From bobbleheads to beer koozies, baseball teams have always had incentives to get butts in seats. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, a minor league team based in Indiana, jis about to earn itself some media. On Social Media Night. players will wear jerseys featuring their fans' twitter handles. No doubt they'll be instagrammed by "iPhotographers," and put right back in cyberspace, too. Brilliant.
Earlier this month, Charles Ramsey of Cleveland, Ohio solved a horrific ten year-old kidnapping crime. He was hailed as a hero (which he denies) and became a media sensation. But he hates that, too. He just wants to be left alone.
I believed this was proof positive the world wasn't as horrible as I imagined. But it has been soured, because of two mistakes Mr. Ramsey accidentally made. Note, these aren't actual mistakes. I'm talking about normal behavior, which one can no longer do in the Youtube Era™.
But this footage shows despite the horrible devastation, progress is being made. It's also as good an ad for the charity as you're going to get. Bravo, guys.
At the beginning of this year, USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab head Jonathan Taplin conducted a story to find out just how much money from advertising is supporting pirate websites, and who were the biggest supporters
Unsurprisingly, Google was ranked number two of the top ten ad networks that placed the most ads on pirate websites.
She's not going naked instead of wearing fur for PETA, she's not protesting women's rights, she's just showing off a nice tan for the glamourous tanning lotion St. Tropez. How refreshing.
“I’m so excited to be working with St. Tropez,” Moss says in a statement. “I’ve been using the products since they started and it’s really a trustworthy, cool brand.”
says Kate Moss to People in an article which is basically an ad for St Tropez mousse and tanning mitt.
Oh yes, Swagger New York reports that Brooklyn Fashion Label Criticized For Using Hurricane Sandy Devastation As Campaign Backdrop, because the latest catalogue is shot at Rockaway beach in Queens. The very beach hurricane Sandy destroyed. Back when Sandy happened we listed the brand heroes and scoundrels of superstorm Sandy, putting Brooklyn Industries as hero because they were affected by the storm, and still managed to be classy.
Wrigley suspended production of its new caffeinated gum Alert, while the FDA reviews its safety. It's not even linked on their website. While it seems weird at first glance considering the amount of amped up energy drinks on the market, the AP reports that one stick of Alert gum is equal to a half cup of coffee.
Perhaps more importantly they can take the time while the FDA studies the gum, to deflect some heat from critics who are understandably upset that this might be marketed towards children.
It's almost like you don't need to read the rest of this article what with that spiffy headline and all. But here goes--Pearl Cantrell is 105 years old and loves bacon. Like, really loves bacon. Eats it every day. Suggests it's the bacon keeping her going.
Oscar Mayer got wind of it, and sent out the wiener mobile, gave the old gal a ride in the truck, and sent her off with bacon. Done.
Let me reiterate: They drove out to see her.
We've talked about the carnival of smoke and mirrors that seems to be Pandora before. in which Camper Van Beethoven multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Segel a musicians hired by pandora to be a "listener advocate" was fired for speaking his mind. In other words, disagreeing with the business practices of the company.
And now here comes a new disagreement, as reported by Huffington Post, involving a back and forth email exchange between Pandora founder Tim Westergren, and musician/producer Blake Morgan.
Lowe's has joined Sony Playstation’s MLB 13: The Show as they use Vine on twitter as little ads. While The Show reinvented the baseball card, Lowe's make six second animated how-tos that can help you in any DIY project or just around the house, right on brand. The home improvement tips meet lifehacks, who knew that any sticker peels off when you use a hairdryer? That busted screws can be unscrewed using rubber bands? The toothpick trace before icing the cake? Lowe's knew, and following their little ad-hashtag #lowesfixinsix will show you their neat tricks to date.
Remember last week when the "c'mon, it's the one with the four legs" Mountain Dew Ad with the police line-up was pulled for being racist. Well, Pepsi are doing their very best in trying to yank this ad off the web by C&Ding everyone who has it (I assume we're not the only lucky ones chosen).
Wow, it was barely an hour ago I was all excited about UL 89FM's Rock Snooze app, featuring the heavy metal guitar shredding of Andreas Kisser of Sepultura.
Now I come to find out 91 Rock, another rock radio station in Brazil, has a very similar idea. Instead of just using Adreas Kisser though, you can pick your playlists. And if you are a deep sleeper, as the case study says, the songs will get heavier.
Two very similar apps for rock radio stations in Brazil on the same day! It's a rock and roll miracle!
Over ten thousand photographers & creatives have signed this ePetition to the UK gov, protesting "legalized theft of copyrighted works", as there's a legislation rushed through parlement enabling people to use any copyrighted work as long as a "diligent search" for the rights holder has been made. Translation: "I googled it and found no owner" allows you to infringe pretty much anything.
I'm really surprised to hear that the third installment of Odd Future cherub Tyler the Creator was pulled.
Considering these ads are so amazing. Oh yes, in case you didn't know there is a part one and a part two. Amazingly, part one, in which the goat beats up a woman, didn't generate controversy. But the third part, the police line up, did.
Joelapompe says that perhaps this idea is like a Zombie, impossible to kill, and he may have a point because no matter how many times this idea should be shot down before it even hits foamcore, we see it again and again. Most recently for Hyundai, previously for Smart Car, that infamous Audi ad, Nissan in 1997, and Citroen's black comedy.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that the poster for "Pussy", above with the line: "The drink's pure, it's your mind that's the problem" can not appear again in its current form. The posters made by Beattie McGuinness Bungay, received a total of 156 complaints, as people took offense to the name of the product. It's a bit FCUK all over again, with a dash of Branson mixed in as Holly and Sam Branson, Sir Richards kids, have invested in the company because "I love pussy in the morning".
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