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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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Vintage Ads Used Sex to Sell Everything 2

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: A homeless man’s sign read, “One day this could be you.” So, I put the dollar back in my pocket.

Vintage Ads Used Sex to Sell Anything

 

 

“What should we use to sell our build-it-yourself Manx?” “I know! Let’s show a naked woman holding sunglasses looking at the car.” “Brilliant. You deserve a raise.”

 

 

I got nothin’.

 

 

“We can make our cigar ad ‘classy’ by insinuating the half-dressed woman plays the violin.” “Brilliant. You deserve another raise.”

Signs that Caught My Glass Eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do they even bother putting this in my hotel room?

 

 

Sorry … This is a Real Product … Smoked Soap


Here’s “The perfect soap to eat burgers.”

 

 

 

 


5 Signs You're in a Bad Restaurant

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Chip Shot: I’m on the Tequila diet. So far I’ve lost 2 days.

 

 

I’ll going to be really impressed if two guys can actually lift a box like this.

5 Signs You’re in a Bad Restaurant

  1. A sign in the bathroom says, “Employees must wash feet.”
  2. The head chef is a microwave.
  3. The menu lists “Chicken” and “Real Chicken”.
  4. The entire place smells like hot dogs and they don’t serve hot dogs.
  5. You ask the waiter why his thumb is on your steak, and he says he doesn’t want it to fall on the floor again.

 

 

Trick Photography Talent

If I had this kind of photographic talent, I’d probably use it for evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Vintage Ads That Lie

Warm and soft rubber … that is “fun at parties.” “Life-like in every way.” (I don’t think so.)

“Just add air.”

 

More “rubber garments” to make sure you “Don’t Stay Too Fat.”

A Better Title for this Clifford Book

 

 

Genius or Jerk?

 

 

 

Canadian Ads About Testicular Cancer Can be Funny


This has sort of been done before … but the concept is still funny while being attention-getting.  Here’s another one … NSFW.

 

 


How Many Things Can Go Hilariously Wrong at a Circus?

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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

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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.

 



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