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In a world in which a handful of companies largely control what we see, hear, and buy, how can anyone claim that the consumer is the one in charge? This, says Bob Hoffman – aka The Ad Contrarian – is “one of the inescapable clichés of modern marketing” which “shows a remarkable and frightening lack of understanding about what’s really going on”…
Samsung paid $5.00 a piece for the 1 million copies that will be distributed to Samsung users.
advertising is dying, and therefore any business that depends on advertising to pay the bills is a dead end
Yankelovich, a market research firm, estimates that a person living in a city 30 years ago saw up to 2,000 ad messages a day, compared with up to 5,000 today. About half the 4,110 people surveyed last spring by Yankelovich said they thought marketing and advertising today was out of control.

Anywhere the Eye Can See, It’s Likely to See an Ad - New York Times

Are you sure the future is the promoted tweet?


There’s another thing Facebook is really good at too, and that’s tracking. And by all appearances this phone is good at that too. It’s going to know where you are, who you’re talking to and when, even what apps you’re running. All of which is great for Facebook, because ultimately Facebook wants to know every little thing it can about you so it can get you to click on some ads.

Lance Armstrong Nike Commercial (by jchau)

Lance Armstrong Nike Commercial against doping. 2001

This guy is worse than a fraud, his cynicism lets me speechless.

Special Joy

Special Joy

It’s a free service that’s been focused on building user engagement, et cetera, in hopes of selling that engagement to advertisers. To avoid this problem, avoid mom-and-pop projects that don’t take your money! If every additional user is putting money in the developers’ pockets, then you’re less likely to see the site disappear overnight. If every new user is costing the developers money, and the site is really taking off, then get ready to read about those synergies.

My Country, My Choice (by TheAgendaProject)

The Agenda Project Action Fund presents: “My Country, My Choice”

28 women ask America’s politicians: “If you don’t trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”

From the innovative Ad Your Voice 2012