Category Archives: Marketing

A “Proactiv” Last Minute Christmas Gift

  When you’re shopping 48 hours or less before Christmas, you’ve already put yourself in the “it’s the thought that counts” category. Last minute shopping (LMS) is more about getting yourself in and out of stores without losing your sanity … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Decorations: Where to find the best and worst end caps

Decking the halls for Christmas is easy—just walk into to any gas station or department store and you can purchase enough red and green flair to compete with the North Pole. Decorating for Hanukkah, however, is a challenge. In order to burn candles for eight … Continue reading

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Blue Laws Hurting Retailers or Saving Thanksgiving in Mass?

Thanksgiving is on the endangered holiday list. It’s been steamrolled by Halloween, and now it’s merely a day of carbo-loading for a glitzier American affair—Black Friday. But leftover Puritan era laws might save the fading Puritan era holiday. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Sex Toys Sold on TV: Trojan Vibrating Twister

“As Seen on TV” isn’t just for the Slap Chop and ShamWow anymore–now sex toys are sold on television too. I recently saw this commercial for Trojan’s new vibrator, eh I mean personal massager. And to think, when I was a kid I thought … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S vs. Lawayway: No contest

More tents sprung up in cities across the country last night, but these campers weren’t part of the Occupy Movement–they were shoppers lined up to buy the new iPhone 4S. The Boston Herald reported that millions of iPhones could be sold … Continue reading

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Hasbro Pours Some Sugar on Candy Land, Sexes-Up Characters

Something’s going on in Candy Land, and it’s not very sweet. Although the board game is a childhood staple, it didn’t stop Hasbro from pouring on the sexy. The 2002 version got a major makeover in 2010—including skinnier characters and … Continue reading

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Abercrombie PSA? Adults Should Not Wear Teen Clothing

Life is full of transitions: high school to college, student to employee, single to married. But there’s another transition that people don’t talk about– graduating from the kids clothing department to the adult section. It’s taking Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino … Continue reading

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