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marketing at work

Life seen thru a Kinder: Subway is now a form of measurement

March 3, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Somebody should give the gal or guy who is in charge of Subway’s “5 Dollar Foot Long” marketing campaign a raise. Oh, whatever. They are probably making a ton anyway. I don’t worry about their financial health really. But when you see a genius move done by a corporation, that seems to be the […]

Happy Valentine’s Day. And here is a necklace to remind you of your big fat behind…

February 14, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Is it just me. or does not the entire jewelry line based on Jane Seymour’s Open Heart design remind anybody else of a buttock? The first time we saw the commercial on TV, either from Jared or Kay Jewelers, purveyors of cheesy jewelries, my boys cried out, at the same time, “It looks like […]

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Moment: JetBlue & Southwest tweeting each other…

February 10, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet Saw this on my Twitter homepage. It strikes me as really adorable. I do hope that the actual airlines remain competitors since a collaboration between the two little giants (and they are really not little any more despite the images they are trying to cultivate…) will be the end of low airfares.

I am intrigued. Wouldn’t you? How one employee single-handedly MAKE the hotel…

February 8, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet This has just come to my attention that the number 1 rated hotel in Beijing is… Drum roll please… A frigging Holiday Inn! Yes, they do have true 5 star hotels in Beijing. Granted Holiday Inns do get a worse rep in the U.S. than in many other places around the world. Don’t think […]

The Comcastic Super Bowl Happy Ending. Watch porn and we’ll pay you $10!!

February 3, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet This story is too funny to be true. I have to hop over to Snopes.com to make sure that the story itself is not a prank, and verify with The Onion that they did not pen this story. So by now everybody in the US has heard of the surprise given to 85,000 families […]

“It’s an Obamanation!” musings on commercialism hitching a ride to the Obama Fever by Salon.com writer

January 20, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Sarah Hepola, thank you! Her humourous, yet sobering, look into the world of Obama-fever merchandising begins thus, “The other day, curious how far the Obama madness had spread, I Googled the words ‘Obama sex toy.’ God bless America: I was not disappointed…” Go straight to the slide show of some of the choice merchandise […]

“Pay-As-You-Go Airline Charges by the Minute”

January 7, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet This from one of my fav magazines, Wired.   When I saw the headline, I thought to myself, "Great, now they have run out of things to charge us for, since they are asking the passengers to pay for everything including tiny bags of pretzels and water, they are going to charge us for […]

Now that’s customer service!

October 16, 2008 marketing at work

Tweet (Bless the investigative reporter’s heart: at first glance, I thought this map was used for some sort of military reconnaissance maneuvering!) I am glad to finally read a report on excellent customer service provided by cellphone providers. Seriously, aren’t you tired too about all the bad press endured by these companies? This story just […]