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The Interview Game Meme

Via Gill Gunson, I learned of a “blog meme” that’s making the rounds. It’s called the Interview Game. Gill asked me five questions and I’ve included my answers below: 1. How important do you think education is for marketing and business people? Is it comparable to experience? Education is important for everyone, not just marketing […]

Popsicle marketing meltdown

Snapple’s newest publicity stunt accidentally floods a NYC square. Things like this are always funny when they aren’t happening to you. (c) 2005 by Andrea Coutu. Vancouver Marketing Consultant. All rights reserved.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Your Business

Heard the hoopla over the Kate Holmes – Tom Cruise romance? It’s affecting their careers — specifically the movies they have out this month. You might think that translates into a boost, but think again. Cruise’s PR is backfiring, resulting in mocking from the press and the public. Even the studio execs want Cruise and […]

Decline of the 30-second spot

Gone are the days when TV viewers could wait till the commercial break to grab a drink, break for the washroom, or flip channels. Advertisers have dumped the traditional 30-second spot for ads that run for anywhere from one second to five minutes. Whether short or long, non-traditional ads thwart channel surfing and PVR and […]

Beware the Heat — it’s 7-Up

The secret behind Beware the Heat” is out. It’s a campaign for 7-Up, a PepsiCo beverage. I wasn’t bang on with my prediction that the ad was for Pepsi, but I got 90% of the way there with a guess for a PepsiCo drink. I learned the news through an email I opted to receive. […]