point with maps. I was reading the deadly boring tech journals at work, as much for the ads as for the articles, and I found…
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