Category Archives: Advertising

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Hustler: Porn, Politics, and Progress? Michael Lee Nirenberg in Interview

In People of Shambhala’s latest podcast, we speak with independent movie director Michael Lee Nirenberg about his Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story. The controversial documentary, exploring the curious characters and…

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Power is Inside: Derrick Coleman’s Moving Ad for Duracell

If you’re like me, you loathe those ads that appear before almost every video now on YouTube, and fixate on the five second countdown until the click “Skip Ad” button…

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Black Crown: The Mysterious Elitism of Budweiser’s Beer Ad

Budweiser’s new “Black Crown” beer is for connoisseurs, the chic, and the style conscious. That’s the real message behind a new ad and information campaign by a brand associated with…

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Selling the Guts of Creativity: ABSOLUT’s New Ad Campaign

“[C]hanging things, breaking things, challenging conventions and recreating themselves in order to become something more,” this how ABSOLUT describes the four creatives it has recruited to its latest advertising campaign,…

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Death by Domain: Social Networking Site Chime.in

You may not have heard of Chime.in, but, launched in 2011, this social networking site was presented by its founding company — UberMedia — as a competitor to Facebook and…

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Korean Vogue goes martial arts

The June issue of Korean Vogue went all martial arts, with model Soo Joo Park posing in black and white couture with martial arts belts to match. Used in Japanese and…

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American Apparel back with “Unisexy” wear

In the last quarter of 2012, American Apparel lost a whopping $11.2 million (more than double its actual net income). Even before this, critics had all but written the company off…

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Soul outside: identity, the body, and advertising in the consumer age

“Japanese ad agency Absolute Territory PR has begun paying young women to wear advertising on their legs. The women must be at least 18-years-old, and they must be connected to at…

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Pepsi’s Beyonce ad campaign: some 15 minutes of fame longer than others

Pepsi’s just-launched ad campaign with Beyonce encapsulates the rebranding strategy of the soft drink that has traditionally been seen as number two to Coke. “Consumers are seeking a much greater…