'marketing' Archive

How to get me to buy plastic

15 April 2009, 6:32 am
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I don’t buy nearly as much music on physical media as I used to. I’ve made my peace with MP3 sound quality. iTunes dropped the DRM , so I dropped my boycott. Amie Street has recently joined Emusic as a favored source for legit MP3 downloads.
So mostly I buy CDs and vinyl these days when […]

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well, duh

21 November 2008, 2:32 pm
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Ever wonder why so many metal band logos look alike? Stop wondering.

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single? [adjective] town [datingkeyword] . tld — explained!

7 November 2008, 8:52 am
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Those danged lawn signs! Robert J Moore gets the goods. A fascinating Internet detective story.

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failure to communicate

31 March 2008, 6:17 am
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At the Abbey Lounge the other night I kept trying to figure out the name of the band advertised by this sticker:

I’m pretty sure it’s not Thunder Cl-phi-with-a-circumflex (note: φ with a ˆ is not an html character entity) My best guess is “Thunder Clip” but Googling for that as a band name doesn’t turn […]

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right before you get crushed

5 October 2007, 2:16 pm
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I’ve been really enjoying the logo and branding re-design critiques at Brand New, well, pretty much since it launched.
I’m surprised (and delighted) by just how partisan today’s entry on the RNC’s pachyderm is.
If I weren’t more disenchanted with the Green Party, I’d suggest that maybe it could be the “mouse that roared.”

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how i’m not a marketing genius

27 September 2007, 2:01 pm
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One morning about ten years ago I woke up convinced I had a Big Money Idea. I didn’t think that I would make money from it; but I figured someone would. The idea was that the first mass-market penetration of virtual reality would be in exercise bikes. The idea arrived with a bunch of reasons, […]

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aging; tangents

13 July 2007, 7:31 am
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Although it scarcely seems possible, I’m older now than I was before. Actually, I’m older now than when I typed that, but I recently passed one of those points where society asserts that you’ve made a quantum state change from n-old to n+1 old.
I commemorated the occasion, in part, by checking the weather in Montréal, […]

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new year’s resolutions: buy nothing days

14 January 2007, 1:43 pm
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I’m infuriated by the official U.S. Buy Nothing Day (read about it at Wikipedia, Adbusters). The organizers promote the day after Thanksgiving — i.e., one of the biggest shopping days of the year — as a good day to try to get people not to buy anything.
I think this is the same run-before-you-crawl error […]

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