Category Archives: advertisting

Media’s Collapsing Advertising Rates Everywhere (but the Internet)

Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the collapsing advertising rates for radio networks prompting the highly leveraged radio nets to ask lenders for renegotiated covenants (since the radio networks are unable to maintain cash levels). Clear Channel, … Continue reading

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Chemistry.com’s Big Gay Blunder

Recently, Chemistry.com ran the following commercial, on various cable networks. I’ve seen it on Discovery, BBC America, History Channel, and Food Network. Now, color me surprised when this ad got pulled fairly quickly.Do women generally like this sort of thing? … Continue reading

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Advertising’s Disdain for the White Male: the Hipster Sneer

You’ve probably seen them, all over Television. No matter what show or channel you’re watching, ads will show up that depict the straight white male as a complete doofus, whom the “cool people” condescendingly tolerate. Often the “cool people” are … Continue reading

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Why Advertising Sucks

Two ads, currently running, demonstrate why Advertising today is just miserable, and a symptom of a creative class in terminal decline. One pushes agendas and messages the audience knows is just not true, and the other is determined to push … Continue reading

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