Incidental Marketing

Hot Tipper "G$" sends across this link about Incidental or "Accidental" Marketing.The AP article entitled "Giuliani Apologizes to Farm Family"  chronicles the media debacle caused when a Giuliani staffer mistakenly accepted a fundraising opportunity from an Iowan farming family, the VonSpreckens, and then cancelle…

Overachiever….

Not sure how I missed this last week.  And I'm not sure if this makes me feel inadeqaute or just dumbfounded.  According to sources, including FoxSports, Lil Romeo, the youth rapper and son of Hip-hop mogul Master P, is now going to play basketball for USC. The kid is 17.  His life to date includes the following accomplishments:…

Hey 7-11 Marketing Guy – This is What We Call a “Slam Dunk”

Seriously, how come marketing opps like this don't land in my lap.....   Hello 7-11 PR guy.  Please send 3 machines, along with cameras from Jay Leno or Jon Stewart show, immediately to the quartermaster.  Start collecting emails from your boss and stockholders about what a good guy you are.  Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame on Rus…

Why are Some Dog Owners so Dumb?

<rant>So I'm at Zoka sitting outside doing some work.  And over the sounds of my iPod, I hear 3 dogs growling about 10 feet away.   The 2 owners, a man and woman, sit chatting with each other, while these 3 dogs, all on leashes held by the 2 owners, continue to snarl.  Some minor scrapping ensues.  More snarling. …

Proof that EVERYONE is 6 Degrees of Seperation Away

News from ESPN comes that Don King (yes that Don King) was able to got a front row seat at Pope Benedict XVI's general audience Wednesday. (yes, that Pope.)  According to the report, "the Vatican visit was arranged through a boxer King represents -- Italian super welterweight champion Luca Messi, whose brother Alessandro is a Catholic pri…

The Upcoming Battle Between Obama and Hillary Supporters

A lot of talk has been generated about the "You Tube Effect" on the U.S.  Presidential election in 2008. I think the most interesting aspect is the total lack of control that the campaigns will have over their suporters. We are going to see "campaign extremists" completely convolute the message and intentions of the high pa…

Does Amazon Want You To Fight Roosters?

Ah, remember when having the world's largest selection of merchandise was a good thing?  Well apparently Amazon.com's decision to offer magaiznes catering to the Cock Fighting crowd has - in what will be the most overused pun in a decade - ruffled some feathers. The Register UK and Computerworld report the Humane Society has slapped Amazon.co…

What $20k gets you at Amazon.com

Looking for that special brithday gift? Looks like Amazon.com has exactly what you're looking for.  According to the description: "The JL421 Badonkadonk is a completely unique, extremely rare land vehicle and battle tank. Designed with versatility in mind, the Donk can transport cargo or a crew of five internally or on the roof, and can b…

The Marketing Guy’s Worst Nightmare

I'm imagining being the marketing guy at Microsoft charged with increasing the amount of time a user spends on their computer each day, lets call it Director of PCMPD (PC Minutes per Day). Being Microsoft, I probably have a staff member for each segment - 6-10 years old, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, etc....plus a dotted line over to the enterprise P…