This Canadian Sex Toy Ad Might Be the Best-Written Billboard of 2019

“You can use sex to sell anything, except if it’s women’s pleasure.” That’s how Stephanie Keating, marketing manager at WOW Tech Group, describes her frustration at the often-unwritten rules of advertising that keep sex toy ads from appearing in public. Given that her company produces high-tech gadgets aimed at helping women enjoy sexual fulfillment, it’s…

Why This Telemedicine Company Won’t Be Using Pretty Packaging and Posed Models to Sell Birth Control

Plenty of direct-to-consumer birth control brands are hitting the market today, using pretty packaging, suggestive photography or overly-posed models to sell the product, but Nurx is taking a different approach. Today the brand launched a new look and marketing strategy to encourage more women (who either have or do not have health insurance) to think…

Q&A: Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Says It’s Time for More Regulation of Big Tech

As chairman of President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler did much to dispute late-night host John Oliver’s memorable characterization of his revolving-door appointment as “the equivalent of needing a babysitter and hiring a dingo.” His tenure at the agency saw the passage of strong net neutrality rules, broadband privacy protections and other pro-consumer reforms,…

Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens

Many Europeans say the European Union promotes peace, and most think it promotes democratic values and prosperity. But they also tend to see it as inefficient, intrusive and out of touch with citizens’ needs. The post Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens appeared… More Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens

Hudson Yards Is Open for Business, and These Two Brands Hope It Proves Their Concepts Work

Hudson Yards is the complete opposite of a “retail apocalypse,” considering the $25 billion poured into the project. Retailers, from the likes of Neiman Marcus to digitally native brands like men’s basics direct-to-consumer brand Mack Weldon, arrived at Hudson Yards ready to reach and chat with whoever ends up coming to the area. Business Insider…

Facebook Is Revamping Its Targeting for Housing, Employment and Credit Ads

Facebook is implementing several changes to its targeting policies for ads dealing with housing, employment and credit as part of the company’s settlements of several class-action lawsuits and complaints. In one of the complaints, the American Civil Liberties Union teamed with Communications Workers of America and workers’ rights law firm Outten & Golden last September…

At This Trivial Pursuit Hotel, You Pay for Everything by Answering Questions

Would you book a hotel where the quality of your stay depends on the quality of your brainpower? If so, the Trivial Pursuit Hotel located about 30 miles outside Moscow might be right for you. Opening for a limited time, from May 20 to June 14 of this year, the hotel is a real project…

The Deeper Education Issue Under the College Bribery Scandal

There’s a vast pool of talent out there. But they need access to courses that suit their learning style and schedules, according to Sebastian Thrun.

The Four People Every Startup Needs | DailyVee 541

People overthink their businesses – who they hire, how they market and what they spend their money on. If you’re a start-up, I firmly believe you can make real noise with a small, scrappy team of three or four people. You just have to know what you need. Regardless of your industry, documenting the journey… More The Four People Every Startup Needs | DailyVee 541