In its Upside ad parody of Cadillac’s Poolside ad, Ford shows it understands there’s more to life than stuff. I like it! Hat tip: Dave Winer.
Facebook will soon have targeted ads in your news stream. Why do I make this baseless claim? Allow me to direct your attention: Facebook has proposed an updated Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that bans sponsored status updates. That indicates two things: Facebook is contemplating commercial messages in the news stream. Facebook doesn’t want the… Continue reading Facebook to Sell Targeted Ads in Your News Stream
The Dove Campaign strives “to make real change in the way women and young girls perceive and embrace beauty.” The campaign’s most recent viral video, Onslaught, depicts the “beauty” advertising that young girls face while developing their self images. Exhibit A: the ads by Axe. However, Dove and Axe are owned by the same company… Continue reading Dove Campaign v. Axe
Blogan.net was looking cluttered so I made a few changes: No more ads. The money I was making (not much) wasn’t worth the visual distraction. They’ll probably come back later, but they’re gone for now. No more Snap Shots preview. Josh Bancroft gave me a week before I tired of them. it took about four.… Continue reading Clutter Begone
Dove released the video “Onslaught” in their Campaign for Real Beauty. Having three daughters, girls’ self image is important an important issue at our home. Although I agree with Dove’s encouraging parents to talk to girls before they are exposed to advertising, “Onslaught” depicts such an overwhelming “beauty” culture that talking could be worthless. I… Continue reading Dove Onslaught
I have a MySpace account. As my tagline says, I’m “increasing the average age on MySpace.” I don’t have a lot of MySpace friends, but it’s one more way to watch my kids online. Yeah, I know, they could be sending messages that I would never see… I’ve always hated the True.com dating service ads.… Continue reading MySpace Without True.com Ads
My brother is a PayPerPost blogger. I looked at it but couldn’t join because I have blogging gaps longer than PPP allows. Photo Matt writes and his commenters continue on the ethics and economics of blog advertising.
Sometimes, I think the Army gets it. One example is their new ad campaign, “Army Strong.” This is an ad that must have been created for new media. (The Army’s not going to buy time on TV to run a 2:34 minute ad.) YouTube is hosting it for free. The military is attempting to shut… Continue reading Army Strong without milblogs?