Entries tagged with 'advertising'


This Slate piece is kind of making me want to be a stock photographer, though I know it's becoming increasingly difficult to make a living at it. It's about how Getty Images, the dominant company in the industry, has to...

You don't want to know

Whatever its flaws as a movie, "Cloverfield" seems to make an instructive case study in marketing. Not that I know anything about the subject. But as a consumer it was interesting to observe how I and others reacted to its...

Top of the Rock

I've been noticing during my new commute that train operators often announce my stop as "47th-50th, Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock". This is the observation deck on the 70-story GE building, open to the public since November of 2005....

50 checks the FTSE

This is another ad I've been puzzled by (what can I say, it's been happening a lot lately). In this case I feel more like a sucker for writing about it, because merely by hiring 50 Cent to be...

What you can expect from your lava life

Every time I see this ad on the subway I'm a bit mystified. I got the idea pretty quickly--that by using Lavalife you can expect to find a quick hookup and be happy right now, rather than a good...

we're #1

This will be one of those entries where you realize how incredibly out of touch I am with the mainstream. For a while I've seen subway ads for "Trimspa," the diet product endorsed by Anna Nicole Smith. Apart from the...

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