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February 2016 - Posts

Find the Photoshop Errors in This Snickers Ad

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: People should be required to read one book for every 10 selfies they take.

 

Find the Photoshop Errors in This Snickers Ad

 

 

 

The back page of the recent Sports Illustrated shows a model who's been (intentionally) Photoshopped but the retoucher has screwed up in several places because he or she was hungry, according to the ad’s message from Snickers.

 

There are 11 retouching errors. I had to enlarge the photo to find 10. Can you them all?

 

Funny Roadside Assistance Ad

 

 


We've all had our moments – whether it's locked keys inside the car, being late to an important event because we’ve run out of fuel or on a family road trip and the car breaks down. Here’s a funny situation that requires some roadside assistance.

Here’s another one.

Game of War Ad Budget

 

Elsie the Cow Was Married

Did you know that Elsie the Cow from Borden Dairies was "married" to Elmer the Bull from Elmer's Glue? Here’s commercial proof.

Seriously! They were real-life animals at the Borden company that ended up representing Borden products. They even had babies, including Beulah, Beauregard and twins named Larabee and Lobelia.

 

 

 


This Funny Great Clips Ads Features a Dummy

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Meet Benny and Lenny

Here is a rather bizarre ad for Great Clips that features a ventriloquist puppet and his partner. I think Lenny’s reaction is pretty typical of people who see a Great Clips haircut.

 


What Not to Say on a First Date

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Chip Shot:
If the light stays on for more than 4 hours, call an electrician.

 

Share the Love

 

 

Okay, if you get this ad, you’ll lol … or you may go “Ewwwww.” If you don’t get it, ask someone to explain it to you.

Things You Should Never Say During a Date

“Better Left Unsaid”, is a series of really funny Valentine’s Day-related commercials from the UK that encourages people to tell their loved ones about their decision to become organ donors. The commercials, including this one, present humorous things that just should never be said during a date.

Here’s another one.

Where’s That Copy Writer?!

The importance of commas.

Vintage Ad

 

Not over her fresh undies!

 

 

 


More, "Putting Money Where Your Mouth Is"

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Chip Shot: Alcohol does not solve problems. Then again, neither does milk.

 

Another Place to Order “Putting Money Where Your Mouth Is”

 

 

 

In addition to being available on Amazon and Kindle, our new book, “Putting Money Where Your Mouth Is” can now be purchased directly from Lee Cornell at Ventriloquism 101. Here is the link: http://www.cornellpublications.com/products/books.htm

Here is an excerpt from Lee’s description of the book:

This amazing new book way over delivers in every way. 

Here is a small sampling of topics covered in this comprehensive work:
- How to write original comedy dialogues. If you want to really raise your game, you must have original material. Not just reworked old jokes
- Developing a character for your puppet(s) which will become it's "lifelong" personality
- Joke writing step-by-step
- How to ad-lib. Yes, it's a practiced talent you can learn to do
- Breaking into the lucrative banquet market. This is one of Dale's fortes. What you need to do to secure these jobs
- How to market your act
- How to customize your show. Follow Dale's tips and your re-book rate will increase dramatically
- How to work with event planners. Do this wrong and you will lose jobs
- How to get your first paying gig
- How much should you charge for your show?
- Using direct mail (regardless of what you've heard, direct mail out pulls all other types of marketing, if you do it right)
- How to leverage social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Blogs
- Websites. Do you need one?
- Working with agents. The good and the bad
- Tons of reference samples of contracts, room set-up diagrams, character development worksheets.

 

This is a must have book for your resource library. Make an investment in yourself by purchasing “Putting Money Where Your Mouth Is.”


Meet Benny and Lenny

 

 


Great Clips - Benny & Lenny from The Perlorian Brothers on Vimeo

Here is a rather bizarre ad for Great Clips that features a ventriloquist puppet and his partner. I think Lenny’s reaction is pretty typical of people who see a Great Clips haircut.

 

Humorous Print Ads

 

 

With BPay your payments will be better timed than that time you washed your car.

 

 

 

“Stop Lying to Yourself”

 

 

 

 


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