Travelling on I81 in central Pennsylvania there are several large, sleazy billboards advertising places to get a "massage." From the billboard, it's hard not to get the impression that you will get more than a massage at the advertised establishment (the billboard gives an address.) What's going on here?
Who is the actor in this Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
I've been approached by a marketing company to see if I would be willing to license one of my songs in a commercial, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
What's the term - I think it's military - for overwhelming an opposing force through sheer quantity of techniques used/people deployed? "Shock and awe" is not the term I'm looking for. [more inside]
Recommendations for books on digital/interactive ad agency production process? [more inside]
I'm producing a customer magazine for a real estate company. One of the many articles they want to create each month is one focusing on a member of staff, in order to provide the "human element". [more inside]
I thought I might try crowdsourcing a bit of knowledge. I have a rather elaborate question about the history of advertising and I'm at a bit of a loss where to even start looking. The short version: what is the history of ads that make no mention of the products? [more inside]
I'm trying to do a social media analysis of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. I would like to compare similar type brands. What do think would be some good brands to compare it to. I'm thinking about HBO or MTV? What do you think? Others? Thanks, Paul
Why do people create and use viruses/spyware/malware? [more inside]
Why do commercials usually show the product killing MOST, but not ALL, of the things it's supposed to kill? [more inside]
How can I find out who invested in certain movies and how much they invested? I am trying to find out where the product placements are coming from in movies. Right now I'm working on Wayne Wang's 'Smoke', but also want to find this kind of information for other films. [more inside]
What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
Which websites use a "buy a day in our calendar to advertise" model? I can think of Unicorn Booty and I Wear Your Shirt, and I vageuly remember one from a few years ago but can't recall now.
Any ideas on where I can find a list or a book detailing corporate corruption of scientific fact for their gain? [more inside]
I want to talk about ethics in marketing from an in-the-field standpoint; I think it's an important conversation that nobody's having. But I'm overthinking myself right out of ever doing it. [more inside]
Explain to me the economics of prostitution advertising in Vegas - specifically the people who stand on the street corners on the strip and hand out cards/books with photos & phone numbers. [more inside]
JobFilter: None of the advertising (boutique) agencies in my city are looking for interns. What are other internships or activities I can do that will build my resume and help me to enter the industry as a creative? [more inside]
I need a large, clean image of the Rozerem print ad with Abraham Lincoln, a beaver and a jump rope. Google has found me some small versions, but they're not good enough. Can you help?
I am an online publisher (have my own site) and want advertisers to advertise. I am pitching to an ad agency who has these accounts. I want to look at a few pitch presentation decks. Any place online where there might be sales presentation to agency powerpoint decks?
Can anyone suggest good examples of ironic/self-referential (e.g. perhaps they acknowledge their own advertising purpose) *print* ads (or perhaps billboards) that also use some kind of popular culture reference (could be movie/music/trend/celebrity/subculture etc.)? [more inside]
Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
Attorneys and patent agents: what kinds of advertising have you found to be the most effective? [more inside]
Where can I find an image of a 1960's-1980's Samsonite ad showing an elephant balancing all four legs on a suitcase, possibly because it is afraid of a mouse? [more inside]
Vanity URL—link to subfolder of brand site, or stand-alone "vanity" site? [more inside]
What form does an advertising campaign proposal take? What items do I need to cover and how should it be presented? [more inside]
How do wealthy people select a financial advisor? Besides word of mouth, which i think is number one no matter what your socioeconomic status is - Do they respond to traditional print and web ads like the rest of us or do they use some other approach? -rich people baffle me.
Viral Marketing Filter: I have seen several billboards locally with messages such as "My Life Is Complicated" and "Molecular Biology is Complicated". They are red with a white oval box in which the first two words are written. The "is complicated" part is written on the red background. Does anyone know what these are about? [more inside]
As an artist or small business owner, how would you feel if someone used your name to keyword their Google AdWords ad? [more inside]
Looking for some good documentaries on advertising, marketing, public relations & consumerism to help teach an undergraduate class! We have a list of possible documentaries already (we will show selected excerpts - not the entire thing) but were wondering if we were missing anything out and what the Hive Mind might suggest! Good "teaching moment" video clip suggestions based on Mad Men and other fictional advertising/marketing/PR/consumerism-themed films and TV shows are also welcome. Or perhaps there are even good relevant scenes from documentaries which are primarily about some other topic. Thanks for any help... it's much appreciated! Full list that we already have compiled inside... [more inside]
Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
I am trying to locate/remember a commercial that is currently airing nationally for a tech product or service. I have seen it around 5 times but I don't want to wait for it to serendipitously pop up again. Help me remember the product that goes a long with the commercial I describe below. (I'm not interested in purchasing the product or anything, I only want to examine the ad.) [more inside]
I need tips on working as a consumer interviewer/survey-taker -- how do you convince people to give 15 minutes of their time to a survey with no incentive other than having their opinions heard? [more inside]
Where should I publicize my weird-ass music? [more inside]
Help us reel in the green! (How does one monetize video content?) [more inside]
What are some creative ways to spread the word about my business? I am a private golf instructor serving a VIP clientèle. Don't know how to reach the people who actually have money.
I am really confused and need help. My job is in the online advertising world as a product marketing manager. New job position. The problem is that my knowledge of online advertising is low although I have worked in this field for 4 years. I am looking for classes/courses/online resources that would help. Books would be great for both online advertising (Display not search) and on product marketing Please dont suggest googling or the usuals -I know all of those. I am looking for something like Laredo online training. Please help, I may lose my job soon because of this.
Some career advice needed, specifically as relates to the intersection of advertising/marketing, interactive, and art direction. (long) [more inside]
WebContentAndAdvertisingFilter: How do large content sites generate more page views to fulfill ad requirements? You're running a huge web site. You're running low on promised page views to a certain advertiser, and you certainly don't want to give the $$ back. What do you do to generate more, but still good quality, page views? [more inside]
Seeking a web ad management solution that doesn't suck. [more inside]
TheGlitz&GlamourOfHollywoodFILTER: I’m part of a small start-up that films celebrity interviews and slaps sponsor’s logos on them. Well, in theory, anyway. Up till now, we haven’t had any sponsors. Now we’ve finally gotten our foot wedged into an advertiser’s door, but we don’t know how much to charge! [more inside]
A decadent chocolate cake you won't regret? Help me find examples of choice and regret in popular/mainstream media, including advertising/marketing, but also on the magazine stand, in sitcoms, etc. [more inside]
I am asking this on behalf of my son. He has set up a Facebook Group titled something like, "If a million people join this group, it will help me go to college." His idea is, once he has a lot of people in the group, he'll have a URL set up with ads on it, which he can tell his group to click on. His question is: what's the next step? He doesn't have a bank account yet, he's not sure how best to stake out a URL, how to parlay clicks into his college fund, or if there are other, more effective ways to implement this. And I am of little to no help; what steps can I take to help him?
I need to keep on top of the advertising/marketing zeitgeist. Which blogs and online resources should I be reading? [more inside]
How do advertisers manipulate people? [more inside]
This new orange box keeps turning up in my skype window, and it is annoying! I can't find any option to get rid of it forever; have you gotten rid of it? This has only started in the last few days. I have not upgraded Skype (126.96.36.199).
Looking for a good creative advertising/marketing headhunter or recruiter in the NYC area, any recommendations? [more inside]
How do you market a new blog? [more inside]
How does a new graphic design grad get the attention of an ad agency? [more inside]
This question is for ad critics, fashionistas, New Yorker readers, and photo experts who like to declare "'Shopped!": What is UP with the Fairchild Fashion Group ad on page 9 of the April 12 New Yorker? [more inside]
How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]