If you or someone you know is a work wanker, there is no hope for you. Luckily there is a site called Workwankers in which you or someone you know can now be called out with humor and killer illustration style. Funny stuff.
The wankers in question range from pervy men, to dinosaur ECD's to the obligatory person with accent, to constant name droppers. In other words, everyone who works in advertising.
The London School Of Economics published a recent study saying that somehow all the revenues from live performances and merchandise have offset revenue lost from music piracy. If that's really the case, then touring bands must all be raking it in, right? For a scant few, perhaps. But let's look at a few and see if reality holds up.
Yup you read right. BitTorrent, is now running ads. I guess to help keep perpetuating their sharing-is-caring narrative.
Gizmodo reported that initially the boards were up without any kind of logo or scratch out or word replacement. Then they were swapped out for the ones you see above. Because apparently 'teaser campaigns,' are a big deal.
In the wake of the really ill-conceived Titstare app presentation at Techcrunch, which in my humble opinion sullied Techcrunch's brand more than anything else, emotions were running high in the small twittersphere-bubble that is made up of prominent bloggers, journalists and high-profile women in tech. In a bubble like this it was only a matter of time before somebody was going to get hurt.
President Obama's team may have won the coveted titanium lion for their great social media push back in Cannes 2009, but now in 2013 and on a second term, the novelty is wearing off.
The unwritten rule of a successful social media (read: twitter) account is to be a little humorous, personable, funny and ... transparent. (Hi NSA! *waves at satellite*) But then there's also the unwritten rule to hush up when a tragedy, mass shooting, war or natural disaster happens - unless you're reporting on the events. Everyone wise knows to stick with communicating what their brand should communicate, in the tone that their brand communicates with at all times. This morning whomever runs the WhiteHouse twitter account forgot that rule, and might have thought they were a Geico ad. You see, the presidents official account can make jokes but Rodeo clowns can not joke about the president.
Guess what day it is… pic.twitter.com/YG8o5fIN4m
— The White House (@whitehouse) August 14, 2013
L.A. experimental rock band Marriages are in a bind. It seems their place was flooded and what wasn't lost to the flood was robbed by suspected gang members. So they've taken to crowd funding to try help cover the cost of their legal dispute with their landlord and help with their move.
This is sad for a few reasons.