Wait, What?

It's always fun to read men's fashion articles from the Wall Street Journal, since I always find them so over the top. Well, today I saw two headlines, with brief descriptions, that caught my attention: 4 Menswear Trends That Could Be Bigger than Tie-Dye It’s time to move on from ubiquitous, hippie-ish swirls. Experts predict … Continue reading Wait, What?

Multitasking Gone Wild

I somehow came across this disturbing TikTok video: https://www.tiktok.com/@danlambert_/video/7047202123573939462 This initiative is currently taking place in a handful of McDonald's in China.  Recent studies have shown that obesity is on the rise in China, with 5-6 percent of the general population being classified as obese. In some cities where fast food is popular, that rate is … Continue reading Multitasking Gone Wild

Have you Been Affected by Shrinkflation?

It's a clever term in the world of consumer packaging - shrinkflation. The term refers to downsizing a product while keeping its price the same. When companies are struggling to maintain profits, there are three basic responses: raise the price directly, take a little bit out of the product, or reformulate the product with cheaper … Continue reading Have you Been Affected by Shrinkflation?

Go Ahead! Pursue That Goal! Take That Risk!

This post has two objectives. One is to get a lot of likes. The other is to not waste your time. According to a new international marketing study, researchers have concluded that adding dogs or cats to promotional ads makes people more eager to pursue a goal or product. They were also more willing to … Continue reading Go Ahead! Pursue That Goal! Take That Risk!

I May Have Just Found My Calling for When I Retire

I've been watching this nail-biter of a game between Villanova and UConn, and during one of the time-outs, a commercial came on that gave me an idea of how I can make some money when I retire. Here is the commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TerUPvPJ6_A So I thought if Flo's sister is willing to have Flo come to … Continue reading I May Have Just Found My Calling for When I Retire

My Six Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

It's been a while since I've written about one of my favorite topics - commercials. Fortunately, the Super Bowl took place a week ago, and as always, it's a showcase for companies' best ads. According to USA Today, there were 56 commercials this year. I've picked my top six. This review is mainly based on … Continue reading My Six Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

Could This Be My Ticket to a Life of Fame and Fortune?

Here is an excerpt from a post I wrote over five years ago: A couple of years ago I happened to walk outside my house and I noticed one of the neighborhood cats chasing something down our street. When I went to get a closer look, I noticed it was a baby rabbit that appeared … Continue reading Could This Be My Ticket to a Life of Fame and Fortune?

From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss

Khaby Lame was born in Senegal in 2000 and moved to Italy with his parents when he was a year old. He has spent most of his life in public housing. Two years ago, Khaby lost his job as a factory worker. Today he is one of the faces of a major rebranding by luxury … Continue reading From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss

Do You Suffer from Nose Blindness?

We've all got our fears. Public speaking. Walking down a dark street. Swimming in deep water. Me? Reptiles. Snakes, alligators, crocodiles. I don't want to be within 100 miles of them. Retiring to Florida could be a problem. But there is one fear I was not aware of. According to the Wall Street Journal, "one … Continue reading Do You Suffer from Nose Blindness?

Music Monday: Most Likeable and Most Memorable Jingles of All Time

Advertising jingles have been part of American culture for nearly 100 years.  According to the Smithsonian, the first jingle broadcast on the radio debuted on Christmas Day 1926 to praise the virtues of Wheaties cereal. A former neighbor had his own advertising firm that specialized in creating jingles for commercials. His license plate was JINGLES. … Continue reading Music Monday: Most Likeable and Most Memorable Jingles of All Time