advertising

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

this little blog has been going for almost 3 years now, and as it grew i began to receive enquiries about advertising & sponsorship opportunities from people all over the world. i’ve been holding off on that for a long time, because i wanted the blog to grow and develop naturally and, to be honest, i didn’t even really know what i was doing! to say that it has exceeded my expectations is a vast understatement – i enjoy blogging more with every day, and i often daydream about having more time to discover, create and share interesting content.

the main reason why i have made the decision to open the blog up to sponsorship is so that it would relieve some of the pressures of real life (i.e. paying bills) and will hopefully allow me to put more of my time and energy into the blog – because i LOVE doing it. and i want to keep doing it.

so, this is my first step in making my blog a grown up… or a young adult, if you will. i have been quite busy this week working on a new design which i launched yesterday (for those of you subscribed via rss – please take a look!) and you may have noticed that there is an entirely new sidebar to the right… just waiting to be filled with potential sponsors.

if you’re interested in advertising please email me at missmossblog@gmail.com and i will send along a fancy little pdf containing information about my stats and rates. there will be six ad spots available to buy on a month by month basis.

i find this picture quite funny because i don’t even have an iMac, haha.

in other news, one of my best and oldest friends Jessica and her fiancé Luke are getting married this weekend! you may remember Jessica from our now-stalled food series, as well as her blog & restaurant Nook. i am an official unofficial wedding photographer so hopefully i’ll be able to share some shots with you next week (as long as i get permission!)

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chocolat

these vintage ads really amused me. you can almost imagine the dudes saying, “come on boys, this chocolate isn’t going to carry itself!” (in french)

i suppose i would put myself in danger for some chocolat.

via vintage poster

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legend

i’ve watched this advert a multitude of times, but decided to share anyway for those of you who might not have seen it yet – it’s been all over the sa blogosphere (for good reason). it’s an ad for the south african investment firm, allan gray. read the background story & making of over at king james and pay close attention when the dust clears at the end of the ad, that’s actual james dean right there : )

“he devoured life, swallowing large chunks of it whole”

yoh – what a dish, right?

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dingleberry

a man’s take on fashion – from little brown pen

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the smell of ad-venture

i caught an old jonathon ross interview of ewan mcgregor this weekend (swoon), but was astounded to see that he had attached his name to a manly man fragrance – and actually went as far as making this ridiculously cheesy advert for it:

now, i love ewan mcgregor and i love bikers & people who go on adventures AND i love men who smell nice and wear leather jackets, but…. come on! super cheese. though i must admit i watched the ad a couple of times (i’m only a woman)

ewan-davidoff

he does look pretty cool though, eh? yes the scarf is a bit gay… plus, what kind of biker wears cologne?

anyway, invariably i found this, which made me feel better:

the scent of adventure in the air…. haha.

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