Category: viral marketing

Is Pizza Hut NUTS? Or do we really all need to order pizza by pressing a button on our shoes? »

So, this is real. Pizza Hut has launched a pair of running shoes, yup, what our parents used to call “sneakers” that allows you to order a pizza from the comfort of your–shoes! You don’t gotta go no place, you don’t gotta do nothing, just press a button on your shoes (once you tie in […]

Sweet Jesus! Was Oscar Wilde right about publicity? »

So, I’m walking down Bloor Street in Toronto headed to one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants when I see an ice cream parlour called–what? Sweet Jesus. What’s that got to do with ice cream? Didn’t give it much thought till I saw a post by Jeremy Miller, author of Sticky Branding on LI saying there […]

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 […]

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 […]

So, will the Jenner commercial ultimately HELP or HURT Pepsi? »

We’ve all seen it. Old news. Recently, saw an article with headline “Not everyone hated it”. So questions: 1) Did YOU hate it? 2) Will it hurt or help Pepsi. (After all, Oscar Wilde and all that. We’re talking about Pepsi.) Tsufit Author, Step Into The Spotlight! www.SpotlightSecrets.com

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