Category: Marketing

Jimmy Fallon plays Donald Trump: Will Trump’s Performance Help or Hurt Him? »

Will this skit with Jimmy Fallon playing Trump help or hurt The Donald in his bid for the Republican spot on the ballot? 1.7 million views in just one day and counting. He knows how to stay in front of his audience. But will the gentle mocking help or hurt him? [Thanks for sending me […]

The 3 Dollar Lemon Rind: Can YOU Charge Premium Prices? »

Yesterday, I paid $3.00 for the tiniest portion of sorbet you can imagine, $3 bucks for a pre-frozen half lemon peel (which made the portion even smaller than it appeared once you got inside it). The half coconut version (tiny) was 5 loonies. (Canadian currency–don’t ask!) This mall kiosk doesn’t even give you a regular […]

Does HUMOUR actually help SELL stuff? »

This entertaining Toyota commercial kept popping up every time I tried to watch Trump’s latest antics. LOVE humour in marketing. But the question is, does it actually SELL stuff? What IS right on the money is the fact that we identify ourselves with our purchases. We believe that this running shoe will make us more […]

Does this ad OFFEND or AMUSE you? »

Profanity, an arguably patronizing attitude towards the new employee (end of ad) and yet irreverent ads like this have propelled Dollar Shave Club to millions selling something you can buy yourself at the local dollar store or your neighborhood Walgreens. So, do you find it OFFENSIVE or AMUSING? More importantly, would YOU buy their stuff? […]

What do you think of Political Ad: “Just Not Ready”? »

A lot more clever than the average political attack ad. Regardless of your political leanings, I think most people will be impressed by the interesting job interview angle.

Things Go Better With COKE! How to Get Attention For Your Stuff! »

Let’s file this under “What will they think of next?” I was clearing out a cabinet in my office and pulled out 4 cool aluminum curvy coke bottles and asked my daughter what we could use them for. The obvious was lamps but they weren’t wide bottomed enough, maybe candlesticks but still too tipsy. Put […]

Is size FAT a brilliant marketing move or PR disaster? »

Every time I go shopping with my daughters, I tell them that in my day there was no size 2, definitely no size zero. Who are we kidding? Well here’s a Japanese company that’s decided to tell it like it is with sizes skinny, fat, jumbo etc. Now I’ve carried extra weight in my time […]

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