Posts Tagged with "spoof"

What If You Owned Bank of America? We Teamed Up With The Yes Men to Find Out What You’d Do

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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What If You Owned Bank of America? We Teamed Up With The Yes Men to Find Out What You’d Do

Yesterday morning, Bank of America announced that it was turning over a new leaf, rebranding itself as “Your Bank of America” and seeking the American public’s input on how it could become a bank that responds to real people. Or so it seemed. You know what they say: If it seems too good to be [...]

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Vote 4 Energy: Brought to You By The American Petroleum Institute

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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Vote 4 Energy: Brought to You By The American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute wants you (and the politicians it buys) to Vote 4 Energy in 2012. Our friends at Greenpeace describe API’s new ad campaign: “Vote 4 Energy attempts to show ‘real Americans’ who are ‘energy voters,’ meaning they are committing to vote for whichever politicians support Big Oil’s dirty agenda in this election [...]

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In Case You Were Wondering: Yes, Chevron Still Thinks We’re All Stupid

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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In Case You Were Wondering: Yes, Chevron Still Thinks We’re All Stupid

Chevron’s attempts to greenwash its image while doing nothing to take responsibility for its environmental and human rights abuses around the globe continue unabated. So we decided to re-launch ChevronThinksWereStupid.org last week to provide concerned citizens like you with a fun and engaging platform to call out Chevron’s misleading PR campaigns. At virtually the same [...]

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The Joy of Message Correction

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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The Joy of Message Correction

This post was sent to us by Flora Bernard, who works with Peaceful Uprising. A fellow activist from Salt Lake City, UT recently sent Flora this report about their “message correction” mission, and Flora passed it on to us. Salt Lake City, you might recall, was the site of not one but TWO recent Chevron [...]

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This New Spoof Chevron Video Is Funny Because, Sadly, It’s All Too True

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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This New Spoof Chevron Video Is Funny Because, Sadly, It’s All Too True

The hits just keep on coming! This new spoof Chevron TV ad is absolutely hilarious. It’s too bad our contest is over, because this new video, created by Trouble and Maker in association with Smart Bubble Society, would have been a strong contender. Unfortunately, much of the humor falls in the “it’s funny because it’s [...]

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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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Okay, we admit it: We punked Chevron

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Activists in Washington, DC put these posters up around town to call attention to Chevron’s attempts to greenwash its image even while ignoring its toxic legacy in Ecuador. Chevron rolled out a fancy new ad campaign yesterday, and we were ready for them. We had only a fraction of Chevron’s budget — the company won’t [...]

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Spoof Newspaper Targeting NW Natural Gas Distributed in Portland for Fossil Fool’s Day

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Late last night volunteers with Portland Rising Tide blasted the city with over 3,500 fake newspaper covers wrapping the Willamette Week. With content including an interview with Bigfoot about pipeline plans through Mt. Hood and a chart explaining the Columbia River Crossing project as understood by Glen Beck. The action was part of Fossil Fools [...]

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Shell Apologizes for Human Rights Violations in Niger Delta….. or Did They?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Happy Fossil Fool’s Day from the Yes Men Today the Yes Men called a faux press conference and posed as Shell Oil apologizing for human rights violations in the Niger Delta. Great fun. Hopefully we’ll see more pranks and publicity stunts tomorrow as Fossil Fool’s Day kicks into high gear.

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