One of my favorite radio shows has been turned into a book. The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture is now available in book stores across Canada! Authors Mike Tennant and Terry O’Reilly have known each other for about 20 years; they began their career together making radio shows in 1995 with O’Reilly […]
I like the self deprecating nature of this ad for banjo lessons. (via)
Vince Shlomi, the phenomenally successful television pitchman for products like the ShamWow and Slap Chop, was arrested at a swank Miami hotel last March after a violent confrontation with a prostitute. From The Smoking Gun: MARCH 27 – Meet Vince Shlomi. He’s probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman […]
Uncle Eddie’s Theory Corner! on the brilliance of direct marketing commercials: Best Commercials. You may not be a fan of the slick Billy Mays yelling information about his product, but you have to admire the calculated tweaking these commercials went through to inspire the largest number of consumers to order now!
Here’s another one of those Tab Cola commercials from the 70’s early 80’s (previously). Same premise: hot bikini girl walks on the beach a man wants to drink Tab Cola girlfriend pours ice water on the man the man laughs because he realizes his girlfriend thought he was attracted to the bikini girl and wasn’t […]
“Great taste for beautiful people.” Check out this crazy Tab Cola ad from 1982. These were simpler times. Hit play or watch TaB cola ad 1982 at YouTube.
Greenpeace has launched a tongue-in-cheek website touting the tourism potential of the Alberta oil sands. The Greenpeace-produced site, travellingalberta.com, has an address similar to Alberta’s official tourism page, travelalberta.com, and is the conservation group’s response to the province’s $25-million campaign to improve the environmental image of Alberta’s energy industry. [Explore Alberta – YouTube] Minister of […]
In his radio show, O’Reilly and the Age of Persuasion, Terry O’Reilly explores the countless ways marketers permeate your life—from art, media, and language, to politics, religion, and fashion—and he does it in a way that makes you crave episode after episode. You’ll never think about advertising the same way again. I highly recommend you […]
I don’t usually like to send on viral marketing links, it feels like I’m doing someone else’s job for them, but I liked the creativity used in this online store (not sure what language it’s written in). I think they actually sell everything you see. Here’s the link, and just to warn you, there is […]
Last week I received an email touting the great benefits of a new kind of web advertising for eBay auctions, called “Auction Ads”. The email stated that just for signing up I’d get a bonus of $5 put into my account within two business days. Well four days passed with nothing, so I emailed them. […]