A photo that made its way to the front page of reddit today is possibly the most hilarious example of BS marketing at its best.
The photo, posted by reddior redditbrock, features the Rapid Ramen Cooker, a product that claims to be the “word’s fastest and easiest way to cook ramen noodles”. It has been featured on Shark Tank and even landed an investment from billionaire Mark Cuban himself.
Images of Minions (from the movie “Despicable Me”) selling bananas on the streets of Beijing, China, recently went viral on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.
Netizens’ hearts were melted by the sheer adorableness of the photos. “Big-eyed adorable Minions pulled over on the roadside selling bananas. Obviously very sad, but I can’t help but want to laugh,” wrote a Weibo user.
A local Hangzhou, China fruit vendor has found an ingenious and almost magical way to attract new customers — post a kung fu challenge.
Sun Yu seems to love two things — speaking English and practicing kung fu. He majored in English at the Anhui Agricultural University and practices kung fu during his breaks — Sun even calls his business the “Qigong Supermarket.” Qigong is an ancient spiritual practice that focuses the mind, body and breathing for meditation, martial arts training, and health purposes.
Last Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the review site Yelp is allowed to manipulate it’s ratings for money.
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The latest marketing stunt by a famous breakfast foods producer in L.A. might leave you feeling hungry.
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The problem with a lot of marketing advice is that the examples they use are not exactly typical. It’s hard for businesses, particularly smaller businesses, to relate to the bold innovations of companies like Apple or Tesla. Not everyone is an American Apparel.
“Marketing has always been about the same thing—who your customers are and where they are.” – Noah Kagan