Posts Tagged: advertising

Womanly Arts

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This is the hearth. This is the knot. This is home. The woman bent over a sewing machine, the steady hum of the motor, the needle rising and sinking. ...more

FUNNY WOMEN #147: Marketing Roundtable at Skinny Cow

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But is this implying enough that thin is the final message? I'm not sure. Sexy, we've nailed. But how do we make it clear thin is the goal? ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Andi Zeisler

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Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch and author of the new book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrl to CoverGirl, discusses capitalism, breast implants, pop culture, and feminism. ...more

Paper Trumpets #30: Feeling Disconnected From Nature

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[T]he finding, cutting, and pasting process constantly offers me new perspectives on how I see the world around me. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Brodawg Branding

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Behold: the “Cool Girl” of commercials. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: On Madness and Mad Men

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In my eight years as a Mad Men fan, the series has repeatedly prompted me to reflect on parenting. ...more

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

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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