This month, I will be taking a look at the nonprofits and "for a good cause" marketing techniques. Today, we turn to the the advertising campaigns being used to increase awareness about the bad effects of smoking.
How would you urge people to stop smoking?
Here's my picks for some of the most interesting and effective: read more »
The self-destruct button mobile charm or keychain is the latest product from the creative minds at Strapya World. Release your own stress or create stress for others - how perfect is that? read more »
I could go on for weeks and weeks about all of the promotion and marketing that has been created to build breast cancer awareness. From the Susan G. Komen foundation to the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk to the mammogram reminder messaging, it seems that the groups fighting the cause have thought of everything possible to keep women informed and healthy. read more »
Pedigree has had some amazing outdoor advertising over the past year. read more »
When it comes to toilets, Japan has dealt itself a royal flush! From basic, no nonsense squat toilets to high tech marvels seemingly designed for a mission to Mars, Japan's toilets take care of everybody's business like nobody's business.
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Sex sells. Check out these ads that prove sex really does sell.
You would not believe what they can do with airplanes these days... read more »
The landmark 1956 film "Forbidden Planet" stood head and shoulders above the swamp of sci-fi schlock that oozed out from the paranoid 1950s, and its most memorable star wasn't even human! Now "Robby the Robot" has returned, talking fast, telling the time and taking your spare change! read more »
What better way to market yourself than your business card.
Check out this series of ads for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany.
Vending machines stocked with used schoolgirl panties may be one of the most oft-quoted Japanese urban legends, but do they actually exist? Is there any truth behind the lurid rumors? The answer may surprise, even shock you! read more »
Time and time again, Japan has been handed a ball someone else made and scored a touchdown. From cell phones to toilets to world peace, the Japanese just do it better! read more »
If every burger was an inch or so wide, we would eliminate obesity... or not, because we'd just eat dozens of "Every Burgers" instead! read more »
To promote the much anticipated Titanic Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, life preservers were placed on the statues in the and around the city of Denver, Colorado. read more »
There are few things that are as essentially Japanese as sumo wrestling, which is why the need to pad thinning ranks with foreign sumo wrestlers is a bone in the throats of Japan's cultural traditionalists. read more »
Leave it to the Japanese, the same folks who invented** the transistor radio, to come up with a multitude of ways to miniaturize their lives and save valuable space. "Livin' Large"? Not here, buster! read more »
Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well. read more »
According to Inc.com, and many others in the advertising industry, outdoor campaigns are suddenly cool…again. read more »