Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hi everyone,

This weeks blog is titled Adverlicious. This blog was created by James Gardner, and he calls it his "personal collection of online advertising." At the top of the page you will see different tabs for how you want to look at the ads.


1.) Who do you think the target audience is and why?
2.) Do you think this blog is for fun? Information? Gossip? News? etc
3.) Since the host doesn't comment on the posts, does it make the blog seem more neutral because there are no opinions? Does this help or make it harder to analyze the ads?

Friday, February 11, 2011


Hello everyone,

This week’s blog is called AdPulp. Editor David Burn, publisher Shawn Hartley and writer Dan Goldgeier created the blog. The blog was launched in October 2004 and has since seen thousand of advertisement enthusiast’s eager to learn about the latest in the advertisement industry.

Here are a few questions we would like you to consider:

1. The creators of AdPulp are interested in helping to better the communications industry, through the AdPulp blog. Do you think their objective is working? Why or why not?

2. AdPulp followers have a lot to say about the recent Super Bowl commercials. Read some of the comments, look at a few ads and tell us what you think. Also look at the creator’s comments and see if you agree or disagree with their statements on the matter.

3. Who do you think is the target audience for the blog? What does the layout and name of the blog suggest about it or its writers?

4. Why do you think the creators put a list of other advertisement blogs on their website? Do you think this is helpful or harmful to their blog?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Inspiration Room

The Inspiration room was started in 2006 by its founder, Stephen Molloy. Originally created as a means to share inspirational television and print ads, the blog now receives a vast amount of material submitted by everyone from PR companies, photographers, music companies, and independent artists.

As stated on their website: “The Inspiration Room is a global effort designed to influence, affect and involve creative communities in the development of a world standard for inspiration.” Do you think the website is successful when you consider their purpose? Take a look at the ads on the website itself. What might the advertisements reflect about the target audience of this blog?