my favorite ads on nextdoor this week:
-FREE- round table, terrible condition (see above)
-FREE – old milk crate (very dirty)
in good shape except for being really filthy
(at least i think they are priced fairly)
“advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods,
particularly if the goods are worthless.”
Reese’s is putting pretzels in peanut butter cups, because ‘the hell with it, it’s 2020’
Alexis Benveniste, from CNN Business, reports the following big news from the world of confections:
This year has been far from sweet, so Reese’s is embracing its salty side by adding pretzels to its peanut butter cups. The Hershey’s candy brand, which launched ‘breakfast cakes’ last month, introduced the newest addition with the slogan: “The hell with it. It’s 2020.”
The candy giant is nervous about Halloween this year, which typically accounts for 10% of Hershey’s annual sales, as the pandemic threatens to put a damper on trick-or-treating. The company is shifting its strategy for what is typically its biggest season. That means less Halloween-focused packaging and more family-sized packs, as many Americans gear up to celebrate at home. Reese’s with pretzels are set to hit stores in November, and the mini cups with pretzels won’t be available until January 2021.
“Let’s face it, we’re all feeling a little bit salty this year,” Ian Norton, Reese’s senior director, said in a statement. “In true Reese’s fashion, we channeled our feelings into sweet and salty deliciousness with new Reese’s Big Cups with Pretzels.”
Hershey, like other confectioners, relies on impulse purchases to drive sales. But people are shopping less during the pandemic, making new and somewhat outrageous candy combinations more important than ever for junk food companies. That’s why there are seemingly two dozen flavors of M&Ms in the candy aisle and a new variety of Lay’s potato chips every month.
“fortune befriends the bold.”
tag lines like this are one reason why local ads are the best:
‘should you decide not to call us, save this magazine for swatting.’
“a man thinks he amounts to a great deal
but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat.”
– don marquis
small business jeopardy
big news category
one has left and which one is coming?
more to be revealed
day by day.
“in the business world,
bad news is usually good news
– for somebody else.”
Whiskey Lovers Engraved Personalized Whiskey Glasses
Our Whiskey Lover personalized engraved Whiskey glasses make perfect gifts for whiskey lovers and gifts for bourbon lovers. These unusual engraved whiskey drinking glasses are an amazing collection of Whiskey Lovers and Bourbon…
so funny that this brand targeted me
as a demographic match
a potential interested buyer of their products
based upon my personal interests on Facebook.
apparently i appear to be
a whiskey/bourbon drinking
engraved glass collecting
john wayne type.
and a southern lady.
(i guess i am from the south, if you consider michigan “the south”
in relation to the border we share with canada)
“the internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication
since the invention of call waiting.”
who knew that ordering
a new grocery delivery service
would lead to a commercial
a visit from
detroit lions’ player, golden tate
when he turned out to be
the surprise delivery guy?
another fun life adventure
for my middle daughter h, and her family.
“i’ll try anything. what are they gonna do, kick me out of show business?”
so excited to have this
one of a kind personal Facebook invite from babs –
i’m quite sure that i’m the only one who she sent this to.
I’ll be honest, Beth
I have to admit — there have been times when I never thought I’d see a woman become president.
After all, it’s been 24 years since I said in a speech that “Men and women are clearly measured by a different yardstick” — and through that time, it often seemed that nothing much has changed.
I’m proud to stand with her, and I’m excited to join her for one night only in New York City next month. We’ve extended the deadline, so add your name right now, and you could join us there!
It’s bound to be an exciting night — we’ll be celebrating a great candidate in the greatest city in the world, weeks before she’s elected as the first female President of the United States.
Hillary and I would love to see you there. Will you join us?
Thanks, and take care.
“it pays to be obvious,
especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.”
had a nice offer
‘adult novelty catalog company’
on my blog
and i smiled
and thanked them
turned them down
nature, animals, philosophy, humor, zen, children, travel, art. life, family, love, compassion, adventure
not so much about dancing girls
and their costumes
and their toys
and their boys
not to say
art or love or zen or adventure
for they are all
a part of life
and we all
share the same planet
i don’t judge
i like to dance
all the rest
but i figured
has never really read my blog
and has no idea
who my audience
your audience gives you everything you need. they tell you.
there is no director who can direct you like an audience.
– fanny brice
image credits: library of congress, dobrador.com