2010, 2011 PRSA WI Paragon Award of Excellence

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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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A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer.
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Chip Shot: It’s not about winning. It’s about watching others lose.


Hilarious “Embarrassing Dad Talks” Ad



From Canada comes this hilarious ad that encourages young drivers to get a Toyota so they can “Skip Embarrassing Dad” talks. Here’s another one from the series.

Star Studded Cast Joins Pinocchio in “Got No Strings”

See how many big name stars you can spot in this Beats by Dre Commercial. Here’s the list: Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Karlie Kloss, Travis Scott, Amber Rose, Rebel Wilson, Ben Simmons, Pharrell, Steve Buscemi, William Chen, Young M.A, Sayo, Juno Temple, Michael Phelps, Karen Civil, Liza Koshy, Al Rocco, Miyavi, PartyNextDoor, and of course Pinocchio.

Vintage Ad


I only included this ad because Dale and I opened for Bobby Vinton at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI, many years ago. Very nice guy.

The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

When we exited via the backstage door there were about 100 white-haired women waiting to see the Polish Prince. When they saw Dale they said, “Oh, that’s the guy with Chip.” True story. (They always remember the Mannequin American’s name … but not the vent’s.)

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Posted: Feb 08 2019, 07:30 AM by chip


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