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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday.
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The Begining of the End of Chip Martin's Blog

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: For 2018 I’ve decided to leave my past behind me. So, if I owe you money, I’m sorry. I’ve moved on.

2018 The Beginning of the End of This Blog

Ten years ago, this month, I posted the first Chip Martin’s Blog. It has been published regularly, ever since. Along the way, the blog won a few awards and slowly built a substantial following.

I’ve researched and written over 1,500 blogs to date … and probably published more ventriloquist-related cartoons than any other social media site, ever. (Thanks to Jeff B. for starting that monstrous chore for me.)

Initially the blog included marketing tips along with examples of what I thought were effective uses of humor to sell products and services. I also shared occasional items about puppets (Mannequin Americans), ventriloquists and ventriloquism.

Times have changed. Political correctness has made it incredibly difficult for marketers to use “humor” as a viable advertising/marketing tool. As a result, it has become more difficult and time consuming to find entertaining and effective examples of humor in advertising/marketing to share with readers.

In addition, followers of this blog have dwindled from thousands to too few to count … as is evident from the lack of comments or even “likes” the blog receives. 

So, it is with a heavy wooden heart that I announced this will be the last year of Chip Martin’s Blog. What was once a fresh, new, exciting way to share entertaining marketing concepts, has morphed into amusing signs, photos that I find funny, and all too rare glimpses of humorous marketing endeavors.

To those who have let us know that you enjoyed a specific blog, or our blogs in general, “Thank you.” Feedback is what kept us going. (I can’t tell you how many people sent us potential “Chip Shots” that made us lol, but we weren’t able to use because they were a little to risqué for some of our younger readers.)

So welcome to 2018 … and to the beginning of the end of Chip Martin’s Blog. Thanks for reading.  (Only 102 blogs to go.)

Chip Martin
Mannequin American Marketer

Audience Participation by Nina Conti (NSFW – Language)


Start off the New Year with some belly laughs curtesy of our friend Nina Conti!





Posted: Jan 03 2018, 07:30 AM by chip


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