We Make Money Not Art points to this Japanese firm that makes inflatable robots. Given the popularity of inflatables at point-of-sale, it seems like these robotic versions could make this time-tested tactic more compelling. Imagine, for instance, an inflatable robot of any brand icon–Col. Sanders, Captain Morgan, Ronald McDonald, etc.
There’s something wonderful about truth in advertising. Thanks to my friend, Evil Vince, for the image.
Marketers of the art form known as poetry have resorted to the retail art of gumball machines, in order to capture market share for well placed meaning in words. Gots to give it up to ‘em. This is a great distribution method. A quarter for your thoughts. Hey, let’s invent one for the ad biz. [...]