12 Types of Ads

Apparently, there only 12 types of advertisments, and everything is just a variant. I tend to agree. Just proves my point how advertising is the ultimate in social psuedoscience. This one comes from Slate.com I just like these for the style of ’em. Actually,...

Ironically placed Ads

Both sides of the story See, the trouble with outdoor advertising is that the ad sometimes ends up smack in the center of truly bizarre situation — the kind you couldn’t script if you wanted to. Things happen in cities, and ads happen in cities, so sometimes the...

Top Alcohol Mascots

I can’t believe I’m linking to Modern Drunkard Magazine, but they in fact compiled a list of the greatest alcohol icons throughout history. The article is actually pretty in-depth, giving a bit of history and examples of those same icons. Of course,...

Coke: Top Brand for 2007

Coke? They must be new, I’ve never heard of ’em. It seems we’re always being told who the top brands, companies, cars, and products are. Those superlatives come from a variety of sources, and this time around its The Consumerist who tells us that...

A new low in Spam

click for a larger view This turned up in my inbox today, and I had to draw some attention to it. First off, not a bad looking graphic header, which is a new thing to me. Second, this appears to be Japanese, whom I didn’t realise were in the spam trade — I...