Tag: advertising

  • Serena Williams is Crazy

    Serena Williams is Crazy

    Serena Williams is crazy. . . in a good way.

  • Super Bowl 53 – the ads

    Super Bowl 53 – the ads

    Super Bowl 53 – about those ads

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams

    Nike debuted a video of Richard Williams coaching his then 9-year-old daughter Serena Williams. The commercial juxtaposes the images of Richard crouched next to a tiny Serena as he says, “This is you in the U.S. Open.” – The Root Then there is this clip from an interview when she was 14-years-old when her father […]

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign ad

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked everyone last night with her huge upset the in New York’s 14th congressional district primary. The 28-year-old newcomer unseated Democrat Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent and one of the more powerful old guards of the party. Not only that, headlines screamed, she was a socialist. She was outspent 18-to-1 and Congressman Crowley […]

  • The best political ad anyone’s ever seen

    Lin-Manuel Miranda calls it “the best political ad anyone’s ever seen.” M.J. Hegar’s ad is simply titled, “Doors” I’m sure the Rolling Stones will not mind their Gimmie Shelter riff being used in the background for this campaign.

  • Humanity Star

    Humanity Star

    Rocket Labs, a spaceflight startup based in Los Angeles, secretly stowed away a “disco ball” satellite that has no other purpose than, “to encourage everyone to look up and consider our place in the universe.” The satellite is a “geodesic sphere made from carbon fibre with 65 highly reflective panels. It spins rapidly, reflecting the […]

  • ProAm Used Car Listing

    This is what happens when your boyfriend is a professional director, and you want to sell your used ’96 Honda Accord.

  • Preventing Harry Tuttle

    Preventing Harry Tuttle

    My last post, Democracy’s Soft Underbelly warned how algorithms for content distribution and advertising have been weaponized to alter public opinion. The most disturbing aspect of the affair is there is no public evidence of the ad campaigns so there is literally nothing to talk about. When there is no public record of what ad […]

  • Democracy’s Soft Underbelly

    Democracy’s Soft Underbelly

    journalists digging into ad buying platforms discover the soft underbelly of a democratic free market that was exploited during the election — ian kennedy (@iankennedy) September 15, 2017 Let me explain. It’s now well-documented that outside forces took advantage of social media platforms to spread rumors in order to swing the 2016 presidential election. Journalists […]

  • SmartNews CM with Riho Yoshioka

    SmartNews CM with Riho Yoshioka

    Television markets in Japan are much more centralized than in the United States. Therefore it’s pretty efficient to allocate marketing dollars to old school TV ads (in Japan they are called “CM” as in “commercials”) to give brand lift to online marketing. This month SmartNews dropped a set of short TV spots featuring Riho Yoshioka, […]