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Dairy products and other essentials are usually found in the back of supermarkets.  They are placed there so that customers will walk through the whole store to find them.  Markets hope to entice impulse purchases by doing this.
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did-you-kno:

Dairy products and other essentials are usually found in the back of supermarkets.  They are placed there so that customers will walk through the whole store to find them.  Markets hope to entice impulse purchases by doing this.

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8 Things You Only Believe Because Advertisers Told You To

This Australian Condom Ad Might Be The Best Marketing You Will See This Year (Video) NSFW

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IBM’s marketing team shitting all over competition
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Smart ideas for Smarter cities

IBM’s marketing team shitting all over competition
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Smart ideas for Smarter cities

IBM’s marketing team shitting all over competition

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Smart ideas for Smarter cities

IBM’s marketing team shitting all over competition

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Australia'€™s "plain packaging" stubs out cigarette branding, prompting backlash

Catcher In The Fry? McDonald's Happy Meals With A Side Of Books

Taco Bell will drop kid's meals

Death Of Colonel Sanders?

JC Penney Includes Gay Dads for Father's Day

JC Penney, which stood up to right-wing pressure to retain Ellen DeGeneres as spokeswoman, is being even more LGBT-inclusive by featuring two real-life gay dads in its June ad booklet in honor of Father’s Day.

The booklet, being mailed to customers and also available at the JC Penney website, has a picture of gay couple Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children, Claire and Mason, and copy reading, “What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver — all rolled into one. Or two.”

JC Penney Lesbians | ADVOCATE.COMIn its May flier, the retailer featured lesbian moms for Mother’s Day, with women identified as Wendi and Maggie, both wearing wedding bands, pictured with their two daughters.

The gay dads, predictably, raised the ire of the antigay group One Million Moms. A post on the Million Moms website says JC Penney “is continuing down the same path of promoting sin in their advertisements.” It urges consumers to return the mailers, unsubscribe from JC Penney solicitations, and close their charge accounts with the retailer.

Obama has aggressive Internet strategy to woo supporters

The Obama campaign, and to a lesser extent its GOP rivals, has embraced the potential of the Internet age to reach possible supporters this election season.

The president’s campaign has bought Google advertising space next to all sorts of searches, including “Warren Buffett,” “Obama singing,” “Obama birthday” and, for basketball fans, “Obama bracket.”

The assumption is that people interested in those topics may also fit the profile of potential Obama backers, making them perfect targets for a strategically placed ad.

The president is not alone in this. Mitt Romney has bought advertising space next to his father’s name, for example, and Rick Santorum has gone for the term “Rush Limbaugh,” according to Hitwise, a company that samples Internet traffic. The ads are rotated on and off the search pages, and campaigns often purchase the ad space for short periods.

Spending for online ads

The Obama campaign is by far the most aggressive in trying to reach voters online, so far spending more on Internet advertising than on television, radio and telemarketing combined. And the president’s campaign has spent five times more on online ads — jumping from $2.3 million to $12.3 million — than at this point four years ago, when he was running against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, federal disclosure records show.

Thepresident’s campaign, which would not discuss its Internet strategy, also is more aggressive in using technology that can track and target people based on the Web sites they’ve been browsing, a practice commonly used in corporate advertising.

Keep reading at WashingtonPost.com

"What's So Great About Ikea, Anyway? Why No One in the World Likes Brands"

What if 70 percent of brands in the world disappeared overnight? Most people wouldn’t care, according to a new study of 50,000 people in 14 global markets performed by Havas Media, an international communications firm.

Of all the brands surveyed, only 20 percent made a notably positive impact on people’s lives. That means for all the millions spent on marketing and ads around the world, most people could care less which company sells them their lunch, television, or car. “The overall consumption model and the overall marketing model is not working anymore,” says Sara del Dios, the Havas executive behind the survey.

Reflecting demonstrations and disappointment in the global economy, the survey notes that most consumers don’t trust companies, think their efforts to be responsible are largely spin, and that they don’t work hard to fix big problems.”

"Secrets of the Supermarket Layout that Grocery Store Chains Don't Want You to Realize"

 have you ever wondered why the bakery inside a supermarket always seems to be located as far away from the entrance as humanly possible? If a person were heading for the grocery store with the specific goal in mind of picking up a hot cherry pie, they would do well to hire a Sherpa guide. “

"LGBT Consumers Warm to Ads Targeted to Gays"

Nearly half (47%) of LGBT adults are somewhat or much more likely to consider purchasing a company’s products or services when they see an ad that has been clearly tailored to “a gay audience with gay imagery and people and speaks to me as a gay person,” Harris found, compared with 40% who agreed when asked in 2007.”