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By Michael Mandiberg | Published: February 8, 2010
Is there a word for the irrational and/or rational fear of becoming the target of direct marketers? Advertisaphobia? Adverphobia? Adphobia? Ad-phobia?
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: January 28, 2010
From October 2008… this post was caught in WordPress limbo. I publish it now, well after this NYC microtrend has gone national, if not global. The questions remain the same, the scope has just increased… I’ve noticed a new NYC microtrend of people wearing billowy checkered cotton scarfs around their necks. They remind me distinctly [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: December 2, 2009
It’s funny because it’s true. 2012!! In your face advertising! – watch more funny videos
By kelli | Published: September 4, 2009
Welcome Kelli Anderson, our newest latest on the Anti-Advertising Agency site. Kelli worked on the New York Times Special Edition designing ads for Dr. Zizmor among other things. Welcome Kelli! “For sale” realty signs are a familiar sight in post-real-estate-bubble Williamsburg. It was only a matter of time until some super clever ad exec co-opted [...]
By Steve Lambert | Published: May 17, 2009
Dear Virgin America, This really doesn’t make any sense at all to me. These stencil ads are spray-painted around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. They’re for a Virgin America campaign. I know this because I fly Virgin America. Of course I’m very reluctant to remotely endorse any commerical product on this site, I gotta tell the [...]
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: April 11, 2009
Really? Your name is (Marketer)? Damn, I want to be your Fan!
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: November 3, 2008
Right… so the penguins are loosing their habitat, so what is the solution? DRINK! Denial and commerce: it is the American way.
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: October 2, 2008
Marisa pointed out this hilarious SPAM FAIL. After registering for free tickets to a concert, she was prompted to pay $25… for “xxxxx” spam. Really. Pay for spam. Though it is so badly mangled that it is unclear if they were selling advertising or selling spam. Overall, total spam FAIL
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: September 30, 2008
So this is what the Guerilla Girls have come to? Derivative advertisements for advertisements. Pay SVA 30K+ a year to learn how to be an illegal marketer. Great.
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: September 28, 2008
I know, total cliche’d title. Oh well. I bought carbon offsets on a Continental flight. I particularly like the fact that you could choose your own science… and your own cost… I really wonder about offsetting. For a while I thought of it as a useful costing mechanism. And planting trees is a barely useful [...]
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: September 25, 2008
Um, a picture (of words) is worth a thousand words: Do I even have to explain why this is so retrograde? Oh Facebook. Or, maybe it might work… do pledges work? I know that competition has been shown to work in reducing energy use.
By Michael Mandiberg | Published: September 15, 2008
Tap’dNY bills itself as a New York City bottled water company with a local twist and knack for honesty. We don’t travel the world from Fiji to France seeking water or offer the usual bottled water gimmicks. We work with NYC’s public water system to source the world’s best tasting tap water, purify it through [...]
By Emily Gallagher | Published: August 26, 2008
Olympic ad wrap up: We at the AAA can’t have much of an olympic ad piss party because we were so disgusted by the political and social justice issues surrounding the olympics themselves. We were too busy watching our friends and allies get abused, detained and harassed while most tv viewers drooled over swimmers’ abdominals. [...]
By Anne Elizabeth Moore | Published: August 26, 2008
We’re supposed to have viewed Stephen Colbert’s “Dr. Pepper Interview” with Lucas Conley, author of Obsessive Branding Disorder, as a hilarious detournement on the subject of Conley’s book, our nation’s ever-increasing need for brand mentions. But all I got out of the interview—yes, difficult to parse through all the hilarious jokes about brands, ha ha—was [...]