Why People Love Car Ads

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When you think of car advertisements, what comes to mind? Closed course driving while avoiding pylons? Ambient music playing as a sleek sedan snakes through the city at night? Or an overweight man standing on a car lot, shouting prices at no one, while a big inflatable animal floats behind him? No matter what type […]

Triodos Tries Something New

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Every sane person knows that banks are evil. These supposed “financial” institutions “micromanage” our “portfolios” and “invest” our “wealth” in “funds.” I’m richer than I think? Puh-lease. There are very few happy surprises during a trip to the bank. I find out a lot about my finances. But never that I’m richer. But one bank […]

Why Research Is A Must

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Siri is not a botanist. And if she fancies herself one, she has a lot to learn. In the Apple Iphone 4s(nafu) print ad, Siri made a pretty big mistake when the pictured hand model asked what poison oak looked like. And then Siri, the all-knowing sage that she is, GETS THE ANSWER WRONG! Now, […]

Can Crest Go Viral?

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What makes a video go viral? Humour? Humiliation? Star power? It seems that the answer is all of the above. Take, for example, Natalie Portman rapping in a Saturday Night Live Digital Short. Or there are the videos of people that were probably meant to remain private and have now become public fodder. Think something […]

Copy Cats & Big Dogs

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A small time book has shot to the 48thspot on Amazon.com’s best-selling list. And, it’s mostly due to its cover. I know, I know. Never judge a book this way. But there is controversy around this cover, and so people are curious. Here’s why… The book is written by Patrick Wensink, a Kentucky-based author, and […]