Ad Space Now Available on Jim Morrison's Tombstone

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After being banned by law for over 100 years, the U.S. Congress has approved commercial advertising in a place many consider close to holy. Now, discover six more sacred places that "still need to be ruined by advertising" in this latest contribution by renowned columnist and marketing expert Brian Vaszily.

Ad Space Now Available on Jim Morrison's Tombstone!

In response to news last week that Congress has approved commercial advertising on first-class stamps -- after it had been banned by law for over 100 years -- marketing expert and author Brian Vaszily has released the "6 Sacred Places that Still Need to be Ruined by Advertising."

"We want to make mail more interesting to consumers," United States Postal Service spokeswoman Joanne Veto explained regarding the decision to allow Jared from Subway and Captain Crunch on stamps that were previously reserved for presidents, flags, and famous architecture.

To similarly make things "more interesting" -- or, to put it another way, to make a bunch of short-term money while desecrating the remainder of what is sacred and noble in our society with advertising -- Vaszily suggests in his latest column that:

  • Cemeteries should allow advertising on the tombstones of famous people. One of the most visited graves in the world, for example, is that of The Doors' front-man Jim Morrison, so ad space on his tombstone could fetch a very high price. (Also check out the picture and suggestion for Al Capone's tombstone at
  • The natural wonders of the world are ripe for ads being plastered and beamed all over them. Niagara Falls may seem like just a couple of big long sheets of over-flowing water at first glance, for instance, but irresponsible marketers should instead think "massive water canvas that millions of eyes behold every year." Then they should think of beaming a gargantuan ad onto that canvas. For instance, for Dasani purified water: "Dasani: Let It Flow."

To discover all six of the sacred places that still need to be ruined by advertising, and to be refreshed on what a philatelist is (and is not), read Vaszily's latest column "Ad Space Now Available on Jim Morrison's Tombstone!" now at

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