Imagine if you got engaged. Imagine if you waited a loooooong time, like maybe even 10 years, for your wedding. Imagine if, after those 10 years, your would-be lazy-ass husband tells you that the only way he'll actually marry you is if you create a Facebook Group and get a million people to j ... More >>
Back in the day...Myspace, the News Corp.-owned social network of yesterday, will layoff between a third and half of its approximately 1,100 employees, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, again reigniting chatter about the company's epic failure since a 2005 acquisi ... More >>
Coming to you with the latest in bedbug news: Hachette Book Group's three floors at 237 Park Avenue and East 46th Street are infested and undergoing "aggressive treatment" for the bugs on Thursday and Friday while, we presume, the lucky/unlucky Hachette employees "work from home" or "go to th ... More >>
Good Monday morning, New York City! In case you thought the world couldn't get any worse, some poor soul has lost something very dear to them, and what do you do when you lose something in New York? Two things: you can resign yourself to the fact that it is Lost and Gone Forever -- like your innocen ... More >>
David Perez, Now on DemandDavid Perez, who we told you about last week, wanted to go to the Advertising Festival in Cannes, and his employer, ad firm Leo Burnett, agreed to send him under one condition: He must do whatever people on Twitter tell him to do for a five days.
Are you familiar with this Bros Icing Bros frenzy? It's a fad, game, and form of "fun" urban terrorism that involves you, every "bro" you know, and The Most Disgusting Malt Liquor Beverage on Earth, Smirnoff Ice. It works like this: You challenge your friends to drink it by "surprising" them ... More >>
Have you heard about Bros Icing Bros? Here's the short version: It's a mercenary street sabotage game involving the Worst Malt Liquor Drink on the Planet -- Smirnoff Ice -- and your friends, who, when challenged, are forced to drink it, lest they not partake in the festivities of the day. And ... More >>
After the New York Times linked to our piece about Bros Icing Bros - a game/form of urban sabotage involving the worst malt liquor drink on the planet that is not, as far as anyone can tell, a viral marketing campaign - we'd figured that the worst of it had been pushed through relatively earl ... More >>
Isn't it just the worst when you have to pay more for something you already pay too much for? Ticketing and promotions monopoly Ticketmaster/Live Nation is, via the LA Times - who headlined their piece "The marriage of Ticketmaster and Live Nation: Say hello to the $400 ticket?" - considering ... More >>
This incredible video details how hamburgers are prepped by stylist Jennifer Eustock for TV commercials. The process involves gluing sesame seeds, branding the patty, and propping up the lettuce with straight pins. After you see this, you'll know why your Big Mac and Whopper can't measure up to thei ... More >>
When big food meets big technology, disturbing things can happen -- especially when it's their marketing departments that are joining forces. And especially when they're doing so in Japan. Burger King and Microsoft have partnered for a campaign called "Windows 7 Whopper." The fast food chain ... More >>
It looks like the writers of AMC's Mad Men have learned their lesson following the first season's inaccurate portrayal of Fielding beer, which eagle-eyed viewers noticed did not exist at the time during which the show was set. This season, the fictional Sterling Cooper ad agency lands a new ... More >>
Pride Week, already? We have to thank the Times for pointing out the OutHistory site and its latest historical findings on the Stonewall Riot -- including the first confirmed name of a female arrested in the fracas (Marilyn Fowler), and a record of a Stonewall biting ("Biting has not earlier been do ... More >>
We thought we were seeing an awful lot of Poetry in Motions on the subways lately, and now the Times tells us that Titan Worldwide has failed to meet its $7.5 million target for selling ad space on New York's subways, buses and commuter trains. Another vendor, CBS Outdoor, says it has had no problem ... More >>
As Mario Cuomo famously said, when New York Post publisher Rupert Murdoch likes a politician, he lets you know it.
Back in 1982 when Cuomo was campaigning against Post favorite Ed Koch for the Democratic gubernatorial nod, he griped that when normal papers endorse a candidate "you get one column ... More >>