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September 23, 2007 in News, VRM | 11 comments
If New York City is the “center of advertising”, then what’s the center of advertising’s opposite?
Terry Heaton on September 23, 2007 at 9:49 am
Your living room, LOL.
Mike Warot on September 23, 2007 at 12:33 pm
The last place people want to be… inside a coffin… where the occupant can never again consume anything.
If you want to get advertised to death (pun intended)… go the opposite way… have a kid… you’ll be getting a “special offer” every day of your life after that.
The other advertisement free zone is somewhere between me and Dave Rogers… I think it’s closer to him though. 8)
PS: Virginia is now 16 months
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franKnarf’s bloGolb » Blog Archive » Just a (smart*ss) answer on September 23, 2007 at 4:04 pm
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jeneane on September 24, 2007 at 12:23 am
Ed Brenegar on September 24, 2007 at 10:21 am
The coffee shop in a small town in the middle of nowhere at 7 in the morning.
Michael Turro on September 24, 2007 at 10:33 am
Vancouver? Home of http://adbusters.org
Jonathan Peterson on September 24, 2007 at 10:35 am
São Paulo banned all outdoor advertising.
I’m curious what the quality of life is like there a year later?
David N Wallace - Lifekludger on September 26, 2007 at 1:14 pm
A giant Zero.
Harl Delos on April 28, 2008 at 11:06 am
The opposite of NYC is civilization.
There’s 235 square inches of space for every person in New York City (8,085,742 people crammed into 303 acres)
A Boeing 747-400 crammed with 467 seats has 867 square inches per passenger.
With so little space, is it any wonder that NYC has such a reputation? It’s not that the residents are inherently rude and violent – if you had 8 million clones of Mother Theresa and confined them to a 303-acre space, they too would be rude and violent within a couple of years, too.
Mike Warot on April 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm
Central park alone is 843 acres.
Uhmm…. it’s more like 194,112 acres. Sourced from Wikipedia and google calculator.
303.3 sq mi in square feet
Do that google search and you’ll see that’s 8,455,518,720 square feet.
Then you divide by the population of the city…
1 021.87336 square feet per person
Or… a 30 x 34 foot room (approximately), if it were all flat, which it obviously isn’t.
Now, if all those people decided to head to Central park, then it would be bad… 4.4 square feet per person.
Well.. enough of that for now… no hyperlinks in this comment to avoid confused deputies… again.
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@jeffjarvis @JPBarlow Thought: publisher and advertiser appetite for "content" is what sphinctered the paid #journalism market to near-zip.
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@jeffjarvis And @JPBarlow once said, long ago, "I didn't start hearing about content until the container business felt threatened."
@anildash @cwodtke Quite aside from #Cluetrain, "brands as friends" is oxymoronic. @mpared puts it best: slidesha.re/1zZXTeO #VRM
@timolloyd In some cases. But plenty of #Cluetrain theses haven't proven out yet. See: bit.ly/1ohdJRc So we're working on that. #VRM
@davewiner @janl Right. Follow the money. And the fashion. Algorithms are the new black—and they go so well with Big Data and surveillance.
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