marketing

Drugs

Turns Out Celebrities Aren't That Great at Selling Weed

Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and … Martha Stewart? As the legal weed market expands, brands want famous faces to flog their products, even if they’ve never smoked a joint in their life.
Oscar Rickett
6.28.19
influencers

The Dark Reality of Being a Brand Influencer

Aspirational content, akin to thousand-dollar "Vogue" spreads or "Travel & Leisure" editorials, bank on creating a sense of fantasy—however the actual return is low for most users.
Shamira Ibrahim
3.4.19
meat

Seeing 'Sexy Images' of Women Makes Men Hungry for Meat, Study Says

The correlation was not true for women seeing images of men.
Bettina Makalintal
1.30.19
The VICE Guide to Life

How to Network Without Feeling Like a Slime Ball

Hard as it may be to believe, it's possible!
Scott Gerber
11.19.18
International Days

The Reason We Have All Those Bizarre 'International' Days

Brandied Fruit Day, Sausage Pizza Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – here's why you see these dumb celebrations trending on Twitter.
Amelia Tait
10.24.18
Culture

This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

Behold the marketing genius of Maine's Mary Winchenbach, a miracle worker who built a thriving business out of poo and puns.
Beckett Mufson
10.6.18
Internet Exploring

Talking to the People Who Promote Their Soundcloud With Viral Tweets

You've seen the replies – "Wow, this blew up lol. Well since y’all here *check out my music*" – but just how effective is this form of marketing?
Alex Ekong
9.24.18
Webbys

VICE Is Nominated for 30 Webby Awards

We need your help to win all those shiny metal springs.
VICE Staff
4.4.18
Social Media

This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like

A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
Louise Matsakis
12.7.17
The Vice Guide To Rght Now

There's a Scientific Reason Why You Can't Stop Eating Salted Caramel

It's called "hedonic escalation."
VICE Staff
11.28.17
News

How a Secret Society That Brands Women With a Hot Iron Also Sold Empowerment

Before she was branded, former Nxivm member Sarah Edmondson thought she would change the world.
Sarah Berman
11.25.17
Hangovers

I Tried All the Hangover Cures I Could Find

Don’t try this at home, kids.
Mack Lamoureux
9.27.17
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