It’s hard to remember why I was silent. Maybe, like some of the women only now reporting they were raped by Bill Cosby decades ago, I was afraid I wouldn’t be believed....more
Posts Tagged: advertising
If you are a white man, your Internet is different than other internets.
A comprehensive history of the reviled banner ad.
Facebook is changing journalism. Like you already didn’t know that....more
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire isn’t native advertising for Sparkling ICE and Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey… but a brand manager can dream.
Do video games undermine empathy? Or are they just a comfortable scapegoat for a violent culture?
Scientists search for an evolutionary reason for art. Spoiler alert: The answer is men and sex....more
As we watched the stick, scantily clad models parade onscreen for public consumption, my daughter turned to me, her face tight with disgust, and asked, “Why would women do that?”...more
“We see your picture of Harry Connick Jr. standing near yarn/Tommy Lee Jones using a kleenex/insert-your-weird-pitch-here, and we raise you a picture of Wil Wheaton collating paper.”
Accidental and intentional reply-alls. “Fucking bitch” name-calling. This email exchange between The Bloggess and a PR firm should not be missed....more
So a decade ago, hack advertisers needed to make everything cyber-this and i-that. Fifty years ago, everyone was selling a Space-whatsit, and a hundred years ago it was all radium-whatever. Radium Razor Blades! (I’m serious.) But let’s say it’s 1848: now how do you make yourself the product of the future?...more
I’m not exactly an insider here at The Rumpus. I’m not really an outsider either. I’m the Sunday editor....more
“Studying the humanities improves your ability to read and write. No matter what you do in life, you will have a huge advantage if you can read a paragraph and discern its meaning (a rarer talent than you might suppose)…
“Studying the humanities will give you a wealth of analogies....more