Category: Media

Is bread make of out CRICKETS just a publicity play? »

Would you bake CRICKETS into bread in order to stand out? Just saw a news item about Loblaws (Canadian grocery store) selling flour made from crickets in its premium President’s Choice line. That lead to a video of a Finnish bakery selling bread made from crickets. Do you think they’re doing it for the free […]

Would you handle a PR crisis as well as KFC did? »

So, KFC, formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken, sells chicken. But you can’t fry what you don’t have. Sounds far fetched, I know, but KFC ran out of chicken. Customers? Not happy. What’s a Colonel to do? So, they took their initials, KFC, rearranged the order and put out this provocative ad. Along with an apology. Did […]

Wondering whom to follow online? Check out these 2 lists… »

Two of the folks I’ve met online, Josh Steimle and Melonie Dodaro have recently posted great lists to get you started. Check out Josh Steimle’s Top 50 Marketing Writers List and Melonie’s post about whom to follow in the blogging, podcasting and YouTube space. These lists include some of MY favorites to follow, folks like […]

Have you seen the new Maclean’s magazine covers where men pay more? Will they work? »

Saw one of these magazines in Shopper’s Drug Mart in Canada today. Looked behind it and there was a “women’s version”. So, what do you think? Will this sell more magazines? Social impact, pay equity, I know. But ultimately, aren’t these stunts about selling more magazines?

Should you ever MOCK yourself the way Sean Spicer did at the Emmys last night? »

Check it out above. Did you see it live? Celebs appeared more shocked than over 40 years ago when a streaker ran naked across the stage at the Academy Awards. Jaw-dropping!!! Spicer came out with a podium and hilariously mimicked his Crowd Size rant that caused all the controversy after the Jan 20th inauguration. On […]

What’s the most outrageous publicity or marketing campaign you’ve ever seen? »

So, we’re discussing crazy publicity stunts in my Step Into The Spotlight! group on LinkedIn (join us) and one of our members, Dennis Brown, shared a bizarre one, not one that he launched but rather one that he experienced first hand as part of the marketer’s target audience–i.e. he got a package of chocolate grasshoppers […]

Do YOUR customers line up across the street to give you dough for your dough ? »

So, I’m wandering around New York City having fun with my daughter, Paloma, and I see a huge line up across the street. Line ups interest me. FOMO? Maybe. Line ups create buzz. So I asked someone, what’s the line up for? I’m thinking some celeb is performing or speaking (it’s the middle of the […]

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