Posts Tagged: Marketing BS

Summer madness: branding and social craze

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Wow. I did not expect several companies go bonkers this summer practically at the same time. What worse, in each case it seems to be a long-planned (and horribly executed) move that leaves me scratching my head. Let’s start with AirBnB and its universal symbol for vagi certain body parts. I understand desire to re-brand […]

Bayonetta 2: Wii U only, with a side of marketing BS storm

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Wii U, the new Nintendo console, is finally getting announced, and a few games with it too. Bayonetta 2 being one of such announcements. Except, there’s a bit of a firestorm over the whole thing, due to the fact that Bayonetta 2 will now be Wii U exclusive. Both Nintendo and Bayonetta fans are not […]

American Apparel: never ever give them email. Ever.

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So… a while ago I was stupid enough to order something from American Apparel online and used my real email — it was for a friend of mine, and ordering process was easy and experience was pleasant like a nice and sunny day. Fantastic. Except afterwards I got an email with marketing blah. Oh well, […]

Yellow Pages Opt Out: prime example of marketing BS

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Ah.. the wonderful world of printed advertising. Even more wonderful world of phonebook based printed advertising. Ten years aro companies were fighting to the death to be on the Yellow Pages cover and payed dearly for a bigger font or for an ugly frame around their “ad”. Because people did use those giant books, and […]

Soon airlines will finally be forced to post the real price

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Finally. It doesn’t happen often, but there is a new regulation that I wholeheartedly support. Starting from January 24th 2012 airfares in ads will have to include taxes and fees. Yes! It means when the ticket costs $1500 it won’t be advertised as $500 super fare, which just happen to have extra thousand bucks in […]