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August 2018 - Posts

How Many Things Can Go Hilariously Wrong at a Circus?

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: When work seems overwhelming, just remember … eventually you’re going to die.

Fozzy tries Ventriloquism. (From the collection of Dale Brown.)

Vintage Ads that Wouldn’t Fly Today

“What’s the most effective way to sell our City Club Shoes?”  “Let’s show a woman wearing pearls and high heels, walking through grass with the wind blowing up her dress! Oh, and she should show a lot of clevage.” “Brilliant.”

 

 

I absolutely would buy a set of those ... tires.

 

 

 

The guy who wrote this is dead now. Killed by his wife, no doubt. 

Cleaning Out My Photo File

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Many Things Can Go Wrong at a Circus?

 

Next time, label it! Here’s a pretty funny ad for Brother Label making products.

 

 

 

 


Hilarious MLB Selfies

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: if at first you don’t succeed, eat more fiber.

 

 

This Vintage Ad Lies

 

Trust me … this is not the path to “Become Popular.” Just ask THE Dale Brown.

Not a Good Place to …

 

 

 

I think we can all agree that a porta potty is not a good place to hide.

 

 

 

Not good positioning for a romantic vacation photo.

 

 

Not a good place to use a female model for marketing purposes.

Girls Have no Clue a MLB Game is Going On

 


 

You’ve got to watch this. This is hilarious! MLB announcers are merciless in their description of girls absorbed with selfies during D-Backs and Rockies game.

 

 

Phones in a bounce house?

I Was Sure …

 

This really funny ad for Brinks Home Security demonstrates how many times you may think you’re “sure” of something, yet be wrong.

 



More Funny Signs That Caught My Glass Eyes

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Chip Shot: Doctor: “It looks like you’re pregnant.” Woman: “I’m pregnant?!” Doctor: “No. It just looks like you are.”

Signs That Caught My Glass Eyes

 

 

 

 

Finally, a Realistic Toy Dr. Kit

 

 One of These is a Real Ad

 

 

 

One Snickers for the Price of Two

 

 

You’re not you when you’re hungry. Here’s a special, and funny offer, from Snickers. (I love Snickers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vintage Ads Used Sex to Sell Everything

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Patient: “Doctor, the problem is that obesity runs in my family.” Doctor: “No, the problem is that nobody runs in your family.”

 

 

Vintage Ads Used Sex to Sell Everything

 

 

Okay, the idea that if you have unattractive, dingy, stringy hair, you won’t get as many dates as you could if you had soft, full, highlighted hair, is probably legitimate. Still, feminists would be up in arms about this ad today.

 

 

 

“Would You Perchance” want an “Action Zone,” really? And what the heck is an “Extra Large Snack Sack?” Even the dog looks disgusted.

 

 

 

Here's hoping the sexy lady holding a cocktail and a double enendre headline will distract you from the fact that the couch is ugly.

 

 

 

“Stacked for Convenience.” One of my all-time favorite sexist ads. You gotta admit they grab … I mean, “it” grabs your attention!

More “Idiot” Examples … these are easier to find than you’d expect

 

 

100 Years Old

Traffic Cones

 

First used in NYC in 1914 ... 104 years old.

 

 

 

 

 


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