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12.18.13 Bucky Turco

We’ve seen all kinds of art exhibit promo over the years — printed flyers, Facebook pages, cutesy premiums and miscellaneous schwag — but Smart Crew just upped the ante considerably. To promote their current group show, they painted a New York City subway train. Due to the nature of this type of stunt, we can’t reveal too many details, […]

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01.22.13 ANIMAL

On Friday evening, ANIMAL and advocacy group Stamp Stampede took a projector-equipped van to the streets of Manhattan — as promised — and broadcasted propaganda to mark the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision. We kicked things off at Bowery and Houston and eventually made our way uptown to send a […]

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10.06.11 Bucky Turco

Back in August, the operators of the Indian Power hired Rudy Giuliani as a spokesman to lie about vouch for the nuclear plant’s safety and starting next week, he will appear in a series of ads. […]

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08.31.11 Myles Tanzer

Three representatives from the Church of Scientology were standing outside Conde Nast headquarters this morning and distributing copies of their Thetan-inspired magazine Freedom. This month’s issue is a parody of The New Yorker that’s filled with articles attacking writer Lawrence Wright and his employer for a 24,000 word piece about “Crash” director Paul Haggis. […]

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08.10.11 Bucky Turco

A bond-brokering single mom from St. Louis is taking credit for hiring the plane that towed an aerial banner over Manhattan on Tuesday which read: “Thanks For The Downgrade. You Should All Be Fired.” It was flown near Wall Street and since the S&P offices are in the same vicinity, some news outlets assumed the […]

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08.02.11 David Weiner

Pissed that drivers in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius are carelessly cockblocking bike lanes all NYPD-style, the local mayor decided to teach his constituents a little lesson. […]

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03.31.11 Bucky Turco

Apart from perp walks and occasional b-roll news footage from the Midwest, I don’t see all that many people wearing Ecko anymore, but maybe Marc’s cutting edge promotion that’s sure to go over well, can swing things back in his favor. It’s called “Branded for Life” and yes, the details are every bit as horrific […]

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01.06.11 Bucky Turco

Channeling a tactic used by pranksters and street artists alike, NBC modified statues throughout the city, except they got permission and paid $120,000 for the right to do so. The network had capes placed on thirty statues as part of marketing campaign to promote its new superhero show “The Cape.” Historical icons like Christopher Columbus, […]

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12.07.10 Bucky Turco

Finally, we have a PR winner in one of the worst celebrity charity campaigns ever executed and it’s a billionaire, which must be a big relief to several publicists, since it wasn’t the kids suffering from AIDS or the ego-dying participants for the past week. Pharmaceutical kingpin Stewart Rahr kicked in the remaining $500,000 to […]

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11.15.10 Bucky Turco

“There’s a fun little action going on tomorrow,” writes the Yes Men. The activisty pranksters are recruiting New Yorkers to help them pull of some sort of stunt that won’t be announced until 5:15PM. Interesting parties are being asked to assemble at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park. Oh, and if “can look like […]

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