$300, 15 Minutes Of Fame, And One Night In Jail

The Boston Globe shares more details about the two guys arrested in Boston and how they came to be involved: In a State Police report, investigators say that Berdovsky told them he met a man in Brooklyn last November who asked him to participate in a “promotional stunt” and steered him to Interference. The company […]

Interference Runs Interference With Boston Investigation

An update from The Boston Globe: Friends of the local artist accused of spearheading Wednesday’s bomb scares said he was warned by an executive at a New York guerrilla marketing firm as early as 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday that their advertising campaign had incited panic in Boston. An advertising executive at Interference Marketing Inc. instructed […]

The Boston Guerrilla Suspects Speak…About Their Hair

They both plead not guilty in court today. The Interference & Cartoon Network folks are the ones who have some ‘splaining to do…not these guys. These guys probably responded to some Craigslist ad looking for “brand ambassadors” in the hopes of getting a little extra cash.

Guerrilla Marketers Go Directly To Jail

Holy freakin’ crap. In what looks to be a first for the nascent field of guerilla marketing, the man hired to execute a buzz campaign has been arrested as a terror suspect. The Boston Globe (registration required) has the story: The man who sent city and State Police rushing to defuse what they believed were […]

Guerrilla Campaign Bombs, Forces Agency Into Hiding

People in Boston freaked out today because of a guerrilla marketing campaign on behalf of Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Reuters has more details, too. What’s really interesting is that right now, as of 7:00 PM EST, the agency responsible for this, Interference, Inc. has yanked their website down. A Google search identifies the […]

VCU Guerrilla Assignment Lands Student In the Doghouse

Boy, is this a weird story. From USA Today: A university student appears to be responsible for an advertising class assignment that went awry when the teacher’s pug was threatened to be killed online, the school said. Mike Lear, an adjunct professor at VCU’s Adcenter, last week gave his class an assignment to make his […]

Monetize Me!

People are thinking a lot about how to monetize “new” media, such as podcasts and blogs. Well, prepare for a game-changing bomb drop right here on AdPulp. What I’m talking about is monetizing old media; namely, me. Case Study: Gavin Gavin is a 14-year-old developmentally disabled boy who lives in my neighborhood. For a few […]

Streets Of Manhattan Home To Guerilla War

Jake Dobkin, publisher of Gothamist, has had it with corporate graffiti. In fact, he says, “Corporate Graffiti Sucks Balls.” I’ve written about this so many times on Gothamist that I’m worried about sounding like a broken record– but apparently the big corporations have not gotten the message. This week, Sony Playstation graffiti pieces have been […]