Flee Dos Equis: Its Manufacturers Want to Shoot You

"Approach women like you do wild animals, with caution and a soothing voice." I encountered this ad for Dos Equis beer on the side of a bus stop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. So women are nonhumans to be hunted? Good to know: if a man holding a Dos Equis gets anywhere near me I will run for my life.To ice this cake, the picture under the caption is racist. Have a look....more

Pet Parents Targeted For Mother's Day

If you think "pet parents" is a term just thrown around by pet bloggers, or industry marketing teams, it might be time to take a step back back. One smart upstate New York florist and garden center placed this out-of-the box Mother's Day ad, which is clearly targeting pet parents, in a local newspaper. ...more

I recently blogged about being childfree and having a mom who passed away last year. With all of ...more

QR Codes DeCoded

Guest contributor Jennifer Graham discusses the benefits of QR Codes.By Jennifer Graham, Guest ContributorWith more than 5 billion mobile phone users in the world, it’s imperative that your company’s mobile marketing strategy is poised to reach this enormous market. From SMS marketing to mobile websites – the mobile marketing landscape is more confusing than ever. With so many new technologies, it’s difficult to keep up. One of the newest entrants into the mobile marketing mix is QR codes. So, what are they and how can you benefit from them?...more
I've always wondered about this! Now it's time to research how to generate my own. :) Thanks ...more

Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs Brand Ambassadors

By Justin Delos Reyes – Web Success Team...more

Exhaustion and Green Backlash: Capitalizing on Crunchy

Lately I've realized something. After I'm done reading the many articles on Facebook or the news about organics, new studies on genetically modified food, chemical laden everything, and how pregnant women are passing toxins onto their unborn children -- I feel worse about myself. ...more
@Petunia GreenBeans There are several reasons it's more expensive to buy food and products ...more

On Shaving: It's MY Body

I hate shaving. But society tells me that I am repulsive to the visual senses of humanity if my female body is strewn with naturally grown hair. I was treated with repulsion as early as twelve from a group of girls in a New Jersey sleep over camp run by strict Catholic nuns. Diving into the pool in my modest and second-hand one-piece suit, a bunch of girls started laughing at me. They came up to me, jeering, and pointing to the hair that had just begun to grow under my arms. I felt ashamed, and I blamed (yes, you guessed it) my mother for refusing to teach me how to shave my arm pits and legs. ...more
You being young as you were it's extremely distasteful to be laughed at something you did not ...more

Branding and Marketing Yourself with a Simple Burger?

Have you ever thought of using a burger to brand your company? In the article below Web Success Team contributor, Bob Speyer explains just how you can do this.You’ve heard the stories about “man bites dog.” Well how about the latest headline grabber: “Social Media bites back!” Here is the story of one company that brands and markets itself with a simple burger....more

GoGranny vs. GoDaddy’s Double D Bimbos: A Couple of Flops!

Cheap sex sells *sigh* What do you think about this ad? No! I mean the video at the bottom......more

Just because the ad says “Declutter”...

I find it very frustrating when companies try to jump on board with New Year's Resolutions people make to “get organized” or “declutter”. Granted, there are very handy tools that can help get organized, namely file folders, shelving, etc but at the end of the day, you cannot organize clutter...you can only get rid of it. Getting rid of it could include either giving it to other family members (it becomes their storage “problem” then, right?), to charity, recycle it, or throw it away....more

Some great ideas Bev! Thanks for sharing!

Meghanmore

Facebook Sponsored Stories: A Brilliant Idea or Consumer Abuse?

Anyone working in marketing and advertising today knows how powerful recommendations from people we know can be, and it was only a matter of time before a social network began to seriously capitalize on that. And why not? For most of us, this kind of content is already on our social media profiles. That's the logic behind Facebook’s new advertising offering "Sponsored Stories," anyway. ...more