I used to ride the Brown Line into the Loop, so it was with piqued interest that I followed Adrants pointer to this great piece of front line reporting from the CTA Tatler, a blog that covers Chicago’s rail and bus lines. I ride the brown line from Western to Chicago during rush hour. At […]
Today, Commercial Alert, an organization that keeps an eye on excessive commercialization, today sent a 6-page letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting an official investigation into the various forms of “buzz marketing” that have appeared in the last several years. Commercial Alert’s letter urges the FTC to thoroughly investigate Proctor & Gamble’s Tremor, which […]
Benjamin Rogovy of Bumvertising (a scheme to get the word out about Poker Face Book) appeared on the The Daily Show Tuesday night, which may be the best place for him, given the hard-to-take-serious nature of his enterprise. Here’s some of his flimsy argument. Bumvertising™ does not take advantage of beggars; it makes them more […]
A store owner in New Orleans gets the word out.
The above ad space can be yours for a mere $20.00. The space belongs to Seattle-based geek, Chris Pirillo. Pirillo reports that 85 people have so far paid to have their message emblazoned on his chest. That’s an extra $1700 in walking around money. Not bad.
If you’re a street artist looking for a blank canvas, Diesel wants to cut you loose on a big wall in Berlin, Germany. The jeans maker is asking artists to submit ideas for the public space via their Temporary Art Award promotion. Following two triumphant assaults on the 360M2 Wall in the center of Milan, […]
Lewis Lazare: It’s not easy trying to be cool in Chicago. As we reported previously, Axe deodorant recently went to a lot of trouble to hire a legitimate local, but unidentified artist to create graffiti mural ads for the product at several locations around the city. But it didn’t take long for a band of […]
Anti spam solution provider, Mail Frontier, is advertising in bathrooms. Thanks to Room 116 for the post.
from Rebecca Bolin at Law Meme: A group of undergraduates painted the whole area in front of the main library with a bright Yale blue and white Louis Vuitton
Bensimon-Byrne, a Toronto agency working on Molson, Scotia Bank and Ottawa Renegades, among other accounts, have hired Brendan Watson and Jana Ranjitkumar as a creative team. After meeting with David Rosenberg, creative director at Bensimon-Byrne, Brendan and Jana followed up by baking and delivering a cookie in the shape of the “flying-H” Hyundai logo, an […]