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Rabbit Holes

Jump down the rabbit hole with us and learn more about notable marketing campaigns, disturbing trends, and other captivating tales about the biggest brands then hop on over to Amazon and buy the print, digital or audio versions of FADS Marketing: Food, Alcohol, Drugs, Sex and the New Marketing World Order.

The Art and Science of Marketing Influence

Learn more about the techniques influencing each and every one of us every day and just how easy it can be to influence behavior.

Meat the Future: Meeting in the Middle

So are “plant-based meat trends” over now that sales have fallen flat? Will lab-grown meats take their place?

FADS Marketing in 2023

It's been a wild few years. What are the marketing trends we should watch for in 2023, and are the FADS still relevant?

Beans are Bringing Sexy Back

This isn’t the first attempt to show off the bold sexiness that beans, that musical fruit, bring to the table. Jump down the rabbit hole with us to discover sexy beans ads from all over the world.
The devil stands with a beautiful woman and says marijuana is a vicious racket with its arms around your children, the smoke of hell, sin, degradation, vice, insanity

Hemp, another prohibition tale

While it’s true that synthetic fibers began to increase in popularity and that hemp was a victim of the war on drugs propaganda, that’s not exactly the whole story. As with most history, the real story is even more incredible than that, buckle up and dive in.
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Yes, you are depressed

What if we all had access to the mental healthcare we need? Great news—private investors, app developers, and big pharma to the rescue!

Hooked on Social Media: Keep that data flowing

The children are addicted, teens are addicted, even grandparents are addicted to that rush of notifications and likes - and they just can’t quit. But the rush doesn't last forever. Why are we so into these apps that make us miserable?
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Good Value vs. Good Values

Are the days when a business could get by on providing a good value alone gone now that Gen Z is demanding good values?
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Body Positivity – can they still shame us if we love ourselves?

Body positivity - the rise of feelin yourself and ignoring the haters - how will marketers get you if you don't think you're gross? Spoiler - in the same way.
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An update at what’s happening in #FADS news

We thought it would be fun to bring back #FADSFriday and gather the most interesting bits of recent #FADS news in this special round up.
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A new twist on the oldest profession

Before there were endless dating apps, sex robots, and little blue pills, marketing and sex have been linked for centuries. And of course, selling sexual acts has long been referred to as “the world’s oldest profession” for good reason.
girl looks at syringe full of drugs

Does modern culture glamorize drug use?

Euphoria, Breaking Bad, Trainspotting, Requiem for a Dream - all pop culture touchstones accused of glamorizing drugs. But do they?

They've got their hooks in you. 

FADS rise quickly, burn hot and fall out. They say you're fat, you're no fun, you need to relax, and you might even die alone. In fact, FADS bank on the fact that you already believe all of that. 

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