Archive for October, 2008

American-Muslim Identity: Advertising, Mass Media + New Media

29 Oct 2008

UPDATE: Below is the white paper I wrote for the Contemporary Muslim Consumer Cultures conference at Freie Universitat in Berlin. In Fall 09, Cambridge Scholars Publishing will include it in their book Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption and it will be available as as PDF. Excerpts from this paper and interviews relating […]


29 Oct 2008

Back in primary season, Raafi mused on Ohio. Our friend Rebecca was campaigning there last weekend and reported: We were canvassing the foothills of Appalachia in Brown County. Most people lived in trailers, had strong country accents and looked just like my stereotype of Red America. As a result, when we went to knock on […]

Fred Flare

27 Oct 2008

Etailer Fred Flare just opened their first storefront round the corner from my house. The folks at Zeus Jones have been looking at this trend of click-to-brick and how to discern what should stay DIY and what should be sleek. Following the lead of NYC venues Grand Opening or Kiosk, which change their content every […]

Flotsam & Jetsam

27 Oct 2008

Today our friend Alessandro led us by canoe from Gowanus to a patch of wild, green Brooklyn. How did he first learn about it? Google Satellite. I do wonder when the fast/snack food industry will tap GPS. Lots of interactive ad(venture) campaigns that could help offset obesity under the banner of insert your brandname here.

Wassup 2008

25 Oct 2008
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After the saturation we got from these guys, I was pretty sure we wouldn’t hear from them again until some misty ad review a generation later. Turns out I was only half a generation off: With even the industry press piping about what it calls creative marketers (and squeezing a Barack Obama cover out of […]