A Piece of TV Reality

December 15, 2011

in marketing at work

A couple of guys were giving out rims of paper at a street corner this morning when I was inching my way to the office. I was mildly puzzled: Really? What made some paper company think it’s a good promotional ploy to give away a whole pack of printing paper? And why would I want to be carrying around something this heavy?

Well… I am very happy to stand corrected.

 

 

{ 14 comments }

Nance December 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Might be the cleverest marketing move I ever heard of. Who couldn’t love these guys?
Nance´s last blog post…The Mouse And The Moonbeam

Absence Alternatives December 18, 2011 at 1:07 am

Indeed. But the show reflects what’s going on in the real world: Paper industry is going through a big shock. For example, at work, we use google documents extensively, and I cannot remember the last time I printed out anything for meetings etc. We read and collaborate directly online now.

Life in the Boomer Lane December 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Brilliant.
Life in the Boomer Lane´s last blog post…My Friend Bill

Absence Alternatives December 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

The paper IS “Brilliant White”. 🙂

BigLittleWolf December 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Glad I saw this today. Funny… and sad. Increasingly becoming part of our culture… constantly lowering the bar.
BigLittleWolf´s last blog post…Environmental Education

Absence Alternatives December 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

Some of these shows are pretty smart. Of course they tend to get cancelled early despite a “cult” following. In TV lingo, “Cult” must mean “Intelligent” “educated”… I am thinking of Arrested Development, Community, Homicide, and my favorite show EVER (still sad about it) Sports Night.

magpie December 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hail quabity!
magpie´s last blog post…Pa Rum Puh Pum Pum

Absence Alternatives December 17, 2011 at 12:02 am

I tried to say it and bit my tongue… FAIL.

Kathy December 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

Sorry, if you would like to read any of my protected posts, the password is “mother,” if that tells you anything?
Kathy
Kathy´s last blog post…Protected: The Holy Hollow at the Center of every Story

Absence Alternatives December 17, 2011 at 12:01 am

Thank you! I will read it and yes, I know what the PW hints… There is a reason (actually many) why I seldom mention my mother…

Kathy December 16, 2011 at 9:53 am

Brilliant! Where is the “LOVE” button when I need it?
Kathy´s last blog post…Protected: The Holy Hollow at the Center of every Story

Absence Alternatives December 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

Oh. let me make you one.

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Life with Kaishon December 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Stop the truck! So cool : )
I am going to see if I can find them on twitter. I am tweeting this brilliance right this second : )
Life with Kaishon´s last blog post…I don’t like anyone that doesn’t like cats. Seriously.

Absence Alternatives December 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Thanks for the RT! Quill.com struck a deal with NBC and started selling the Dunder Mifflin paper after Thanksgiving! Marketing at work indeed. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45464572/ns/today-entertainment/#.Turc-9SrQ1I

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