Monthly Archives: August 2008

Pay-for-Play, the Print Edition

We’ve known for decades that intimacy breeds favorable news reportage—thus debates in the 1970s over journalists fraternizing with government officials—but according to Democracy Now, a new report by PRWeek finds that 20% of the marketing executives surveyed bought ads in return for sympathetic stories in 2008. (Almost half that also bought gifts or paid editors […]

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Is the Ad Porn more Ad Creep?

The interwebs are abuzz with tittering about the video of a pretty young blond woman who sensually sexually licks nearly every phallic object in the hotel room of a chain hotel. You tube has gone so far as to put a warning that the content is “inapropriate for some users” and requires you to sign […]

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World’s Worst Person Decides To Go Into Marketing

Louis Deenan is the World’s Worst Person. He is going into marketing. He says, “I think it’s the career path that will best utilize my networking skills and my ability to think outside the box,” said Deenan, whose smug, gloating tone and shit-eating smile just make you want to punch his goddamn teeth in. “So […]

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“Montauk Monster” is a “Marketing Monster?”

Loren Coleman at Cryptomundo has done something inbetween suggest and imply that the “Montauk Monster” is nothing more than a publicity stunt to sell Snapple’s “Venom” energy drink. He writes The response has been generally good-humored and filled with crypto-intrigue regarding the fact Dr. Pepper/Snapple’s Venom Energy Drink would offer a bounty for the live […]

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