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Marketing

Hootsuite CEO ‘Apologizes’ After Telling Reporter to Call 1-800-EAT-DICK

Woops! This Twitter exchange was caught by BuzzFeed: it's never a good time for tech ceo's to be sending tweets like this, but this is a particularly bad week https://t.co/ik5OgCVJRo

Business

Fake Postmates Courier sneaks into offices; highlights security issues.

Perhaps last week you read about Lukas Yla, “Disguised as a courier for Postmates, a food delivery service, Yla visited 40 prospective tech and creative employers bearing boxes of donuts

Marketing

MailShrimp? App + Food = Good Name?

No words on this one, going to guess MailShrimp is in cahoots with DesignPickle. It seems to be a film, so interesting marketing?  

Real Life

Fresh Direct Valentine’s Day Scam

Every year, around Valentines day, there’s a handful of people who want to give someone special a bouquet of flowers, and they go about ordering from what they feel like

Products

Fake Advertising: Is Buck Mason USA stretching the truth about their GQ Quote?

Buck Mason USA is quoting GQ a few times in their ads, one of them is: “Every good wardrobe starts with the perfect white tee” which we can find here.

Tech & Startups

CopyCat Logos: Herscu & Goldsilver or HP?

Copycat logos is a section that we’ve dedicated to logos that look very similar in our opinion.  Logos are apart of a companies attempt to build a brand and to create trust

Reality TV

How much do advertisers pay for blurry photos on Tinder? Lets Ask Seeso.

It sure makes you wonder… There was an ad a couple months ago going around Tinder for Seeso. First image with “SPONSORED” written as faintly and ugly as possible. Second

Business

IamA “Real People” from one of the Chevy commercials.

Have you come across these commercials? Do you also think at first glance that they look incredible fake, and filled with people that may or may not have any idea

Products

Fox Sports Brags about how many commercials they run

This is what it looks like when Fox Sports brags about how many commercials they have. Maybe this is why cable cutting exists? So let me get this straight, Fox

Marketing

T-Mobile’s response to Verizon Unlimited (UPDATING)

These tweets are happening right now! Refresh that browser. 1/ No shock that @Verizon finally decided to show up. And I don’t blame them for caving. What choice did they

Products

Will Laundrapp fail also?

The world is full of laundry apps, Cleanly, FlyCleaners, ZipJet, IHateIroning.com, Washbox, and Asteria Cleaners are some of the more notable ones, and now Laundrapp.  What makes Laundrapp oh so special? But then last year

Great Deal or Garage Sale

Lawrence Hunt: Bad Marketing, Faded Colors, and Poor Patterns

UPDATE 1, 6/16/2017: As of June 10, 2017, Lawrence Hunt reached out to us and offered us an opportunity to review their shirt, we declined. Our post is meant to

Tech & Startups

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data! – 2017

Verizon today introduced its first unlimited data plan since 2011. Verizon Unlimited, which includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data, will cost $80 per month for a single smartphone

Bad Politics

The GOP Just Tweeted a Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln

This comes to us from Gizmodo. In fact, the quote probably originates from the 1940s. As the website Quote Investigator notes, a version of the quote was probably first uttered

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