Tag Archives: Marketing

Cyber Monday 2007

I’m not all that impressed with the “Cyber Monday” sales (and shipping & financing discounts), but if you want to check out an overview to decide for yourself you can do so at blackfday.com.  In my opinion, the best offer is the 20% off certain stores if you use PayPal to checkout (most appear to be capped at $50 or so).

Black Friday 2007

For the first year in I don’t know how long, I did not crawl out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to join in the madness known as Black Friday. The decision was based on the fact that the products which I was really interested in were all available online AND with free shipping. So it just didn’t make sense to join in the madness and leave the comfy confines of my warm bed.

The purchases this year were pretty simple, as I wasn’t after any “big ticket” items or even toys for that matter…

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Pillsbury 2007 Thanksgiving Ad

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This ad is from the coupon section found in the Sunday Indianapolis Star in November 2007.  For some reason Thanksgiving ads don’t seem to get much attention as everyone is eager to roll out the Christmas ads the moment Halloween is over.  That said, there wasn’t that wide of a selection to choose from.  But there are numerous Christmas ones showing up (which I promise not to post until after Thanksgiving).

Black Friday 2007 Ads

The “Black Friday” ads for 2007 started to show up a few weeks ago and now that it’s only a little over two weeks away the listings have really started to show up. So for those of you who are interested in this Christmas shopping craze, I’m making a list of sites where you can take a look at the goods well before Thanksgiving Day.

Here’s the list (and it’ll be updated as other sites pop up)…

If you know of any sites that I don’t have listed, please let me know.

Related, Wal-Mart has already started the “deal wars”, so it’s likely that you’ll be able to snag some good sales before the “official” Christmas shopping season.

Aliens Abduct The Indiana Pacers

This has to be the oddest PR I’ve seen around town in sports marketing (even toping some of the Indianapolis Ice promos in the past)…

Now if only the “aliens” would abduct certain players and plant a “common sense chip” in them.

The site that this video/commercial mentions, worldunexplained.com, just takes you to the plain Pacers home page. I think that would have had some marketing potential for the season as a whole (and would be kind of fun to organize), but hey, it’s a start of thinking outside of the box, right?

(Shameless plug: we’re for hire if they need some help.)