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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.



Claudie said...

You can fall for whatever you like Julie.
Hope your having that great looking bottle of wine, with some nice French Cheese, and a great BIG smile on your face cause you can laugh at the world. I'm laughing and drinking right beside you girlfriend.
You clever girl you ; )
Love Ya
Love Claudie

Claudie said...

Oh one more thing... the "frog". Does his first initial start with the letter "P"?

Sherri said...

Good marketing there! I saw a fancy bottle of wine with a really pretty pink label on it and it was called excuse my language "Bitch"! How many people bought that just for the label?? Somebody's making money! Why can't it be us?? I admit I'm the first to fall for all the fancy advertising! I remember being about 5 and so disappointed when I got Sea Monkeys, and they didn't look like the back of the comic book. I thought I was getting this little family with crowns on their heads carrying pitch forks! And they turned out to be specks of dirt!! LOL!! Hope your week is going good! The weather has sure been lousy! Take care and talk to you soon! Sherri

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like quirky, too. And someone gave me a bottle of that same wine. LOL! I would also have bought the frog. I am currently lusting for a cupcake car that I saw at NM. The only problem is it's HUGE price tag. LOL! If you want to see it, click over to my blog.

Yep, I fall for cleverness in advertising, too.


Sheila :-)

Sherri said...

That's quite the house on the hill Julie! And no crazy neighbours! I'm with you on that one!! LOL Hope all is well if you feel like talking give me a call whenever you get the chance! Sherri : )

Claudie said...

Can I come for a sleepover in that funny looking house? Sherri's right NO NEIGHBOURS!! Solitude, but how would we go shopping? I bet we could really feed the birds out there lol
Did you see Mrs. Magpie's mobile cupcakes Julie? too funny. It really looks like me in the second picture. Actually I wish it was, you could ride with me if you dare.
Love Ya