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Business Engagement Vision

You know how you hear social media experts talking about “user engagement”?

I found this graphic on the web site of a company promising to deliver “inspiring vision, understanding, engagement”.

Is it just me, or are these engaged white collar workers reminiscent of Marvin, the depressed robot from A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy? “Here [...]

The 8 Most Pathetic Star Wars Products Ever

The 8 most ridiculous attempts to wring profit out of the Star Wars movies through merchandise. Or 9. Maybe 9. Jedi don’t do math. [...]

Neuro Bliss Correlated With Psychological Stress

On the way to the train station this afternoon, I passed by this street advertisement for a drink called Neuro Bliss. Neuro Bliss is manufactured and marketed by NeuroDrinks, a company with an entire line of liquid products that promise, rather vaguely, to promote health.

Neuro Bliss is promised to reduce stress, but not one [...]

Also, 1500% More Than the 1 Ounce Size

100% more than something that’s half the size! Why, it’s amazing what newfangled technology they come up with these days.

Monsters University Branded Diaper Training?

Holy marketing mashup:

Infographic Teaches Me That Weebles Are Behind Social Media Marketing

All that we can really learn from this infographic is that it’s Weebles, apparently, who are best employed as social media marketers. [...]

The March of the Marketing Drones

In the graphic, the wanna-be marketers are depicted as faceless, featureless forms in slick clothing that only differs from person to person in color. The marketers in this graphic are all identical. They even carry their business plans in identical little briefcases. [...]

Green Party and Occupy have most educated Facebook Fans (Americans Elect and No Labels the least)

Within the Facebook corporation, there are entire divisions dedicated to the analysis of the connections and communications of users, using unrestricted access to the entire Facebook dataset. If you have a Facebook page for your cause or organization, you can use Facebook Insights to see a far more limited breakdown of information about the people [...]

Chan Stickers: Market First, Make Stuff To Sell Later

Chan Stickers engages in a backwards approach to business, marketing before it’s got anything worthwhile to look at, and starting relationships with a stingy attitude. [...]

It's In Their DNA: Environmentalist Borg Salesmen from Maine

While trying to find conference reports, presentations or minutes from this week’s Energy Ocean 2009 Conference on renewable tidal, wind and wave energies, I came across this piece of copy advocating for Maine coastal energy initiatives. “It’s In Our DNA?” State funding for technology research is in the DNA of the residents and politicians of [...]

CafePress Goofs With Squidoo Module Interface

There are a lot of Squidoo pages that had been directing traffic to CafePress, but aren’t any more. It’s likely that many CafePress shopkeepers who had maintained CafePress modules at Squidoo pages are feeling too disenchanted with CafePress to repair these modules, and may work with plain text modules linking to alternative print on demand companies, such as Skreened, instead. [...]