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Thursday: October 15, 2009

Pepsi apologizes for putting out controversial iPhone application.Pepsi apologizes for putting out controversial iPhone application.

The app has drawings of what it calls different female types, including the aspiring actress dressed in waitress garb, and the bookworm with pulled-back hair and glasses. The app supposedly gives guys just the right line to win over a particular type.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | iphone | app | pepsi | offensive | advertising | apology | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.

Three out of eight of said terrible tech videos belong to Microsoft. Keep up the good work!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | ads | advertising | microsoft | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Twenty-five colorful advertisements that will grab your attention.Twenty-five colorful advertisements that will grab your attention.

Why not end your day with a little dose of color? Go on, taste the rainbow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 5:04 PM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | colorful | colors | design | vibrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 352 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Twitter founder would like you to know that no ads are coming in 2009.Twitter founder would like you to know that no ads are coming in 2009.

...but 2010 may be a whole different story. Also, 'premium accounts' will probably be available in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:40 PM | Tags (7) | 2009 | accounts | ads | advertising | premium | twitter | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

The evolution of Apple advertising.The evolution of Apple advertising.

Ah, the days of Garamond. Those were good times.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:50 AM | Tags (7) | apple | history | evolution | advertising | ads | garamond | wdd |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.

The ad features a pig, a unicorn, a cat and a mouse. I'm a PC! Take that, Apple!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | cats | commercials | microsoft | unicorns | windows | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.

Some analysts are skeptical that advertising will catch on in a meaningful way on social networks, arguing that companies are reluctant to juxtapose their brands with unpredictable, and potentially offensive, user-generated content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | networks | offensive | service | social | terms | twitter | unpredicatable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.

...sometimes the sophisticated matching technology goes awry, putting ads next to articles in ways that are just a little off. When this happens, the savvy denizens of the internet are usually there to capture the hilarity with a screengrab.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | fail | urlesque | contextual | matching | ads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.

Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | animated | performance | research | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.

The campaign, called “Going Google,” has a very clear target: Microsoft Office. A series of advertisements will begin touting how and why some 3,000 organizations are signing up to use Google apps each day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | apps | campaign. microsoft | google | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

Turns out that viral videos are capable of making some money too.Turns out that viral videos are capable of making some money too.

The rights holders for 'Forever' used these tools to claim and monetize the song, as well as to start running Click-to-Buy links over the video, giving viewers the opportunity to purchase the music track on Amazon and iTunes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:36 AM | Tags (7) | viral | youtube | video | wedding | dance | advertising | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.

According to the article, Yahoo keeps it's advertisers but their search engine might be powered by Bing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:46 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | search | ads | advertising |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to change commercials per Apple's demands.Microsoft decides to change commercials per Apple's demands.

...the latest in the series has reportedly been edited to mollify Apple. The one minute 'Lauren and Sue' spot originally had a girl and her mother shopping for a laptop, and the daughter said, 'This Mac is $2,000, and that's before adding anything.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | apple | commercials | laptop | microsoft | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

Best Buy and TiVo form strategic alliance to sell you set-top boxes.Best Buy and TiVo form strategic alliance to sell you set-top boxes.

..Best Buy will heavily promote TiVo products in its 1,100 stores in the United States. TiVo will develop a version of its set-top box, to be sold in Best Buy stores, that will let the retailer advertise its products and services to TiVo subscribers on their home televisions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | alliance | bestbuy | dvr | promotion | tivo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Have a look at Microsoft's new ad campaign for Internet Explorer 8.Have a look at Microsoft's new ad campaign for Internet Explorer 8.

A little bit on the kooky side but not an entirely bad effort I guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:56 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | advertising | ie8 | deancain | kooky | ads | campaign |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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