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is for Inflatables
You know those awful, giant inflatable advertising things you see in front of various business?
Have you ever driven past a car dealership and seen a blown-up Uncle Sam and thought to yourself, "Hey, that reminds me. I wanted to buy a car there today"?
Or, "What a cute giant Gorilla. I guess I do need new furniture"?
Or maybe you saw some of those flappy things and said to your spouse, "Look at that annoying flappy thing. Let's go buy a new cell phone."
Yeah. Me neither. Yet we see those beasts all over the place anyway. Someone's making money for no reason, and I'm pretty sure it's not the car dealership.
The Enigma of Mrs. Jetson
Ha, I kinda like those inflatable things! They've never encouraged me to buy what they're promoting, but I think they're fun to look at! :DReplyDelete
They just seem so unrelated to what they're trying to sell. :)Delete
You don't get them so much in the UK, but there does seem to be a general school of advertising thought that says if you annoy people enough, they'll remember your brand. Yes, as the brand that annoyed them.ReplyDelete
Well, the UK has its fair share of annoying advertising! :) Just be grateful you avoided the inflatable stuff!Delete
I'm kinda with Kyra on this one. I think the ones that look sort of like people, that bob and bend in the wind, are fun to watch. But they don't make me want to buy anything either.ReplyDelete
Maybe all they're meant to do is attract attention--even if it's negative attention. :)Delete
I've always wanted to hug one of those flappy things.ReplyDelete
Now I know what to get you for your birthday!Delete
my hub proudly inflates his giant sparty in football season and we have some inflatables for halloween too, all temporary, its fun =)ReplyDelete
the ads are eye catching and thats all...
Some of the holiday inflatables are pretty cute, I'll admit.Delete
Yeah, this seems like a bizarre marketing strategy.ReplyDelete
It's really weird. But it must work or why would they keep doing it?Delete
You made me laugh this morning. When I think of inflatables, I think of the bouncy toys they bring to the schools for the kids to play on. Out here in the boonies we don't have too many advertising inflatables.ReplyDelete
My kids love those giant bouncy things!Delete
Honestly, if I saw a giant inflatable gorilla, I would stop and let my kids touch it. How often do you get to pet a giant gorilla toy? I wouldn't buy anything though.ReplyDelete
Well, to honest, around these parts, we see them all the time. :)Delete
Is it safe to use "blown-up Uncle Sam" in a blog? Doesn't that invite the attention of Homeland Security, or some such body?ReplyDelete
If we don't see your blog tomorrow, or after that, we'll know what happened to you. Sigh!
Good thinking. I better watch out!Delete
Is it lame that I actually miss these things?? They were all over in Utah but we don't have em in Hawaii :)ReplyDelete
The thing is, I don't hate them, I just think they serve no purpose in generating business. But what do I know.Delete