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Category Archives: Marketing
The Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, … Continue reading
Jalopnik is by far my favourite car news site! – cPaul Check it out at Jalopnik: https://jalopnik.com/the-history-of-wd-40-is-stranger-than-you-think-and-no-1841585147
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_industry https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267209041_The_Culture_Industry_by_Adorno_Horkheimer_Left-wing_elitist_nonsense
From Cultural Reader – Article Summaries and Reviews in Cultural Studies Simply explained, culture industry is a term used by social thinkers Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to describe how popular culture in the capitalist society functions like an industry in producing standardized products … Continue reading
Santa’s workshops are actually sweatshops. So says a holiday spirit-crushing report out Tuesday uncovering unfair labor practices at Asian toymaking plants where popular brands like Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine, Hot Wheels and others are made so kids can enjoy … Continue reading
Memo to the Public Relations Department Posted by Derek @ Pipeline After seeing a recent in-house promotional brochure, I’d like to issue a brief request on behalf of my fellow researchers. This is addressed to all professional photographers: please, no … Continue reading
Where have all the pirates gone? http://www.secretfunspot.com/pirates.htm It can be said without exaggeration that pirates are loved dearly by everyone. This includes animals. The statement: “all people love pirates more than their own families” is truthful, and without hyperbole. It … Continue reading
Christian ad about Code gets pulled Theatre chain drops spot that was to appear before film Brian Hutchinson | National Post VANCOUVER – A movie house commercial that encourages churchgoers to see and discuss Hollywood thriller The Da Vinci Code … Continue reading
Wal-World Inside the empire of the world’s largest company An excerpt of Tony Bianco’s new book, The Bully of Bentonville (via the Willamette Week online). H. Lee Scott Jr. looks every inch the chief executive of America’s biggest and most … Continue reading
by Kelly Sharp | the Texas Observer Juliet Schor’s latest book, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, represents the culmination of many things: her training as an economist and sociologist, her ongoing analysis of consumer … Continue reading
Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in P.R. Campaign I usually follow the Wal-Mart war with some interest — and came across the following article in yesterday’s NYT: By MICHAEL BARBARO | New York Times Brian Pickrell, a blogger, recently posted a note … Continue reading
Magic Bus! Edmunds.com 1950 GM Futurliner Sells for $4.1 Million SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Meet the world’s most expensive bus. This stunning-looking vehicle has just gone under the hammer at Arizona auction house Barrett-Jackson for a non-mass-transportation price of $4.1 million. … Continue reading
Advertising with Google Maps From the MIT Advertising Lab: Advertisers are slowly discovering the potential of Google Maps, and some, like the Target store shown on the left (more at Google Sightseeing), are even enjoying some unexpected windfall. Poynter Online … Continue reading