Friday, January 30, 2009

In the market place

Lately Grand Central has become a marketing Mecca...not that I'm complaining. Just before Christmas, elves were passing out free samples of "Bag O' Coal Popcorn" (chocolate covered popcorn). I got two bags.

Yesterday I picked up a free t-shirt from a women dressed as a big red ball. She was promoting a new ABC television show called "Wipeout" (Super Bowl Edition).

Today I was walking through Grand Central when eight blonde-wigged models slowly marched in formation through the terminal's main concourse. They circled the floor and then each of them struck a pose:



Okay...I get that they're pushing small laptop computers... but which brand? It's still a mystery to me. There were no signs, no t-shirts, no pamphlets, nothing to signify the brand. What a big waste of money! But I guess it's better than paying 3 million dollars for 30 seconds of Super Bowl commercial time.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your video piqued my curiousity so I went searching and found this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8002815@N06/3250673857/

Bobby said...

Thanks anonymous!

It turns out they're advertising the new Sony GoLightly VAIO laptop.

The # 1 Conductor said...

That promo had to be the stupidest thing I have seen in GCT in a long time!!! Only in NY!! :-D

Sandi Kahn Shelton said...

Okay, Bobby. I miss your blogging! Are they working you too many hours or something? We need you back writing to us!

Anonymous said...

I miss ur blogs =[

Anonymous said...

I keep checking but there's no update. Are you stopping? Pls say no.

jamie said...

Bobby everyone misses your blog.Your slowing up now that your reached 47. Wait till you hit 50.