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How Tinder Could Take Back the White House - The New York Times
"If the user planned to vote for another progressive party, the bot asked if he or she would consider a tactical vote to beat the Tories, voting for the progressive party most likely to beat the Conservatives in their area."
politics  software  illusions  camrad 
june 2017 by kevan
Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
"The first contains the more scripted bits of salesmanship, which, in CallAssistant technology, are mapped to the number keys. The second set of sounds are the little conversational asides that help make the conversation feel more natural. Hit 'L,' for example, and the voice laughs. Hit the equals sign, and the voice says, 'Exactly.'"
advertising  illusions  sound  camrad  via:danielle 
december 2013 by kevan
This Recycling Bin Is Stalking You - Siraj Datoo - The Atlantic Cities
"The bins record a unique identification number, known as a MAC address, for any nearby phones and other devices that have Wi-Fi turned on. That allows Renew to identify if the person walking by is the same one from yesterday, even her specific route down the street and how fast she is walking."
advertising  surveillance  camrad  phones 
august 2013 by kevan
In London, Kellogg's Swaps Snacks For Tweets To #tweetshop | Global News - Advertising Age
"Kellogg's is bridging the gap between social currency and real-life money by letting customers at a central London pop-up store pay for Special K Cracker Crisps with a tweet."
food  advertising  twitter  camrad  via:josh 
september 2012 by kevan
How Companies Learn Your Secrets - NYTimes.com
"Take a fictional Target shopper named Jenny Ward, who is 23, lives in Atlanta and in March bought cocoa-butter lotion, a purse large enough to double as a diaper bag, zinc and magnesium supplements and a bright blue rug. There’s, say, an 87 percent chance that she’s pregnant and that her delivery date is sometime in late August."
advertising  secrets  camrad  via:blech 
february 2012 by kevan
TripAdvisor censured over ‘trusted reviews’ - FT.com
"The ASA has banned TripAdvisor UK from claiming or implying that “all the reviews that appeared on the website were from real travellers, or were honest, real or trusted” on its UK site."
travel  lies  advertising  camrad 
february 2012 by kevan
BBC News - Product placement ban on British TV lifted
"Under Ofcom regulations, broadcasters must inform viewers by displaying the letter 'P' for three seconds at the start and end of a programme that contains product placement."
advertising  television  camrad 
february 2011 by kevan
Cinema advertising tricks from the 1920s | Hide&Seek - Inventing new kinds of play
"Have facsimile of legal subpoena printed, summoning the public to attend the attraction. [...] 'And for failure to attend you will be guilty of not witnessing a tense drama that will entrance you with the remarkable acting.'"
advertising  history  camrad  via:holly 
september 2010 by kevan
Spillway: Air Rage
"I [saw] the back of a cluster of flatscreens attached to a pillar. Thinking 'Aha, flight information', I walked around to see the screens - and they were all ads. They were all ads on the next pillar as well."
architecture  fonts  travel  design  camrad  via:blech 
june 2010 by kevan
Researchers develop “HoneyBot”, Social Engineer IRC Users automatically | IRC-Junkie.org – IRC News
Terrifying prototype IRC spambot that talks to two people at once, getting its half of the conversation from the other person and, after a while, dropping its own links into the dialogue. "To make the users talk about a certain topic, Honeybot can insert probing questions into the conversation." TinyURL links were the most commonly clicked.
spam  illusions  camrad  via:zarba 
june 2010 by kevan
Woman Sues Toyota Over 'Terrifying' Prank
An unclear-consent Toyota email campaign backfires. "Duick claims she had difficulty eating, sleeping and going to work during March and April of last year after she received e-mails for five days from a fictitious man [who] said he was on the run from the law, knew her and where she lived, and was coming to her home to hide from the police."
delusions  law  advertising  email  camrad  via:holly 
october 2009 by kevan
The new rules of viral marketing - Brand Republic News - Brand Republic
ASA ruling on the 'Shifty' hoax email ad. "Guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) stresses that the customer who passes a friend's details to the advertiser must confirm that they obtained the friend's consent."
advertising  lies  camrad  spam  via:qwghlm 
june 2009 by kevan
'Drugs' email banned by ad watchdog | Media | guardian.co.uk
"An email marketing campaign for the British film Shifty that encouraged people to 'stitch up a mate' by making them think they were being investigated by police for drugs offences has been banned by the advertising regulator."
advertising  lies  camrad  drugs  films  email 
may 2009 by kevan
Online Age Quiz Is a Window for Drug Makers - NYTimes.com
"The drug companies can even use [the 'what's your real age?' quiz] answers to find people who show symptoms of a disease - and begin sending them messages about it even before the people have received a diagnosis from their doctors."
drugs  medicine  advertising  email  camrad  via:waxy 
april 2009 by kevan
US advertising: McMorning Las Vegas, here's the news | Media | The Guardian
"The presenters conspicuously do not drink from the cups, which is just as well - the cups contain a bogus fluid and fake ice to prevent the cubes melting."
news  advertising  camrad 
july 2008 by kevan
Patrick Barkham on Labour's decline in Stoke-on-Trent | Politics | The Guardian
"[The BNP] campaign in a way that none of us recognise. People arrive in pubs, lean at the bar, buy a few drinks, say they are doing some contract work in town, become very matey and then tell people these rumours."
politics  society  lies  camrad 
may 2008 by kevan
Linkbait at any Cost? - CopyWrite
"If producing highly successful linkbait requires nothing more than fabricating a salacious news story, then online marketing presents a serious danger to the integrity of online news."
news  hoaxes  camrad  via:waxy 
may 2008 by kevan
Is Online Marketing Making Kids Obese?
"Kentucky Fried Chicken used a high-pitched Mosquito tone, [audible] only to those with extremely undamaged hearing such as children, in its television ad." During the line they wanted kids to pay attention to, which they then pitched as a 'competition'.
advertising  camrad  food  sound  ears 
march 2008 by kevan
Radio 1 pulls 'promotional' track for brand of hair gel | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
"Style, Attract Play is the slogan for the hair product range Shockwaves. Honeyshot was created by the advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi as a pop group that can be bought "off the shelf" by companies to covertly promote their brands."
advertising  camrad  hair 
may 2007 by kevan
Kable - Data sales for tax cuts - 3 October 2006
"Such use of the data gathered through the E+ cards, previously known as Edge smartcards, would be voluntary for residents - but for those who did not wish to take part, 'it will be £1,400 for a band D,' Bettison said."
surveillance  politics  money  advertising  camrad  via:plasticbag 
october 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Postman who fought junk mail loses round
"Mr Annies was disciplined after Royal Mail bosses discovered he had delivered his own leaflet to houses on his south Wales round highlighting a little-known opt-out clause which can stop unwanted mailshots."
advertising  camrad  paper  business 
september 2006 by kevan
The Escapist - "I'm Evil" - Confessions of an Online Guerilla Marketer
A slightly made-up-sounding interview. "I always have several accounts. [...] If several people are talking about a certain 'something special' and how awesome it is, it seems more popular than it really might be."
camrad  advertising  interviews  web  lies  illusions 
september 2006 by kevan
Marketing Post »Beta» Pazarlama Hakkında her sey
Small cockroach-shaped flyers for a pest control company, to be pushed under doors. "See how easy it is to get into your house?"
advertising  insects  camrad  via:hoaxes 
july 2006 by kevan
Telegraph | News | Actors play happy families to sell homes
Hiring actors to portray scripted, utopian families in Californian show homes. "Normally, the 'guests' will find themselves gatecrashing an uplifting family occasion, such as the baking of a birthday cake."
advertising  children  psychology  camrad  theatre  via:hoaxes 
june 2006 by kevan
Harvard Business Review - Avatar-Based Marketing
"Advertising has always targeted a powerful consumer alter ego: that hip, attractive, incredibly popular person just waiting to emerge (with the help of the advertised product) from an all-too-normal self."
advertising  business  games  mmorpgs  camrad  money 
june 2006 by kevan
Independent > Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'
"The public obviously expects their news reports are going to be based on real reporting and real information. If they are watching an advertisement for a company or a government policy, they need to be told."
news  advertising  politics  lies  camrad 
may 2006 by kevan
Advertising Standards Authority - Most complained about ads of 2005
"The other, in tenth place, is a mailing for Channel Five's programme CSI:NY, which was also deemed distressing in its guise as the dossier of a real-life serial murderer with a penchant for victims bearing the same name as the mailing's recipient."
advertising  television  death  camrad  lies 
april 2006 by kevan
Wired News: Sony Draws Ire With PSP Graffiti
"When asked about the criticism, Smith countered that art is subjective and that both the content and the medium dovetailed with Sony's belief that the PSP is a 'disrupter product' that [... etc]."
advertising  graffiti  cheating  camrad 
january 2006 by kevan
New York Daily News - Drug business prescribes a novel cure for its ills
A drug company denying having commissioned a pulp novel to scare people from buying imports. "Her story concerned a Croatian terrorist cell that uses Canadian Web sites to murder millions of unwitting Americans looking for cut-rate pharmaceuticals."
medicine  advertising  camrad  books  via:zarba 
november 2005 by kevan
The Observer | Tobacco firms' subtle tactics lure smokers to their brand
"These 'installations' [...] created lounge areas by placing comfortable red sofas in front of video screens showing scenes redolent of Wild West 'Marlboro country' to convey the essence of the cigarette brand while circumnavigating sponsorship bans."
advertising  cigarettes  cheating  camrad  via:wmmna 
october 2005 by kevan
Advertising Standards Authority - Online Complaint Form
Submit complaints to the ASA through a simple web form, before the rage leaves you.
advertising  camrad 
april 2005 by kevan
New York Daily News - McHip-hop name-drop
"The fast-food giant is willing to pay rappers $1 to $5 each time songs with the plug hit the radio, according to today's Advertising Age. McDonald's hopes to have its signature sandwich in several songs by summer."
advertising  music  money  camrad  food 
march 2005 by kevan
MediaGuardian.co.uk | Sticking up for fly posters
Degeneratively squawky pro-corporation adspeak. Requires bugmenot.
advertising  cheating  camrad 
july 2004 by kevan
ASA Adjudications: By Code Clause - 23.1
"Advertisers, publishers and owners of other media should ensure that advertisements are designed and presented in such a way that it is clear that they are advertisements."
advertising  cheating  camrad 
may 2004 by kevan
ASA Adjudications: Transport For London 28th May 2003
ASA adjudication on a "live drama" advert in a cinema, where the manager tells an actress in the audience that her boyfriend's dead, prior to a genuine road safety advert. Astonishing.
advertising  theatre  death  lies  camrad 
may 2004 by kevan

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