When decorating for Memorial Day and the Independence Day do you think of Christmas Trees? Well, the Christmas Tree Shop does and now they sell a pre-decorated tree for your mass consumption pleasure.
At the dollar plus store and this box of crackers stopped me in my tracks. Who thought this was a good idea? Was it an attempt to win over kids that heard about the movie Blackfish? “Mommy, I wanna eat Shamu and his Friends ’cause they are so cute”. No that doesn’t sound good at all. I’d laugh but it was just a reminder of how marketing is so out of touch with reality. Lemons sometime are lemons and no amount of coloring will make them not bitter to the taste.
Most of us love a day at the beach – sun, sand, sea and more sun. In this catalog ad for beach chairs the ladies are having the time of their lives. I stared at the photo for a long time – not because I like anything about it, but because those chairs looked heavy. I started to wonder… how did those chairs get on the beach? Is there a truck hidden nearby that brought them onto the sand? And do local ordinances allow trucks on the beach? So many questions. So I added a little bit of conversation to the ad to help calm my frustration with the image.