Fair trade, fairly traded

I drink a lot of coffee. And sometimes I like to have a well made coffee. And sometimes I'll drink any ole' gas station coffee. But generally speaking, it matters to me if coffee is grown organically. Even more so,…

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Moms against climate change

http://www.takeactiononclimatechange.com/ This is a good ad. Found it because I'm a Tyee fan. If you have children under 17, you can upload photos of them to the Mom's Against Climate Change site and they'll project images of your kids onto…

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What to do about hate?

Okay, so it's one thing to notice and criticize ads that are demeaning, racist or hateful. But I've been thinking lately that maybe I have a duty to also contact the owners of the ad that I wrote about here…

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Positioning the other

Advertisements push our buttons and our boundaries. Ad copy that once might have been rejected for being too risky or simply in bad taste is now often fair game. Companies and organizations work hard to create a brand that is…

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