Yeah, it’s an easy target …but the cumulative effect is very funny.
Holy sh!t. Did you see that interstitial? That was dope. Refresh, refresh!!
Yes! Charles Stross speaks the unspeakable: that advertising is fundamentally “wrong”.
He’s right, y’know.
A great article from David with some concrete proposals for media companies.
By the way, how nice is David’s new responsive design? Very nice. Very nice indeed.
As if you needed another reason why QR codes are shit ..are you certain you’ve proofed it?
Photographs showing the “before” and “after” of São Paulo’s astonishing Clean City act banning all outdoor advertising.
Some more thoughts on the challenges of combining advertising with responsive design.
A great in-depth look at the tricky problem of advertising in responsive design from Mark.
Clay Shirky takes a long hard look at the present (and future) of newspapers and—more important—of journalism. A good read.
Superb in-depth analysis of Ryanair’s website dark patterns and nasty brand strategy.
I wish I could’ve attended James’s talk at Tools of Change. It sounds like it was great.
If television were honest...
Vintage advertising of science and technology.
Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."
An excellent bookmarklet designed to help you read more easily on the web (by hiding all that filthy, filthy advertising).
More clever meta web marketing.
There is now a dedicated Monty Python channel on YouTube, all legit like. Hurrah!
Nintendo break the third wall to advertise Wario Land.
A brilliant piece of mindhacking for a good cause. Take the test for yourself and see if you can figure out where it's all leading.
Andy Baio does a nice bit of investigative journalism in exposing the social network spammer hired by The Times. The internet treats crass marketing as damage and routes around it.
Ben Brown outlines the reasons why he left Facebook: "I think it is important to note that Facebook, though they claim to be a tool for staying connected, is actually a software tool designed *primarily* to deliver marketing messages to its audience."
A very cute bit of e-commerce chicanery.
Facebook's Misrepresentation of Beacon's Threat to Privacy: Tracking users who opt out or are not logged in. - CA Security Advisor Research Blog - CA
An excellent piece of research that shows how Facebook affiliates' cross-site scripting (Beacon) sends information back to the mothership regardless of whether the user has opted out.
Here's one for Matt and Cindy: Buckley's truth in advertising.
Context is everything, as this collection of unfortunate juxtapositions shows.
I have no idea.
"£5000 in £10 and £20 notes were individually dropped around the streets of London with a removable sticker." Clever.
Superb blood donor video. Which reminds me...
All those ambent background movie clips and adverts in Children of Men. There's a lot of attention to detail here.
Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, and Beth Orton get together to dance about architecture.
Design review by Jay Small.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Starbucks employ a creative bit of viral marketing: coffee cups glued to car roofs.
An extensive collection of adverts that somehow don't seem as annoying when gathered together like this. You could spend hours here.