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 (188.8.131.52).
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]
I’m trying to decide how best to spend my limited advertising budget. [more inside]
I have an idea for a political advertisement that I want to pass along to my party. How do I do that? A letter to the chairman of the party? And how do I make sure that I'm credited in some (non-monetary) fashion? [more inside]
How can I find an entry-level job at an ad agency? How do I get noticed? [more inside]
I want to create something (the details probably aren't really relevant to my question) as a side project that I will sell, using all of the proceeds for charity. Is this something that I can/should advertise, assuming I have not set this up officially with the charity, but am just passing the profits along myself? [more inside]
What are some great low budget, but effective ways of announcing the opening of a new local brick-mortar retail store? [more inside]
How can I get an organization to appear on Google Maps when looking at an area, rather than just when you searched for it? [more inside]
What are the total ad dollars spent on TV advertising in 2009 vs 2008? If it hasn't been really totaled up yet, is there a projection? I'm trying to get a sense of the difference due to the economic problems and general trends away from TV advertising. If you can site a reference, all the better!
How does political cash in a campaign translate to a win? [more inside]
What are good ways to approach advertising agencies? [more inside]
Could someone please bring me up to speed on the following online advertising services and how they work: 24/7 Real Media's Open Ad Stream, DART, and Google AdSense. [more inside]
How do I get involved in copywriting and other creative endeavors in the advertising industry? As someone in the industry, what do you believe is essential for me to learn in order to become successful and happy? What books, blogs, etc. should I be reading? [more inside]
Great text-driven (print) ads from 2009? [more inside]
Do you know of any sites with home page videos introducing new concepts such as the P2 for Wordpress theme? [more inside]
I'm interested in learning about the history of Gold Bond Powder -- who invented it, when, why... that sort of thing. Maybe some images of old bottles or vintage ads, historical documents, whatever. My Googling has turned up surprisingly little for such a well-known product. Any help, hive mind?
I want to create a website and need general and specific guidance. I don't want to give the idea away so the description is a little sketchy. How do I deal with keeping the kids out of the "adult" section? How do I "spread the word"? (to get submissions and readers?; i.e. kickstart) [more inside]
Adult Website Filter: Which payment processor should I use to sell advertising space on my porn website? [more inside]
New to copywriting: what is an 'ad concept' ? [more inside]
Is it common for public schools to directly market fast food to children under the guise of "school spirit"? [more inside]
NYC big ad agency creative director with art background is considering quitting his job to look for another, in this economy. Would really appreciate some advice... [more inside]
How did menthol cigarettes come to control such a large share of African American smokers' cigarette purchases? [quick cites: wikipedia, FDA (via USA Today), Harvard SoPH] [more inside]
How should we pay our web ad rep? [more inside]
CopyWriterFilter 5000: How do copywriters come up with names for products and product lines? [more inside]
What's the most iconic blue-jeans video ad?
Talented, creative, experienced (but mostly non-German-speaking) Canadian digital artist looking for postproduction/retouching work in Berlin. Got any leads or advice for my girlfriend? [more inside]
Hey does anyone remember this IBM commercial from the late 90's or so? [more inside]
Is there a formula related to the statement "What's old becomes new again"? As middle age encroaches, it becomes harder and harder not to see history recycled and repackaged whether fashion, music, etc... [more inside]
I'm looking for a print advertisement for Clinique Happy perfume from the (I think) late 90s. It features a beefy football player and an extraordinarily thin woman holding a cake. Can you direct me to a copy? [more inside]
Help me find this ad: American Express ad in a magazine, early 1990s: a classroom, fifth grade maybe, kids at desks in traditional rows. Books open on desks, maybe a teacher at the blackboard. One little girl's open book shows an American Express card instead of what should be inside the book. The implication is she's daydreaming about what she wants to buy.
Anyone know of a way to set up a Google AdWords account so that ads and keywords can be uploaded in bulk (as a database)? [more inside]
Can any Mefites recommend a reliable sign company in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area? I need to have vinyl lettering (or whatever the sign-person recommends) installed on a plate-glass, storefront window. I would love for the sign to be Dallas City Code-compliant.
Do print ads for bars/restaurants have to blur the labels on the beers they carry in pictures? Our bar is putting out an ad in a magazine and the picture we're planning on using has a lot of the beers we carry in it. Do we have to censor the labels of beers we carry at our bar for the print ad for any reason? [more inside]
How should I go about monetizing my podcast in a legitimate and professional manner? [more inside]
Help me bust these SEM scammers. [more inside]
I'm looking for amusing phrases that could be found on old health tonic/elixir advertisements. They don't have to be real, just funny. Example: "Most beneficial for the humors!"
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced?
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced? [more inside]
What are some examples of Medium-High Traffic websites that have successfully started to make money and how did they do it? [more inside]