not at all a sponsored post

the signs as tumblr eras
  • 2010-2011 // the rise of tumblr. rage comics, wine mom humor, can i haz cheezburger, furry culture's prime: taurus, cancer
  • 2012 // the rise of fandoms. "the only post on tumblr with ______ notes on it", superwholock, "there's a supernatural gif for that", gifsets: gemini, sagittarius
  • 2013 // the rise of aesthetics. transparents, "touch my butt and buy me pizza", indie blogs, pastels: LIBRA, leo
  • 2014 // the rise of shitposts. "your fave is problematic", pepe, gay gay and more gay, dank memes: virgo, scorpio, pisces
  • 2015-2016 // the rise of memes. discourse, the meme revolution, astrology memes, callout culture: aries, AQUARIUS, capricorn

omgkatsudonplease  asked:

kaz. kaz has this been done before: top ten hottest publicity photos of yuuri?

10) An advertisement he did for a sports drink he sponsors which was basically a sweaty post-practice Yuuri gulping from a bottle while wearing a thin white shirt that had become very see through over the course of the photoshoot. Viktor has multiple copies of this saved onto all his electronic devices

9) In reference to an old ask about Yuuri sponsoring KitKat with the tag line being KitoKatsuki, Yuuri got the sponsorship just after his Olympic win. The picture of him on the packaging was one of him holding up his gold medal and smirking in a very smug, self-satisfied way and everyone universally agreed it was way more attractive than it had any right to be

8) A publicity photo of him with his and Viktor’s new puppy where he was dressed smart-casual and basically looking like the hot dad with the cute dog at the parent-teacher conference that all the single mums fight over at the school gates

7) The promotional photo of him in the ‘original’ Eros costume before he started the season in chapter 11 (for reference the costume looks like this)

6) A photo from a magazine that was following Yuuri through a day of training which was of him in the ballet studio doing a split with one leg on the floor and the other completely vertical by his head. It was the moment people realised just how crazily flexible Yuuri was and that was definitely a very popular revelation

5) A promotional photo for Yutopia with Yuuri looking like he was just out of the hot springs standing at the front of the building with his hair all wet and plastered to him and his face flushed with a towel round his shoulders and only some very loose clothing on. The general consensus was that the fact that photos weren’t allowed to be taken in the onsen itself was a national tragedy.

4) A promotional ad that both he and Viktor did promoting gender neutral clothing. Yuuri ended up in heels and red lipstick and no-one on the internet has ever recovered from it

3) A black and white photo that ended up plastered over shopping centres everywhere advertising the ‘Eros’ cologne. It looked exactly like you’d expect a cologne ad sponsored by an athlete to look and while Yuuri thought it was really embarrassing everyone else on the planet was thanking every deity they could think of that it existed.

2) A shot from the first shirtless photoshoot Yuuri ever did that I mentioned in a previous top ten. He did it with Viktor and the most famous photo of them ended up being one of Yuuri in the centre of the photo doing the classic ‘sultry eyes’ look at the camera with Viktor standing behind him with his arms wrapped around Yuuri’s chest and kissing his neck also looking directly at the camera but with a very obvious ‘back off’ look in his eyes. It ended up on a lot of people’s walls or under their pillows

1) A picture from a magazine spread about the two of them that Viktor convinced Yuuri to do. It was taken in their apartment and the photographer wanted a shot in their bedroom. Viktor kept teasing Yuuri about ‘showing the world his true eros’ and Yuuri ended up playfully wrestling Viktor onto the bed which changed its tone pretty fast and both of them completely forgot that the photographer was there. The final picture was of Yuuri straddling Viktor and pinning his arms above his head and smirking with both of them giving each other serious bedroom eyes. All the comments on the article when it was released were some form of ‘holy hell Viktor Nikiforov is a very lucky guy’ and ‘why the hell does Nikiforov even leave the house because if that were me I’d never even leave the bed’.

8

So in 2015 something life changing happened;

I was on twitter one day and I saw some people joking about Africa (in terms of the stereotypes inflicted on us) and I was really tired, and frustrated.

So I gathered some friends and we started a hashtag called #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to combat stereotypes by posting pictures of our cities in our respective countries and that of others as well, and also highlighting the culture as well as other things not shown (enough) by the news/media.

I went around Accra (Ghana) and took several pictures of different places and posted them under the hashtag along with my team of friends, and other Africans/tourists who joined and the joy people got from using it was so amazing and heart warming to see.

Then it took off to limits we never expected, we’ve done interviews for some of the outlets in the screenshots, as well as many other online news/websites including BBC and an interview for Brussels Airlines which was featured in their brochure.

To top things all off, by God’s amazing will and works, the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) was having their ‘Brand Africa’ Conference here in Ghana hosted by CNN And sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines.

I was asked to be a speaker on their panel and was also blessed to meet and talk to the Secretary General of the UNWTO Taleb Rifai (In the last picture)

Since then I’ve wanted to be a photographer, artist and a journalist surrounding most of my work on promoting African Tourism or all things African.

Major point of this post is that, I want to continue to urge the Africans and African Americans to try as much as possible to come visit and see the stunning and amazing beauty for yourselves! Your continent of origin is a GREAT one. The hashtag is used mostly on twitter and on Instagram, but I implore you to check the pictures posted under the hashtag on Instagram.

Again, our continent of origin is a great one and so are we!

anonymous asked:

Wait, what happened with Nature Valley and conventions?

OH BOY 

ok well just to give context, back in 2014 nature valley replied to a few anime related tweets most notably about their favorite love live character

this prompted twitters like @funimation and @crunchyroll etc to tweet at them to have some fun and eventually led to a trend of people tweeting at nature valley some shops and art of their product in various animes

and my personal favorite

it didn’t end there

the pr stunt landed ax to send an invite to the company to sponsor them with complimentary granola bars for all attendees. and i bring it up because it feels like wendy’s can and would go down that road. the door is open for them and now they just have to give in 

A Sugar Baby’s Guide to a Luxury Wardrobe and Brands

FOLLOW ME ON MY SB INSTA ~ I have like no followers because I just started the account & would love to connect with more sugar sisters on another platform! I will be posting shopping hauls and inspiration photos. There will also be restaurant, bar and club recommendations and travel pics! SISTERS ONLY!!! @citysugarbabe


Disclaimer: This is my own opinion, and you are free to disagree! I am not being sponsored or gifted items by any of these brands (I wish!). I am simply just trying to share some of my style tips based off of my own wardrobe :) xo

Will continue to update as I think of more things! This was just off the top of my head. Feel free to send in suggestions, if I use it I will give you credit when I edit the post! Questions also welcome. 

Although I am relatively new to the sugar bowl, dressing stylishly and well is something I have done all of my life. I hope my advice can help others! A top, big fish SD is going to dress well, and he’s going to want his SB to do the same. You must exude confidence and style for him to want to pursue you. 

If you are a sugar baby looking to build an ultimate, timeless luxury wardrobe look no further - check out my guide below!

Basics:
T-shirts & Tank Tops - ATM (wonderfully flattering, especially for bigger busts), T by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, James Perse
Jeans - rag&bone/JEAN, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, 7 for all Mankind, J Brand, Current/Elliott, AG Adriano Goldschmidt. Yes I love my denim :)
Anything with a blatant logo on it like True Religion is a NONO.
Shirts - Equipment
Sweatpants - I used to absolutely detest sweatpants but after seeing photos of Rihanna and Gigi rock them, I’m kind of into it. Have my eye on a pair from Fenty X Puma now!

Lingerie:
Agent Provocateur (DUH) has the most sexy pieces, they make you feel wonderful about yourself, however I would only wear their stuff to show off for my man. Their bras, corsets, bustiers etc. don’t give much support so if you’re just wearing them trying to run errands your boob may pop out of its cup lol! Very annoying to constantly keep having to tuck it back in under your shirt.

I have quite a large bust, so I shop at Journelle, Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson, Nancymeyer.com and Chantelle because a lot of other nice brands don’t make my size as much (32DD/E) - these are for sexier but still functional pieces.

Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret for the most functional underwear.
Hanky Panky has great one size fits most thongs, and Commando for underwear for a tight dress or something that gives NO VPL (visible panty lines!)

Shoes:
Sneakers (for fashion, not the gym) - Golden Goose, Common Projects
Sneakers (for the gym) - Nike
Gianvito Rossi - The new Manolo in my opinion. Not as overdone and not flashy like Louboutins. Wonderfully classic. Something I’d wear to a dream job interview or meeting a boyfriend’s parents.
Louboutins - even though they’re a bit trashy now I still love the sex appeal of a red bottom.. who can resist?
Rochas does beautifully embellished flats that you can wear with a cocktail dress if you aren’t feeling heels!
K. Jacques for flat sandals. Made in St. Tropez but they sell it on Shopbop etc.
Chanel and Lanvin for ballet flats
Love Stuart Weitzman’s highland and lowland boots, even though it seems like everyone and their mother owns a pair. They’re just so flattering and I love that they have them in so many neutral colors.
I like Saint Laurent’s basic flat Chelsea ankle boots. Go with everything in the fall.

Dresses:
Dolce & Gabbana - I LOVE Dolce & Gabbana!! As I said I am quite curvy, and their dresses are absolutely made for my body type.
Cushnie et Ochs - Also sexy AF
Giambattista Valli - When you want to look like an elegant, high fashion flower child
Saint Laurent - SO expensive, more for the extremely thin Kate Moss types, but I just like to look anyways :)
Less expensive but still great: Zimmermann (love Aussie clothing brands), Wheels&Dollbaby, Nicholas, L’Agent, Reformation, For Love & Lemons, Maje

Sweaters:
Ralph Lauren, Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli
J Crew, Joie, Vince and Everlane (cheaper)

Coats/Jackets:
Maxmara for the elegant, most classic pieces EDIT 10/9/2016: Maxmara carries very well-cut and stylishly professional coats. Think Olivia Pope-esque. This is also where Kim K got her iconic camel wrap coat and yes, they still carry it. I have one!
AllSaints for a great rocker chic leather biker jacket - try a mens one to increase the cool factor
Rick Owens - Also great for leather jackets, but more elegant and definitely more expensive 
Chanel: Their tweed jackets and coats are ultimate and so timeless- wear one with a simple white t shirt, jeans and booties to achieve that Parisian je ne sais quoi.
Yves Salomon does a great fur coat, EDIT 10/9/2016: that isn’t AS expensive as other top fur designers… think $5000-$10,000 which is still mega expensive but still far cheaper than J Mendel whose furs can fetch up to 60k (or even more)! and the quality is still great. I used to get Elizabeth and James furs for like a $1000 but tbh they looked cheap. I think if you can’t afford good fur, it’s best to spend on other areas, because cheap fur just makes you look, well, cheap!

Bags:
Chanel. Duh.
Never used to like Gucci but their new horsebit Dionysus bags (in plain suede without the Gucci logo) are to die for
Valentino Rockstud (a little bit passé but I still like mine)
Mansur Gavriel for something timeless and not too flashy
Saint Laurent for a tote bag. If you’re young, in my opinion this is a much better alternative than an Hermes Birkin or Kelly. I think for a young girl to be carrying a Birkin is a little bit… much. Although if you have found an SD who will buy you a Birkin then I say the more power to you, you’re clearly doing much better than me and feel free to ignore my advice - if fact can I have your advice?? lol

EDIT OCT. 9, 2016:

Where do I shop?
Great question - so. many. places.

Online (just google the names, I’m too lazy to hyperlink haha. Maybe another day):

Net-a-porter: love, and they do same-day courier delivery in NYC, London and Hong Kong
Moda Operandi: swoon-worthy site. You can pre-order next season’s clothes custom made for you straight off the runway, and they show up at your door just in time for the season! You put a 50% deposit down when you place the order at first, and pay the rest a few months later when the clothing piece is completed. I trick myself into believing that it’s budgeting, lol.
Farfetch
Shopbop
Revolve Clothing
TheRealReal (You can get some GREAT designer pre-owned and vintage on the cheap here, AND sell your old designer stuff you don’t want anymore! Note they only accept from a preselected list of designers, check that your item’s brand is on the list before sending anything in to sell)
Vestiaire Collective (same as theRealReal)
Forward by Elyse Walker
SSENSE
TheOutNet (Net-a-porter’s sale site. I’ve found some fantastic deals here. But be sure to check everyday because they definitely sell out fast)
Barneys, Saks, Selfridges, Bergdorfs etc. - I know these are department stores, but their websites are surprisingly well-maintained and carry a really good stock of stuff from top designers.

It’s been over a year since I first made this blog, and honestly I’m so proud of how my pictures and crafts have improved!! Thank you for all of your support and kind comments on my posts, I’m super grateful! 💖💖 This give.away is not sponsored, I bought/make everything myself!! Please read all of the rules before entering, thank you!

✨ Prizes:

1 “flower fairy prince” alpacasso (one of a kind!)

3 packs hello panda snacks (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry)

1 pack pocky (strawberry with heart-shaped sticks💗)

2 packs hi-chew (original and tropical mix)

1 pack potato snacks (seaweed/salt flavor)

1 pack doraemon chocolate wafer

1 pack hello kitty marshmallow (strawberry)

1 disney tsum tsum stationary set

1 cat print stationary set + matching tab stickers

1 pack sakura mini notecards 

1 hair ribbon clip

3 tonymoly masks (avocado and pearl sheet masks, strawberry nose pack)

1 nyx metallic lip cream (cosmic metals color “speed of light”)

1 konjac puff facial sponge

1 pair totoro socks


✨ Rules:

-must be following @elipaca​ (don’t just follow for the give away pls)

-no dd.lg, nsfw, or give.away blogs

-must be 18 or older (or have permission) to ship a package to you

-likes don’t count!!

-reblog as much as you want (1 entry per reblog)

-do not tag as give away (won’t count); please instead tag #eliplushies

Ends on June 4, 2017 at midnight (pst) If you have questions, send me an ask! (if I get any it’ll be tagged #eliplushies on my blog!) Good luck!

B.A.P as Youtubers
  • Yongguk: Indie music artist, edgy monochrome home-made MV's of people walking in streets and broken buildings, actively doing charity events, does videos of him talking about social issues but with his face cut out of frame, literally everyone had tried to parody him and his voice at some point
  • Himchan: Lifestyle blogger with one of those really annoying intro's like "HELLO MY DEAR WATCHERS IT IS ME, HIMCHAN, AGAIN WITH ANOTHER VIDEO!!!". Always sponsored by beauty products, fashion lines, app games, diet foods. Really click-bait video titles and icons. Does loads of collabs because he's friends with everyone. Does regular meetups with fans.
  • Daehyun: Cover artist who changes genre of the song to make video's like "WHAT WOULD BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SOUND LIKE IF IT WAS AN R&B TRACK??????". Probably a huge musical nerd. A little bit Thomas Sanders with the good vibes and kindness. mas massive following of teenage girls who leave disturbing graphic comments on all his videos and instagram posts. Sometimes youtubers make fun of him until they meet him at vidcon and he's just the nicest guy.
  • Youngjae: Lets Player known for his really graphically violent threats at the game as well as his sneaky tactics and bad sportsmanship in online FPS'. Has not played a single other game since Overwatch came out. Sometimes sings as he plays to deal with his burning hatred for other gamers. Has a REALLY annoying LPer intro like "WHATS UP GUYS ITS YOUNGJAE AT IT AGAIN HAHA!!!". Has his own line of tshirts and assorted merchandise with his ugly af logo on it.
  • Jongup: Makes anime parodies or commentaries of pop culture movies and has a really fucking annoying fanbase that quote the same ancient meme for 300 years. Has a line of merchall based on said annoying memes. Sometimes plays games using the voice of the popular characters of the anime's hes parodied. Once bumped into Youngjae on Overwatch and they spammed the hello emotes at each other for the whole game.
  • Junhong: Sketch-comedy videos based on his #relatable life, all of them with over-the-top youtuber titles like "MY DOG NEARLY KILLED ME :O!!" "MY GIRLFRIEND BROKE UP WITH ME BECAUSE IM TOO TALL :(!!" "I NEARLY DIED DANCING TO EDD SHEERAN!!". He owns several low-quality wigs for re-occurring characters in his sketches. Has a really embarrassing story about the time he bumped into Himchan on the streets and made a fool of himself. Himchan commented on it. One time he parodied Yongguk in a video and Yongguk put it in his favourites playlist and Junhong has never recovered.

What is Sandy’s 3000 follower competition?

It is a friendly competition to celebrate Sandy reaching 3000 followers on tumblr! Let me know what you think of this idea and I might do more of these in the future! 

How to enter:

  • Choose at least one CAS screenshot from this imgur folder to edit! 
  • You can choose to edit either Marley, Nick, Andrew, Sandy, Kit, Saskia, Yuriko or Pasha. 
  • There are no rules surrounding how you choose to edit your submission! The more individual the better! 
  • I will choose my three favourite edits on the 20th of June! 

Rules:

  • You can only submit one edit (you can use multiple cas images in one edit, but you can only submit one actual image) so choose carefully!
  • The edit you submit must be your own!
  • You must post your edit and tag me so I can see it!
  • You must send me an ask/message once your edit is posted! (I miss a lot of posts that I’m tagged in and don’t want to miss any of you!)
  • You must submit your edit by the 20th June!
  • You must have fun!
  • If you have any questions don’t be afraid to send me an ask!
  • If you don’t want to enter the competition but you still want to edit a picture for me that’s perfectly fine, just don’t send me an ask after it’s posted and I won’t include your URL on the list of entrants! 

Prizes:

  • 1st place: A game pack of your choice!
  • 2nd place: A stuff pack of your choice!
  • 3rd place: A stuff pack of your choice!

Alternatively:

  • If editing is not your forte you may instead choose to submit a short (less than 500 word) piece of writing based on this song. You can interpret it however you like! You may use up to two sims screenshots (edited however you like) to accompany your writing, if you wish!
  • If you already own all the game packs or stuff packs your prize will be the simulation game Orwell, and it will be gifted through steam.

I will be tagging all posts related to this as #3kcomp, so if you don’t want to see any of these posts block that now! This competition isn’t associated, sponsored or endorsed by Tumblr yada….yada… etc. and so forth!

Now, have fun and get your friends involved! Good luck!

I’m willing to gift 30 copies of SOTT in the UK

Hi there, i’ve checked and it doesn’t look like @1dsponsorships are currently in need of UK sponsors so I thought I’d do a separate post just in case. 

I am happy to gift up to 30 copies of SOTT to people in the UK. All I need you to be willing to share is the email that the itunes account is registered against, and to be sure to redeem it before midnight tomorrow (Thursday) so it will count in the UK chart on Friday.

So if you / a friend / a relative would like a copy, just drop me a line. 

Pls reblog to spread the word <3

#DoItForTheGiggle

PS - that’s the equivalent of 30,000 streams, so it would be great to get all 30 copies allocated. 

Sugar: Where do I find my Daddy?

In this age, you can find an SD a lot of places. Let’s break this down for you. This post isn’t about the couple hundred per meet SDs, this is for the SDs that will actually sponsor you, offer you a monthly allowance and aren’t bedroom bandits.

Seeking Arrangements: This site is developing into men who feel “I don’t have that much money, but really want to fuck a 20 year old bare, but I can’t afford a hooker and/or I think they all have HIV.” (I’m an escort, most of these dudes can barely afford my hourly) If this is your MO, or you aren’t looking for a big payout for your time, and you are ready to compete with millions of other girls, this is for you.

Other sugar sites: a waste of time. SD4Me might have some redeeming qualities, cause I did have a guy who paid for my laptop from there, but there’s so many time wasters and its a badly set up site. Also many non-SA sites have very inactive guys, but you can’t see when they were last logged in until you pay or whatever. time/money sink.

Tinder: Most 40+ guys on tinder aren’t looking for an SB, mostly because they can’t afford it. Some are open to it but will bail on you. You can use a fake Facebook, if you’re trying to conceal your identity. Don’t ever try to get money for a relationship on the chat. never say sugar baby.  Like I’ve said before, unless he offers up the money amount and everything, don’t push for it too early. He has a lot of girls who just want his money, don’t become one of them. Block guys as soon as they say their not interested in an arrangement, just block and move on. Find out if he actually has money buy doing research. The flashy BMW pic? He went to a car show once. Not real. Also flashy does not equal generous.

Other dating sites: YES.


GOLDEN RULE FOR USING NON SUGAR OUTLETS

If you’re looking for a Sugar Daddy and you’re not on a sugar website. Don't put it in your profile. Just don’t. Say you are interested in older men and yachting or fine dining or whatever, but don’t put arrangement in your profile. 

anonymous asked:

Seeing both Phichit's and Chris' now, I have to ask about Viktor's top ten Instagram posts! :D

Viktors 10 most liked pics on social media? :D ♡



Viktor’s Top Ten Most Liked Videos/Pictures To Date:

1) Underwear model photoshoot. That’s all I’m saying

2) The most adorable picture of him and Makkachin that made everyone’s heart’s explode

3) A podium selfie he took of him and Chris and Yuuri in the background while Yuuri’s wasn’t looking

4)  A clip from an advert that Viktor did for a brand he sponsors. Literally no-one cared about the brand, they cared that Viktor spent the entire ad either with water being poured on him (aesthetically) or with his shirt off while skating, all in black and white and very pretty to watch. It has been featured in a significant number of people’s sexual fantasies, including teenage Yuuri’s.

5) A picture of his medal collection/trophy shelf that he posted in retaliation to someone saying ‘he hasn’t even won that much anyway’. (Hint - it’s really freaking big)

6) A selfie of him and Chris on a road trip taken by him, while driving, along a road by a cliff that drops into the sea. It’s only so popluar because most people thought it was going to be the last photo of him they ever saw

7) A video of his world record breaking Free Skate (Belle)

8) A picture of him and Yuuri on the podium taken from old news footage the first time they shared the podium together for a #throwbackthursday. It’s popular because it’s from the same video where Yuuri was caught glaring at Viktor and the rivalry officially started 

9) The picture of the view from the hotel room window with the jacket that might or might not be Yuuri’s in it

10) The picture of his medal from the time he won gold and his title back from Yuuri in chapter 9


+ most popular of all time) Now that would be spoiling it ;) But it involves Yuuri and it broke the internet

Actually, I have a fairly good idea of exactly WHY tumblr ads suck so hard,

 and why they’re failing so badly at appealing to youth, and they never seem to be paying attention to the HEAPS OF CRITICISM, even when most all the notes on their sponsored posts are specifically telling them, in detail, why they suck. 

(sorry for the long post)

First of all, they are actually listening. 

My dad works in advertising and graphic design, he’s in this industry, and he certainly listens to me every single time I talk about the memes, the culture of the internet and today’s youth and all the hip things like that. He’s gotta. This is his job, his paycheck really depends on whether or not he knows exactly how to appeal to whatever target audience the company wants him to appeal to. He’s got to be hip on all the memes, internet slang, popular music and media, because if he doesn’t, he’s gonna get replaced by a younger guy fresh out of art school. So you bet your ass he’s gonna listen and pay attention and ask questions whenever his 19-year-old daughter’s talking about DWC, the new game that Blizzard just released, or Hillary Clinton’s pathetic attempts to get the youth vote. 

As you can imagine, everyone in marketing is trying their damned hardest to make sure their content appeals. By this point, they know exactly why content doesn’t appeal, because they’ve analyzed why things do and dont appeal from every possible angle. People literally go to school for this. They attend workshops. 

So if that’s the case, then wtf is happening? 

Why do we get shit like this

spammed all over our feeds? 

Well it’s a bunch of factors, and not all of it is the age of the people making this content. 

See, the internet and social media has actually brought a kind of mini-crisis upon the marketing industry. They have to constantly be appealing to kids these days, or they quickly become irrelevant, uncool. Every day, individual advertisers, and the industry as a whole, has to ask themselves what appeals to this generation, what can they offer that would appeal to the kids these days? 

They’ve got a crisis on their hands right now, because, to put it simply, we all hate advertisements. With a burning passion

And they’ve noticed this, they’ve noticed that internet youth as a whole will go to any possible lengths to avoid ads, that we’ll download extensions, avoid websites, even fucking pay money if it means we won’t have to deal with any goddamn ads, and then when we do see ads, we’ll relentlessly mock them on every possible flaw we can find. 

They had a whole decade to notice their audience’s overwhelmingly negative response to anything that’s trying to sell them shit. They are fully aware how annoying their very existence is to us. 

So right now, what they’re trying to do is make ads that don’t look like ads

The first thing they figured they should do, was that instead of doing banner ads and sidebar ads and video interruptions in your youtube and spotify, they should be doing sponsored posts: write up their ads in post form, put them up on a designated corporate account on a popular social media site, then pay the site to seed those posts on everyone’s feed. There you go. It’s an ad, but it doesn’t look like an ad. Maybe the internet people won’t be as annoyed now, because it’s just a post in their feed, it’s not disrupting their experience in any significant way like other ads do. 

Well, they tried that, and it didn’t work. It didn’t really matter that now it was all in accordance with the natural functions of the site, pretty much all of us could see that this, 

is a fucking ad. That’s a goddamn ad that’s being put on our feeds against our will. Nobody followed fucking Microsoft, why in fuck would we do that? there’s nothing but ads on that account, and who the fuck wants ads? 

So now they have to go back to the drawing board, and figure out another way to make these ads appealing, even though they’re ads and everyone hates ads. 

So the marketing guys noticed how a new meme causes everyone to suddenly gain interest in a new piece of media, and how quickly viral content will spread in general. How, say, all those Doritos and Mountain Dew in MLG montages are basically free advertising, or how the slew of viral videos featuring horse head masks caused the sale of those particular horse head masks to skyrocket, etc etc. 

In the memes, they found a possible solution to this near-impossible conundrum that the industry is trapped in.

Basically, the way to make your ads not look like ads, is to make them look like your average viral content. You have to turn your brand into a meme in order to appeal. 

It was actually probably Denny’s that figured out the formula first, and they’re probably still one of the most successful examples. 

Think about it. Did Denny’s even HAVE to sponsor their posts? Or did we just all willingly reblog them because they were so fuckin weird, and we couldn’t believe a corporation was doing this shit? 

But now here’s the problem, and this is why the ads are failing to appeal, even more than obvious reasons like “they’re all putting existing and outdated memes in their ads, and its really uncreative and out of touch”: 

The problem is there’s no direct interaction with the audience. 

You know how the Denny’s blog answers asks? That’s exactly the sort of thing that’s lacking from all these corporate blogs, that’s why they’re still really obvious adspewers, and thus, why they’re so damn annoying (other than all the piggybacking on outdated memes, ofc). 

Other than Denny’s, I’ve only seen two isolated situations where a corporate blog actually responded to feedback of any kind: 

  1. That one time that a visual novel app actually announced two lesbian love interests in response to someone demanding gay content.
  2. That one time Episode got self-aware and mentioned Tumblr in an ad

The first response garnered actual respect for the app, while Episode’s ad caused everyone to burst into mock panic (which was par for the course, given how their strategy seems to be “become infamous for our wild ads, and maybe someone will be curious to try out our app”). 

Given how most of us will accept ads in the form of “signal boosts” from fellow tumblr users, it’s basically a given that, as a whole, we respond much better once we’re assured there’s an actual genuine person behind the ad, who is sincerely trying to reach out to us. 

So you know, why the fuck do all these marketing blogs, Episode, Battlecamp, Funyuns, Game of War, etc. 

why do they

never

actually

talk to us? 

It’s simple:  

they can’t actually talk to us. 

Corporations have rules, regulations. These advertisers running the marketing accounts aren’t CEOs, they’re not even managers, they’re most likely low-level workers in the midst of the marketing branch of the company, a branch that, for the most part, has to follow the rules of the company, and are under extreme pressure (from company lawyers and the PR department) not to do anything out-of-line. 

Actually responding to asks or reblogs are a huge risk, and the people who command the guys who run these blogs have a bajillion reasons why they don’t want some bloody grunt to go saying whatever the hell they want on the official corporation’s tumblr blog.They could say something off-color and cause a scandal, or they could ruin the company’s professional reputation just by acting like a human being. When they log into that blog, the low-level grunt is supposed to be representing the entire corporation, a body made up of hundreds or thousands of people. You’d better damn well make sure they’re saying the right thing.

Running the official Denny’s blog probably takes a very organized and deliberate effort, along with a hella lot of risk, all to make those weird posts, reply to asks, even to figure out the perfect blend of surrealism and mundanity, while at the same time ensuring their product actually looks appealing. it probably takes a whole team to run that blog, if we’ll be honest. There’s probably 10 mods, who all have to be in close contact with not only each other, but with the boss. The boss has to trust them to not fuck up. It probably took a lot of careful planning and communication in order to figure out a stable system for all that. 

Episode couldn’t make a response to tumblr that wasn’t formatted like one of their usual ads, and they only made their (pseudo) response after a string of increasingly weirder ads convinced them that such a daring move like mentioning tumblr wouldn’t be a total disaster (well, more like convinced them that “total disaster” is something that should actually be their marketing ploy from now on).

Kisses and Curses (the aforementioned paranormal romance app) obviously was planning the female love interests already, and saw in that single comment a good opportunity to officially announce them. They also are most likely a smaller company, probably a single team that’s doing double duty on both content creation and marketing, giving them much less red tape if they wanted to answer a question like “but do the lesbians die,” or model future content after the desires of their target audience. They have a lot more freedom to be human, is what I’m trying to say. 

And while it’s fully possible that something can reach viral status and be beloved as a brand without having to respond directly to their audience, it’s pretty impossible to intentionally pull that sort of thing off, especially when you’re advertising a product or service. That kind of viral fame depends on being unexpected and unexplained, an enigma, really, and as a result, any strategy you find that actually works will only ever work the first time. The second person who tries the same thing will be labeled an obvious copycat.

TL;DR: the field of advertising is struggling to figure out how to adapt to an audience that hates the very existence of ads, and their only strategy is to make their ads less and less ad-like, and make their marketing accounts more like actual users and content creators. 

However, due to the structure and size of the companies themselves, they can’t actually do that. Fully committing to their emulation of content creators would mean they’d have to let the employees who run these blogs freely respond to their audience, and actively communicate with them. That’s a risk that no company is fully willing to take, and thus, all these advertisers are forced to make shitty content bandwagoning off the latest trends, and cross their fingers that someone finds the mess appealing on an ironic level. 

Everyone’s pretty much stuck between a rock and a hard place, and the only way out of the shitty ads is to literally redefine the whole concept of marketing, because we just flat-out hate all ads nowadays, no matter what they are or how they come to us.  

My Top Five Tarot Decks For Spring 2017.

The Spring season has been such a wonderful time for me to explore the various decks in my collection and find which energies I enjoy working with at this present time. I thought it would be fun to showcase my top five decks for the Spring season with all of you.

The Serpent Fire Tarot is a deck that speaks to my shadow self and helps me delve deep into the parts of my life that need illumination, healing, and forgiveness. This deck has given me so much without asking for anything in return and for that, I am so grateful to be using this deck throughout the spring for the renewal and rejuvenation of my mind, body, and spirit during this time.

The Disciples Tarot speaks to the mystical part of my being and allows me to freely express my spirituality while giving me hard hitting truths and blunt answers to my questions. This deck and its imagery provide each reading with endless symbolism and gorgeous artwork to sink my teeth into. I find this Tarot deck perfect for daily card draws because of its ability to uncover core themes throughout the day for me.

The Lioness Oracle Tarot is a beautiful and vibrant collage deck that speaks to the ethereal part of my life. This deck soothes my soul with its artwork and raw energy. When I first started working with this deck it gave me this strong motherly and calming vibe and as we have worked together, this deck has become one of the decks that I go to when I need a shoulder to cry on.

The Happy Tarot is the deck I go to whenever I need to be uplifted. This Tarot deck has been dedicated to my inner child workings and uncovering the parts of my childhood that I have suppressed because of traumas. This deck brings so much empowerment to my readings while grasping the energies and focus of what needs to be brought to the surface.

The Floret Oracle, although not a Tarot deck this Oracle deck is too good that it would be a shame if I didn’t include it on this list. It has been my go to oracle deck for clients lately.  This deck feels like home and reminds me that things are going to be okay. The images and keyword combination of this deck really provide deep readings. It is such a beautifully done deck that not only creates this wonderful flow when reading with it,  but it is also very clear to just pick up and use because of the warm but subtle voice that it has.


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Skin routine? Im starting to have a bad one ugh

skincare routines always starts off with a cleanser. a cleanser that suits ur skin type (dry, oily, combination or sensitive). it’s important to choose a correct cleanser for ur skin because if wrong cleanser would leads u to drier skin. if u feel ur face is tighten after cleansing, that proves that ur cleanser isn’t suitable for ur skin. always always put some toner after cleansing to prevent dry skin and to moisturizing ur skin.

here goes my skincare routine:
• cleansing: i’m using 3ce water fit cleansing foam. it contains coconut sheer butter that protects and leaves skin smooth and moist.

• scrubbing: i’m using milk plus whitening facial scrub by beauty buffet but only once to twice in a week. it contains milk extracts and co-enzyme q10 which helps to brighten skin. it also contains mineral oil, vitamin b3 that moisturizes skin, leaving it soft, healthy and also protects skin from acne and irritations. facial scrubs exfoliates ur skin, u should do it once or twice a week but not everyday!

• face masks: after scrubbing, always remember to use masks. i’m using 3ce white milk pack to foam (it has really cute packaging!!) after facial scrub. it’s actually a white clay mask that removes excess sebum and impurities pores. it contains oatmeal and honey to keep skin dehydrated with tea tree extract helps to soothe the skin. it double cleanse skin too!

i would also use some sheet masks. because i have dry skin, so i use moisturizing masks all the times. etude house and nature republic has really nice and affordable sheet masks!

• toner: i use dr.g’s hydra intensive toner to soothe my skin. i also apply toner after removing makeups too because it also removes makeup stains that left after removing makeups and soothe ur skin.

• serum: i use etude house’s pink vital water serum. it’s one of my fave serum!! it gives me non-sticky finish and it really moisturizes my face. it smells good too and absorb into my face pretty well!!

• moisturizing: i use etude house’s aloe moistfull soothing lotion. it contains baobab tree extract and aloe vera (my fave).

• other skincare products: i personally would suggest nature republic’s aloe vera soothing & moisture 92% soothing gel. it’s their best product and one of the top korean skincare products. it contains 92% of pure aloe vera extract and it can be used as sleeping masks too. apply thick amount of the gel on ur face before sleeps, it moistures and soothe ur skins. u may apply it on ur acnes to dry up acnes. it can be used on face and bodies without any irritations, even can be apply on sunburns too!! for more uses of aloe vera gel, u can check it here

i also use nature republic’s california aloe vera 74 cooling eye serum and tony moly’s panda dream brightening eye base to brighten my dark circles and reduce my puffy eyes 💛

✨ all my skincare products are mostly korean skincare products because compared to western products, they’re more affordable for a college student like me 🌹

✨ this post is not sponsored too. i’m just sharing my routines and tips for everyone 💞

hello! many people have been asking about how I take my AP Euro notes, so I decided to make a post on how I study AP Euro! I also would like to say that nothing I put here is sponsored so all my opinions on tools I use are 100% true!

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guys. guys. my friend michelle turned me on to a product that is like, so far, the product of my dreams. i asked on facebook if anyone had any armpit beauty tips- since i don’t shave my pits, they don’t get as exfoliated as well as they normally would, and because i have sensitive skin i often get a lot of clogged pores or painful bumps in my pits. michelle recommended this product from amazon:

Tea Tree Oil Exfoliating Scrub with Activated Charcoal, Neem Oil & Natural Pumice by Oleavine TheraTree

i used it two days in a row and the skin in my armpits is about three shades lighter from all the dead skin removed, all the bumps/clogged pores are calming down, and the skin is super soft. it basically has everything in it: pumice, activated charcoal, diatomaceous earth, coconut oil, jojoba oil, neem oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, willow bark and arnica for pain relief, etc. 

apparently this is also really good for roll maintenance and other areas of rough/dead skin, and it treats things like yeast infections in the skin, body acne, body odor, etc. i’m not sure how it would affect acanthosis nigricans since i don’t have it, though.

the only downside is that it smells really minty, but like… a sort of muddy mint. it doesn’t smell great, but the smell also doesn’t really linger.

two things though:
1) there is nothing wrong or weird or bad about having dark skin in your pits. i know a lot of people are self-conscious about it, but there’s nothing wrong with it and it happens to a lot of people ! i’m recommending this product specifically because the dead skin in my pits causes a lot of clogged pores and painful bumps. i don’t want to encourage anyone to feel self-conscious about their body and the stuff it does naturally, and i don’t want you guys to think i’m telling you that you need a product to cosmetically alter your skin. <3 i love you all just as you are.

2) this post isn’t sponsored at all/that isn’t an affiliate link. i’m just passing this on because i love a good fat product. plus with summer coming up it’s like, Boil Season.

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Pairing: Lafayette x Reader

Word Count: 1465

Warnings: Language

Summary: Teaching AU, Laf teaches French, Reader teaches art. Established relationship, prank war ensues.

A/N: Second fic! If you enjoy, please consider liking and rebloging. Constructive criticism is welcome! Hopefully something new will be up tomorrow. Once again, requests are open! I take all requests, my only restriction is that I only do x reader fics. Anything other than that is fair game. Enjoy!

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Lunch was probably the best part of the day. While you loved kids, you usually needed a break by the time lunch came. Your 8th graders agreed with you. As soon as the bell rang, they were rushing out into the hallway. You waited a few minutes before leaving the art room, heading out into the elective hallway, towards the lounge. You passed by the Home Ec. room, a warm smell drifting out. You stepped in the doorway.

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