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Topic: Craigslist

Swarovski Charms Women With Personal Ads in Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' Pages Jeweler finds new storytelling platform

Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners placed some faux personal ads in the New York, Philadelphia and Chicago sections of Craigslist's popular "Missed Connections" department on behalf of crystal jeweler Swarovski. One…

November 14, 2014, 9:39 AM EST

U.S. Newspapers Make $40 Billion Less From Ads Today Than in 2000 'The economic devastation would be difficult to exaggerate'

Here's a sobering statistic: From 2000 to 2013, annual U.S. newspaper ad revenue dropped from $63.5 billion to $23 billion.  That 64 percent plummet, noted by The Atlantic, was just one…

October 24, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

Pair of Manhattan Women Seek 'Fall Boyfriends' in Ludicrous Craigslist Ad Oh, the requirements are many

If summer is the season of casual, short-lived romances and flirty hookups, maybe winter is the season of serious dating and questions like, "We've only been together for three weeks.…

September 11, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

New Agency Wants to Turn Every Ugly Craigslist Ad Into a Thing of Beauty The founders tell us how it works

Craigslist is not a place where you tend to find beautiful, creative, compelling advertising. It's almost all amateur ads, after all, and created within a fairly limiting framework. Still, we've seen…

August 25, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

Nonprofit Startup Redesigns Craigslist Ads for Free New firm wants to transform boring posts

A three-person nonprofit startup, Classify Advertising, has issued an open invitation to everyone around the world to “transform Craigslist posts from boring, ineffective ads into dynamic cash cows.” Ranked as the 10th most-visited…

August 15, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Want to Hook Up, but Lost for Words? This App Will Write Your Craigslist Ad If you don't mind sounding like a psychotic pervert

Craigslist personals haven't been the same since the spambots and professional escorts moved in, but now there's Collective Love, a service that can help us remember the site's glorious, incomprehensibly…

April 1, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

Ad for Ugly Loveseat Insists It's Not an Ugly Loveseat but a Piece of 'Upholstered Americana' Another Craigslist masterpiece

The canvas of Craigslist continues to inspire many a budding copywriter to create odes to objects most of us would dismiss as curb trash. Witness this latest advertisement—for an old…

December 2, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

JWT CEO Bob Jeffrey Says the Consumer Is Still in Control The revolution isn't about tech—it's about people expecting more from brands

With 15 years at the agency, Jeffrey now oversees more than 800 offices and 10,000 employees in more than 90 countries, working with such top brands as Ford, Nokia, HSBC…

November 10, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

Art Director Casts Herself as the Perfect Roommate in Clever, Sneaky, Perfect Craigslist Ad Lauren Fahey finds a home

Is there anything even a mildly creative Craigslist ad can't sell? Lauren Fahey is the latest person to spend more than three minutes crafting a Craigslist pitch, and is enjoying typically…

October 21, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

Cheated-On Man Posts Craigslist Ad Offering Great Deal on His 'Bed of Lies' Lying cheaters not invited

In the tradition of amusingly written Craigslist ads, here's one from a brokenhearted San Francisco man who is selling the bed on which he and his girlfriend (UPDATE: or perhaps…

August 1, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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