Sunday, November 15, 2009
I fall for clever advertising - I admit it.
I love quirky. I even love the word. I think it's what makes the world a more interesting place. I understand it. It makes me smile inside often and if there was a town called Quirky - I think I'd fit right in. I bet the neighborhood would be super creative or full of all kinds of junk and everyone you talked to had a story that you had to sit down to hear.
That's where I think all this clever advertising comes from. People who think outside the box - maybe quirky types that are forced to wear suits and work for big advertising company's. They are the brilliant ones who dream big things. So - today I bought a bottle of wine just for the label. That's what I mean- I fell for clever advertising. I hope its good wine of course - but I am a true appreciator of all things creative and so - "maybe I shouldn't take it" - didn't even cross my mind. See what it says on the label? "Somewhere near the cool shadows of the laundry room. Past the litter box and between the plastic yard toys. This is your time. Time to enjoy a moment to yourself. A moment without the madness. The dishes can wait. Dinner be damned. "Mad Housewife Cabernet Sauvignon". And then the same thing happened when I found this green frog soap that caught my eye for some reason. It was a "soap on a rope" frog but truly what sold me was the message on the back of the box. This one says - " This soap is specially formulated to clean and envigorate your body while ADDING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE! So, I don't know who I am going to give it to yet - but I am definitely expecting some feedback here. Could he be the real frog prince just hanging around on a rope, waiting for someone to rub him? The possibilities are endless and so goes the mind of the creatives. Thank you for you all. You make many of my days amusing.