Tag Archive | "advertising"

How Soft Have We Become?

Friday, April 7, 2017

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    “How soft have we become?” I ask myself examining the toilet paper just purchased from the store. We seem obsessed with terms like soft, plush, cushiony, comfy & delicate when it comes to our backside. Like we’ve been using asbestos all these years & we want to change it up. It is amazing […]

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Notes On Totes

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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        Promotional giveaway items, knicknacks, doodads, whatnots, thingamajigs. The items have changed through the years. Kind of like a geologic time scale of gimcrack whatchamacallits.   Anything with enough room to cram a company logo.   Pencils.  Pens.  Matches.  Ashtrays.  Jar openers.  Umbrellas.  Chip clips.  Note pads.  Pill boxes.       […]

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First Name Basis

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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      Comfortable and friendly. That’s how it feels when you know someone on a first name basis.  Formality has been erased and familiarity steps in as a welcome replacement. In the business world, a first name basis has long been known to be a key to success.  Customers are more at ease when […]

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Dumb Ads

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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      At My Odd Sock, we live for the silly. We loathe for the ridiculous. And when it comes to advertising, we consumers get more than our bloated share of the stupid. But that’s why I’m here (you can thank me later), to point out the absurd, snicker at the amusing and gag […]

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Receding Hairline Fun.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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      I found this selfie on my camera, so why not poke some fun at it.   Enjoy!   And be sure to add your own jab with a comment.  (Don’t worry, you won’t damage my self-image any worse than it already is.)           NBC is getting 4.5 mill […]

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Hook, Line And Stinker

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Crafty deception.  Seductive half-truths.  Outright misnomers. No, it’s not the banter between our elected officials and the public. I’m referring to the misleading statements found in advertising. Consumer Reports noted the top advertising terms you should NOT take for granted. They are: Satisfaction Guaranteed. Buyer beware because this means different things to each company. While […]

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