A recent study concluded that the average American is exposed to 480 trillion advertising messages every second. The study, published in The Journal Of Made Up Studies, never really explained how they arrived at that number. Bottom line: No matter what gets thrown up on the Giant Media Wall in our faces, 99.9% passes through our brains faster than you can say “CPM.”
So it shouldn’t be a surprise that a lot of the stuff is throwaway. Who cares? Nobody’s going to remember anyway?
Not here! At The Museum of Marketing Madness, we like to celebrate the failures. Remark upon the unremarkable. And otherwise…make fun!
Someone, somewhere actually rationalized that this particular photo, this copy, this graphic treatment is the penultimate expression of a product’s promise, a brand’s message.
Or, more likely, they just said:
“Here. Show them this. Maybe this will shut ’em up.”
And the client says:
“Stupid agency! Is this all they have? Ah, whatever…let’s just go with it.”
More about “About” and other about-related things
This site has been around for a long time and is currently (this month of April 2021) undergoing a major revamp, redesign, rethinking. Not a ‘rebranding’ because we’re here to make fun of branding and I don’t want to fall into that trap. For the moment, here’s more about “About…”
Started a Patreon, not officially launched so why hide it?
As part of my monologues, I’ve done some videos based on Marketing Madness. Watch and fully grasp the Madness.
Did a few episodes and may pick it back up even though everybody has a podcast right? Still, worth listening to since they don’t suck.
This has its own page but worth dropping one in here to round out what this is all “About.” (see what I did there?). This one is called “Coke Lies Friends Nonsense.” Go to the Singalongs page here.
I only did one of these for now for a possible YouTube channel one day. There may be more, depending on how much explaining I need to do for those who like things explained to them