What's with the onslaught of penis enlargement ads on radio and the less watched cable channels just lately? [more inside]
Billboards around town offer the service of "Any (lab) test." The companies offering the service vary, but they all include the word "lab" in parentheses. Why the consistent parenthetical? The service wouldn't really make sense without the parentheses, would it?
I own a website that targets a certain demographic / niche, how do I get my site in front of ad agencies with campaigns that target this niche? [more inside]
What is the best way to go about advertising locally? [more inside]
Where can I send my friend to look for a job as a graphic designer in or around Springfield, Missouri?
What is the market like for graphic designers around Springfield, MO? [more inside]
Where can I find good online resources for TV, out-of-home and print advertising in the US and particularly Europe/UK? [more inside]
How much does Internet advertising cost? I'm looking to sell some stuff online by advertising on sites like metafilter (through Indiclick, I guess) fark, collagehumor, ebaumsworld, &c. I'm just wondering how much that would cost, and what kind of clickthrough I could expect to get assuming I had a totally sweet ad for something people who visit those sites would be likely to buy. [more inside]
I run a regional music calendar/forum/photo gallery site that works mostly with punk, metal, and indie type bands in Chattanooga, TN. I know my audience really well and evidently Adsense does not and I have the dismal click-through rate to prove it. so why can't I just contact labels, artists, distros, etc. that I know my visitors are interested in directly and work something out? [more inside]
Are there any other companies that have fooled as many people as De Beers? [more inside]
Know of any interesting advertisements? [more inside]
What recourse is available against a restaurant for false advertising? [more inside]
Help me get started as a freelance copywriter. I have one ad under my belt that I created for the company that I work for (I'm not in the marketing department but was lucky enough to lend my talent). The marketing department is now run under a different manager and the opportunity for more is no longer there. The ad appeared on the back cover of several magazines. That's it...one ad for my portfolio. What is the best way to build my portfolio as a writer? How do I gain business and experience with an extremely slim portfolio? Someone once said that I should go back to school and try to build it through projects. This isn't really an option and I'm really not looking for any more education. Any advice is appreciated.
Good books (textbooks?) about art direction? [more inside]
Truth in advertising filter. How can Jeep claim "0% APR financing for 60 Months"? [more inside]
While watching the olympics I've seen a few ads with Visa's new slogan, "Life Takes Visa" and I really like the song playing in the background. It seems like a pop/rock song (with a little classical in there too), though it may have been composed specifically for the commercial. So my question: if you've seen the ad, do you know what song that is? (And where I could get it? - hopefully iTunes)
How shall I attract clients to my new therapy group? [more inside]
What percentage of 800 numbers are sex-chat lines? [more inside]
AdFilter: Help me indentify this advert! [more inside]
Where can I find digitized, downloadable print advertisements that are free for academic purposes? [more inside]
Would adding advertisements to my site generate enough earnings to even bother in the first place? [more inside]
How would I go about licensing hundreds of TV commercials for sale as a repackaged product? [more inside]
How would you go about advertising a product online? [more inside]
How does location-based web advertising work? [more inside]
Where in the world can I find a company that will custom print some pencils for me? I need to get pencils printed with something different on each of the faces. Ideally I would provide a image (either separate for each side, or one with each side detailed out) that would be aligned and printed on the pencil. [more inside]
Seeking contact info for the advertising agency responsible for IBM Middleware's "You VS [Concept]" campaign that has been appearing in glossy business mags lately... [more inside]
Does anyone have a link to (or a copy of) the famous 'Zulu War/Rorke's Drift' pastiche Silk Cut cigarette advert shown in British cinemas in the 1970s?
I'm looking for websites with lots of adverts, or sites that have the most egregious use of online advertising. [more inside]
Has anybody had any success making good business out of an online business such as CafePress? [more inside]
PodcastFilter- My co-worker thinks that podcasting is just a fad and that a year from now this "craze" will have passed. I think she's wrong and have wagered her on it. What independent third party source can we use to measure how wrong she is? [more inside]
Isn't there any way to permanently block delivery of unaddressed junk (USPS) mail? The post office insists on cramming increasingly thick stacks of "Occupant", "Resident", etc mail into the box every day and it's become ridiculous. [more inside]
I want to put rotating banners for ads on a clients website. Kinda like the ones Gawker uses. does anybody know a site that has the software?
I'm running out of free ideas to advertise my computer repair business! I could use some help. [more inside]
What do I need to know about hiring a company to do product photography? [more inside]
Truth in (political) advertising... [more inside]
I'm looking to attract new advertisers for my website but don't have the time to "pound the pavement" searching for them. Does anybody know of any websites that have businesses who are looking to advertise?
Does advertising work? [more inside]
My company's website is interested in selling online advertising in the form of banners (no Google AdWords or similar). We want to target medium-large companies/retailers that complement (not compete for) our product line. [more inside]
What actually did "whiten your teeth while you sleep"? [more inside]
I'm searching online for an old magazine ad featuring the musician Don Was sitting on a porch using his computer. I'd guess the ad is approx 8 years old. Google's not helping. Any ideas?
What's the name of the song in the new tictac commercial, the one where the girl juggles three tictacs with her tongue? [more inside]
How does one get their music used in TV commercials? [more inside]
Recourse Filter: I bought a product from a Canadian company. I realized upon it's arrival that it’s incorrect and was falsely advertised. Discussions with the company haven’t went well at all . Advice and suggestions on the possibility of getting things corrected? [more inside]
I need to design / lay out an ad targeting Native Americans, specifically those considering an MBA. Please help me not offend anyone. [more inside]
What's up with Marlboro's "alternate" logo? [more inside]
A friend of mine has a question about how (and how much) people in so-called third world and developing countries get paid when their images are used in American ad campaigns. [more inside]
Has anyone noticed a link between a megacorp's poor customer service and tons of "smily happy people" clip art on their ads and websites? I've been noticing a strong connection, to the extent that it's a warning flag for me not to do business with them. Am I imagining it or do they all do this?
I recently put Adbrite on my blog. But no advertisers have signed up in one month. I reduced the price every week for a text ad from $30 to $10 per week now for a good location in the sidebar. For 2000+ pageviews per day, is it too much to ask for? Many sites with lesser page views and higher rates are full of Adrite advertisers. What is the secret of making money with Adbrite?
We need to do some online advertising and PR, on a just-above-shoestring budget, directed at people responsible for selling new information technology products. The minimum for a text ad from publishers like Ziff-Davis and CMP's TechWeb seems to be well over $2,000 per insertion. We'd like to spend less than that, so maybe we're looking for more obscure publications.
So I'm getting ready to launch my own family-friendly, general interest, community discussion site, and I'm hoping to generate at least partial support from displaying ads on my site. I poked around a bit on Google's Adsense site, but does anybody know of a good intro/overview/ratings of the various options I may have available to me?
How do you sell ads on a website? [more inside]