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Old 02-08-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Want to see either how well you pay attention or how indoctrinated you are by clever marketing? Check out this test. I got 19/20, which means I officially need to get a life. Some are ridiculously easy and others are tricky.

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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at 85% i'm a "smart marketing genius!". sigh. Newspeak, like people who pay their credit card bills in full each month being known in the industry as deadbeats or television ads being known as content.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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At 12 out of 20, I am "Smart Marketing Savvy - Looks like somebody's eating their Wheaties!"

Two of the 12 were just good guesses. Some were very old icons from the 1950's. These days, normally I mute and do not watch commercials.
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I was 12 of 20... but it took me a bit to realize that they were playing something... I had my computer on mute and 'guessed'...

Funny... some of the ones I missed I picked the major competitor of the one that it represented... go figure...
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18 out of 20 for me! Guess I need a life too...wait, I have a life...so I'll chalk it up to good memory, or something.
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I was 15 out of 20, must have had a wasted childhood.
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18 out of 20 for me! Guess I need a life too...wait, I have a life...so I'll chalk it up to good memory, or something.
Yeah, I like to think I have a life, too. This test kinda scared me into thinking otherwise.

I guessed on the Etrade one. The Poppin' Fresh one threw me. I've never heard of that, ever.
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Got 'em all. Clif and I even even participated in making one of them.

Branding is amazing. My son started calling all soda "coke" when he started talking fluently. We dont buy coke and nobody around him has ever called it "coke", we're pepsi drinkers.

But he recognizes coke machines, coke trucks, and everything is coke. He calls pepsi "blue coke", real coke "red coke", and one of his favorites is 7-up which is "white coke".
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Branding is amazing. My son started calling all soda "coke" when he started talking fluently. We dont buy coke and nobody around him has ever called it "coke", we're pepsi drinkers.
Obviously he is a Southerner at heart.
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Mysteriously he pronounces some words with an english accent and some with a new yawkah accent, occasionally some boston thrown in.
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I got 19 out of 20 which is amazing considering I only occasionally watch TV and I'm usually reading at the same time .
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18 out of 20

missed one audio and I think I missed the pillberry dough boy
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Mysteriously he pronounces some words with an english accent and some with a new yawkah accent, occasionally some boston thrown in.
Kids are so funny .My So's grandson was over on Saturday and he kept on saying " Don't you do that " and shaking his head .Plus I was reading the book "Honeymoon with my brother " and the front cover has two arms each holding a beer . He came up to the book and started saying DADA . We thought it was hysterical .
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17 out of 20, I am "Smart Marketing Savvy - Looks like somebody's eating their Wheaties!" Whoopy-Ding! I would have had 18 but my mouse finger mis-fired once.
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Kids are so funny .My So's grandson was over on Saturday and he kept on saying " Don't you do that " and shaking his head .Plus I was reading the book "Honeymoon with my brother " and the front cover has two arms each holding a beer . He came up to the book and started saying DADA . We thought it was hysterical .
Yep, we're getting that. "Dont DO that!", "Get AWAY from me!" and "Take me away from all this!" are the latest. My dad gets all the bossing though. It doesnt work very well with me.

Whenever I walk down the booze aisle and we get close to the champagne section, Gabe always points and says "mama's drink!!!"
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Branding is amazing. My son started calling all soda "coke" when he started talking fluently. We dont buy coke and nobody around him has ever called it "coke", we're pepsi drinkers.

But he recognizes coke machines, coke trucks, and everything is coke. He calls pepsi "blue coke", real coke "red coke", and one of his favorites is 7-up which is "white coke".
It's not branding per se, but I am absolutely floored when my kids tell me with innocent earnestness that I just absolutely must buy that ladder genie that is like 86 ladders in one. They then proceed to tell me the five major bullet points from the 30-minute-TV-ad-program about why the ladder genie is better than traditional ladders. I gamely tried to explain that I didn't need a ladder, which mostly fell on deaf ears. They finally gave up their quest in some sort of mix of disappointment and bewilderment.

I really wonder why that particular TV-ad-program is so effective.

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