Posts Tagged: advertising

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The Rumpus Interview with Andrew Ervin

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Andrew Ervin discusses his debut novel, Burning Down George Orwell’s House, social media and writing, and how video games can serve as a way to understand the post-human world. ...more

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The Rumpus Saturday Essay: Stain

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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

PR Pitches and Bitches

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“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.

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Steaming Mug

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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?

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