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What Twitter could have been
As I understand, a hugely divisive internal debate occurred among Twitter employees around this time. One camp wanted to build the entire business around their realtime API. In this scenario, Twitter would have turned into something like a realtime cloud API company. The other camp looked at Google’s advertising model for inspiration, and decided that building their own version of AdWords would be the right way to go.
advertising  twitter  api  design  business 
september 2014 by deusx
Did You Know that Mozilla is Hijacking the Internet? - Open Enterprise
the IAB is back with a new assault in the form of a full-page ad placed in Advertising Age (and also available online for your delectation [.pdf]) that is bigger, better - and barmier.
to:fb  mozilla  advertising  cookies  iab 
august 2013 by deusx
Mad Men recap: Solving the mystery of Bob Benson. - Slate Magazine
My bet is that the joke is on us, that there is no great reveal. Bob Benson is a way for the writers to show us how, in the world of Mad Men, the very qualities that define a real go-getting American businessman, here, in this office, with these people, look like vile perversion. To propose that Bob Benson is a spy is, frankly, to dance on Dutch Reagan’s grave. If you suspect Bob, you suspect the backbone of American commerce. If you suspect Bob, you suspect opportunity itself.
to:fb  madmen  bob  advertising 
june 2013 by deusx
Microsoft Borrows Palm's Advertising for Windows Phone 7 Series
"Did you see those great ads pushed out the other day from Palm? It looks like Microsoft, who forgot to borrow copy & paste or multi-tasking, has the same ad team or at least the same great idea. Now it’s time for Palm to creatively borrow a few elements from the Microsoft ad. How about adding a few different demographics and have the people in the ads carrying webOS phones."
palm  microsoft  mobile  advertising  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
GEICO | GEICO Ringtones - Download free ringtones to your phone
"Envious of the Gecko's boss? You've seen the commercial, now you can have his "worst" ringtone, a snappy sounding ringity-ding-ding-dingy-dong, on your phone. Download the ringtone below.

ringtones  geico  funny  advertising  commercials  from delicious
february 2010 by deusx
This is why it's worth learning about advertising, by Rory Marinich
"The product is, simply put, a magical screen that can do anything you ever want it to, no matter what that is.

Here you go. It’s five hundred dollars. If you pay me that, I will give you this magical thing that can do anything. You don’t have to read a manual. It will do anything, and it will do it right now, out of the box.

Other companies are selling computers. Apple’s selling magic. Which one would you rather have?"
ipad  apple  advertising  psychology  analysis  marketing  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
BBDO Detroit to close in January | | The Detroit News
Wow. I totally missed this. "About 485 employees of BBDO Detroit have been given notice the office will close Jan. 26 because Chrysler Group LLC has not negotiated continued contracts with the longtime advertising agency."
bbdo  detroit  advertising  chrysler  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
The quirky genius of the Dos Equis ad campaign. - By Seth Stevenson - Slate Magazine
"This Dos Equis campaign features wonderful visual details. The production team clearly took glee in meshing vintage film stocks with unexpected locations and absurd endeavors. My favorite moment is the sight of our tuxedoed hero leading a moonlight expedition through a rocky canyon—flanked by elegant women in evening gowns, a military officer in full dress regalia, and a slightly befuddled fellow wearing a fez. We're left to guess at the precise combination of events that led to this scenario. I like to imagine it's an impromptu escape from a hijacked ocean liner."
via:missadroit  awesome  dosequis  beer  advertising  marketing 
may 2009 by deusx
Burger King Has Dropped Their Wallet | So Good
"It appears that in the last few days, there are a handful of bloggers who, by finding wallets on the ground, have unwittingly stumbled across the latest under-the-radar Burger King promotion. The fast food chain has dispensed agents across major U.S. cities (indications are it’s just been Chicago and Orlando so far ) to “lose” wallets. However, when unsuspecting passersby find these wallets and open them, they discover an interesting message"
burgerking  marketing  funny  lost  wallets  advertising  viral 
november 2008 by deusx
Hear Voices? It May Be an Ad - Advertising Age - News
"How soon will it be until in addition to the do-not-call list, we'll have a 'do not beam commercial messages into my head' list?"
sound  audio  marketing  advertising  noisepollution 
december 2007 by deusx
Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript
"This post is going to dig deep in Beacon and see what makes it tick from a purely technical perspective"
facebook  beacons  webdev  marketing  advertising 
november 2007 by deusx
Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk getting in-game ad treatment - Joystiq
"They'll have a real tough time serving ads to me when I pull the network cable."
gaming  advertising  gh3  guitarhero 
november 2007 by deusx
Why FireFox is Blocked
"The Mozilla Foundation and its Commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation, has allowed and endorsed Ad Block Plus, a plug-in that blocks advertisement on web sites and also prevents site owners from blocking people using it."
firefox  webdev  crazypants  advertising 
august 2007 by deusx
How Ads Really Work: Superfans and Noobs | fortuitous
"If you've got a site/service that is ad-supported but also has some membership, do your best users a favor and think about turning off ads (I'm looking at you Facebook and LinkedIn). It's likely to make a small dent in your bottom line but will pay off w
advertising  webdev  metablogging 
june 2007 by deusx
The fine art of making a point - Los Angeles Times
"'Human directionals' -- those guys spinning advertising arrows -- can cost $60 an hour. Some of their best moves are filed in the patent office."
whoa  nifty  advertising  humandirectionals  odd  marketing 
may 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Orville Redenbacher is back from the Dead
"Digital recreation of Popcorn founder who passed away in 1995. Orville Redenbacher now once again can pitch the most perfect popping corn!"
horror  popcorn  orvilleredenbacher  advertising  video 
april 2007 by deusx
Printable Cold Sores
"Printable cold sores allow us to take action! Bring these people back down to our level, and tell advertisers that you don't agree with their message."
odd  coldsores  advertising  culturejamming  diy 
march 2007 by deusx
"Advertising is the mindless vandalism of the Fortune 500."
marketing  advertising  grafitti 
january 2007 by deusx
bits bytes pixels & sprites ? Archives ? BMW rips off N64 kid
"Think the kid got paid? Or did they just rip it off youtube and use it?"
n64  nintendo  gaming  video  advertising  bmw  automotive 
december 2006 by deusx
Wired 14.12: Commercial Break
"In a risky experiment, Chevrolet asked Web users to make their own video spots for the Tahoe. A case study in customer generated advertising."
chevy  campbellewald  detroit  advertising  marketing 
november 2006 by deusx
The most confusing ad on television. - By Seth Stevenson - Slate Magazine
"I admit that, even as I write, a select group of you is no doubt waking (or is it wanking?) to the charms of Erin Esurance."
funny  odd  esurance  advertising 
november 2006 by deusx
YouTube - Going to Work for SUBWAY: Part 1
Remember kids: Viral doesn't mean good. Mocking and derision are viral vectors. And sometimes, there is a such thing as bad publicity.
advertising  video  viral 
august 2006 by deusx
Folgers - Happy Mornings - 'boards - Screening Room
"Steve Ayson's latest for Folgers. We're as speechless as you are."
coffee  crazy  video  advertising  folgers 
june 2006 by deusx
Mind Hacks: Is Morgellons a marketing campaign?
"there are rumours that the whole thing is a viral marketing campaign for the upcoming Philip K. Dick movie A Scanner Darkly "
rumors  advertising  morgellons  weird 
may 2006 by deusx
lj_biz: Punching the monkey...
"The thing people have been trying to beat into my head lately is that some users don't mind ads."
advertising  metablogging  livejournal 
march 2006 by deusx
IFILM - TV Clips: Mastercard: MacGyver -
"MacGyver is back and armed with an air freshener, a tube sock, paper clips, rubber bands and a few other odds and ends." Pretty nifty, this.
video  superbowl  advertising  commercials  nifty 
february 2006 by deusx
The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas - Sometimes, the commercials are worth it
"There was a MacGyver MasterCard commercial on the Super Bowl right now."
superbowl  commercials  advertising  macgyver 
february 2006 by deusx
A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target - New York Times
"Advertisers and media and technology companies, mindful that young consumers have migrated away from the traditional carriers of their messages, have begun to find new ways to reach them."
advertising  media  future 
january 2006 by deusx
Charlie's Diary - On the attention economy
"Ban the advertising industry. Ban it now, before it's too late."
advertising  spam  future  attention 
january 2006 by deusx
Terry Heaton's Pomo blog
"To create snowballs, we need to unbundle our mass media products and send the pieces on their merry way."
media  advertising  web 
november 2005 by deusx
Three Minds @ Organic: Poster Child / Future Omen
"I am your most difficult target audience to reach. I not only proactively chose my content, I actively avoid your advertising and have the technology and mind-set to do so."
future  media  advertising 
august 2005 by deusx
Zen of Design»Blog Archive » How To Make In-Game Ads Work
"Encourage your partners to make the ads destructable." Although, I'd really rather have the option to pay a little more to get rid of the ads. That, or play for free.
gaming  advertising 
august 2005 by deusx
The Onion | Our Global Food-Service Enterprise Is Totally Down For Your Awesome Subculture
"Take our Doritos-brand Nacho Cheesier chips, for example. They are ghetto fabulous."
funny  food  advertising 
august 2005 by deusx
How to shift an automobile marketing campaign into high gear using flash mobs: Corante > Corante New York >
"The Ford Fusion Web site is also building buzz with a collaborative photo-sharing page and a viral e-mail marketing campaign."
automotive  advertising  flash 
july 2005 by deusx
PRESS RELEASE OSTG Launches Integrated, Customized Marketing Solutions to Maximize Advertiser ROI
"Integrated into site navigation and/or editorial content, these programs enable vendors to showcase products, services or brands in easy-to-manage vehicles reaching a highly desirable IT-focused audience." Hurr.. bye bye, Slashdot.
slashdot  advertising 
june 2005 by deusx
[IP] The Chaos Scenario
"What happens if the old advertising model collapses before the brave new world is fully prepared? Bob Garfield's answer: Chaos."
media  advertising 
april 2005 by deusx (video/quicktime Object)
"Alright, Janice!" Old SmartBeep blind date commercial.
advertising  commercials 
november 2004 by deusx
dr fun: The future of advertising
"Nanotechnology, genetically-modified food, and unscrupulous marketers create a proliferation of disgusting 'poop-out' ads." I absolutely love Dr. Fun. This seems like Dr. Fun dipped into Transmetropolitan for a bit, though
advertising  comics  funny 
september 2004 by deusx
The New York Times > Technology > Warner's Tryst With Bloggers Hits Sour Note
"...all four of the suspect comments had been posted from the same [IP] address... also the source of two e-mail messages that Ms. Bechtel sent to ... bloggers." Ouch. And yeah, I bet they were all from fan-employees of Warner...
august 2004 by deusx
Feedster Preps Paid RSS Links as Ads Expand
"Feedster Inc. is embracing RSS advertising with plans to add sponsored links into its feeds of search results."
ads  advertising  rss  syndication 
august 2004 by deusx sells their editorial, and the loyalty of their users.
"I feel like I can never trust Fark again." On one hand, er, you trusted them in the first place? On the other hand, this seems pretty scummy even for Fark.
advertising  metablogging  pr 
august 2004 by deusx
Ads That Make You Go Ew
"Who buys hot dogs because they're "girthy"?' Girrrrrthy. Girrrrrrrrrrrthy. Excuse me, I think I've got some vomiting to do.
june 2004 by deusx
Coca-Cola Creates Custom Phone for Promo (Phone Scoop)
"The device, which is shaped like a soda can, includes a specialized GSM cellular phone and a GPS location-tracking device."
advertising  mobile 
may 2004 by deusx
"Human Billboards Prowl Times Square for Toyota"
advertising  odd  weird 
april 2004 by deusx
Reading the consumer mind
The age of neuromarketing has dawned.
advertising  marketing 
february 2004 by deusx

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