this is a great idea.
Public safety gear catalog
My Jeep is camouflaged to look like a commercial fleet vehicle. I made up a fake company name, appropriated a 1950s-era logo that once belonged to a nuclear energy mutual fund, painted safety stripes on the back, and plastered a fake vehicle number all over the place. I also added flashing yellow lights in the rear window, and a police-style spotlight and rubberized push bumper to the front. VERY FUN accessories ... and useful too (when used with discretion). The spotlight is incredibly versatile -- you can point/rotate it while sitting in the driver's seat -- and it's come in handy countless times for roadside emergencies, setting up campsites, or finding house numbers on dark streets.
This urban camouflage guise is very useful for parking in yellow zones, urban/industrial exploration, and crime deterrence. And the thing is... it really works!
The spotlight, bumper, and rear flashers came from my *all-time favorite* mail order catalog: Galls, "The Authority in Public Safety Equipment and Apparel."
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1. vote for X - 'it'll be like a mock election, we'll have candidates and everything, and we can actually create a character who can stand at a by-election. It'll really seize the popular imagination' No, it won't.
2. parody of existing advertising style - who hasn't yet done a parody of 'the best a man can get' style stuff? Irn-Bru did it. Fray Bentos have done it, Miller have done it. I think. And everyone's done 70s cheesey stuff. Just don't do it.
1. characterising your target audience as 'darren and tracey'
2. saying 'this is going to enter the language and/or popular culture' It won't. It might have done 20 years ago, but unless it's the best ad ever, it won't.
"word of mouth will be the new advertising"
"word of mouth is set to become tomorrow's TV"
"the ultimate stage is brand as elixir of life, the spark from which a new life grows, and the unique DNA that shapes the development of every aspect of an organization is formed. This is what I mean when I use the word 'brand'.
Procter & Gamble Rolls Out Pringles Pop Quiz Summer Concert Promotion
Procter & Gamble and SFX have launched a music-themed game show called the Pringles Pop Quiz at 31 of SFX's amphitheatres across the country during the 2001 summer concert season.
"We think our patrons will really enjoy Pringles Pop Quiz," said Paula Balzer, Chief Marketing Officer of SFX. "It will provide a unique pre-show experience that's not only fun for everyone attending the concerts, but will enable Procter & Gamble to effectively interact with multiple demographics directly in an upbeat and energetic setting."
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