Urban Spam : The Consumers Howl

Urban Spam : The Consumers Howl

"Still, I think marketers are playing with fire by ambushing people at every turn. The more varied the places in which their ads appear, the more diverse the human situations in which they’ll be received. A result may turn out to be anger, not a sale."

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 12 february 2007

There was an article in the New York Times Magazine last weekend from a self-confessed non-marketer who has been overcome with the proliferation of marketing messages. He first started to notice when he put his shoes at an airport security check in a tray on an ad for Rolodex. “Why are Rolodex advertising where my smelly shoes are?” Walter Kirn thought. Some of you readers may have noticed that we’ve been banging on about Urban Spam for a while now.

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