Tagged: Marketing

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If Gyms Were Honest

If Gyms Were Honest Below is a pretty decent (parody) video depicting what an advertisement for a typical gym, or “fitness center” as they call them – would look like if they were entirely...

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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola {less than ever} We gave up the sodas over five years ago. That includes (real) sugar and most fake sugars. So the big soda companies don’t really play a role in our lives....

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Marketing is NOT helpful

No – Marketing is not helpful – it’s mind-numbing American Spirit cigarettes have recently insterted little “mini-flyers” inside each pack. With the typical fancy script font. That use the tried and true progressive buzzwords...

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Do businesses need Facebook? {2017 update}

Update to “Do businesses need Facebook?” (Living without the online stress?) More than a few years ago – we started “seeing the writing on the wall” when it came to the utter mayhem social...

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As seen on TV

Does “As seen on TV” still hold weight? For the longest time, the boob-tube demonstrated its command over the weak human mind – with brilliant marketing mumbo jumbo, fake (unverified results, and more. But...

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Getting beyond the packaging

Getting beyond the packaging (marketing, labels, image) Slick marketing and branding are in full force these days. But getting beyond the packaging should be in everyone’s best interest. We’ve noticed this more often as...

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Reverse Racism – Is this racist too?

Is this racist? Why single out ONE over others? Normally – I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about what “image” people choose to use for their marketing. But as today’s “politically correct” disease manifests...

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The Return Customer

The Return Customer {Or: How times have changed} As a societal observer, I recently thought about the term, a and what it used to mean – and what it means today. At one point...

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Say no to gamification

Gamification – how it easily rules you You really want a way to free yourself from one of the greatest human burdens? Learn to identify and resist / refuse the phenomenon called gamification (which...

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Telephone Pole Advertising

Maroon Coffee embraces Telephone Pole advertising in Hoboken Hoboken411 reader John sent in this picture of Maroon Coffee uptown clearly advertising their business on a telephone pole down on the corner. We can understand...