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The March of the Marketing Drones

In the graphic, the wanna-be marketers are depicted as faceless, featureless forms in slick clothing that only differs from person to person in color. The marketers in this graphic are all identical. They even carry their business plans in identical little briefcases. [...]

What That Eau Is Really For

A promotion for Staples, the office supply big box store, asks… [...]

Brand Bucket Babble Baubles

What’s in a name? Vuid isn’t a real word, but if it was, it might refer to a vile, viscous fluid. Brand Bucket is selling it for $7495. [...]

Americans Elect Strikes Again with Halloween Spending on the Maine Senate Race

When it was trying to win the support of the American people, the corporation called Americans Elect made a pledge not to support or oppose any political candidate. It was a neutral player in the political system, Americans Elect told us; it was just trying to strengthen democracy. To that end, Americans Elect pledged that [...]

Green Party and Occupy have most educated Facebook Fans (Americans Elect and No Labels the least)

Within the Facebook corporation, there are entire divisions dedicated to the analysis of the connections and communications of users, using unrestricted access to the entire Facebook dataset. If you have a Facebook page for your cause or organization, you can use Facebook Insights to see a far more limited breakdown of information about the people [...]

You Don’t Create A Raging Business Flop Without Making A Few Enemies

This afternoon, Facebook showed me an advertisement from a company bragging that it has the best frozen hog semen in all of America and Asia. That might interest me, if I was a pig farmer. I’m not. [...]

Americans Elect Presidential Candidates Fall Further Away from Easy Ballot Access Threshold

For a serious presidential candidate with real grassroots support, it wouldn’t be that hard to qualify for the Americans Elect presidential ballot. 1,000 signatures in each of 10 states for insiders? Even without a dime, Howard Dean’s supporters could have accomplished that in a day. 5,000 signatures in each of 10 states for outsiders? Ralph [...]

Those Musta Been Some Pretty Active Minutes

It’s amazing what a reed fence, and a brick border, and a potted plant, and a bed of annuals, and a chair, and a bed of crushed gravel, and a set of photography lamps will do.

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728,838 in Fort Worth Raise Their Thumbs in Massive Coordinated Effort

American Family Association’s “One News Now,” December 16 2010:

“Millions of people are good without God,” declare signs on city buses in Ft. Worth, Texas. The signs were purchased by local atheists. In response, two Christian businessmen sponsored ads on vans that follow the buses around the city bearing the message, “I still love [...]

Putting the PR Back in Christmas

Which real meaning of Christmas is Carroll Trosclair talking about? The one in which Christmas is about telling the difference between a toddler’s shoe size and a children’s shoe size while slaying zombies while playing Resident Evil? Toll, the ancient Yuletide Carroll. Toll. [...]

Important Windows Update: Microsoft Invades Your Privacy With a Bing Bar

If you use a computer running Microsoft Windows and you’re like me, you might just click “OK” when you’re presented with software updates to install. Those updates come in fast and furious, and with so many viruses and worms out there it’s a better approach than not installing any updates at all. But for some [...]