Sunday, March 30, 2008

Branding potential

I thought it might be time to update some trusty old saws. Where others see conventional wisdom, I see branding potential:

Don't tread on me... unless you're wearing this season's stylish loafers from Payless.

A stitch in time saves nine... but wouldn't you rather save ten or even twenty, while supplies last?

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. And the tomatoes growing on that tree must be protected with Spectracide Tomato and Vegetable Insect Spray.

Look before you leap… into high blood pressure with Heart Smart Spray Margarine.

Hope is the thing with feathers... but dust mites are those things with microscopic teeth that gnaw at your pillows and sheets while you and your family are sleeping.

4 comments:

Mr. Ricardo said...

How about: Better Late Than Never...Unless you're getting a heart transplant.

Okay that was morbid. I'm gonna go have lunch now. My brain must be starving.

Anonymous said...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away... However, if you don't like apples, try Kaiser Permanente for all of your HMO needs.

Toddrod

Joe said...

One phrase I'm tired of hearing is "Buy more and save". OK, maybe you get a little discount on the second widget you purchase, or maybe shipping the second one costs less or is free, but you're still spending more money.

Here's something interesting in the news today. The tallest building in the world is currently the Burj Dubai tower. It's still under construction, but it's projected to eventually be 2,300 feet tall.

Now a Saudi billionaire has plans to build a tower that will be more than TWICE as tall - or almost mile high! It's a mind-boggling concept.

Here's a link to a story that also has a cool graphc: tinyurl.com/2mf7zv

Not long ago I watched a documentary about the building of the Burj Dubai and all the logistical problems they were having with construction - it's hard to imagine a building that will be twice as high.

The tallest building in the U.S. might soon be the new Chicago Spire. Plans for the building have been approved. If built, it will be about 2,000 feet tall. Currently the Sears Tower is 1,454 feet high (or 1,730 feet if you include the roof antenna.)

bradleyejones said...

"Look before you leap… into high blood pressure with Heart Smart Spray Margarine."

That made me spit coffee, I don't know why that made me laugh so much but it did.