Posts Categorized: Promo News

Margaritaville

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru This just in: 27% of all male college students believe life is a meaningless existential hell, which brings me right to our featured product of the day: the Etch-a-Sketch Key Chain. My regular readers know what I’m talking about. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I believe we need… Read more »

50% Chance of Showers

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies, with somewhere near 1,000,000,000,000 stars in each galaxy. Underneath those stars, there are 6,526,685,554 people on earth, which may not mean much to you, until you consider that if the entire population of China were to run past you in single file, you would not… Read more »

The Good Ol’ Days

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Today, I want to talk about Frisbees, also called “pie tins,” Pluto Platters and in Rush Imprint’s case, the 9” Flyer. First off, let’s just say I’m a nostalgic freak. I love Hula Hoops, 3-D glasses and the Fonz, not to mention Ozzie & Harriet and Father Knows Best, black and… Read more »

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Who do you love? Come on…who do you really love? Yes, you love your spouse, kids, parents and friends. Yes, I know…they light up your life and complete you. But, between you and me…who do you really love? Yeah, that’s right. You love yourself, don’t you? We all do. Carly Simon… Read more »

A Quarter Past the Potato

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru If you think you’ve had a long week, remember the ancient Aztec week was twenty days long, which not even a three-day weekend could save. Throughout history we have used all types of time-telling devices—sundials, pendulums, candle clocks, hour glasses, calendar clocks, and for the ancient Incas of Peru, even time… Read more »

Google Cool

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My Aunt Irene has what doctors call Internet Addiction Disorder, which is compounded by an aggressive form of Relational Googleitis—an inability to stop Googling everybody she ever met. In spite of her lug of a husband, she wants to believe her life is better than most of the people she knows,… Read more »

The GUMvelope – Promotional Candy

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter. Record set on July 19, 1994 Susan Montgomery Willams, Fresno California Ever since that great California ad man, Gary Dahl, invented the Pet Rock in 1975, we’ve been looking for the next big thing. Well, I just found it. It’s called… Read more »

Deutschendorf

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My mom is a big fan of Henry Deutschendorf, also known as the late John Denver, who she believed was almost as talented as Barry Alan Pincus or Cherilyn Sarkisian, who you’d probably recognize as Barry Manilow or Cher. Musical tastes aside, Mom believed you kept the name you were given—which… Read more »

The Snorkle Box

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I suppose because of our extensive marketing background, it is no surprise that my entire family comes from a long line of inventors. Of course, with the exception of the Snorkel Box, none of our inventions have come close to seeing light outside of our basements, attics or, in the case… Read more »

You Read My What?

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My great, great grandfather Clayton Winston was very much like William Shakespeare. Not that he could write, but that he died on the same day he was born. He lived a long and productive life, so I suppose it was poetic that he met his maker during his own birthday party,… Read more »