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Topic: Craigslist

A Man Posted an R-Rated Personals Ad Seeking a Date at Red Lobster, and It's Hilarious

Is this genius guerrilla marketing?

Do you love Red Lobster? Would you accompany a stranger to one of the seafood chain's locations in the greater New York area? You might just be the woman this Brooklyn…

This Craigslist 'Missed Connections' Ad, 43 Years in the Making, Is Simply Heartbreaking

'I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972'

Sometimes you read something that's so beautiful, you don't care if it's true. This Boston man's "Missed Connections" posting on Craigslist, looking for a woman who saved his life back…

Here’s How to Make Your Marketing War Room More Zeitgeist Than Zombie

Real-time efforts must be perpetual, not pop up

In the 2000s we built media labs. In the 2010s we've built "live rooms"—much heralded pop-up work spaces in which brands and agencies sift through the noise of real-time data. Shenan…

Craigslist User Warns Against Buying Secondhand Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer

'This is a total scam'

If you're not into Star Wars, you might as well sign off the Internet for the rest of the year. Not only are the filmmakers going to bombard you with…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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