Posts Tagged with "advertising"

Scraping Off The Greenwash: Chevron Gets Jammed

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Scraping Off The Greenwash: Chevron Gets Jammed

Remember last year when we teamed up with the Yes Men and Amazon Watch to totally punk Chevron’s bogus “We Agree” greenwash campaign? And then hundreds of you got in on the action by making hilarious spoof posters? Yeah, that was awesome. Well, in honor of RAN’s big annual bash, Revel, the Yes Men put [...]

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The Story of Citizens United

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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The Story of Citizens United

What is Citizens United all about anyway? How did it come to pass that corporations can now spend as much as they want on political advertising? Isn’t that f*d up? If you want these questions answered, today is your day! The brilliant folks behind The Story of Stuff have just come out with one of [...]

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Groupon’s Super Bowl Ads: Fumble Meets Philanthropy

Monday, February 7, 2011

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Groupon’s Super Bowl Ads: Fumble Meets Philanthropy

UPDATE 02/09/11: Groupon has just changed their Brazilian rainforest ad to include the Save The Money URL. Besides the surprise win by the Packers, the talk of American towns today is the controversial ads run by Groupon before, during, and after the Super Bowl. Saying that saving $50 on a Brazilian wax is more important [...]

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Designing For Good (Not Evil)

Friday, December 3, 2010

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When talking about activism and social change, design is not always one of the first words that come to mind. But maybe it should be. It is critical that we as designers understand the weight of our social impact. We have the power to communicate clear, accurate, useful messages that reach and inform millions—or we [...]

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Does Chevron Think We’re All Stupid?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Have you seen the way Big Oil has tried to rebrand itself since the BP oil disaster started six months ago? Each of the major oil companies wants us to believe it is the good oil company, the exception to the rule — not at all like BP. A few months ago, Shell launched its [...]

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Greenwash of the Week: Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Thursday, January 10, 2008

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The Malaysian Palm Oil Council is promoting their product as the green alternative to oil (of the non-Malaysian Palm variety). They’re running a series of ads each ending in “Sustainably produced since 1917″. I’m all for turning people away from the sticky black goo, but mowing down pristine rainforests to do so is not what [...]

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Weyerhaeuser’s Evil Vision for the Future

Thursday, August 2, 2007

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I’ve been laughing all morning over Weyerhaeuser’s new website GrowingIdeas.com. It’s comically evil—and illustrates better than we ever could just how out-of-touch they are with reality. I clicked on “What Can a Tree Be?”, wondering why being a key part of a diverse ecosystem, like providing shelter for animals, preventing erosion and producing oxygen was [...]

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