Category: Marketing

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 […]

Don’t Call It That! »

If I had written this book, Don’t Call It That! by Eli Altman, I probably would have called it “Is That What You’re Calling It?” which is what I often say as I carefully attempt to tread lightly, gingerly, one might say, on an area where I know a client has invested his heart and […]

How badly do YOUR fans want YOU? »

A few years ago, over Christmas break, my daughter D and I watched 3 seasons of Veronica Mars in a few days. We were really bummed when it was over (although the last few episodes got a bit creepy), but still wanted more. Fast forward a few years and I get an email from her […]

West Jet Steps Into The Spotlight! »

So, West Jet out Oprahed Oprah recently and did a little surprise marketing. A publicity stunt some might say. Probably a lot cheaper to do this and get a viral bonanza than to cough up money for an expensive commercial. Finally some good news out of Toronto. Check it out.

Coca-Cola: The Happiness Brand? »

So my daughter sent me a You Tube link about a month ago (low priority ’cause there’s always more urgent stuff to do) but I finally saw this semi-cute little video. No real heartstrings stuff, but ok, it’s nice to be nice. Then in the last 2 seconds, I realize it’s all been brought to […]

The Intangible Value of What You’re Selling »

My daughter P, just sent me this interesting TED talk about the intangible value of the stuff we market. This isn’t the old “Sell Benefits, Not Features” talk. This isn’t about coming up with new stuff to sell. It’s about finding creative ways to add value by changing your audience’s perception about what you’ve got. […]

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