Flickr Interlude / The Product Is You

Posted by Rob Walker on April 22, 2009
Posted Under: Flickr Artifacts,The Product Is You
Oxygen Upfronts 09, originally uploaded by GladiolaBean.

Those of you familiar with entries in this site’s series, The Product Is You, should be interested in this recent contribution to the Murketing Flickr pool.

I’ll let the caption explain:

This is Oxygen’s latest subway ad for the 2009 upfronts. Last year Bravo and Oxygen upfront ads were plastered all over New York. I thought it was weird to display ads that are so obviously industry specific in such a public arena. This picture was taken at the 49th station along the R line, which makes sense for the location since Media:Edge and MediaVest offices are nearby.

I really didn’t think Bravo and Oxygen would run this type of marketing campaign this year because of the economic climate, but I guess “affluencers, trenders, spenders, and recommenders” don’t know the meaning of the word downsize.

Click “all sizes” for more detail and to read the fine print. The graffiti is courtesy of a very insightful straphanger.

Thanks GladiolaBean.

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Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

Wow… “I guess I should stop making graf-art. oh wait, I quit.” says a young artist. He saw that that the world was laid out for him. hmmmm…. no …. We’ll see bleached out signs again and people making their face over other pretty paid face adverts again.

Written By Nathan on April 23rd, 2009 @ 2:54 am

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