Is This the Best, or Worst, Graph Ever Drawn?

Note: the first part of this post may not be of much interest to many people. But if you scroll down, you will see a couple of really cool animations of data. Charles Joseph Minard (27 March 1781 – 24 October 1870) was a French civil engineer recognized for his significant contribution in the field … Continue reading Is This the Best, or Worst, Graph Ever Drawn?

All Rivalries Should Be This Friendly

Paul Ziobro has written a wonderful story in the Wall Street Journal about a game of tag that is taking place between UPS and FedEx drivers. While FedEx Corp. and UPS fight for customers and global supremacy in the delivery sector, a friendlier battle is being waged on streets across the U.S. FedEx and UPS … Continue reading All Rivalries Should Be This Friendly

Singaporeans Like Us, They Really Like Us (Well Our Food at Least)

A hat tip to Sally Fields for the title: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_NpdAy3WY I was reminded of this when we went to a Shake Shack restaurant for dinner tonight in Singapore. There was a line to get in, and no seats available for sitting (fortunately, a few seats opened up right before we got our food so we … Continue reading Singaporeans Like Us, They Really Like Us (Well Our Food at Least)

The Best Ads of 2019, Courtesy of Marketing Birds

I think at heart I must be a frustrated ad-man. I love great commercials and ads, as well as clever marketing campaigns. So imagine my excitement when I received an email today that Marketing Birds had compiled an ebook that featured the best ads of 2019. It's been a while since I've featured something from Marketing … Continue reading The Best Ads of 2019, Courtesy of Marketing Birds

The Best of Britain’s Christmas Commercials, 2019

It's been a tradition since I started this blog to share the best Christmas commercials coming out of the U.K. For British retailers, the ads are the equivalent of the Super Bowl commercials in the U.S. I've already featured one British Christmas ad this year, the one by Hafod's, a hardware store in the Welsh … Continue reading The Best of Britain’s Christmas Commercials, 2019

A Few Short but Entertaining Videos/Ads

I am once more grateful to the Twitter account of Marketing Birds for posting these entertaining clips. Enjoy. Here's an ad for an eyeglasses company featuring a soccer player. I guess when you are a soccer player, you think anything round is a soccer ball... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35JQxTe3yLA Here is a clever video from 2014 that looks … Continue reading A Few Short but Entertaining Videos/Ads