marlo marketing. fully integrated marketing, public relations, and creative services agency based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City

From influencer engagement for luxury hotels to website design for assisted living communities to public relations for iconic beer brands, we cover a lot of ground.

In industry lingo, we’re considered a full-service integrated consumer marketing agency.

In our lingo? We just get sh*t done.

Sleeping with the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy

In recent articles in both The New York Times and GQ magazine, intrepid writers knee-deep in the dating pools of San Francisco and NYC, respectively, ‘fessed up to bed bug infestations or almost-infestations. Comparing their unfortunate pest situations to be the bane of their hook-up and dating existence, both writers eventually came to the same conclusion: While we might judge one another for bed bugs as if it’s the nastiest STD or social stigma around, when the bugs come a-knockin’, all we want is there to be someone in our bed who will love us, bed bugs and all.

As a true test of a person’s unconditional love, these writers believed the little bloodsuckers were worth the risk. The GQ writer willingly dated a girl who lived in an NYC neighborhood (Bushwick) renowned for its infestations, while the Bay Area Times contributor suffered from unbearable loneliness while fighting bed bugs solo. While it’d be a noble pursuit to stick by a loved one with bed bugs, or pursue someone with bed bugs, I just don’t think that pursuit is for me. Perhaps it was a recurring childhood nightmare that involved a symbiotic friendship with a human-size tick (don’t ask), but if I know you and you happen to get bed bugs… well, it could be the end of our friendship/relationship.

Of course, karma now dictates that I will be stricken with the scarlet “BB.”  Resulting unconditional love? TBD.

Posted by Amelia