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10.27.15

Mark Duffy's Brilliant Photographs of Ireland's Distorted Politicians

His first book features images of political posters disfigured by screws and plastic ties.

3.4.15

The Night My Girlfriend Dissociated and Forgot Who I Was

Because of her dissociative identity disorder, I was a stranger in the eyes of the woman I loved.

4.8.14

Social Media Dipshits: Stop Treating Us Like Fuckwits

And stop calling yourselves "social media snipers," "digital Sinatras," "digital inventionists," "technology whisperers," "content kings," "brand activators," "brand pollinators," and "change agents" (all terms pulled from actual Twitter bios of social...

3.31.14

Here are Some of the Best Ads of 2014

Here are some ads that did not make me want to poke out my eyes with a Dixie® knife.

3.3.14

American Car Ads Are an Embarrassment

During the Oscars last night, Cadillac aired its controversial new “American exceptionalism” commercial, which premiered during the Winter Olympics. It features actor and devout Catholic Neal McDonough perfectly cast as “Arrogant American Asshole...

1.27.14

What the Hell Happened to Apple's Advertising?

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of “1984,” the Orwellian commercial that introduced the Mac computer to the world. It started the grand American tradition of spending staggering amounts of money on Super Bowl ads, a custom that will be carried on...

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12.16.13

A December Avalanche of Atrocious Ads, Branding, and Social Media

Because marketing people are, as ever, desperately trying to justify their existence, they are loath to leave one annual budget dollar unspent. That mentality leads to a yearly December blizzard of hastily and stupidly conceived ideas, and this year’s...

12.2.13

Alabama Law Firm Courts Asian Demographic with 'Not Racist' Commercial

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the worst in advertising, marketing, and social media “engagement.” This week’s indefensible local ad comes via the Alabama law firm McCutcheon & Hamner.