Blog Profile / Copyranter

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Archived Since:July 1, 2011

Blog Post Archive

How To #Win At Social Media.

Brands! You are #Losing!Here's exactly what you have to do to starting #Winning! LINK—copyranter on Digiday.

The Worst Big Brand Ads Of 2016.

Terrible, Terrible, and even more Terrible-er. 8 ads. LINK—on Digiday.

Using Sex To Sell Unsexy Products Is A Bad Idea.

Using sex to sell unsexy products can get very awkward, like with these ads for a Malaysian breast cancer association: "be a victim of fashion, not cancer." Seven more of these awkward ads here, on Digiday.

Does Advertising Even Work Anymore?

Short answer? No.Long answer? FUCK no. An explanation here, on Digiday.

How To Tell If You Are A "Thought Leader".

If you answer "yes" to these seven questions, well then, you're allowed to call yourself a fucking "Thought Leader". LINK—on Digiday.

Calvin Klein 2016: Smells LikeTeen Desperation.

CK has finally done it: made stupid boring sex ads, the worst fashion campaign I've ever seen. LINK, on Digiday.

Creative Briefs—the worst pieces of communications in business history.

The Creative Brief is always about one thing and one thing only— covering asses.

The Best Ads of 2016, So Far.

Including a wonderfully weird Swedish spot for cider (above).See all the ads here.

Worst Ads Of 2016, So Far.

Including a print ad for a hoo-hah moisturizer with the headline: "Va-dry-na?" LINK, on Digiday.

The Most Insufferable Vodka Ad Ever Produced.

Six disaffected rich assholes take a ride on a French Blimp. Unfortunately, a passing German ME-106 doesn't blast it out of the sky. Brand: Grey Goose. LINK: copyranter on Digiday.

Nine New Ways To Be More "Creative" in 2016.

Many many creative "experts" have recently posted their "secret" methods for improving creative thought. I sifted through them and created this brilliantly curated list post. Plus I added a couple of my own, including "Put dead things on your desk like a human skull, your father's ashes, bad taxidermy". I promise if you read this, you will become more "creative." LINK.

Why Chevy's Prince "Tribute" Ad Was Awful In Every Way.

It wasn't just an unethical ad. It was creatively tasteless. copyranter on Digiday—LINK.

"Death" Is Selling A Lot Of Product These Days.

From shoes to snowboards to contacts to bottled water, etc.See all the ads here— LINK.

Who The Hell's Responsible For The Linguistic Destruction Of Advertising?

I'll tell you who, but if "scare" quotes scare you, maybe don't click— LINK.

REPORT: Inside The McDonald's Tagline Bunker.

McDonald's is desperately trying to come up with a tagline to appeal to Millennials.They're not doing so well. copyranter on Digiday—LINK.

The Go-To Ad Joke Is—Still—The White Male Moron.

The hyper-laziness of the ad industry continues...( LINK ).

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