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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
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New Series ... "Don't be a Dummy"

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: I just got 15 minutes of cardio by trying to pick up an ice cube from the kitchen floor.

Johnny T’s New Series “Don’t be a Dummy!”

 

 

Okay here’s the first installment of Johnny T’s new “Don’t be a Dummy!” series. This 1 minute edition is titled, “Don't Google Your Illness.”

Outdoor Advertising That Caught My Glass Eye

 

 

 
(I included this one for our buddy, Matt.)

Vintage Ad

 

Today's Models

 

I have no idea why fashion magazines and beauty products continue to use models who have unrealistic (and unattractive) body types. The model in this Givenchy ad, like the flamingo she’s holding, must stand on one leg to conserve body heat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Who Knew Killing Grandma Could be so Funny?

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: I ordered a Fit Bit and my bank called to see if my credit card had been stolen.

 

 

 

Who Knew Killing a Grandma Could be so Funny?

 

 

Why does someone keep killing this poor grandma? You’ll find out at the end of this bizarre commercial from Buenos Aires … and you’ll laugh while getting there.

 Swear Like a Mother … Funny

 

Seventy-four percent of moms admit to swearing in front of their kids. In this funny ad for Kraft, author and swearing expert, Melissa Mohr, Ph.D., suggessts some kid-friendly alterna-swears for moms everywhere to make things right. And if they don’t, there’s always Kraft Mac & Cheese. (Thanks to blog-follower BJ for alerting me to this.)

Marketing … It’s all in the Name

 

The copy for this condom ad says, “Climax Delay.” A little too subtle?

 

This Should Not be a Product

 

 

 

Vintage Vibrating Ads

 

 

 

Yeah. Gum massager … that’s what the Vibra-Finger was used for. I guess it’s better than using a vibrating toe.

 

  “For satisfying relaxation.” I don’t think so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vent Puppet Featured in Anti-Aging Ad

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: For a job application at Hooters they give you a bra and say, “Fill this out.”

 

Vent Puppet Featured in Anti-Aging Ad

 

 

Okay, this is the strangest ad for a beauty product that I’ve ever run across … and it includes a ventriloquist’s puppet!

The ad, from Paris, wages war on plastic surgery and Botox by featuring a surgically enhanced woman who talks through her puppet … and her lips are so botoxed-up that they don’t move.

“Imagine the Politics in Politics”

 

This ad is funny, intriguing and poignant … all at the same time.  It’s from the United Arab Emirates and it’s for a news media outlet.

Clever Marketing

 

 

 

Not So Clever Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NBC's Brian Balthazar Visits Vent ConVENTion

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Chip Shot: You know you’re ugly when you go to the proctologist and he sticks his finger in your mouth.

 

NBC’s Brian Balthazar Visits the Ventriloquists’ Convention

 


Here’s an entertaining clip from NBC’s 2009 coverage of the Ventriloquists’ Convention.

 

Jim, Jay and Dale Visit Vent Haven Museum

 

 

 


One interview, one take, one fun day with friends at Vent Haven Museum.

 

Clever Dental Marketing

 

 

 

 

The Visual Says it all for “Amateur Darts Night at Ferry Tavern”

 

 

 

Vintage Ads

 

 

 

Hard to believe that there was a time when the soap industry had to advertise to convince people that they needed to wash more often with soap and water.

 

 

 

“Are you big enough to ride the Wild One?” … of course, they’re talking about Tiger Mufflers … what did you think they were talking about?

 

 

 

Anyone old enough to remember sending a telegram to mom on Mother’s Day?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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