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One Plastic Can February 24, 2009

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I know… I know… Plastic is one thing, and a can is another. But we live in a world full of surprising inventions and unlimited possibilities. I guess even ChillBEV proved this when they made the first ever (not sure about thid though) weird “plastic can”. Just look at the photo above and, by the way, this was not edited in any way. It’s actually a carbonated water soda and a carbonated water isn’t really something new to me, but I guess the packaging got me to buy it. Now I’m blogging it. Hahaha.

3 Critical:

  1. Nice Idea – it actually gives it a more interesting look which is a good marketing strategy, and it shows the clearness of the product (because it is water).
  2. Easily Recyclable? – I’m not sure about this, but I guess being mostly plastic makes it easier to recycle… but less biodegradable.
  3. Feel The Chill – seeing what’s inside really does do the rick. 🙂

Fido Dido is Back!!!!! November 13, 2008

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Fidp Dido Drinking 7upI was heading to a nearby convenient store while I was on my way to work this morning (that’s around 5 am), and while I was looking for drinks to match my snacks, I saw something I haven’t seen for a long time.

His name is Fido Dido, and guess what? He’s Back!!! (and I bought one, haha)

The last time I saw this weird-hair boy was in that 7UP commercial where he’s been playing around and drawing himself in a MS paintshop, and then he was gone.

Well anyway, for those who don’t have an idea, Fido Dido is a cartoon character created by Joanna Ferrone and Sue Rose, and the weird thing is, they both draw him out of a napkin in some restaurant. But it was not until 1990 that the name and the character became the face of 7UP (the soda drink), and appearing in a lot of commercials and products (stationaries, lunch box, notebook, etc..).

Fidp Dido is Back!!!

If you ask me, I believe he’s the most famous cartoon character, not owned by major cartoon networks (Walt Disney, Cartoon Network, etc..), who’s been making highly visible waves all around the virtual and real world. In short he’s famous.

So what’s the silent type (but cool) Fido D. up to this time?

keeping cool and thinking clear I guess.

3 Critical:

  1. The Name Fido – where did they get this name? Is there really a Dido family?
  2. Why So Silent ??? – is anyone, besides me, curious why this guy remains is so silent?
  3. Sites Sites Sites !!! – if you’re a FD (fido dido) fan then you have to check FidoDido.com, and maybe play a little FD game at Digicc.com.

Hooters – 5 Secret Facts (revealed) October 5, 2008

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1- The Consent (I’m sure you don’t know this)

Hooters non-harassment policy doesn’t (in such a way) apply to you, or any customer, since (as part of their condition of employment) the girls are required to sign an “innuendo” form stating that, among other things, they “expressly acknowledge… the Hooter concept is based on female sex appeal and the work environment is one in which joking and innuendo based on female sex appeal is commonplace.” And this is still the first on the list of facts.

2- It was not until 2006 that Hooters began to serve liquour (now this is surprising)

Good food served by hot chicks proved to be the bread and butter for Hooters, but somehow, after 23 years (in 2006) the company decided that a big change was to be made, so they introduced a new concept into the restaurants. Now 28% of its revenue came from it’s liquor sales.

3- No Ponytails for any Hooters Girl

Here’s another interesting thing you didn’t know about Hooters… its “top management” is a follicle fascist.

Hooters Girls are meant to represent the “All-American Cheerleader, Girl Next Door, or sexy athlete” but there surely is something fascist at Hooters, something un-American if you ask me. It’s the real rigidness and demand for conformity when it comes to their employees hair. As the manual says: “No bizarre hair cuts or hair colors, no hats, headbands, hair clips or scrunchies,” and this means no ponytails.

4- Steve Martin (the actor) was the reason for the name “Hooters”

Three years before Hooters opened was born (May 17, 1980), funny-man Steve Martin hosted Saturday Night Live and one of his monologue says, “I believe it’s derogatory to refer to a woman’s breasts as ‘boobs,’ ‘jugs,’ ‘winnebagos’ or ‘golden bozos’…. you should only refer to them as ‘hooters.’” followed by, “And I believe you should put a woman on a pedestal — high enough so you can look up her dress,”.

I guess what happened next was pretty evident.

5- From Hooters Girl to company VP

Kat Cole (former Hooters Girl) , now serves as Vice President of Training and Development, but the road was never easy. It took Kat almost a decade to make VP, and by all means her ladder of success has been on merit. (more about the story here)

3 Critical:

  1. Inspiring Facts – I’m not sure which fact you find inspiring really, but 5th one surely did inspire me.
  2. I Told you – we didn’t know this because we’re staring at the sign that says Hooters all the time. Is this a fact too? .. Hahaha
  3. Anything Else – some of you might have secrets (real ones) about Hooters too, so if you do, feel free to share it with us…. it will be well appreciated.

Have you heard of a “Fragile Candy” ??? September 4, 2008

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Yes, you heard it right. A “Fragile Candy”. (see photo above)

The “Fragile Candy” (if that’s what they really call it) is actually some sort of Lollipop that looks like a broken piece from a broken glass. (photo below)

I’m really not sure what designer Wooteik Lim wants to tell the world when she made this one, but I guess  it’s safe to imply that this is the first candy that’s “not safe for kids“.

So who’s gonna be the target market of this product?  I honestly don’t know.

And by the way, FYI: The designer Wooteik Lim is also the same Wooteik Lim that made the first (maybe) inflatable mouse that satisfies both portability and usability, and is a very cool thing to come with your laptop.

So this either means he’s (or she’s) a genius… or just a really weird person.

3 Critical:

  1. And Wooteik is… – a girl or a boy’s name??? Now this is a hard one.
  2. Unsafe But Creative – it’s sharpness makes it unsafe, but it sure looks cool. I wonder if it sells well in prisons.
  3. The Inventions  – now I have to say this (and the inflatable mouse) is pure creativity, and originality at it’s best.  So how does it taste? Does anybody know?

How To Promote A Product… August 9, 2008

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A product, no matter how good (or bad) it is, it always needs promotion to make the people aware of the product, to showcase the highlights or he best things about he product, and basically why the people should choose such product against it’s competitors.

So how do you promote?

There are actually a lot of things that you can do to promote a product but I’ll only discuss two of the best, and most effective ways of promoting a product. One is making a uniquely controversial poster or ad with atleast the presence of a competitor which is not directly portrayed, but is pretty obvious to determine. Just like this Pepsi commercial shown here (photo above). With one look, we pretty much would get an idea on what that red can represents…. and it’s Coke (Pepsi’s major competitor).

Then there’s the other way, and it’s called Packaging. (see photo below)

As you can see, what’s inside this toy-box-like packaging is actually an “actual size” mini cooper made to look like it was a toy that we usually buy our kids with, and this  justs gets a whole lot of attention than the usual, credit that to the creativity and the uniqueness of it’s packaging, Not to mention the humor of it.

Now if you think you need to promote something, or someone…. you might wanna learn from these examples. Use your creativity… cause no matter how good something is, it wont be seen unless it’s shown… in the most creative way possible.

3 Critical:

  1. Commercial Wars – a product almost directly hitting the competitors product is something that’s very evident nowadays… and growing more and more tension within the competition.  It’s a war.
  2. Mini Cooper Toy – this toy is definitely fore the big boys. No doubt about it.
  3. Pepsi or Coke – now this two brands have been getting on it since they were created. No body knows which is better, and no body knows who started it. But one things for sure, they both benefit from their commercial wars.

More Than Just a Coke… March 5, 2008

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There’s definitely no other cola better than a Coca Cola. It has been around since it was first sold (in a bottle) in 1894, refreshing the thirsts of the people from around 190 countries. Later on, in 1955, the Coke’s “in can” appeared in public, and eventually made “Coca Cola” or “Coke”, not just a name, but a an icon in the beverage industry.

But Coke ain’t just for drinking right? (What!!!!???).

Well just recently, the people learned to make use of Coke for other things. Things like: cleaning a burned saucepan, barbecue sauce (mixed with ketchup), applying lightly on photos to make a sepia effect, clean jewelries, bathroom cleaners, to loosen bolts, and the list goes on.

And that deserves a big WOW!!!. Friendly advise? bring one anywhere. You’ll never know.

Now I can sing “lalalalala… there’s always coca cola.”

3 Critical:

  1. No Joke – I’ve actually tried some of those and it really work. This Coke really ain’t no joke.
  2. What About It’s Smoke? – does anyone know what it’s smoke can do? (It might solve our problem with global warming.)
  3. For All Folks – with all the variations Coke has nowadays, it really gives a truth in the words “there’s a Coke for every folk.”