Marketing

A Delightfully Cheesy 1976 Ode to Detroit's Art Museum

The DIA's fortunes weren't always so grim.

Butchers & Bicycles

Finally, a Bicycle Ad That's as Sexy as One for a Car

In which we're told that riding a bike is cool and edgy and just might help you pick up some babes.

People for Bikes

Selling the Public on Biking, Political-Campaign Style

The perception that biking is unsafe remains a major stumbling block in getting more people to ride.

UBER

For $20, Uber Will Bring You a Live Kitten and Let You Pet It for 15 Minutes

Disturbing concept, or most brilliant marketing ploy ever? 

Shutterstock

Audio Bus Ads: Too Intrusive for Riders, or Too Much Money to Pass Up?

Compared to other recent transit marketing campaigns, these seem pretty tolerable.

ruffin_ready / Flickr

Brussels Vending Machine Dispenses French Fries and Goopy Mayonnaise

The world's waistlines won't know what hit them when this cheap, all-night fry dispensary catches on.

ReThink

Selling the Public on Public Housing

There's a lot of fear and misinformation out there, but a new public relations initiative called ReThink is trying to change that.

Sarah Goodyear

Brooklyn's Relentless Changes, As Told By a Single Street Corner

From a Rent-A-Center to an eyesore to a Lululemon.

Humongous Swollen Duckling Paddles Down the Thames

From what hellish port of call did this monstrous waterfowl come?

Colle + McVoy

Bus Riders and Invasive Advertising

How futuristic novelty ads unfairly target and take advantage of commuters who can't escape.

Nike

Not an Official Sponsor, Nike Still Gets More Attention Than Adidas at Olympics

The athletic apparel company gives other Londons publicity as it continues its tradition of ambush ads.

REUTERS

Olympics Attendees May Wear All the Non-Sponsor Apparel They Wish

Despite what the LOCOG chief said on the radio, Pepsi and Nike gear will not be banned at the London games.

A Better Fort

Can a Rap Video Make Fort Wayne Cool?

Haunted by negative top ten lists, the Indiana city tries to convince kids it's a place worth making a life in.

Transbay Joint Powers Authority

How to Make Transit (and Biking and Walking) Sexy

Urban designer and writer Darrin Nordahl thinks it's time for advocates of alternative transportation to stop trying to appeal to reason and go for the gut instead.

Mark Byrnes

'If Your Place Needs a Slogan, It Has a Problem': A Conversation with the Creative Director of Manchester

After a career spent designing album covers, Peter Saville talks about his unique role in crafting his hometown's identity.

Okamoto Condoms

Ad Campaign of the Day: Promoting Secret Sex in Singapore

A condom company is developing products for sexual privacy in this ultra-dense city-state, such as a screen that fits over car windows to make the vehicle look empty.

Reuters

London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.