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Art Threat: The Foodies vs. Miracle-Gro: bad advertising only perverted tomato squeezers could love

Advertising can be an annoying, all-intrusive, manipulative way to hock a bunch of crap we don’t need, or it can be an entertaining and necessary cog in the wheel of any business. The most effective ads are the most honest ones (which are also the least greasy). After all, an ad that is lying might . . . → Read More: Art Threat: The Foodies vs. Miracle-Gro: bad advertising only perverted tomato squeezers could love

Dead Wild Roses: Advertising and the Superbowl – Rant

Coming to work today I was listening to the CBC morning news there was the usual doom and gloom, but what was remarkable was the amount of time devoted to telling Canadians about how awesome the commercials were going to be for the Superbowl and the lengths people were going to get the American . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Advertising and the Superbowl – Rant

Art Threat: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys (photo by Michael Morel).

Late hip hop pioneer Adam “MCA” Yauch has explicitly prohibited any posthumous use of his music for corporate advertising.

In a copy of his will obtained by Rolling Stone this week, the Beastie Boys rapper states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music