See why a group of corporate giants want your empty cans and bottles.

In case you haven’t noticed, recyclables are kinda badass. From our curbsides, theyre launched into an odyssey of tumbles and churns along miles of conveyor belt. Photo by U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons. In the end, they emerge anew, transformed from crushed empty vessel to resilient post-consumer Read More …

What’s the biggest difference between ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ products?

The grocery run. An errand as old as, well, food. But most would agree that it’s not what it used to be. Remember when grocery shopping was like being in a sexy music video? GIF via Huffington Post. What was once a simple matter of Read More …

7 secrets to getting more money back on your tax returns.

There are plenty of ways the average American can claim major tax benefits. As we trudge forward into tax season, here are seven secrets to pulling in more money in tax deductions each year secrets taken straight from the knowledge bank of those who know Read More …

A brief history of color photography reveals an obvious but unsettling reality about human bias.

In the 1970s, Kodak got called out by some furniture companies because their film wasn’t working right. Light-grained or dark-grained wood tones, in photographs developed from Kodak film, all looked basically the same, which sucked when it came to advertising. “WTF? This is not what Read More …

This Is How Marketing Works, And It's Devastating

I really wonder about how much money actually goes into the package design and all of that when they wrap products like these in colors and designs that appeal to both children and adults. It’s genius. Dark, horrible genius.

How Bette Midler’s Pet Peeve Made New York City A Better Place To Live

I guess we could look at this as an unlikely instance of job creation. But I think we should really look at this as a whimsical, ballet-like piece of public performance art meant to reflect the absurdities of contemporary life and the wastefulness of consumer Read More …

Some Smart People Were Asked Why Race Still Matters. Here Are Their 1-Sentence Answers.

“Facing” race (acknowledging it, what it means, and how it affects us and everything around us) can be hard. This video is advertising a dope conference that wants to make it easier, but trust me: You can start right where you are. And here are Read More …

A Catalog That Believes Reality Can Sell Clothes Better Than Photoshop

These are images from the catalog for Debenhams, a British department store. Don’t you wish every store expanded their ideas of beauty like they have? Share this (if you think more advertising should look like this) by clicking the Facebook and Twitter buttons below.

What Color Is Naked?

The word “nude,” in the beauty and fashion industry, has often been used to describe a pale beige color. Which is great … if you happen to have skin that color. Fortunately for those of us who aren’t pale beige, and love to rock a Read More …

The Brutally Honest Coca-Cola Commercial You'll Never See On The Air

Truth in advertising may be off the table, but at least truth in fake advertising is alive and well.