One might think cats don't need to communicate much with their human "owners", but the folks at Japan's Takara Tomy beg to disagree. That's why they've introduced the Meowlingual Cat Translation Device, which follows on the success of the Bowlingual Dog Translator. No, I'm NOT making this up... read more »
Here are some of the most imaginative ways to market the dangers of alcohol, alcohol awareness and drunk driving awareness: read more »
Some great new and old movies have come up with very creative advertising and marketing tools...some of my favorites include: read more »
Some of the following are great examples of outdoor advertising, specifically billboards, at their best. read more »
"Koban", or Japanese Police Boxes, are commonly found on street corners in cities or towns, large or small, across Japan. Not to be confused with the Doctor Who's Tardis style police call boxes formerly common in Great Britain, Japanese Koban are larger, display a red light and five-pointed gold police badge outside - and often feature unusual styling... here are the Top Ten! read more »
Advertising really is everywhere...EVERYWHERE. Look what great ads appear in public restrooms. read more »
A Japanese toy company called Grand Chariot will produce, for just $208 and in a month's time, a look-alike doll figurine from a submitted photo. Call it cool, cute or creepy... just don't call it Mini Me! read more »
It appears that some of the most creative and inventive advertising is coming from nonprofits these days. Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign and work towards the international recognition and support of human rights. Here's some of their powerful work. read more »
Using transportation as an advertising medium has brought forward some of the most creative ads. read more »
Yoga is a system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Yoga's stated purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With yoga, it is said that we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives. (specialyoga.com )
Does yoga really offer all that or is it just the newest fad? read more »
The "Stork's Cradle", an insulated drop box for babies in Japan's southern city of Kumamoto, has already saved 6 newborn babies from an uncertain fate. read more »
Cellphone charms are a dime a dozen - it's an expression, don't quote me on that - but this particular one caught my eye. It's a tiny figurine of Korean TV drama heartthrob Bae Yong-Joon, complete with trademark fluffy scarf! read more »
The Chocolate Bar Compact Stand Mirror from Strapya World looks amazingly like a Meiji brand milk chocolate bar, but don't take a bite - it's actually a folding make-up mirror! read more »
It appears that some of the most creative and inventive advertising is coming from nonprofits these days.
This week,I've been taking a look at the nonprofits and "for a good cause" marketing techniques. Earlier this week, we looked at the Anti-Smoking Campaigns. Today, we turn to the the advertising campaigns being used to Help Save Our Environment:
Body beauty is "everything" in our society. We're caught up more on our body beauty than anything else. But in today's inventive world why get any ordinary facial or go to any ordinary spa when gold facials, wine spas and caviar shampoo can do so much more for you. Below are several of the most extravagant body beauty fixes to rejuvenate your body from head to toe. That is, if you can afford it. read more »
This month, I will be taking a look at the nonprofits and "for a good cause" marketing techniques. Today, we turn to the the advertising campaigns being used to increase awareness about the bad effects of smoking.
How would you urge people to stop smoking?
Here's my picks for some of the most interesting and effective: read more »
The self-destruct button mobile charm or keychain is the latest product from the creative minds at Strapya World. Release your own stress or create stress for others - how perfect is that? read more »
I could go on for weeks and weeks about all of the promotion and marketing that has been created to build breast cancer awareness. From the Susan G. Komen foundation to the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk to the mammogram reminder messaging, it seems that the groups fighting the cause have thought of everything possible to keep women informed and healthy. read more »